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Old 01-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
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I use the shelf 160 grain. It works wonderfully. Also if you get into reloading it really is fun to see just how much versatility there is with that round. I've made 300 yard shots at the range with no huge compensation needed its fun when guys look at you twice and then ask that's a 30~30 right.
Is it a good round for hunting medium game like deer or hog an big game like elk and if so how many yards would you take the shot from
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:06 AM   #22
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Ohhh she's a beauty. Lever action is still something that needs to work its way into my collection.
Congrats on the new rifle

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Is it a good round for hunting medium game like deer or hog an big game like elk and if so how many yards would you take the shot from
I personally believe yes i've shot coyotes, Idaho mule deer and black bear with it. Its a great round. Larger game like elk id be hesitant to take that shot especailly any further then 75 yrds. My grand father did though, many times with pre 1970 ammo. So any one who says you "CAN'T" is not doing it justice. But me personally I want a little more bullet if you mess up a shot on an elk they can run for ever on a broken leg. But I've taken three deer at a hundred yards or less and one at more then two hundred up hill all three dropped on one shot. I personally wouldn't take more then a 250 yard shot. I'm not that good to be risking an animals life at that distance with my 336c.
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I personally believe yes i've shot coyotes, Idaho mule deer and black bear with it. Its a great round. Larger game like elk id be hesitant to take that shot especailly any further then 75 yrds. My grand father did though, many times with pre 1970 ammo. So any one who says you "CAN'T" is not doing it justice. But me personally I want a little more bullet if you mess up a shot on an elk they can run for ever on a broken leg. But I've taken three deer at a hundred yards or less and one at more then two hundred up hill all three dropped on one shot. I personally wouldn't take more then a 250 yard shot. I'm not that good to be risking an animals life at that distance with my 336c.
Does it come in copper
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Does it come in copper
The bullets?
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The bullets?
Ya because I cant hunt with lead bullets. Im asking if the leverrevolution bullets come in copper
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Nice rifle. Very beautiful.

When I was a kid in high school, I really wanted one of those too.

The lever action .30-30 was the state of the art saddle gun of the U.S. Cavalry of the 1890s. It then became popular with frontiersmen and it has since become a classic for entry level deer hunters.

The USMC issued me an M-14 back in the day and said, "take this, this is your only friend." I soon forgot about the .30-30 thereafter.

Enjoy yours. I had to skip that step.

Obviously the military does not use the .30-30 or the M-14 anymore. They prefer the newly designed M-4 instead.

If it were not for deer, the .30-30 would have disappeared a long time ago.

Hogs too. It is great for bagging hogs as well. And black bears. It has probably also killed a lot of mountain lions also, but you don't see many of them anymore. In fact, you would need a dog pack to help you find one now.

But there are still plenty of deer, hogs, and black bears everywhere, in most states. So you will enjoy it.

Since it was originally a military weapon, it also works well for home defense too.
Hey shoobee - the m1a is in use in the military for special ops, but not standard issue.
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Hey guys I also wanted to ask, is the butt stock suppose to loose fotted how do I fix it?

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No offense, Hunter...please ask that question again. Is it just me?

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No offense, Hunter...please ask that question again. Is it just me?
Nope...right there with ya, bro...
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