Post by frankinthelaurels on Nov 16, 2007 14:38:21 GMT -4
THE second in the series of BIG GAME CARTRIDGES...let's see, how about the 30/30....remember love or hate, makes no difference...seems to me that when I was a kid, late 60's..every kid had a 30/30, if my memory serves me correctly we owned two of them things.. I myself never personally hunted with one, my brother Tom did, he plugged a few deer with his, every other kid I know had one..lots of deer fell to them..I heard more bar room arguments and sportsmens Club's bashing this cartridge than all the others combined..lots of controversy about this one...as they always said, more deer killed the the "thirthy-thirthy" than all the others combined... HAVE AT ER' MEN...
Post by fastarrows on Nov 16, 2007 14:50:52 GMT -4
A trusty old round thats for sure! Only major draw back is after 100 yards its like calling in mortar fire on your target, but in PA most shots are 50 to 85 yards anyhow. Great starter round, or a good carbine thanks to Hornady breathing new life into them!
I always thought of it as *over rated*. That said I'd just as soon hunt with a 357 pistol same thing as far as I'm concerned just don't have to carry that rifle and it give you free arms.... I know of a lot off deer killed with it I just don't like it most of the time people run around with the hammer down on the fire pin... New ones changed the safety and cure that problem... But that don't solve the problem of over 100 yards it drops fast.. Mite as well shoot a *Pumpkin-ball down a smooth bore shtgun barrel...... MM
Post by xtrememxrider on Dec 19, 2007 17:11:10 GMT -4
I live by my Marlin 30/30. I use Winchester 170 grain silver tips which I found out work the best with my gun. My wife is able of shot 100 yards with all holes touching each other. Mines with in a silver dollar size since I lost my one eye.
I do dislike the hammer set up though. You have to hold the hammer back then pull the trigger and gently leave the hammer down. You have to leave off the trigger on mine and the hammer stops befor it touches the fireing pin. The newer 30/30's have a saftey button that goes across the area of the hammer so if your thumb slips it dosent fire. I have had my thunb slip twice once almost getting my leg and the second time all most getting my vehicle.
The guns recoil isen't bad, so it's great for everyone thats interested in shooting.
Besides that I beleive its one of the greatest guns.
i think its a great cartridge for the wooded areas of pa. you really don`t need much more to kill a deer out to 200yds if you are a good shot. i shot my first deer with one, the bullet passed right through, the deer died. cheap to shoot too. what more could you want?
Post by sinkodeshippo on Mar 15, 2010 22:00:11 GMT -4
I've owned several deer rifles over the years, but now I'm down to three. A 270, 308, and a 30-30 that I just bought. Which one do I hunt with? the 30-30. If I can't kill a deer with it, I don't belong in the woods.
First deer I ever took was a long time ago with a 35. Dropped like a sack of wheat. On the other hand, I had several double-lunged deer run for quite a distance with the 270. Ya never know.