- Dec 12, 2022
7-08 for me .You can hunt deer to elk with it and recoil is mild with a break or a can.Barns ttsx or hammer bullets make for dead critters.
I just picked up one of the old savage bolt 30-30 for my kids. I used one years ago on a moose hunt and was impressed how compact they were. My plan is to shorten stock and slim down wrist area as much as I can. No value to rifle so I’m going to have fun with it.I got my son an NEF 30-30 single shot when he was 10. He took his Hunter Ed class earlier that week and finished up on Wednesday night. Thursday he shot his rifle and Friday he killed his first deer. 28 years later (a couple of weeks ago), his youngest daughter (10 years old) killed her first deer with the same rifle. Making memories with the trusty old 30-30!