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Old 12-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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I just got a 30/30 from my pop pop's will. Never hunted with it. I want to shoot ferral hogs in Texas. Whats the range this gun is good for? Any help is appreciated
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:43 PM
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With a good bullet, that old levergun will still put venison and wild pork chops on the table out to 150 or 175 yards with no problem. As with any rifle, shot placement is the key to a clean harvest.

Congratulations on having a true heirloom! Glad you're going to put it to use!

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:54 PM
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Thanks, I am told the leverloution round is very good.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:33 AM
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The longest shot with a 30/30 by Me was 100 yards;longest personally seen,was 125 yards.Both were drop dead there kills.I'm certain that the 30/30 will kill well enough at 175 yards.(another 50)
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:52 PM
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With the new gummy tipped bullets from hornady, the 30-30 has the paper ballistics to kill out to 300yds and several folks have done so. Let your practice and personal marksmanship be your guide and see what you can do.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:27 PM
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with a scope, I have shot 30-30's out to 200.....accurately to groups of 3".
It took several tries at handloads to get the desired effect. I could not get these results with remington or other factory ammo. The rifle was a Savage 340c bolt action 30-30, with an old redfield scope.

I do not even want to guess at the trajectory, or the velocity/energy there, tho a bit of math could figure that out.... MV was around 25-2700fps if I recall...

have not tried the Leverevolution yet, but there have been a few reviews by fella's here....
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:14 AM
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What is reall is interesting is a single shot in .30-30 with a high BC 150/165 gr bullet! It will surprised some people!
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What is reall is interesting is a single shot in .30-30 with a high BC 150/165 gr bullet! It will surprised some people!
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exactly,

The 340C was loaded with 168 grain nosler match bullets.


Also try Marshall's 160 grain 30 cals....they are truly accurate as they get!
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:52 AM
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To have more fun while hunting those hogs, don't be concerned how far you can shoot them, try to see how close you can shoot them! Trust me, Ive hunted them in Kerrville and parts of Hondo, and they are fun to track/stalk, and the 30-30 will work wonders on them. Try creek washes and muddy edges of ponds. Good luck!
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:03 AM
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Pops, I'd suggest sighting in about 2" high at 100 yards. This will be dead-on again at about 150 and a few inches low to 175 and so on.

That's plenty flat for hogs. Mostly they are shot at lesser distances. You are OK also if it's just sighted in exactly at 100 yards.

If you haven't hunted pigs before, don't shoot them behind the shoulder like a deer. It's mostly guts at that point. Try to break a shoulder, or neck shot. Scopes are suggested as the pigs often come out right at dark and it's hard to see blued sights on black pigs, after the sun goes down.

Good luck. You can't go wrong with any 170gr. soft point.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:49 PM
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yes, i resently owned a 336 C . and i killed a 7 point buck dead at 115(yd) so,ur 30/30 should be fine for killing hogs....

I do suggest the new hornady leverloution round, thats what i use if take my 30/30 in the woods. with that round u should drop a hog at around 175-200yd..
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I have shot 'Steel Rams" at 200 yards with no problem. I don't always hit them in the offhand position and with iron sights but it's fun.

My guns didn't like the Leverevolution ammo. I use Speer FP's and they work fine. Beyond the hype, Leverevolution does not seem to offer much.


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