The 30-30 does it again

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The 30-30 does it again

#1 Post by OldWin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning. Shot it with my old Trapper Marlin. Last deer I shot with it was in 1994. I did mount a 2.5x Leupold on it a couple years ago. Helps with "old eye syndrome". :D
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"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#2 Post by wolfdog » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 pm

Nice!

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#3 Post by harry » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 pm

Congrats, looks tasty
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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#4 Post by rossim92 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:14 pm

i have a marlin 336w. Its not as smooth as my winchester 44-40 but love it just the same
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#5 Post by Old Savage » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 pm

Nice rig, nice buck!
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#6 Post by Old No7 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm

OldWin wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning.
Nice one! I'll get out again tomorrow to see if I can score...

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#7 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Hey hey alright Jay! Good looking buck! Ya cant ask for a better cartridge to put meat in the freezer!
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#8 Post by FLINT » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm

congrats, that's an awesome buck!

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#9 Post by OldWin » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:24 pm

Thanks guys!
I don't know why I grabbed the old Marlin this morning. I usually prefer Winchesters.
This particular Marlin is a first year 336. I cut it to 16" and installed a Winchester 94 saddle ring many years ago. Built one for my dad from 1950 at the same time. They've been good shooters.
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#10 Post by ollogger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:46 pm

That is a nice heavy buck for sure! have a 94 trapper & put a scope on it also, so far its plastered steel & paper


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#11 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Works for me ! Congratulations !!!!!!
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#12 Post by draperjojo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:28 pm

Nice buck and hunting rig!

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#13 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:56 pm

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#14 Post by piller » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:47 am

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#15 Post by Nath » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:32 am

Good for you brother 8)

Good old 30wcf 8)

Which ammo/load?

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#16 Post by Rusty » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:19 am

Nice piece of meat you got there, congratulations.
I'd never sell the .30-30 short. Not long ago I watched a video done by Richard Mann. He was telling of his respect for te reduced power loads for the .308 Win. He feels like you can take anything in North America with it. To me a reduced .308 and a standard .30-30 are pretty much 2 peas from the same pod.
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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#17 Post by OldWin » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:50 am

Thanks again everyone.
Hadn't shot a deer in the morning since 1995. I've missed it. I hate dealing with getting them out in the dark. My stand is way in one corner of out lot. Wouldn't have been fun.
Out here with my dad this morning. It's a balmy 12 degrees. :shock:
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Good for you brother 8)

Good old 30wcf 8)

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#18 Post by Pitchy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:06 am

Congrats buddy, heck of a deer ya got there. 8) :)
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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#19 Post by OldWin » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:35 am

Thank you old buddy.
Really hope my dad gets one. They all count for him now.
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#20 Post by Nath » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:08 am

Same here, well, I did buy 20rds once but that was it.

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#21 Post by wm » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:57 am

Very Nice!

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#22 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:59 am

That really is a fine buck. I am the same way -- never harvested anything with factory loads.
Killed my first buck with a 336 that Dad ordered for me through the mail from Herter's. Handload was 3031 under a Sierra 150 -- when Sierra was still in California.

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#23 Post by RIHMFIRE » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:33 am

Nice, congrats on a great deer....
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#24 Post by Pete44ru » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:30 am

OldWin wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Smacked this 216lb 8 pointer this morning. Shot it with my old Trapper Marlin. Last deer I shot with it was in 1994

Looks like you need to take that rifle out a little more often...…… ;)

Congrats - nice buck, there. :)


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#25 Post by Sixgun Sr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:42 pm

Jay....congratulations! Good good ole 30-30 will keep you eating good this winter.

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#26 Post by OldWin » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:24 pm

Thanks fellas.

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Oh, I've bought lots of loaded ammo...... just never shot game with it. :D


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No, no deer skin coat for me. I'm stickin with buffalo. It just seems to work for me. :D
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#27 Post by stretch » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:08 pm

Nice shootin'!

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#28 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm

Great to see a fine deer taken with a good old 30/30 congratulations.... :D
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#29 Post by OldWin » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:13 am

Thanks Stretch and GK.
The old 30-30 is one of the most balanced rifle cartridges ever devised IMO.
He was quartering towards me about 30 degrees to his right. I was in a stand about 20ft up. I put the slug a little high and tight behind the left shoulder. It definitely pushed him back and right but didn't knock him down. He stumbled off about 60yds and went down. Not one drop of blood either. Never got this result with a 30-30.
All my others have been a solid DRT, but most old timers I talk to up here have most stumble about 50 yards or so.
I'm always fascinated by a deer's reaction to a hard hit.
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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#30 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:37 am

I'm always amazed at how an animal can take a hit. I've seen deer hit by cars that hit the ground running, sadly they die most of the time, others that take a hunk of lead and go go go. I remember shooting a buck many years ago , 12 ga slug broadside through the lungs and that deer went more than 200 yards! Others hit close with buckshot drop DRT. That's why if given the chance I take the head shot!
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#31 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 am

Way cool!

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#32 Post by HillbillyGadget » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:03 pm

Nice job!

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Re: The 30-30 does it again

#33 Post by OldWin » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:45 pm

Thanks JB and Hillbilly.
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

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