Most deer are taken here in my AO under 100 yards. The .30-30 is VERY popular. Lighter recoil, proven performance, good accuracy and cheaper ammo - what's not to like?
I find I like shooting my M340 more than my Marlin 336 - I'm just a boltie guy at heart. They are pretty much equal in accuracy.
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