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This 1940s Winchester 30-30 belonged to my Dad. I love my SR9 and my Model 12 and my GP100 all for different reasons, but nostalgia aside, this thing is FUN FUN FUN to shoot! It makes a racket, too, it's funny because if people aren't familiar with them they look at it and it looks tiny, like a .22, then that 30-30 goes off and it will turn some heads, especially at an indoor range!

 

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Can't beat a 30-30 lever gun. I used to have one many moons ago. I should have kept it. :(
 

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great guns there.......
i'm not up to speed on the current 94------is it back in production by winchester/usra or is it still a dead horse?
 

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gunman42782 said:
Just traded for this one, made in 1958:



Looks great! Nice looking wood.
 

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My favorite lever gun is a Savage Model 99 (made in 1954 that) I inherited from my dad. The caliber is 250-3000 and last year I worked up a load for it with an 87 gr bullet that shoots to 5/8". I could never get decent groups until I read an article on it that said the rifle was designed around a lighter bullet so they could get to 3000 fps. Once I switched to 87 gr the groups tightened up nicely.

I used to own a 336 in 35 Rem but traded it away and kick myself about it every once in a while. Before that I bought a nice little Sears 30-30 that I had for a few years and used it for those wet days when the old scopes would fog. It was real small and light weight and I refinished the stock so it was pretty sharp looking but I didn't get squat for it when I traded it in.
 

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Iffin I get another levergun it will be in .44 Magnum :p







or maybe just get a 30-30 cuz you can never go wrong with the ol 30-30 :lol:
 

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Need to get me another one. I've let them all go over the years. Been wanting a Marlin .444 for no good reason. Man that 30-30 sure is nice for a '40s gun. Passed up a .35 Winny that I should have considered a bit more just recently. Guess I'm still looking for that great deal on a .45c----
WOW that Rossi looks sweet. How does it shoot tn gun runner?
 

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jimbo1096 said:
WOW that Rossi looks sweet. How does it shoot tn gun runner?
I made tang sight and I can hit a 12x12 steel target at 100 yds offhand 9 out 10 times
with the gun and it's has a super smooth action which I did . And I got my 1st buck in
tn with it


 
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I'm lookin' at a Marlin 1895 in 45/70. Haven't made-up my mind yet. Their guide-guns are a little on the light-weight side for me, so it won't be one of them :x .

I'll let ya know which way I go on this thing :) .

Jim
 

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You like the 35 better than the 30-30?
Yes .... It out class the 30-30 on elk and bear . Ammo is not easy to find like a 30-30 , but recoil is alot less that 45-70 and also a flater shooting also , and in a TC pistol a super hunting round . It will do everything the fancy calb in a TC pistol will do with factory ammo .


http://www.leverguns.com/articles/fryxe ... ington.htm
 
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