Range time this morning.

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Range time this morning.

#1 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm

I bought a set of Lyman sights for the Marlin/ Glenfield Model 30 and finally had a chance to put them on the .30-30 over the weekend. The Lyman 66 and a globe front really made this little carbine fun to shoot. Still working on making up a perfect cast load, started with a 180 Gr. LFPGC over 18 Gr. of IMR 4198 that shoots well from my '50s vintage Model '94. Shooting at 50 yds the first five round group was an 1 1/8". The groups opened up from there a bit but I think it was me. I was rushing it because I had a lot to do today. I moved up to the 25 yd line and ran some different loads through the S&W TRR8. I really like shooting that thing. I'd bought a factory box of Hornady 125 gr XTPs. The fireball alone would be deadly! Holy cow!

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I've had a bunch of .30-30s through my hands over the years, but I have to say the Glenfield is the smoothest, most accurate 30WCF I've ever had.

Get out there and shoot something! Winter is coming!! :D

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#2 Post by RIHMFIRE » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 pm

excellent shooting with iron peep sights!
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#3 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:45 pm

Cool. Meatmaker for sure....!
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#4 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:37 pm

30A are sweet little guns especially with a steel Peep on it. Todd
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#5 Post by Sixgun » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:55 pm

2ndovc wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 pm


Get out there and shoot something! Winter is coming!! :D
There's a lot of things I'd like to shoot but I don't think they would taste good.. :D

Yea Jason, the economy priced guns...when an identical gun is available in a deluxe model etc..... seem to be the best shooters..for real...I've noticed that over the years. I think it's because that when we shoot those guns, we just shoot em and don't worry about scratching the wood or damaging the $1,000 scope.

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#6 Post by 2ndovc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 am

I definitely wanted to stay a little longer but had to meet my concrete guy to go over plans for the garage floor. So all was not wasted. 8)

Todd, it's a Model 30, not a 30A. The 30A had a full magazine and pressed checkering, if I remember correctly. :D

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#7 Post by .45colt » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 am

I have a beat to death model 30, made in 1969 . if I told a shooter to close their eyes, handed them the rifle and work the lever they would think it was some kind of one off custom gun. action runs like a sewing machine. shoots just like Yours. just not as purty. :D

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#8 Post by Pitchy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:45 am

Good shootin Jason 8)
Winter got here last night a few inches on the ground this morning, to early as the leaves haven`t even all fallen yet which we need to rake up and cover the septic line with. :roll:
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#9 Post by 2ndovc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:14 pm

I bet, our temps dropped about 20 degrees from yesterday. Still in the 50s though, so it's not too bad. I hope it warms back up a bit, I've got some more shooting to do. :D The front sight on the new Marlin CST is too tall, it shoots several inches low, So I either have to file the front sight, which I really don't want to do, or order a shorter front sight from XS if they even have them. Heading there next.

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#10 Post by COSteve » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Those Lyman Globe 17A front sights are sweet. I use one on my Rossi rifle for 300yd shooting. However, the inserts that come with the 17A leave a lot to be desired as they are rather thick and crudely made. Take a look at a set of Lee Shaver inserts. They are significantly more refined and precise and fit perfectly. Buffalo Arms and Lee Shaver sell them for $25. Be sure and get the set for teh Lyman model 17A globe.

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#11 Post by 2ndovc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm

Thanks Steve, I'll get a set. I like the one, second to the left in the bottom row.

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#12 Post by 3leggedturtle » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:30 pm

2ndovc wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:24 am

Todd, it's a Model 30, not a 30A. The 30A had a full magazine and pressed checkering, if I remember correctly. :D

jb 8)
Jason you are correct. I think faster, than I can type. I had a 30A and neglected to mention that. Todd
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