I'd have to agree with Mr. Mom. I recall reading sometime ago in a magazine that the .30-.30 caliber has killed more deer than any other, and I have to trouble believing it. I love brush guns, its all I use to hunt with. A Marlin 336 in .30-.30 was my first gun, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it any day of the week to someone as a first rifle.
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