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Old 08-23-2012, 08:39 AM
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bocajnala, i hope you hunt somewhere other than ohio. all those are illegal for deer here
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:54 AM
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I have but not anymore. The 30-30 used to be VERY popular but not as much now as it used to be. I have an iron sights 30-30 (lever action) that my step-father got me. I use it here and there just to remember him.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:54 AM
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Of the 6 guys I hunt with, 2 of them still use a 30/30. I had one up until about 3 years ago when I sold a couple rifles to get a new .30-06.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:56 AM
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bocajnala, i hope you hunt somewhere other than ohio. all those are illegal for deer here
He's pretty stupid if he does and puts it out on this website! My guess is that he's able to go up into PA with them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:25 PM
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I use one on my stands deeper in the woods on the creek. So much easier to carry and maneuver in smaller stands
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:24 PM
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Heck yeah! In more wooded areas where shots are typically 50-100 yds, a 30-30 is the perfect gun. Love mine, and love the "old west" look of it. For open country, you will probably want something a bit heftier for the 150+ yd shots though.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by snapper1982 View Post
bocajnala, i hope you hunt somewhere other than ohio. all those are illegal for deer here
I mostly just bow hunt in OH, I gun hunt PA and WV. But you can also use all of these in OH with nuisance permits.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:39 PM
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My son and I use one depending on where and how we're hunting. He mainly uses the 30-30 and I use my 30-06 but if he's going to be near a field or more open area we switch.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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I have several sets I hunt on my property. If I am in a stand back in the hardwoods I always use my 30-30. It is a great 100 yard and in round. Yes, you can definitely effectively reach farther but, I have other options for that. The 30-30 gives great penetration and expands effectively. Overall, the 30-30 is a classic whitetail round and will always be considered an adequate choice for big game.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/30-30_dont_give_up.htm
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:02 PM
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Beamer, that is a great piece by Chuck Hawks.

Mine is a Westernfield 740 A-EMN, better known as a Marlin 336
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