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I kept one bolt action rifle, Winchester Mod 70 in 30-06, one lever carbine, Marlin 1894C in .357 magnum and one USGI .30 Carbine. All the rest of my long guns have been sold. I use the Marlin for hunting coyote. If I do my part right in setting up the ambush, I do get a shot off. I don't always hit, but then that is not important. I get happy just getting one to come within 100 yards. I actually had one get about 50 yards from me before he spooked.

Does anyone else hunt with a .357 magnum level gun ? If so, what do you hunt, at what ranges, and how successful have you been ?
 

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Wow, that's an interesting remaining collection. I don't hunt but my lever guns are among my favorites :)
 
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I too won't part with model 70
-06 until from my cold dead hands, so to speak.
There's a JM .45/70 stainless guide gun here for coastal canyon elk, bear, and deer.
My kids and grand children have all my .30-30's and others now as I gave the last one I had to my 2 year grand child a month or so back and still need to pick up one more,, for now anyway. Danged breeders, they run a man right outa shooting irons!
I love those fast handling light little shooters, some of my favorites. I haven't gotten rid of all my other rifles yet though and can't see doing it anytime soon.
By the way, does a ruger mini 30 count if the little. .30 carbine does? Just curious?:D
 
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I too won't part with model 70
-06 until from my cold dead hands, so to speak.
There's a JM .45/70 stainless guide gun here for coastal canyon elk, bear, and deer.
My kids and grand children have all my .30-30's and others now as I gave the last one I had to my 2 year grand child a month or so back and still need to pick up one more,, for now anyway. Danged breeders, they run a man right outa shooting irons!
I love those fast handling light little shooters, some of my favorites. I haven't gotten rid of all my other rifles yet though and can't see doing it anytime soon.
By the way, does a ruger mini 30 count if the little. .30 carbine does? Just curious?:D

They all count. I know what you mean about the breeders. I have 3 grandsons and a grand daughter. I got each a USGI M1 Carbine when CMP had the Italian returns a few years ago. I also got one for my son and daughter. I trained with the M1 Carbine back in the 1960s while in the USAF. It is a fun gun to shoot and a piece of history I passed down to my grandkids.
 

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They all count. I know what you mean about the breeders. I have 3 grandsons and a grand daughter. I got each a USGI M1 Carbine when CMP had the Italian returns a few years ago. I also got one for my son and daughter. I trained with the M1 Carbine back in the 1960s while in the USAF. It is a fun gun to shoot and a piece of history I passed down to my grandkids.
Lucky kids!
 
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My Win Mod 94 30-30. Handloaded with 170gr Hornady FN, a good dose of win 748. Fantastic on pigs wheh I hunted heavier game. The 150gr Barnes TSX worked just as well. Still have the rifle with it's Weaver K-4 on. You know; just in case I change my mind.
 

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