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    Sidewinder
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    Bout the same for me. Just got tired of getting pounded, when I never shot farther than 150yds at a deer anyway. Now I get razzed at the hunt club for hunting with an antique caliber. Lol. Its been working for a hundred years, and I dont see why it wont work this year as well.
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    Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Glad you came to your senses (just kidding) John
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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

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    The venerable, the proven, the all around great 30-30. Great choice. Welcome back and welcome to MO from Houston, Texas

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    Sounds like you got a good one congrats on your purchase my friend!!!


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    Welcome to MO form Columbus, OH!

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    I'm not sure I ever left. Just LH & eccentric, I guess. But I did switch from Win. and get a Marlin when my eyes needed a scope. Glad I did, and figure you are too. Welcome from another Texan. Tom in Houston.
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    The .30-30 is a good place to be. I've got a few rifle cartridges I keep coming back to, the .30-30 is one.

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    Welcome from another Upstate NY 30-30 fan. Come back often, and please tell us how your new rifle works during this deer season!

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    Any 30-30 or 35 Rem will prove over and over again that it is just the right medicine, for 90% of American's hunting needs and styles on medium sized game, in typical woods terrain and at distances where most folks harvest their game. Magnums and many bolt guns are ideal for much longer ranges in open terrain, but they are just that, specialty guns for certain specific hunting styles and environments. I have some long distance varmint bolt guns with heavy bull barrels, in small, fast calibers, to snipe coyotes off a gut pile from a long way off and such. But I take a medium bore lever gun in the brush for deer and small to medium hogs, and a big bore lever gun in the brush for big hogs.

    To me there's a big difference between sniping off the crest of a hill down over a long open plain with a high-power flat-shooting long range gun, and hunting an animal down in the woods, getting right up on it to take it down quickly and humanely with a medium-power rifle that harvests game effectively with minimal meat damage and low recoil. Two totally different skill sets. You don't show up to a drag race with a ten speed, and you don't open a wine bottle with a sledge hammer. Horses for courses. It's fine to fall in love with that brutally powerful 300 win mag, but you don't need to drag its 12 lb heft with a long range scope, in the tight woods to blast bambi at 45 yards.

    Hunting rifles are tools. The various calibers are not one-size-fits-all. The medium-bore lever gun is so vastly popular because it is inordinately effective and is usually just the right tool for the job. You can't fix what ain't broke.


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