Now that was my dads first hunting rifle he is turning 78 years young next month. Now I consider my self a gun nut but honestly have no clue about a 32 special is it a good deer round ? How does it compare to 35 Remington 30-30 etc ?
I know they older guns can you mount a scope on one ? Is ammo available? Pros cons of gun ?
Thank you for the info just looking to surprise my dad beside my sons I only hunt with him.
With the newer powders available the .32 spc. is quite a bit better cartridge than the 30-30 if you hand load your own cartridges. Especially with a 170 grn. bullet. Factory ammo probably about the same or a little better than the 30-30, as mentioned above not enough that a deer will know the difference.
When my Dad came back from WWll he bought 2 guns. A Winchester Model 94 32 Special and a Stevens 16 gauge single shot. Only 2 guns he ever owned. He took several deer with it. I have shot a bear and several deer with it without any problems. His is in perfect shape. Don't alter it at all. It's a great gun.
My first deer rifle was a Winchester 32 special with the rabbit ear open sights. I never got to fire a round at a deer with that gun but I still shoot it every couple of years. One of these years I am going to carry it and kill a buck with it just to prove to myself that I could of. It shoots well and is a good caliber for deer.
I have a Marlin 336 in .32 caliber. It was made in 1951, same as me. I had it repaired last year, replaced broken firing pin and missing extractor spring.
I never gave much thought to using it in deer season but you've got me thinking.