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    30AS Help

    I have a lead on a lightly used 30AS from 1989 but i'm not familiar with this model, other than it being a budget model. Birch stocks I know, but what other differences are there?
    Appreciate any pics you can share. cheers.

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    End cap replaces the rear barrel band and the iron sights are dovetailed into the barrel--those are the other main differences. My Model 30 configuration Marlins shoot better than my Regular Carbines. Here is a pic of my Westpoint Model 33--basically a store brand Marlin that is a clone of the Model 30AS except that its clothed in walnut and has a brass saddle ring.
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    Yes, Ret Eng nailed it. I own 2 Marlin 30AS’s and they are great shooters.
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    I have a 1989 30AS. Just what they said already.

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    That could be its twin Skooter. thanks.
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    I have a 30AS made in 1993. The most accurate factory ammo was the Federal 150 grain soft point. Since California has gone non-leaded my current most accurate load is a 150 grain Maker Rex bullet using H322.
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    There's one of these on an estate sale auction tomorrow and now I'm being tempted.
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    My first 30/30 was a 30AS. The forearm birch wood was a bit thick, color not bad. fit and finish was good. It had about a box of shells fired thru it when I bought it. Cross bolt safety, working the lever with a bit of oil in the evenings, it smoothed up really smooth and slick. Was very accurate with Speer 170's and a mid dose of H335. BL-C2 and RL-15 werent bad either. Was a very good 30/30. Now another memory.
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