**** EDITED **** Try offering information without condescension. People listen more that way.
The AR-15, in 223, with a 60 gr Nosler Partition will take deer every bit as 'well" as the 30-30 ever did, and it will be 10x as good a gun in a fight, if you add a sound suppressor, night sights, drop in triggerjob, etc, and practice speed work with an electronic shooting timer, steel "gong" targets and the .22lr conversion unit. The AR is many times a better varmint rifle, and you just aint going to be using a deer gun much, the rest of the year. you certainly won't be winning any matches with the 30-30, and probably not with the bolt action, either. Wait a bit, when the AR's again become available, in good used condition, for $600 or so, you can have a MUCH more versatile rifle than any bolt or lever action, regardless of caliber in the latter action types.
Last edited by ScottA; 06-06-2013 at 08:46 PM.
Reason: Condescending and argumentative attitude