Re: 14" 30-30 contender barrel
I can tell you my 15" .444 Marlin barrel will jump all over you if you don't know how to control it. I let my brother take her for a spin shooting some HOT 300 grainers and after the second shot, he set the gun down, eyes wide and said, "Yep! That's enough for me!" To this day, he won't shoot it again. I never did find the 30-30 very punishing, even when I first shot one at age 14. I have always been around a lot of handgun shooters and did quite a lot myself so I guess I already knew what to expect? The BIG thing with big bores and high pressure rifle rounds in hand guns is you have to HOLD ON but still allow the gun to recoil or you're gonna get hurt.
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