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35 Remington vs 30-30

What you carry ? And why ?

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I killed my first 7 deer with a .35 model 141 that my Pap gave me. I guess because of that, I've always just had a fondness for that caliber. I bought a lever .35 a couple years ago, and was amazed at how accurate it was. Unfortunately I had to part with it. I just bought another 2 months ago, and haven't had a chance to get it to the range yet. I'm hoping it shoots as good as the one I sold. I had a pump 30-30 many years ago that I bought for my wife. It was an adequate rifle, but I sold it when she stopped hunting. I don't know why, but I've just never cared for the 30-30.
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The 35cal is a great brush gun, more so than the 30-30. Both rifles have made their mark on Pa. whitetail
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I have taken deer with both and think either caliber is fine for PA woods deer hunting. From a purely practical standpoint 30-30 ammo is typically easy to find and cheaper than 35 rem, so that may be consideration. Either way pick one, add reliable optics and shoot until you have confidence and you'll be good to go.
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When I first recieved a driver's license at 16, a neighbor in is 80 s would have me drive him and my buddy groundhog hunting almost every day in the summer for several years. The old gentleman's deer rifle was a 141 in .35. He claimed to have killed 80 some deer with it. He belonged to a camp that was mostly drinkers and card players according to him. He would spend 2 wks filling tags. The day before buck season the camp held a shooting contest at 200 yds. This old fellow had some very accurate custom 22 250s but the only group he carried in his wallet was 5 shots in a 1.5 group shot over a stump with the 35. He also killed several bears with it.

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Still own my Marlin 336 in 35 cal since 1977.
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my .35 rem is a rem 141 with a receiver sight and it shoots a 200 gr RN bullet at close to 2100 fps(my reload) into three shot 1.5" or smaller groups at 100 yards.
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I got a 30-30 several years ago when I lived in Arkansas hunting pigs and wanted a brush gun. Shots tend to be less than 20 yds and in really thick cover. I considered the 35 Rem, but had the impression at the time that the 30-30 ammo would be easier to find. Although that was when all ammo seemed to be harder to find.
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After my first deer ( .410 pumpkin ball) My brother picked up a 35 rem for himself and handed down a 30-30 win to me. I took deer with the 30-30 for about 10 years until I handed it back down to my nephew. He took deer with it also.

I used many guns since than and enjoyed them.

When Pa opened bear season in the first week of rifle deer I set aside my favorite 22-250 for a 35 rem. Been doing that since and it has helped.


The thing is it seems to have come full cycle for me. Sort of anyway. I started using a .410 contender for small game, it has put the fun back in the hunt. So Naturally I picked up a few more contenders and barrels along the way. I have a 30-30 barrel that I am shooting and becoming confidant with and hope to use it to take a deer this year.

I also have a 35 rem barrel for the same contender but have not even fired a round down range from it yet.
I guess I like both calibers. Waugh!
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Love my old 35 remington.

Was my fathers. Never had a 30/30 don't need one.

The 35 is on the money and very easy to operate. The only precaution is there isn't a safety so you have to be extra extra careful when unloading.

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