Do people still deer hunt with 30/30s

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  1. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    So I went out for my first day of deer hunting. and at 8 am, shot my first buck! nice whitetail... and with my 30/30, he ran maybe 15 yards before dropping. I love the 30/30 I personally feel it is the perfect deer caliber. I hunted Iron sites as well. which worked out alright because the buck was 50 yards away. maybe.
    It was awesome
     
  2. Split Bamboo

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    Very cool, congrats!
     
  3. Guy Gregory

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    congratulations on a safe, ethical, and successful hunt. You'll savor every bite.
     
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    Good gun....good job! Although outclassed ballistically by many modern calibers, the 30-30 is a great gun....my first three deer were taken with a 30-30....and that was about 55 years ago. Good to know it still works! :thumb:

    What brand did you get, Winchester or Marlin?

    Jc
     
  5. Gary C. Brown

    Gary C. Brown Les Paul Lover

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    I will be using one next weekend on the late hunt. It is a second generation Model 94 that was my Dad's, he purchased it in 1968 and this was his first buck with it in 1969, I was 11 or 12 in the picture. Still shoots the lights out at 100+ yards.
     

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