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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

    72 vote(s)
  2. Hell yes. And I am under 40.

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

    15 vote(s)
  1. kbaxter60

    kbaxter60 Hill Country State of Mind

    Jan 23, 2019
    Pipe Creek
    My dad gave me his Model 94 and I treasure it. I will never part with it. He let me me shoot it as a teen and I was a hot-shot dove and quail hunter with a new 12-gauge. I remember thinking "this thing is not gonna kick like my shotgun." Well, I was somewhat surprised. A steel butt plate is not all that forgiving, so "whoa!".

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  2. sanspeu1r

    sanspeu1r New Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Filer, Idaho
    When I was 11 my parents gave me for Christmas a Savage bolt action 30-30 that I still have. I have it bedded but it is still not as accurate as my 308, or even my AK. From then till I left for college harvested deer every year with it. Thinking about a Marlin because I have lots of unshot ammo factory and reloads.

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  3. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

    May 4, 2017
    I have 2 Marlin 336's in the safe that were the FIL's.
    My MIL gave them to me when he passed back in 2005.
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  4. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    There are some good stories in this thread. I have a Win 94, born in 1967. When I was about 10, I watched my 15 yr old cousin shooting a 30-30; while ignoring what I was sure was an awful recoil & hitting the 50 yard target (open sights) - AND SHE WAS A GIRL! Her levering that hull out looked pretty cool. That's when I knew I wanted one (a rifle, not a girl).
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  5. Glenn B

    Glenn B Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    I've got one I picked up at an auction in Geneva, NY. It's a Marlin 1936 aka Marlin 36, second variation with B prefix. I rarely shoot it because I don't want to take it out to often and chance messing it up. The photos do not do the case color any justice.

    Marlin 1936 Receiver left.jpg Marlin 1936 receiver right.jpg Marlin 1936 Top Tang.jpg Marlin model 1936 top of receiver.jpg Marlin Model 1936 left side.jpg Marlin Model 1936 right side.jpg

    From this poll so far, they seem more popular with us older geezers and ot so much so with the youngsters. But as they used to say, life begins at 40, so they have time to come around.
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  6. cvgunman

    cvgunman Active Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Mckinney TX
    I feel like an outsider as everyone has Winchester or Marlin. I have a Henry Big Boy, brass receiver and octagon barrel. Safe queen...haven't had a need to shoot it.
  7. Glenn B

    Glenn B Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Sep 5, 2019
    Texarkana Area
    Henry makes some fine guns, I've got a Henry Lever in 22WMR.
  8. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

    Jan 15, 2012
    Sir ... that firearm is stunning. What a beautiful gun.
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  9. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

    Mar 17, 2008
    Houston, TX.
    I have a Winchester model 94AE. My longest shot at my deer stand is 110 yds. Use to hunt with Remington 270(20+ yrs.), until I banged the scope the night before a deer hunt. Hand to used my 30-30. Killed a nice buck the next day. I've been hunting with the 30-30 for the past 10 years. So light and easy to swing inside the stand. Just my $.02.
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  10. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

    May 4, 2017
    Ive got a golden boy in .22 wmr.
    Ive only shot 1 box out of it when i first got it. Haven't shot it since...been a safe queen.

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