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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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3030 bolt action

hey i just got a 3030 bolt action what do u guys suggest for different loads bullet wise and what the distance that gun can shoot comfortably?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:04 PM
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Sorry qm22 I have no exp with that type of rifle.
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post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:11 PM
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what is it? mossberg? savage? winchester? just always wanted one. neat little set up. i like the 150's but 170's are good as well. shoot different weights in different brands and find what the gun likes best.
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:29 PM
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Although I don't have a 30/30 any more, I would strongly recommend that you take a look at Hornady's new Leverevolution ammo for that caliber. It's supposed to increase range out to 300 yards with a lever gun, so with a bolt, it might be even better! Good luck!
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 09:37 PM
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With a 150 grain bullet my chart says to sight it in at 25yards. then the rest is as follows

+10 inches @50 yards
+2.75 inches @100 yards
+2.25 inches @ 150 yards
-.75 inches @ 200
-5 inches at 250

I am sure it is different depending on what rounds you use but this should give you a good idea.
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post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 10:59 PM
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qm22 you didn't say but is it scoped if not are you going to? Any time another gun is added to the colection its a good day!
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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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um it a winchester 30/30 i got a bolt and a marlin 30/30 no scope but both will get scopes but open sights for now i alson inherited from a old timer that used to hunt and double barrel 12 gauge shotgun one of the coolest guns ive shot and 2 pump acrtion 12 guages and a mossberg 22 that he got when he was 16 and now he well into his 60s so i thought it was pretty kewl and the 2 30/30 and from his as well so i got quite the selction started really looking forward to getting out there and shooting them off
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 05:19 AM
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is the marlin a lever action or bolt?Sounds like you and him were good friends thats quite a haul

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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 05:31 AM
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that Winchester and the side by side maybe worth more than you think. do some research. heck research all of them. you may want to keep them clean and locked up when not shooting them. old timer in his 60's?? how old are you? i wish guys would fill out their user profiles. it would make responding easier.
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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In Marlin Is A 30/30 Marlin Lever Action And I Looked Into The Double Barrel Shotgun On The Internet And They Are Going Any Where From 1500 To 14000 So Iam Gonna Hold On To That One For Sure And It Is Sure Fun To Shoot
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