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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026008
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I have an older Marlin 336.Its my go to deer rifle.I would get the Marlin over the Wichester if you think you will ever want a scope on the gun.Winchester has top eject,,that is not scope friendly,,Marlin has side eject.I had killed dozens of deer with the iron sights on my gun,,and at the time,,figured there would never be a need for a scope on it.Well,,fourty years later my eyes aint what they used to be,,and my Marlin has a Leupold scope on top of her now.Get an older model if you can,,because when Remington started making them,,the quality and finish went way down in my opinion.


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Providence Farm] #7026011
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm


And is the only one designed so it can shoot pointy aerodynamic bullets. Personally that's why I would get a different cal in a 99 and a marlin if I wanted a 30 30 or 35 rem.


Not so fast there. The 95 Winchester has a box mag and handles spitzers.

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026018
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Also the Winchester 88 and BLR.

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026055
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Marlin 36 or 336 is what my dad said because you wouldn't need a side mount scope.

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026058
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Yes, it will be a lever gun. Just never handled Marlin or Henry.

I had 3 Savage Model 99 in 250/3000, gave one to my son and sold the other two before moving earlier this year. We cant use rifles for deer here in Illinois but neighboring states I can so now wished I had kept one of the 250s for myself, oh well.

Had one of the 250s with a peep, two with scopes. Guess Id prefer to have a peep on the 30-30. Hard to find them for the Savage 99. Is it easier to find/mount peeps on the Marlin or Henry?

Why has no one mentioned the Henry? Do they not make them in 30-30?

Thanks guys and saying Hi to Steve and Jaime!


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026067
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Pre safety Marlin but new enough to be drilled and tapped in case you want to do an optic or receiver mounted peep sight. Skinner sights from Montana makes a great receiver mounted peep sight
I like Savage 99's also but prefer the 250-3000.
If you are into unusual calibers you might consider a 99 Savage in the 303 Savage round. It's ballistics' are real similar to a 30-30. Ammo and brass is available from several sources. I get mine from Graff and sons from Mexico Missouri. Last time I looked at Gunbroker.com there were some real nice old 99's at reasonable prices.
I really enjoy having older non traditional calibers from the past.

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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026073
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Kelly, Henry makes several fine rifles chambered in 30-30. I have sold lots of Henry's thru my shop in the last 15 years. Skinner make's a full line of very quality peep sights for most Henry rifles also. You can't go wrong with a good ole American made Henry.

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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026088
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Pre 64 ...Winchester model 94....30-30....they dont make them like they use too


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026103
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Take the stock off a Savage 99 so you can see the internal parts of the action and you will see why so many people love them. They are built like tanks yet extremely simple. One of the best lever guns imo. Although they were chambered in 30-30, the 300 savage is the way to go with the 99s......unless you are lucky enough to find one in 358 or 7mm-08 that is.

So my pick for a lever action 30-30 is the Winchester 94 hands down. They were a favourite with the Cree Indians I grew up with. Ive seen some incredible shots made with those beat up old guns. One time I watched an old fellow that worked for my dad on our ranch drop a grizzly bear with one shot at 300 yards. The bear was facing us and he hit it right in the centre of the chest. I dont think those old Indians ever cleaned their guns, yet they always worked. I remember one Christmas my dad bought the old guy that worked for him a brand new Parker & Hale 30/06. Didnt impress the fellow at all and he continued to use the Winchester until the day he died. The Marlins were not as popular as they were prone to ejection problems in the cold.


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026160
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Originally Posted by Kelly
Yes, it will be a lever gun. Just never handled Marlin or Henry.

I had 3 Savage Model 99 in 250/3000, gave one to my son and sold the other two before moving earlier this year. We cant use rifles for deer here in Illinois but neighboring states I can so now wished I had kept one of the 250s for myself, oh well.

Had one of the 250s with a peep, two with scopes. Guess Id prefer to have a peep on the 30-30. Hard to find them for the Savage 99. Is it easier to find/mount peeps on the Marlin or Henry?

Why has no one mentioned the Henry? Do they not make them in 30-30?

Thanks guys and saying Hi to Steve and Jaime!


My boy has a Henry in .44 mag. He's killed 3 deer with it and we're very happy with it. They are certainly worth taking a look at. His has the big lever so its very nice looking as well. He has a Leupold scope on it but you can get peep sights for it. They sell 30-30's as well as .38-55 Win. that would be legal under Iowa's new regulations for deer. Stupid they don't allow .30-30 or .35 Rem. but allow .500 Nitro Express!

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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026161
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I was just given a older 94 Winchester and just looked on Midway for ammo, All 30-30 is sold out. Looks like some federal coming soon.

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: warrior] #7026169
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by Providence Farm


And is the only one designed so it can shoot pointy aerodynamic bullets. Personally that's why I would get a different cal in a 99 and a marlin if I wanted a 30 30 or 35 rem.


Not so fast there. The 95 Winchester has a box mag and handles spitzers.


Out of the 3 that were listed.

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: PineDoggin] #7026208
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Originally Posted by PineDoggin
I was just given a older 94 Winchester and just looked on Midway for ammo, All 30-30 is sold out. Looks like some federal coming soon.


online ammo is sold out there is a little hunting caliber ammo in small stores , check around local bait shops , hardware stores and small places that would carry a little ammo


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026210
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You moved to Illinois?

Kicking and screaming I hope

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026220
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Still the Best !


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026321
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Marlin hands down for me. Parts everywhere, not that you'll need them, and scoping options. Stainless also an option. If your not in a hurry, Ruger bought Marlin recently, so rumor is they may come out with some of the older calibers.


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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026325
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My brother got a "remlin" 336 and was very disappointed. I know lots of guys who had pre Remington takeover ones that are nice though. Personally I'd go for a Winchester. pre 64

Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Steven 49er] #7026359
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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
You moved to Illinois?

Kicking and screaming I hope


Yes, but was outvoted! smile We are not missing the weather you all are having up north, tho.


Enjoy Mother Nature's Glory, everyday!

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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026360
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Am actually farther from Chicago now than before the move, but not by much. Less than an hour to KY, IN, MO AR and a couple hours to TN.


Enjoy Mother Nature's Glory, everyday!

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Re: 30-30, which one to buy [Re: Kelly] #7026401
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So my pick for a lever action 30-30 is the Winchester 94 hands down. They were a favourite with the Cree Indians I grew up with. Ive seen some incredible shots made with those beat up old guns. One time I watched an old fellow that worked for my dad on our ranch drop a grizzly bear with one shot at 300 yards. The bear was facing us and he hit it right in the centre of the chest. I dont think those old Indians ever cleaned their guns, yet they always worked.

I need more of these stories

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