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#3179345 - 02/28/13 02:29 PM Custom Question
4 Point

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 418
Loc: Loudon, TN, USA

First all, This is a serious question. I hunt with a 30-06., No problems. But when i started out, I used a Marlin 30-30 and Took my biggest Antlered Buck ever with it. I never felt comfortable with the grouping on a lever action, I know there are upgrades (Happy Trigger by WWG,etc.) I always wanted a Bolt action in 30-30 winchester and once bought a Stevens 325c, But the scope had to be side mounted and it had an unusal bedding system. I know some people have had rifles re-barrled for another caliber, and rechambered. If you were to get a bolt action rifle rechambered and rebarrled to 30-30 Winchester, What gun would you need to start with first? Sorry to bother anyone. Just looking to build a carry rifle and eventually pass it along to my daughters when their big enough to hunt with it. Thanks! Randy
#3179389 - 02/28/13 03:12 PM Re: Custom Question [Re: Right_Tackle74]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

The very best gun for you would be to find one of the old Remington 788 Bolt Actions in 30-30. It wasn't a very popular chambering but I imagine you could find one on if you looked long enough. I have a Savage 340 myself that is a bolt action 30-30 but since it doesn't have a solid top reciever, you have to use the side scope mounts similar to a lever actions.
#3179456 - 02/28/13 04:12 PM Re: Custom Question [Re: Hunter 257W]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

Here you go - this is the best possible route to a quality bolt action 30-30.

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