Originally Posted by ga93sle
Originally Posted by Logan
Ummmm....getting within 100 yards of a deer is 100000x easier than 25...
I don't see why people stalk them down anyway. I was taught to sit in one place and wait for them to come to you.
Turns out that there'* more than one way to hunt, imagine that...
Anyway, back on topic, the .30-.30 MAY just be one of the most fun rifles to shoot IMO.
And I'll triple the warning to get to know your ability to hit things under 100 yds before looking any further with that cartridge. The .30-.30 cartridge
is the limiting factor here, not the age of the rifle.
There just isn't enough ft/lbs of energy left after about 150 yds to properly dispatch a deer-sized animal. Not that it can't
be done, for those that would argue or show examples, because it CAN be done. It'* just not accepted to take those chances of wounding, unless you are extremely experienced (in which case I can't imagine you would actually need to take such a long shot carrying this rifle).
Get out to the range on a sunny day and start to get to know this weapon. You won't be disappointed, I'm pretty sure.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
, Gutted Airbox w/K&N, drilled 180* t-stat, tint all around, clear corners w/SilverStars, "PONTIAC" light up tail, PEMs, NGK TR55s