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Old 05-03-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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i was thinking a lever action 30 30 or .308 what yall think?
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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I like my 30-30
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I guess I'd go .308 just for the availability of ammo.
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Also 30-06 is a nice option
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It all depends on what you want it for. A bolt action .308 will give you more range. An M1A in .308 will give you more range and fire power. Still, a 30-30 lever action would make a handy general purpose rifle to have on hand.

Several people have also mention how nice it would be to have a .357 lever action because you could then shoot .38 or .357 in your rifle or pistol. That's not a bad idea and a .357 would be a handy carbine to have on hand as well. It would lack the power of a 30-30 though.

Again, it all depends on what you want to do with it.
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i would take my 30-30 but a nice 308.bolt rifle is always fun too.
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To me, it would depend on terrain. If you are in an area with short range shots then the 30-30 would be practical. Longer range shots the 308. It used to be that every little back woods store had 30-30 ammo if nothing else. With all the cartridges around today I wonder what those stores carry now. I doubt if there is much price difference on hunting ammo. I would choose a Ruger M77 compact magnum in 308 Winchester. I know it says magnum but it has an 18" barrel, weighs 6.75 lbs, iron sights and a wood stock. Or something similar.
http://www.ruger.com/products/m77RugerCompactMagnum/models.html
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I have to say .308. I think it's the best all purpose round, in a bad situation. You can hunt with it, self defense, etc. 30-06 may be better but I only have bolt action in that.
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A lightweight 308.
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5.56 x 45mm NATO
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