30-30 lever gun shooting 1/2"????

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  1. meta

    meta Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    From a non-gun related site, someone is saying they have an old winchester lever action 30-30 that shoots 1/2" groups at 100 yards consistently. He says that it was given to him by his father and that he has shot it for 20 years. He says that he is unsure if any work has been done to the gun, but his dad did some gunsmithing on occasion. I have NEVER seen a lever action 30-30 that will do anything close to 1/2 inch at 100 yards. I called the guys BS and started an argument.....yeah, I know, kinda futile on the internet. Anyone think its remotely possible?
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2003
    Just because you haven't seen it or done it, doesnt mean its not possible. For you to call BS is a childish act in my eyes. I am only 18 now, but I use to get a lot of crap over on shooters.com when I was 17 and spent most my time there. I had guys callin BS on me half the time for shooting 400-600 yards on game animals. Saying I was far to young and didnt have the experience, blah blah blah. All I did was share my information and knowledge that I had from my own experiences and guys was gettin *Rule 4 Violation*y and saying what I was doing wasn't *Rule 1 Violation*al and I was full of crap and couldn't shoot that good and just making smart *Rule 4 Violation* remarks in general towards me. Now to the original post. I know enough about guns and what not to know a lever action 30-30 is NOT suppose to shoot 1/2" groups regularly at 100 yards, but if the guy is saying it does then why not believe him? I highly doubt he has anything better to do then get on the internet and make up BS stories to tell. Then again I could be wrong.
  3. Elwood

    Elwood Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    I'm gonna call BS, too. I really do not see a lever-action firearm producing that kind of a group at 100 with any kind of relaibility...

    I highly doubt he has anything better to do then get on the internet and make up BS stories to tell.

    You may have led a bit of a sheltered internet life. [​IMG]

    I'm 19 myself, but somehow I managed to avoid crap thrown at me, for the most part. I guess it is because I post mostly great message boards, like this one.
  4. prairiebomber

    prairiebomber Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    I would have to say my brothers 1899 savage 30-30 will shoot1/2 groups if tightened in a vice with 150gr federals. He was shooting with me while doing ballistic test's for my 30-378 and was hitting a javex bottle offhand at 623 yards 6-10 shots hit. ( like Quigley down under). I would say B.S. But I was there and still shocked,because he can't hit S*#T with his long range deer rifle.
  5. Brian Rybicky

    Brian Rybicky Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    I can honestly say that my 30/30 will do 1/2 groups at 25 yards [​IMG]
  6. MAX

    MAX Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2001
    I have a factory Mod 94 Trapper that is good for sub 1" groups at 50 yards which is where it is sighted. Only modification is a Williams receiver sight. It does this with fair consistancy and mediocre ammo. Methinks that WITH WORK they are capable of that perhaps, but NOT with iron sights. I did shoot a 3 shot cloverleaf one day and said "I'll never do that again. So far, I'm right. [​IMG]
  7. Jake in NC

    Jake in NC Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2002
    .. If ya REALLY wanna hear some BS, try placing a target from one of your best shooting rifles next to it on a table at a gunshow.. The infamous "1/2 inch thutty-thutty" and all sorts of other "one holers" will come out of the wood work.. The best I've heard was from a pal who had an "ex-SEAL buddy" who could "keep'em under a quarter all day long" at 300 yards with an AK..!! And would not back off.. I just quit talkin' with the *Rule 4 Violation* fool..
    .. The latest entry into the total BS dept was a guy down at rabbit hunting camp claiming his brother could shoot a perfect circle at 100 yards with his "thutty-thutty".. From the HIP..!!! (shhhesh.. And they ask me why I drink,?) d:^) JiNC
  8. p dog shooter

    p dog shooter Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
    That like the guy I knew said the only rifle he takes out west was his Marlin 30-30 because he has no trouble hitting deer with it's open sites at 500 yards.

    Never could get him to the range to prove it.

    Yes you might find one to do it once in awhile. All the time I dought it.
  9. giverguns

    giverguns Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    I have a 94 in 30 30 I think the guy is full of something. The best i have ever done with my 94 is 1 in at 100 and not consistant either. Its a great deer gun tho.
  10. RBrowning

    RBrowning Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    ".. The latest entry into the total BS dept was a guy down at rabbit hunting camp claiming his brother could shoot a perfect circle at 100 yards with his "thutty-thutty".. From the HIP..!!! "

    Sounds like a sucker bet to me (I played the role of the sucker once). A guy bet me that he could draw a perfect circle by hand and have it be round within +/- .015". I being young and sure that this was impossible (sucker) took the bet. He proceeded to take a mechanical pencil, place the point on a piece of paper and spin it like a drill bit. The lead was .5mm (.020") and made a perfect .5mm circle.

    If the guy only shot one shot, he would produce a perfect circle. Where the circle ends up may be up for discussion though.