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Old 04-07-2014, 07:22 PM
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This might ruffle some feathers, but I usually only hunt white tail with my bow in Arizona, but this season I want to try something different, all my hunting rifles are already up I'm Alaska where I'm moving to, so all I have here is my ARs and my Winchester Model 94 .30-30. So I threw a $250 Nikon with Kwik-Site side mount and here's what I put together!

Anyone have any experience hunting with .30-30 or have any input on my setup? I'm not really looking to push farther than 100-200yards, and I hated the iron sites on it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:51 PM
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More deer have been killed with a .30-30 than almost any other rifle. Its the go to for many hunters. Keep it within 200 and put the xhairs on the chest. Meat in the freezer.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:37 AM
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My folks got me a used model 94 in 30-30 for my birthday 1963. It was to late to hunt with it that season, ended 12 days before my birthday.
1964 I shot a doe to fill a doe tag at about 30 yrds. and then in 1965 I shot a big 8pt buck. I have harvested many a buck with that rifle since then and yes I still have it today.
My dad was buying reloads from a guy he worked with. IMR 3031 powder with a Winchester 150gr. silver tip bullet. I started reloading for it my self in 1970 using the same recipe.

Got to where I could no longer shot it with my old eyes and expect to hit a target correctly. I install a Lyman peep sight on the tang in 1990 and have used it with good results since.
It has became known as my slumming gun in the family. If it was raining or a wet sticky snow that was the rifle I took and left the nicer bolt actions at home.

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Old 04-08-2014, 05:44 AM
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For stand hunting, I use a 30.06 rifle for deer. But for tracking, still hunting deep wood's, I use my 30.30.Marlin 336.She handles quick, accurate out to 200+ yds.Rifle just mounts like an extension of yourself. You will fall in love hunting with her. Good luck.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:09 AM
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I've been known to haul a 30-30 around. My grandfather bought me one when I was 8 years old and when I was 9 I shot my first buck, a 3x3 mulie. I put a peep on mine and she is good and accurate. I recently inherited my father's 30-30 that he got in 1949 from his father. I'm pretty sure I'll be trying to take a doe with her this fall.

As long as the range isn't too far, the 30-30 will work well. Enjoy your time afield with a true American classic.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:43 AM
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Mine is a Winchester Model 94 with a fixed 4 power scope and Hornaday Lever Revolution ammo, it never leaves my truck. I have found that its not my favored gun for anything but it is capable of doing what ever needs doing, every time, if I do my part. If I could only have one gun this would most likely be it……Thank God that’s not the case.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:47 AM
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When are you moving to Alaska such that your other rifles are already there, but you'll still be in Arizona through next fall when deer season opens back up again?
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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A 30 30 is more than adequate for your intended purposes. Keep shots 200 yards or less and it will not fail to do its job, providing you do yours.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
When are you moving to Alaska such that your other rifles are already there, but you'll still be in Arizona through next fall when deer season opens back up again?
Well I was supposed to move this summer, but work changed that for me, so all my other firearms are at a relatives house in Alaska. We'll be moving next summer or the summer after.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:03 PM
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I took her to the range today to zero her in, I'm
Definitely in love! Kept a quarter size group at 100 yards!
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