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Do you own a 30-30?

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by deemus, Apr 1, 2020.

Do you own a 30-30?

  1. Yes. And I am over 40

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    77.4%
  2. Hell yes. And I am under 40.

    6 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. What's a 30-30?

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  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    I found a pre 64 (1954) Winchester that is in 99+% condition. I bought ammo for it but have never shot it as it's so perfect. Safe queen.
     


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  2. Fishkiller

    Fishkiller Active Member TGT Supporter

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    Yes I have one that my dad won in a raffle for $1. It was my first gun when I was 12. Shot my first deer with it. It was made in the early 50's, and the previous owner put a peep sight on it. It sits in the safe until my grandkids are ready to hunt.
     
  3. lonestardiver

    lonestardiver Well-Known

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    Had a lever action 30-30 decades ago. Was a good rifle. Later sold it for a 700 in .243. About a decade I obtained 2 bolt action .30-30 rifles. Being able to load spire point bullets makes the .30-30 a much different cartridge when not having to load them into a tube magazine.
     
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  4. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Everyone should have a pre-64 Model 94.

    Good deer gun for East Texas.
     
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  5. Rhino

    Rhino Active Member

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    Pretty sure my dad probably still has maybe a Savage or some bolt-action 30-30 that we bought together (LOL) when I was a teen. I reckon I'll probably have it again someday. I had the money to buy it at an estate sale but I think he wasn't sure if I was ready for full ownership and insisted that we split it.
     
  6. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    The first centerfire rifle I bought was a modern Win 94 in .30-30. I was 18, and it it was a pawnshop buy.
     
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  7. motorcarman

    motorcarman Compulsive Collector

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    1896 Winchester 1894, 1958 Winchester 94, 1920 Savage 99. (all in 30WCF)

    Two Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifles (pre Model 8) in 30-30 Remington.
    One is 1908 and the other 1911.

    The cartridge is actually 30WCF but when Marlin and others made rifles in that caliber they did NOT want to print 30 WINCHESTER on their rifles so they described it the old way of caliber and powder charge (30 caliber bullet and 30 grains of smokeless powder) the term 'stuck'.

    Technically there are TWO 30-30s (30-30 Winchester and 30-30 Remington)
    The early Remingtons are stamped 30-30 Rem but Winchester sued for Trademark infringement on the term 30-30, so Remington changed it to 30 REM and called the Autoloading Repeating Rifles model 8 instead. (I have the early ones marked 30-30 REM but NOT marked model 8)

    I also have a Remington Model 14 in 30 REM (1933)
     
  8. MetalCutter

    MetalCutter Life is too short for cheap cigars! TGT Supporter

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    Does a pistol count? My first 30-30 was a 14" Contender with a 1-1/2 power scope mounted on it. With spire point bullets it would group right at 1-1/2" at 100 yards off of sand bags. Still got it and found a big brother Marlin 336 for it a few years back just 'cause.
     
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  9. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    A gun collection w/o a Winchester or Marlin 30/30......... is no collection at all..........
     
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  10. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

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    My dad's Marlin 336 manufactured in 1971

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    Like an idiot, I added the rail ... but have since come to my senses.
     


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