30-30 rifle thoughts, reviews

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  1. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Elite Refuge Member

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    I think it's VA, Sc, Nc, and Ga actually.

    I was really just giving you a hard time. I'm out of the deer dog area, I'm in bear dog country. They taste like crap once full of adrenaline from the dogs as well.

    I still prefer a rifle for deer, I like having one projectile and knowing exactly where it's going. But plated buckshot is hard to beat inside of 50 yards, except all the bloodshot meat.
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    I think the OP wants to shoot a 30/30. No reason he shouldn't.
     
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    Even if a 20ga slug does have more energy dont need all that much to kill a deer... I'd rather shoot a .30-30 than a slug gun hell of a lot cheaper on ammo and slug guns are ammo picky and gotta be cleaned after so many shots I have a savage 220 slug gun super accurate but for $14 for a box of 5 slugs is ridiculous when a box of 20 .30-30 can be bought for $15-$18 a box
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I didn't take it as you giving me a hard time and didn't intend my response to come across as such, I thought we were just making conversation.
     
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    Lot more folks are choosing a 20 gauge for slugs, than years past. I didn’t see where you specified, 12 gauge.
     
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    I too, have killed alot of deer with a .243. Most them have came from them Excessively eating my soybeans during summer months. By law I’m allowed to eradicate as many as I want, so it’s been like a prairie dog shoot in years past. It works good on small to average size deer but if your wanting to drop very large body bucks, you may have to track, sometimes. .243 works but others work much better.
     
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    If a guy wants to shoot a slug then that’s fine. If the state in which he intends to hunt, requires him to use one,....well, my conservative thoughts would be best viewed on the PAF.
     
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    I’m not opposed to killing spotted deer, if you need some help.
     
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    Are you allowed to shoot bucks under a damage permit?

    We can't. Pretty hefty fine if you do.
     

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