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Old 05-07-2014, 02:34 AM
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I have a old model 94 in Winchester 32 special. Nice rifle for the thick UP cedar swamp with the Lyman # 2 peep sight.

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Old 05-08-2014, 03:36 AM
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"Teddy Roosevelt is famous for his love of shooting, hunting, and battle. He was an avid gun user and collector, and a great fan of Winchester lever-action rifles, and one of his most-used and prized Winchesters will be a part of it. That Rifle is a Model 1894 likely chambered in .30-30, which he often called his “Little .30.” Roosevelt instantly became a fan of the cartridge when it was first introduced. He was such a fan of their rifles that he tried every new model introduced, and when he felled an antelope at about 180 yards he declared the .30-30 Model 1894 as “Aces,” and decided to get one for use at home in Long Island."


Of course, the 30-30 now brings, some would say, too many limitations to the modern hunter.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:08 PM
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I've hunted with a 3030 for 20 years. Great caliber. If you have a lot of open space in your area look at the Hornady leverevolution bullets. Accurate with a 3030 to 200 yards easily. Mine shoots 3" low at a100yards with standard loads. I have mine sighted in for the leverevolution reounds. My son has dropped his 2 of his last 3 in their tracks.
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:56 PM
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I had an old Marlin .30-30 with open sights for quite a number of years. Hunted all over the place with it, and loved how light it was chugging up a mountain ridge, and into some heavy brush and mountain thickets.

But... Nothing against the timeless classic .30-30 but once I picked up a Savage .308 with a beautiful Bushnell 3-9x40 scope, my whole world was changed. The .308 did everything the .30-30 could do, and then some.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:50 AM
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The original 1894 Winchester was the first rifle to chamber the smokeless powder round, the 30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire}. It was Marlin that named it the 30-30 after the black powder nomenclature. The 30-30 name finally became synonymous with the cartridge and Winchester ultimately dropped the 30 WCF nomenclature.

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:17 PM
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I love my Marlin 336 in 30-30 but at my age, I really like a scope. I bought my son a Marlin 336, circa 1971, in 30-30, that was in great shape, for Christmas. After a refinish of the stock and a nice scope on it, he is ready. Funny, he didn't want any other kind of rifle either.

I would love to find another clean, JM stamped, 336 in 35 Remington, for myself in the future.

The 160 gr Leverevolution 30-30 ammo makes our rifles very good shooters, maybe better than most of my other rifles at 100 yards.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:37 PM
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Never had a deer take more than twenty steps with a 30-30. Never had a deer take more than two steps with Winchester Powermax 150 HP
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:43 PM
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During Deer season I only hunt with a bow as well, but off season I hunt pigs with an open sites 1932 winchester model 64 30-30. If you are night hunting, just take off the front site hood, and you are good to go.

It is a great choice!
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:16 AM
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Wait, we are going about this all wrong. Given 30-30 is about the most available and economical ammo on the shelf at $12.47 for Federal Blue box. I'd like to say the 30-30 sux and there are many better calibers. Don't buy a 30-30.

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:04 AM
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I don't know where you have been shopping, but the shelves around me are bare when it comes to 30-30 ammo (Except for "Specialty stuff no one wants). I use 150 Grain Remington 30-30 bullets to reload my 7.62x39, and they have been unavailable for about two years.
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