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#5394054 - 11/02/14 02:30 PM 30-30 help!
ted.s Offline
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Registered: 11/01/14
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Hey guys, I'm looking at buying a Mossberg 646 SPX for $350. the dude says he put 100 rounds through it and he's the second owner. anyone have any experiences with this gun? what about using a 30-30 as a pig gun? i know a lot of guys like them for deer.

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#5394085 - 11/02/14 02:40 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
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I wouldn't pay that much for anything Mossberg.

I don't care for 3030 and I own one. I would much rather have something else. Yes it will kill a pig.

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#5394134 - 11/02/14 02:57 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
davvy Offline
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Registered: 10/30/14
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Mossberg wouldn't be my cup of tea.
30-30? There may be better options but I'm yet to see the pig it won't put in the freezer

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#5394274 - 11/02/14 04:22 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
ted.s Offline
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whats wrong with mossberg?

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#5394280 - 11/02/14 04:29 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
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nothing, its kinda like the Ford in the auto world banana
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#5394291 - 11/02/14 04:43 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
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The 646 is a good gun, a 30-30 will work fine out to about 200 yards for pig or deer. With Hornady lever ammo a 30-30 is totally differnt caliber. There have been more deer killed with a 30-30 then any other caliber. As to the mossberg haters I'm curiorus if you guys have even ever owned one ? I have several and they all go bang. My cheap truck gun which is a ATR shoot 1.25 inch groups with factory ammo, not bad for a $260 rifle. Granted I prefer my beretta over my mossberg shotgun but they are still great value guns. Not saying it is the case here but most of the time people hating on a certain gun have never owned that gun.


Edited by Haydend (11/02/14 05:00 PM)

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#5394294 - 11/02/14 04:46 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
WBYHunter Offline
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I've owned a Mossberg before and I won't do it again.
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#5394351 - 11/02/14 05:13 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
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They are cheap for a reason. The argument the 3030 has killed more deer than other is so redundant
I don't want any gun that can only shoot 200 yards with so so accuracy. If you have that money buy something that can do better and shoot better than 1.25" groups.

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#5394356 - 11/02/14 05:16 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: colt45]
fgdn Offline
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Originally Posted By: colt45
nothing, its kinda like the Ford in the auto world banana


dad burn it man, did you have to throw that in there. see, that just ain't right clap

back to subject

is it a 646 or a 464

either way a 30-30 will make a fine pig gun
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#5394380 - 11/02/14 05:27 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
They are cheap for a reason. The argument the 3030 has killed more deer than other is so redundant
I don't want any gun that can only shoot 200 yards with so so accuracy. If you have that money buy something that can do better and shoot better than 1.25" groups.


I doubt that it still holds true that the 30-30 has killed more deer than any other caliber

The 30-30 is a decent round out to about 125 yards. Your stretching it past that

I own one and like the gun more than the caliber. I won't shoot at a deer with it past 100 yards
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#5394523 - 11/02/14 06:54 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: Brother in-law]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
They are cheap for a reason. The argument the 3030 has killed more deer than other is so redundant
I don't want any gun that can only shoot 200 yards with so so accuracy. If you have that money buy something that can do better and shoot better than 1.25" groups.



Well ya you can get a more accurate rifle if you have the money your missing the point it's about value. Judging by his post I don't think he's wanting to spend $1200 for a custom 700 then another $2000 for a night force scope. I own firearms on both ends of the price scale and still think there are some good guns for a low cost.

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#5394531 - 11/02/14 06:57 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: txtrophy85]
TheOilman Offline
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Registered: 03/25/13
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
They are cheap for a reason. The argument the 3030 has killed more deer than other is so redundant
I don't want any gun that can only shoot 200 yards with so so accuracy. If you have that money buy something that can do better and shoot better than 1.25" groups.


I doubt that it still holds true that the 30-30 has killed more deer than any other caliber

The 30-30 is a decent round out to about 125 yards. Your stretching it past that

I own one and like the gun more than the caliber. I won't shoot at a deer with it past 100 yards



Have you tried hornadys leverloution ammo? It will give you some reassurance about stretching it out to 200 yards.

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#5394564 - 11/02/14 07:17 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: ted.s]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
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I won't hesitate to shoot a deer with my 30-30 out to 300 yards as long as I have my leverevolution in 140 grains. I spent a ton of time at the range with my gun and this ammo and I'm a believer.

I shot an old 7 two years ago from 300 yards and it made it 10 yards. Perfect double lung shot with very little holdover.

As soon as I empty that last box it will be a 200 yard gun again for me. Can't believe my favorite round was discontinued.

Lever evolution puts the ballistics right between that of a 30-06 and a 30-30.

Sure they may be better guns out there, but NOTHING wrong with the 30-30.

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#5394572 - 11/02/14 07:19 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: TheOilman]
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Originally Posted By: Haydend
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
They are cheap for a reason. The argument the 3030 has killed more deer than other is so redundant
I don't want any gun that can only shoot 200 yards with so so accuracy. If you have that money buy something that can do better and shoot better than 1.25" groups.


I doubt that it still holds true that the 30-30 has killed more deer than any other caliber

The 30-30 is a decent round out to about 125 yards. Your stretching it past that

I own one and like the gun more than the caliber. I won't shoot at a deer with it past 100 yards



Have you tried hornadys leverloution ammo? It will give you some reassurance about stretching it out to 200 yards.


I have not because I've had trouble finding them

I stick to the tried and true remmy 170 grain ice cream cones
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#5394603 - 11/02/14 07:34 PM Re: 30-30 help! [Re: sprigsss]
TheOilman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 191
Originally Posted By: sprigsss
I won't hesitate to shoot a deer with my 30-30 out to 300 yards as long as I have my leverevolution in 140 grains. I spent a ton of time at the range with my gun and this ammo and I'm a believer.

I shot an old 7 two years ago from 300 yards and it made it 10 yards. Perfect double lung shot with very little holdover.

As soon as I empty that last box it will be a 200 yard gun again for me. Can't believe my favorite round was discontinued.

Lever evolution puts the ballistics right between that of a 30-06 and a 30-30.

Sure they may be better guns out there, but NOTHING wrong with the 30-30.





Was is it being discontinued?

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