Originally Posted by RT2506
Yes HunterBob in close quarters the old 30-30 is a good one. Was what I killed my first deer with in the Mountains of TN. Where I hunt in NC it is so thick that you really can't hunt in the wooded swampy part. It is all old clear cut and has grown up into jungle. We have fields around the jungle and paths and one old logging road through the jungle. So you get shots anywhere from on top of you to hundreds of yards away. My main deer dropper is a 25-06. With the 117 Sierra at 3000 fps with a 3" high zero at 100 yards it is hold in the center of the front shoulder out to 350 yards and it is BANG FLOP 99% of the time.
yup I know , I got a similar situation where I am. The Area got logged that I hunt , 2 years ago.... like a jungle and of course snakes everywhere. Mostly I stick to trails and there are a few places you can ease into. I got the Savage 308, and its My Rifle
for sure. My custom 270 got passed down to my Son , too heavy with a Douglas barrel, for me. I used to be able to carry it all day. LOL