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30-30 buck #8458247 11/24/21 08:56 PM
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We have had pictures of this buck and Lil has seen him a couple times. I decided to hunt him with my 51 year old 30-30 that I picked up a couple years ago. Yesterday at Lilly’s recommendation I hunted a particular stand that she suggested. When I snuck up to the place, there were already three doe there. I made myself a makeshift blind out a small mesquite tree and a little cedar cover for my face. The buck passed by about 5:40 and I was able to get the shot off. It was a great hunt and I was blessed with my largest buck to date. I seldom actually shoot deer anymore and hunting with the 30-30 made it so much better. . [img]http://[/img]

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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458249 11/24/21 09:00 PM
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Heck of a nice 9 point. Looks like your daughter is good at picking places for you to hunt. Congratulations.

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458256 11/24/21 09:10 PM
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thats a heck of nice deer, congrats


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Okdrabbit, yes she is. She has become quite the hunter herself. She is on the forum as lillygrace.

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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458269 11/24/21 09:22 PM
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I would keep listening to her. Congrats !

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458272 11/24/21 09:23 PM
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A nice reminder in these days when so many are lusting after the latest fad, few rifles have been used to take more deer than the trusty 30-30.

Congratulations on a very nice deer.


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458309 11/24/21 10:01 PM
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Congrats!


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458323 11/24/21 10:12 PM
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That is one awesome buck. More on rifle? Marlin? No scope is impressive too.

I recently started taking out my 71 Marlin 30-30. I love it.

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458327 11/24/21 10:15 PM
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Very nice

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458364 11/24/21 10:49 PM
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Great buck with a good looking rifle congrats

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458381 11/24/21 11:05 PM
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Great buck Trigger, your daughter sure knows her way in the woods. Are these great bucks off family ranch?

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Awesome buck! Was he taken in Graham?


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458389 11/24/21 11:13 PM
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Wow, what a nice buck. 30-30 open site cheers

Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458405 11/24/21 11:31 PM
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Outstanding buck and with iron sights to boot. cheers


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458421 11/24/21 11:43 PM
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Beautiful deer. Near Graham? And on the 30-30 – totally agree. I have a 1964 336 that belonged to my dad and it's my favorite rifle.

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Outstanding buck cheers
Glad Lily was able to put you on him up


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Awesome trophy!


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Congrats on the buck! and success with the lever action

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Congrats, that's a nice one!


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: triggerdan] #8458563 11/25/21 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by triggerdan
We have had pictures of this buck and Lil has seen him a couple times. I decided to hunt him with my 51 year old 30-30 that I picked up a couple years ago. Yesterday at Lilly’s recommendation I hunted a particular stand that she suggested. When I snuck up to the place, there were already three doe there. I made myself a makeshift blind out a small mesquite tree and a little cedar cover for my face. The buck passed by about 5:40 and I was able to get the shot off. It was a great hunt and I was blessed with my largest buck to date. I seldom actually shoot deer anymore and hunting with the 30-30 made it so much better. . [img]http://[/img]



I'm with you on seldom squeezing off on one but I'd be hard pressed to not harvest that critter! Nice buck. Congrats.

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Beautiful buck. Congratulations! cheers


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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: Roll-Tide] #8458587 11/25/21 02:54 AM
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That is one awesome buck. More on rifle? Marlin? No scope is impressive too.

I recently started taking out my 71 Marlin 30-30. I love it.



The rifle is a Glenfield/Marlin Model 30. It was made by Marlin and is stamped JM Marlin. Sold with cheaper wood back in the day. This one was made i. 1970

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Re: 30-30 buck [Re: DQ Kid] #8458596 11/25/21 02:58 AM
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Great buck Trigger, your daughter sure knows her way in the woods. Are these great bucks off family ranch?


This deer was taken off of my father-in-law’s place. It has been in the family since around 1960.

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