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Thread: An enjoyable 6 shots

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    Thomas I have been rolling this around in my head since last summer when you and I were talking about it. Nearly bought an action a time or two, but about a month ago I was in a high end gunshop in Lexington KY, and on their beater rack, was a Savage 325 I think, bolt action 30/30 priced at $250. The blue was thin, and the stocks finish was cracking badly, but she worked smooth and when I dropped a light down the barrel, she was bright and shiny, showing very little if any use. I brought it home for $225 tax and all, and it shoots and works great. I am going to hot blue it here in a week or two and refinish the stock.

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    Sam, I had a Stevens bolt 30-30 a long time ago. It had trigger problems, and I found out that Savage changed trigger parts a few times on those rifles! I got it sorted out and put a Tasco pistol scope on it. Pseudo Scout. It shot ok, but was heavier than I like with the 30mm scope.
    I tried a Weaver side mount with a 4x Bushnell and I didn't like that either- I'm too used to low center mounted scopes, I guess.
    In reality, it was stocked for the iron sights and I should have put a reciever sight on it.
    I only hear good things about them- and I've got a line on a 340 in triple duece waiting to see if it's a bargain.
    We could get by with .308 Winchester bolt guns by loading to 30-30 levels but where's the sport in that???

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    I have always liked the look of that gun since you first posted pics of it way back when.

    Wish I could stumble across a 93/95 action just for this very purpose.
    My only 30-30 is in a Contender ad it is fun what little I have shot it.

    Any chrono data for that 25 gr. 3031 load?
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    TC, I don't have a chronograph any more so I'm just guessing 1500fps or so from my 22" barrel.. Lyman 45th shows a 173 gr Lyman cast bullet going 1780 fps from a 26" test barrel. My bullets weigh 180 grs.
    My friend has a Magnetospeed that I want to borrow for a day.

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    All done- shot two 3 shot groups, pulled a shot I think on the second group. I had two shots left so I exploded a half gallon jug of ice with one and missed a red wasp on the target backer" by that much!"-with the other.
    I'm going to give Varget a try next.

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    What a sweet shooting rig.

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    very nice work..... what happened to that ole weaver you used to have on there.. it was a cool match as well..
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    nice!!!!!!!
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    The K4 is on an AR 5.56 Dissipator waiting to be sighted in with 55gr sp. It's staying, Mark.
    Unless you're talking about the original K4-F with post reticle- like an idiot I sold that one.....and the two K6's that were on it. I've still got the K10- its on my 80% AR .223. I guess this gun, like my Tikka 22-250- makes a good test vehicle for scopes.

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    Last edited by Texas by God; 07-26-2021 at 09:55 PM.

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