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johnnyHunts 08-22-2012 04:48 PM

Do any of you hunt deer with a 30-30?
 
Just wondered how prevalent that is. Any of you use a 30-30?

sconnyhunter 08-22-2012 04:58 PM

Yes, thousands of people across America use the venerable dirty 30 for deer every year. I'm looking to get another one, myself.

Mojotex 08-22-2012 05:25 PM

I don't. Interestingly enough none of the 20 or so other guys that I hunt with regularly these days use a 30-30 Win. I know for a fact that several of us .... our first "deer rifle" was a Win. 94 or Marlin 336 in 30-30 Win. Thinking about it, I know of only two guys that still use a 30-30 Win.

johnnyHunts 08-22-2012 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mojotex (Post 3963667)
I don't. Interestingly enough none of the 20 or so other guys that I hunt with regularly these days use a 30-30 Win. I know for a fact that several of us .... our first "deer rifle" was a Win. 94 or Marlin 336 in 30-30 Win. Thinking about it, I know of only two guys that still use a 30-30 Win.

Why did they stop using it?

HatchieLuvr 08-22-2012 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by johnnyHunts (Post 3963671)
Why did they stop using it?

Because a turty turty is kinda like ridin a moped or gettin it on with a fat chick... They are fun "in use" & get the job done but you just don't want any of your buds to find out about it!!! :s14: :p

FlDeerman 08-22-2012 07:31 PM

I used mine for years and when in close quarters I still do.Why did I stop,got more money and wanted to shoot further.

huntingkidPA 08-23-2012 07:46 AM

30-30 is a great deer gun. Every body is SO caught up in the magnum calibers its ridiculous. They think that higher power rifles will make up for there inadequate range time or accuracy. 30-30's have been used for ever and are great beaters that get the job done. plus lever guns look sick anyway.

stalkingbear 08-23-2012 08:00 AM

I use a 30-30 ackley improved barrel on my contender with 125gr nosler ballistic tips, does that count?

Game Stalker 08-23-2012 08:10 AM

The 30-30 has proved its worth time & time again.No,don't have one.Many friends do.Want one.Get some 140 gr. GMX and let it rip.(Or consider the option) Enjoy!

Bocajnala 08-23-2012 08:11 AM

I carry a .30-30 pretty much every year. I also carry a .44 mag lever, a .243, a 7.62X54 Nagant, and a .30-06. I've got deer with all except for the Nagant. And they were all just as dead. I enjoy carrying the levers, and am currently looking for a .357/.38 lever to carry. When I get serious about shooting a deer I usually have my .30-06. But just for an enjoyable day in the woods, I will typically grab a lever action.
-Jake


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