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Posted: 9/8/2010 5:09:35 PM EDT
Marlin 30A 30/30

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:43:01 PM EDT
Kicking myself in the ass for selling a Marlin 336 in 30/30. Good gun for brush country like down in licking. I use a 1917 that has been sporterized. A heavier rifle but then too the round is much faster and flatter shooting than the 30/30. But hey the 30/30 has taken it's share of deer. Like I said, kicking myself for selling that lever action rifle. It's just hat I reload and them 30/30 are rascals to reload after a few reloadings. But I now know more about annealing.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:52:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Max-Paul:
Kicking myself in the ass for selling a Marlin 336 in 30/30. Good gun for brush country like down in licking. I use a 1917 that has been sporterized. A heavier rifle but then too the round is much faster and flatter shooting than the 30/30. But hey the 30/30 has taken it's share of deer. Like I said, kicking myself for selling that lever action rifle. It's just hat I reload and them 30/30 are rascals to reload after a few reloadings. But I now know more about annealing.


It is a great gun for brush that is for sure. My soon to be wife uses this gun when she goes with me.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:40:36 PM EDT
Hey I have one of those too. Took my first deer with it. Awesome guns.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:51:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 6:54:16 PM EDT by lunyou]
My first deer was taken with a Marlin 30/30. I think the 30/30 is only behind the 30-06 for deer kill numbers with the .270 win running a close third.

Eta: I am proud to say I have taken multiple deer with each.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:25:27 PM EDT
My first deer rifle was a Marlin 30AS, killed my first deer with it. I sold it to my aunt several years later and she promised me she would never sell it without giving me first dibbs. You guessed it she sold it and never let me know. It still burns my ass!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 8:41:37 PM EDT
Many a deer have fallen to my trusty Marlin 30-30
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:55:59 AM EDT
Yep I am proud to say many deer have fallen to this gun! It is 21 years old and looks brand new too!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:49:21 AM EDT
Growing up in (weekends, summers etc, not livingin ) Southern Mo, I have seen my dad, uncles and friends of the family take more deer with Lever Action 30/30, than I think any other rifle/caliber...
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:11:26 AM EDT
Cant see the pic at work, but if you havent., a scout mount and pistol scope make a great fast handling gun. I have a 30A too and tried traditional reciever mount scope and got scope eye nearly every time I shot it. Does yours kick pretty hard because I would say mine is worse than my 30-06.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:29:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By danos660r:
Cant see the pic at work, but if you havent., a scout mount and pistol scope make a great fast handling gun. I have a 30A too and tried traditional reciever mount scope and got scope eye nearly every time I shot it. Does yours kick pretty hard because I would say mine is worse than my 30-06.


I have a Leupold VXII mounted with a Leupold base and rings. The recoil in my opinion is quite manageable. I am a big guy though....plus the recoil is nothing compared to some of my lighter .308 bolt guns.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 12:54:22 PM EDT
I'm thinking the rifle just doesnt fit me very well, but everyone should have at least one 30-30
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 1:22:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By danos660r:
I'm thinking the rifle just doesnt fit me very well, but everyone should have at least one 30-30


Well if it isn't a good fit I can always take it off your hands
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:28:09 PM EDT
What was that someone told me........ The 30/30 has killed , nope strike that.... wounded more deer than any other caliber of consequence in North America.

True or Not ?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:33:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1911smith:
What was that someone told me........ The 30/30 has killed , nope strike that.... wounded more deer than any other caliber of consequence in North America.

True or Not ?


True or not I have no idea. What do know is I have a few hanging on my wall that would say otherwise if they could!!!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 2:50:51 PM EDT
You didn't actually eat those deer, did ya ?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:03:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1911smith:
You didn't actually eat those deer, did ya ?


Of couse not lol! I always have plenty of meat in the freezer!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:24:22 PM EDT
Well, I'd hope so........ Hope your freezer stays full of deer meat this and every year !



Leaves more good, red beef for me.


Wishing all the deer hunters only the best this year... because you missed one last year and he bent the hell out of my bumper !
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