Probably senility

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by wechols, May 10, 2020.

  1. wechols

    wechols Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As I get older and less ego driven, I am increasingly satisfied with the good old 30/30. I live in the east. 200 yrds is an exaggerated shot. In my realm, it is an emphatic killer.

    Low tech, but very effective none the less. A fitting tribute to the real outdoorsmen who preceded me.
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I expected a Joe Biden joke.
     

  3. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
    Probably senility.
     
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  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Statistically- most popular deer rifle in the US- the Winchester 94 in thutty-thutty.

    Second most popular- the Marlin 336- again in 30-30.

    And maybe we all see ourselves as a reincarnation of Rooster Cogburn or Lucas McCain, but there is just something SATISFYING about a lever action rifle.
     
  5. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with senility............................I've forgotten the reasons why I don't need a gun/s.

    Yes there's nothing more satisfying than the sound of a lever action and squealing pigs early in the morning especially in 45/70:D

    While I do have a 30/30 94 Buffalo Bill Codey Commemorative and my son has a Rossi 30/30 the 45/70 for me at least makes better paddock pizza.
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    wechols

    We love pictures! I am assuming you are speaking of a lever gun? Is it a Winchester or a Marlin?
    I have several guns but I do really like the nostalgic style of the lever 30-30s. Which have been around for a long time in the 30-30 round. I have a new Model 94 Winchester and a very older Marlin 336-C in 30-30. A Marlin 39-A in 22 and a Henry in 22 cal. great and reliable guns.
    The.30-30 Winchester/.30 Winchester Center Fire cartridge was first marketed in 1895 for the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle. The.30-30, as it is most commonly known, was the USA's first small-bore, sporting rifle cartridge designed for smokeless powder.:) And the Marlin 336 rifles were produced at the end of 1946 and distributed to the market shortly after that around 1947. Just a little History to go along with the 336.
    As I stated send us some pictures!:)

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  7. Rex in OTZ

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    partdeux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife has her dad's win94 in 32 win special. I'm not a hunter, but shot it at the range a couple times. It's remarkably accurate.
     
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  9. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Wechols, while I have always hunted deer with a 30-06 most of Northern New England is heavily forested and 200 yards is a long shot. In my area 30-30 and .35 Marlin are very popular.
     
  10. Double20

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    Mine is neither. It is a Henry Big Boy in .44 magnum. Pretty rifle. I have killed 3 deer with it so far and find that I enjoy hunting with it more than other rifles. .44 magnum gives up a little range to the .30-30 but inside of and out to 100 yards, it puts the hammer on deer. A friend of mine bought a Henry in .30-30 to give to his son for a graduation present. Looked very similar to mine except for the smaller barrel. Henry makes a fine lever gun in my opinion and sometimes aren't given their due like Marlin and Winchester are.
     
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  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    You are right! IMO Henry makes some of the finest lever rifles that has ever been made. I would have gladly purchased one in the 30-30 cal. But I found the older Marlin 336 C in 30-30 in excellent condition on Gun Broker for $350.00. But my Friends of the NRA Henry 22 Rifle has the Brass Receiver and is an excellent example of craftsmanship! I won it on the Wall of Guns drawing at one of their events.:)
    The sad thing is years ago I had a Winchester 1873 Rifle in 32-20 in good condition I got at the gun shop. Except mine was missing the Dust Cover on the top of the Receiver.:rolleyes:
    I could kick my ________ today for ever getting rid of it for what ever reason I do not recall! Saw one today on the internet for over $4,000. ;)

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  12. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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    I used to own a Winchester 88 in. .308 winchester.
    It needed some accurizing.
     
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  13. SRK97

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    I appreciate lever guns but I like fast 7mms that leave a softball sized exit wound on the tippy top of a deers neck so that they never knew what hit them and are dead before they hit the ground.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Henry lever .22. It’s a youth model because I’m short. I LOVE that gun. Balota bought it for me when we were dating. It has a custom paint job.
     
  15. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Paint? On a Henry? I'm beginning to question some decisions here.
     
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  16. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Nostalgia aside.
    Thirty-thirty? For real?

    Isnt the ballistics of a .357 magnum similar out of a 16" bbl?

    Dude, I get it on nostalgia. My first(legal) deer was shot with a MkIV Enfield. Sporterized and scoped, she was 100 feet away, I could've killed her with spoon.
    First elk was a Savage .308 lever. It was a 4 point bull in unit 23, not far from Buford Colorado. Both were 1st shot drops, the bull tucked his hind legs to jump and failed, falling toward me about 100 yards out. I remember it like it was 5 minutes ago, even got my pulse up just now.
    But I cannot bring myself to buy a thirty-thirty. It has too many compromises, unnecessary with modern metallurgy and machining.
    I am very proud of the Henry I purchased in .44 and I got my son a Taurus Judge in .44 (thats right not .45/410) .
    The judge had pitiful stock sights, replaced with Skinner peep sights, now is fine looking and wicked deadly at 150meters, even with my terrible eyes. The butt stock is clunky but my son is working on a better looking replacement.
    Sorry dudes, y'all know I am a terrible snob. I was 45 before I started considering that a 5.56 would be a reasonable combat cartridge.


    Oooh look a Nemo!

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  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I know. I’m sorry. I was young and stupid then. Or maybe dealing with senility. (Not really but it sounded good.) I was talked out of putting a scope in it.
     
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  18. SSGN_Doc

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    The .30-30 will still lead the .357 out of a carbine by about (oddly enough) 30%. It will also hold velocity and hav3 less drop. (But I know we are mostly talking about ranges inside of 100 yds.)

    Ive done most of my hunting out west and used a .30-06 for deer. When I was stationed in GA. My ‘06 just seemed over scoped, and like overkill for the little GA swamp deer.

    The .30-30 was nice and handy with plenty of power. I really like the Marlin 336. With Hornsby LEVERevolution 165gr rounds and a 1.5-5x scope it can even work out to Washington “across the clear cut” shots.
     
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  19. freefall

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    I have decided on a Marlin .30-30 as my end of the world gun.
    I live in Alaska, the .45-70 has it's appeal, but TLMrs likes her .30-30 and I have one that matches all the parts.
    She does NOT care for the .45-70.
    And I am confident that I can handle most stuff with said .30-30.
    Might keep the .475 Linebaugh and about 50 rds in case things get hairier.
     
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  20. Sniper03

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    I only have my 30-30 to have it because I did not have one. And shoot it at my little one lane Range for enjoyment.
    When I hunt at the lease in Texas I use my AR in 6.5 Grendel for critters like Coyotes, Pigs, Bobcats and other similar critters. But when I do my serious hunting I use my Remington 700 CDL in 7mm Remington Magnum! But as I said I love the Lever Guns as well!
    OH Well! I guess I must be honest! I love most all types and brands of guns! "Being referred to" as a GUN NUT!:p

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