Good bullet for hunting deer or hog with my new Marlin 30-30

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by TheHunter100, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    I just bought a marlin 30-30 im waiting my ten days and wondering what ammo would be suggested
     

  2. TheHunter100

    TheHunter100 New Member

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    Alright... I have 170 grain federal amunition which would you prefer between those two cuz I think the higher in grains the better but I dont really know I mostly hunt small game with shotguns and im new to rifles
     
  3. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    In 30*30 I prefer a 150gr or lighter.
     
  4. TheHunter100

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    And why would you say that does it make a diffrence in speed, acurracy, etc....
     
  5. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    A lighter bullet travels faster, drops less, but loses energy faster.

    A 130 or 150gr bullet is plenty for deer.
     
  6. TheHunter100

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    Do you have a specific brand that you would u recommend n what bout on hogs I should stick to higher grains (sorry for all the questions just wanted to know)
     
  7. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Same for hogs. I shoot the cheap blue box federal from Walmart in 30-30.
     
  8. TheHunter100

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    I never found the gun section in walmart I just go to turners... thanks for all your advice man