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Old 05-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #31
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I'd try a Winchester model 70 in 30-06. Great action. Best out of the box trigger ive seen.
Also, I like the a-bolts better than the x-bolts. I hate plastic on guns.

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You are correct. I was speaking generally and did not mention any specific models. You can add the Winchester Model 88 to that list also (if you can find one ). But, there still is that caming action of the bolt action that I like. But then again, I contradict myself in that my favorite rifle action is the Ruger #1 single shot. The caming action of the Ruger #1 is about the same as most lever actions I believe.
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I have a winchester 88 lever action chambered in .308. I love it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #33
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I have a Remington 721 bolt action 30-06 and I love it. It was my grandfathers.

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You are the exception rather than the rule. Good for you.
Funny how all my firearms fall into that category.


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(50 firings? seriously?)
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I don't full length size... When one reloads sensibly, the possibilities are endless.

I can believe you don't get a 1/10 of the case life I do; when you're full length sizing every time.
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I never said that I personally full length resize every time. In fact, I neck size only. What I implied was that some rifle actions, because they lack the caming action of a bolt, will not always allow neck sized ammo to chamber. That being said, my two Ruger #1's function fine w/ only neck sized ammo. I do know a few guys who reload for lever and auto actions that have trouble w/ neck sized ammo.
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What I implied was that some rifle actions, because they lack the caming action of a bolt, will not always allow neck sized ammo to chamber.
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one does not have to full length resize every time to get the shells to chamber
You are pretending to be an expert on the subject, going off of word of mouth.
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I do know a few guys who
Probably off of the word of someone that doesn't understand reloading or their rifle.

If I'm "the exception rather than the rule;' it is because "the rule[s]" are clueless.
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if only going to buy one or the other, i would suggest the 30-06 over the 30-30. simply whatever the 30-30 can do so can the 30-06 plus more. it just has better versatility than the 30-30. but i own both, so go figure!

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I've owned my Marlin lever 30-30 carbine since the mid 60's when I bought it used. I love this gun and highly recommend it. It has performed flawlessly in all sorts of weather and situations. Good luck in your search.

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I have a model 94 Winchester 30-30/ my Dad gave me on my 16th birthday. I love the gun and it have brought home lots of deer meat over the years.

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