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Old 10-15-2004, 09:53 AM
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The largest game killed with a 30 30?

which is the largest game you have downed with a 3030 or heard being killed by a 3030?
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Old 10-16-2004, 10:05 PM
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i bet verything has been killed by a 3030
Old 10-16-2004, 11:49 PM
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In Alaska in the early 1950's I've seen moose, black bear and one Brownie taken with Winchester and Marlin .30-30's. I also saw a huge Kenai moose taken with a single shot from an old museum piece and if IIRC was a .25-20. These were all taken by native hunters who used what ever they had.

BTW, they're good walrus guns, too, and some of those big, old "beachmasters" are well padded and huge.
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Old 10-17-2004, 09:31 AM
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Isn't a 30-30 what Teddy Roosevelt toted?

I though I read that somewhere, but could be mistaken.
Old 10-17-2004, 01:04 PM
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Yes, He took Many Animal's with that 30.30 he used.
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:09 PM
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I shot my first bull elk with a .30-30 along with 2 or 3 moose.

It will work if the shooter can hit where he aims and the ranges are kept modest, like under 75 yards.
Old 10-17-2004, 01:36 PM
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When I draw my cow elk tag here in Oregon I always use my old 30/30 with iron sights.
Old 10-17-2004, 09:33 PM
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i hear the 30-30 is a dying breed..... IM KIDDING! I saw one heck of a black bear, near 600 # in a check station a few years back, downed with a 3030
Old 10-18-2004, 08:19 AM
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danny pay,

The biggest thing that I ever read about was a Coastal Brown Grizzly, that a hunter got at about 15 ft. (I think, was realy close, is all that I remember).

I don't remember all of the facts from that article, but I think it was one of the largest ever taken on the record.

If I can find that article again in my library I'll reread and post an update.
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:29 AM
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Some time ago, I read the story of the last Grizzly bear killed in Idaho (before they came back). The bear was shot and wounded by a guy shooting, I believe, an '06.

A local boy then went after him into the brush with a 30/30 and killed him.

I think I might have passed on that opportunity. Dutch.
Old 10-18-2004, 12:32 PM
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A buddy of mine that is Helping me get into reloading & showing me the ropes is shooting a Wildcat load out of his 30.30. He does alot of Crop Damage Deer Kill's for the State. He is using 39.2 gr. of Win. Powder and a XTP Pistol bullet on top of it, Im not sure on the Grain of the XTP. I helped him load up a few hundred of them, and we then went to the Range. He is shooting them out to 200 yds. in a 1.5 in. group. I know he does all Headshot's on the Deer taken, Has been very very effective with it too.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:59 PM
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Back a few years when we didn't know any better, me and a friend took So. CO elk every year with either his Marlin 336 30-30 or my old .32 Win Spec. in a Win Mod. 64. Simpler times they were.......the words "ultra-magnum" hadn't even been dreamt about yet.
Old 10-18-2004, 05:34 PM
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Shot my first muledeer with a 30-30 when I was 14.
Old 12-03-2004, 06:56 AM
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my old model 94 30-30 would be the last gun of my collection i'd ever get rid of..
its my cedar swamp huntin buddy w/stock winchester 170 grain super x silvertips....
my largest is a big ol doe not much to brag about but she fed the family bless her sole...
Old 12-06-2004, 04:57 PM
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I've personally never killed anything with a 30-30 but I would imagine that in the day quite a few buffalo lost their lives to the 30-30 Winchester at close range
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