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Offline JasonG

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30 30
« on: March 10, 2017, 06:58:22 PM »
Who hunts with a 30 30 theses days? Do you hunt on  the west or east side? Just curious? Thanks Jason

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 07:01:12 PM »
It's been a while but I have taken a few deer with my 30-30 here on the Eastside.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 07:05:37 PM »
I have a Marlin JM stamped 336, 30/30 that I use back East for whitetails. It's very effective.
The 336 in 35 Remington is a decent deer gun as well.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 08:51:48 PM »
I have a friend who is in his 40s been hunting since he was 8, and he told me he wouldn't shoot at a deer with a 30-30 if it was further than 50yds because it is a slow round that also drops a lot he has not had good experience with it.
He prefers 270 win FWIW.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 09:03:08 PM »
The 30 30 has very similar ballistics to a 7.62x39 sks AK round. It's a great 150-200 yard  gun
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 09:46:25 PM »
I have a Winchester model 94 30-30 , killed two bucks and two doe with, my father gave it to me for my first hunting rifle, my son shot his first deer with it also, no complaints here.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 10:40:42 PM »
 My first rifle was a Marlin 336 cs 30-30 win. Love that rifle shot my first Blackbear in Sultin Basin back in "99" and a doe in Packwood in "98". I love shooting 170gr classic Fedrals. I don't do muck rifle hunting anymore since I got into muzzleloading but I rifle hunt Elk though. Hoping to go to wyoming and do some pronghorn hunting and use my .375 win, 32 spl, 30-30, 35 rem lever or pump 300 savage. One day I will go. Saving up points right now.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 10:45:12 PM »
I have, but it was a carbine so kind of limited.  With a rifle and the new Lever-revolution ammo, the .30-30 has a little more appeal.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 05:37:57 AM »
My first gun was a Marlin 336 .30-30 carbine made in 1976 I took my first three deer with it all does on youth permits. Closest shot was 75 yards furthest was about 110 only one that didn't die in its tracks was at 78 yards I nicked a log I didn't account for and popped the shot up and I spined it paralyzed her and took a standing shot to finish the job. I learned prone is not the best when you trying to shoot over the top of brush and fallen timber. All taken on the west side with 170 corelokt.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 07:21:45 AM »
I used to hunt with a buddy who used a .32 (Winchester?) not sure, similar to 30-30.
We hunted timber in SW Washington and he killed a couple bulls with it.
We were only shooting 100 yards may in heavy second growth with thick understory.
The rifle was a slide action (Brand?).
When he shot it sounded like an automatic cause he kept pumping the lead till the critter hit the deck.
This guy was a dead shot, used to shoot beer bottles out of the air with .22 pistol.
He was in the 85% range, scary good shot.

As a side note I saw him sew up his cut finger with dental floss and a spare needle we had for fixing buttons.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 08:26:26 AM »
Yes I still hunt with 30-30 lever gun.  Only in the thicker areas where shots are close.  But it's iron sights, so limited by my eyesight for distance.  Which is better given the ballistics of a 30-30, keeps me from being tempted for taking too long of shots.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 09:04:59 PM »
Just started using mine again this past season.. killed this 3pt BT. It's a Remington model788. Bolt action with a 3 round clip. It's rechambered in 30-30 acle improved.
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Re: 30 30
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 10:02:48 PM »
The first deer I ever killed was with a 30-30. Its a great gun for the brush.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2017, 10:47:44 AM »
My family all used dad's model 94 to shoot our first deer, he still has it but we have all moved up in calibers. Hunting the wide open breaks of the snake river limits you in range. Kinda like golfing with old hickory shafts..still my favorite of all. Great timber weapon though.

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Re: 30 30
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2017, 04:45:39 PM »
Havnt in years but killed atleast 12 BT bucks with an old model 94 on the west side - open sights and all under 150 yrds
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