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Old 05-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #21
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Default Why NOT a 30/30?

The 30/30 is over a century old and still works, much like the .45 LC, and now the .45 ACP. They make excellent brush guns, although I would opt for a .308/.30-06 or .270 for many areas with large green fields. I've hunted in several places in South Alabama where it wasn't uncommon at all to take a 400 yard shot (from a rest in a shooting house) on whitetail. I wouldn't try that with a 30/30.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #22
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Although many people have already said $300 is too high for a used 336 in 30-30. I would have to agree, unless however it is in exceptional shape. I very recently bought my 336CS from a relative. In extremely good condition. Paid $400 because it came with reloading dies, customize ammo for that gun, brass, all the reloading supplies need for that gun, and a Sightron 3-9X32. I took the scope off to put on my recently purchased Marlin XT 17 VR. Went back to open sights. the scope was to much of a hassle for the type of terrain i would use it in. I would tell all those who have the open sights for a Marlin 336 to hold on to them. You never know when you might want to put them back on. I had to but new sights and it cost me $60.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:50 AM   #23
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #24
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Why 3030, well, I shot my first turkey with one. Scared everyone in the kroger meat department.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #25
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Some threads, like the 30-30 just won't die...

As for me I think a lever gun w/o scope, a .22LR w/o scope, a shotgun w/o scope, and a handgun w/o scope to be 'nearly' required first guns to own.

Guess what? They are the most affordable to get into and then run, with cheap ammo practically everywhere. Get good with those and you can handle 90+ percent of all fire arm tasks.

After that it is wide open what do you like? Me I would say a scoped .308, .223 with or w/o scope, perhaps an AK variant? A magnum, a big bore, or an AR? All are a kick and loads of fun, in fact so many manufactures, types, and calibers that it is all almost impossible to select the next... but damn if it isn't gas trying.
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