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Old 12-16-2004, 10:57 AM
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anybody hunt with a 30-30? if so what grain is most popular?
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:42 PM
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I hunt with my Marlin 30AS 30-30 and love it! It's a real sweet shooter! [8D] I use Remington Core-Lokt's at 170gr. Others use 150gr, while some others use 170gr. There's dozens and dozens of rounds available in the classic 30-30.

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Old 12-16-2004, 04:24 PM
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I love the 30-30 for deer and black bear....just about perfect inside of 150 yds. My experience is that 150 gr bullets have more shock, while the 170 gr bullets leave a better blood trail. Sometimes deer/bear fall dead in there tracks, but generally you can expect them to run about 40-50 yds when shot with a 30-30.

Any factory loading will do just fine.

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Old 12-16-2004, 04:29 PM
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I don't use my 30-30 anymore,but when I did the 170 did a great job...
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Old 12-16-2004, 04:49 PM
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WHAT MORE CAN U SAY ABOUT PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST LOVED CALIBER EVER MADE. ITS KILLED MORE DEER THAN ALL OTHERS COMBINED. I LIKE THE 150 GR MYSELF
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Old 12-16-2004, 05:50 PM
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The 30/30 is my favorite whitetail weapon. My favorite round is a the 150 gr. Winchester power point. The 150 and 170 gr. are your two choices if you buy store- bought shells.

The only two reasons I see to use the 170 gr. is
1. You might want a little better penetration for something like a tougher skinned feral hog.

2. Your gun might group the 170 gr. better.

Both shoot almost identical in my Marlin, and both have no problem completely penetrating a whitetail.

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Old 12-16-2004, 05:56 PM
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I brought a 30-06 to use this season, but wouldn't you know, the one deer I killed this year was with the 30-30. It was the Remington 170 grain.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:24 PM
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30-30 is a great cal. but anything with a tube mag, should be dis-conitued. or banned most hammers are unsafe. There are too many mis-haps while unloading.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:29 PM
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I use a Wichester 30-30 and shoot Winchester 170GR Power Point(Idid have 1 dud in the box)
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:16 PM
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150 is what my elder tells me- only gun he uses
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