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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #11
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I would think the .30-30 is just fine for alligators and cape deer.

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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A 30/30 lever action for hunting would be just about perfect for most of Florida. Lever actions are very reliable and handle well in thick cover. At some point you might want a 30/06 for extra range but the lever would still be perfect for 90% of your needs.
Exactly. Particularly if while you are hunting the cape deer an alligator starts hunting you.

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IDK if ammo will be cheaper, but my lever gun is dependable and

accurate. I really only think of it as a 100-yard gun though.

For longer distances, I'm reaching for a 30.06 bolt action.

I guess the real question is: Where are you going to

hunt in Florida where you see a lot of shots over 100 yards?
It will I bought The same kind of Remington ammo for my 30-30 and my 30-06 at the same time. The 30-30 was $13 the 30-06 was $18
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Do you mean Key Deer?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #15
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Although I am a .30-06 man, first, last and always, I really think the .30-30 will srve you well.

The Marlin is a very nice gun, but heavy and bulky. I'd look for a good used model 94 Winchester. The classic among classics.
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Do you mean Key Deer?
The Cape of Florida!
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #17
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Yeah think I will end up going with the 30/30 with the shrub brush we have down here can't see much further than a 100 yards.
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