What is the best brand name .30-30 lever rifle to buy?

10/23/11 @ 3:48 PM
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davehicks88
davehicks88
USER since 1/25/11
Any of the 30/30's are good. It really depends on what features that you prefer. I am a Marlin fan when it comes to levers, but have a soft spot for used Savage 30/30 bolt rifles as well.

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12/3/11 @ 6:30 PM
uplander
uplander
USER since 10/6/09

good job there crazy, dont ever get rid of that gun, even someday you will get a new rifle, i stil use the ol lead lobber. my favorite gun besides the old 22 single that dad gave me when i was 11.

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12/3/11 @ 1:00 PM
CrazyOutdoorsman
CrazyOutdoorsman
USER since 8/4/11

Marlin. All the way. I just killed my first deer which is my avatar. It went right down. Didn't even have to track. Put a scope on it and your really ready. My scope is just a cheap one, but better then nothing.

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12/3/11 @ 8:25 AM
had.enough
had.enough
USER since 8/1/10

Rossi, hands down bset shooting gun made!

 

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12/2/11 @ 10:37 PM
BOWTECH CAPTAIN
BOWTECH CAPTAIN
USER since 9/6/10

 Marlin...

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12/1/11 @ 12:13 AM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
USER since 11/19/09

Well GTB how did that Marlin work out for ya ?  I've got my dads model 94 and just use it for plinkin'. It has taken a few deer but not in my hands. For a lever gun I use the .444 Marlin, it's heavy but still comes up fast and on target. Very smooth, the trigger is good after a little honing, for knock down you would have to see it. Just don't spend to much time at the range, it will create flinches.

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11/30/11 @ 12:22 PM
duck duck goose
duck duck goose
USER since 10/19/07

30-30 lever gun probably not the best first deer gun to choose from, personally Id look to a 7mm-08 or 308 bolt for a new gun owner. Way too many safety issues with a lever gun.

But if your hell bent for a lever gun stick with the Marlin brand.

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11/18/11 @ 2:18 PM
Carp King
Carp King
USER since 8/7/01
Marlin 336, but if you can get one in 35 Rem, that would be even better.

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11/3/11 @ 9:51 AM
SB XT
SB XT
USER since 8/22/09
I have a Marlin and had a Winchester...Ford vs Chevy. I kept the Marlin so I can put a scope on it. The newer Winchesters now eject at an angle, I'm pretty sure you can scope on top now. I didn't like the side mount.

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11/2/11 @ 5:30 PM
2bfishing
2bfishing
USER since 7/2/01
dont overlook the Rossi 92. i got mine in stainless for $400 (cabelas matched an online price + sale coupon). Shoots great out of the box. I little burnishing and now it is like smooth butter!

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10/31/11 @ 7:16 AM
land man
land man
USER since 9/12/06
down2erth-

That's what I like about the newer ones having the cross bolt safety. You engage the safety and then load or unload the gun and you keep it engaged while thumbing the hammer down to half cock. That way if your thumb slips or anything else, the gun cannot fire. They still are a little cumbersome to load and unload, so I got my kids a bolt action youth rifle rather than the Marlin 30-30.

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