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Old 01-31-2011, 06:25 AM
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Question Bolt or Pump

i have a 30-30 Savage pump and a bolt. Ive used the pump all my 4 year career so far and am wondering which one i should use for nect season.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by 30-30 Savage View Post
i have a 30-30 Savage pump and a bolt. Ive used the pump all my 4 year career so far and am wondering which one i should use for nect season.
They will both kill them........
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:16 AM
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bolt.phil from field and stream said "america is a bolt action nation" and i couldnt agree with him more.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
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I've shot all of them bolts,levers,and pumps all of them will do the job.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:54 PM
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Either will kill a deer, but I prefer bolt actions.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:27 PM
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I prefer the bolt
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:12 AM
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Use the bolt and sell me the pump.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:30 AM
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I had a pump 30-06 once....took a shot at a jack rabbit, missed...pumped it... Pulled the trigger, nothin happened...cant rack it..it felt bound...stay real safe with it as the safety wont go back on..get back to the trailer, can see a jammed shell in there...pointed it straight down on a white fold out plastic table, im standing over it if you will... Stuck a screw driver down in there to un-jam the shell that is in there in a very awkward way....as soon as it moves...boooooom....plastic table has ballooned open and there is a hole the size of a welders rod in the floor....
Just sayin, easier to watch the feed on a bolt!
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:35 AM
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I know a few guys that can work wonders with a pump. I watched a guy one day kill 3 deer before they could cross a road and they were crossing at the same time. 3 shots sounded nearly like 1. I was just a kid and they were running dogs. In the right hands a pump is as good or better than an automatic.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:40 AM
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Which ever one you like to hunt with the best. Bolts are known for their accuracy but if you like to hunt with a pump then that is what I would hunt with.
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