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Thread: Hunting reds with a 30-30

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    Hunting reds with a 30-30

    As per the title....who hunts reds in the thick shit with a 30-30 ? Whats your experience with them or opinion please...
    Scoped or open sights etc
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    It will work no problems hold on it won't be accurate out to 1000m its not fashionable and there's way better rifles at 5x the price
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    more deer in the states been shot with 30/30 than anything else
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    Yeah Ive read that they dont shoot great groups esp when the barrel starts to get hot but 1st shot is usaully pretty good....Ive never had a 2 d shot at a deer in the bush lol
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    I take it its a lever action quite good if your a leftie as well

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    To bloody heavy

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    They are great in the bush, my mate liked mine so much he made me sell it too him

    That leverloution ammo is good medicine
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Points well easy to carry through thick stuff not much for shit to hang up on. It's solid but don't feel heavy. What's not to like


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    Scoped or unscoped ?
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    Unscoped....so much more handier I reckon


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    Love the old 30-30 shot a spiker with it couple of weeks back while sitting on the quad, at massive a range of about 45 meters, dropped on the spot.
    She takes a beating and just keeps going



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    Nice one... im looking at acquiring a Winchester 94...which is the best ammo and grain for shots up to 60m in the bush.
    Ive got my trusty 7-08 but keen to mix it up
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    A silly fuk is better than a serious wank

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    I'm just using 150gr privi pratzian.
    Only shot 2 deer both boom flops. Shot a few cattle and a lot of sheep seems a very good killer up close.


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    Hunted for yrs in the UK with a marlin 336 in 3030, reds , fallow and roe looking in the diary about 120 fell to her in 6 yrs, using Winchester silver tips 150g, great in thick bush, balance in hand while carrying is perfect, fitted mine with a 4x32 m8 leupold, also fitted a e o tech once. Try to keep shots under 100yds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Love the old 30-30 shot a spiker with it couple of weeks back while sitting on the quad, at massive a range of about 45 meters, dropped on the spot.
    She takes a beating and just keeps going



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    R U OK Brads, there seems to be no flash harry optic or brake fitted to you gun. Are you having a moment??
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