Savage 340 30/30 facts
I own a 1954 model 340 that I restored from a hunk of rust I found in an estate sale. After six seasons with this gun seven kills were made in or around 350 yrds. No scope needed just a range finder to check my distance. This can be a childs gun but when you have an eight point at about four hundred yards facing you it does not matter how old you are. It's called a brush gun for a real reason, you should be down wind and in its path for this gun to earn its keep.
p.s. onetime, you are not talking about the Savage 340 30/30 because it is a box mag 3 shot so no matter what load you use the bullet is spent and removed before the next one is in the barrel.