30-30 VS low caliber rifle - DFWstangs Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
Time Served
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Fort Worth area
Posts: 467
30-30 VS low caliber rifle

So what do you think the diffrence as far as kick is concerned between a model 94 winchester and say a 243 or 270? I have a model 94 30-30 and i go on a orphan hunt every year where the kids shoot usually .243's. Do you think a 30-30 would be to much for 10-16yo boys? Kind of want them to shoot a real gun

4.6, Built Auto w/ Baumann engineering controller and 3200 stall built by Mikes Trick Shift, P1SC @ 8psi, 3.73 gears, stage two comp cams, Trick flow 75mm TB and plenum, Diablo custom tune, pro star big and littles, Full tubular supension w/ adjustable front and rear Strange struts and shocks, sub frame conectors, coil over, Tubular "K", Eighbach drag launch springs & air bag, 440 RWHP
GT 281 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 08:34 AM
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Near a Lake
Posts: 474
30-30 should be good, I had one when I was 9yrs old and it sort of kicked. But after I grew into it more did not do it much. If you guys are taking childern hunting I suggest that you match the size of the child to the gun, so that they would have better control, stock length and arm reach. Also be sure to use a smaller caliber bullet. Some people will say that a few grains of powder will not make a difference in a bullet, but I think it does. Just my two cents !

Just, Another rat in the cage, So I do what they tell me !
Markus is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 08:51 AM
DFW MUSTANGS . NET
 
HOOCBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DFW MUSTANGS . NET
Posts: 3,771
My 270 kicks pretty good...I wouldn't suggest it for a 10 year old at all.

HOOCBB is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 08:59 AM
Time Served
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rockwall
Posts: 917
270 might be a bit much, but a 30-30 should be fine.
Grimpala is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 09:38 AM
Factory Issue
 
Yale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Shippensburg, PA
Posts: 12,295
My first deer rifle was a .30-30 model 94.

Give me a dollar.
Yale is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 09:40 AM
Is it cold in here?
 
spankustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7,371
30-30 would be okay.
Other rifles I would recommend would be .223 or .243
.270 is way too much.


[email protected] on some 275 60's!
http://media.putfile.com/Neely-tulsa-final-round001
spankustang is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 10:12 AM
In the field
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Terrell, TX
Posts: 1,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by GT 281 View Post
So what do you think the diffrence as far as kick is concerned between a model 94 winchester and say a 243 or 270? I have a model 94 30-30 and i go on a orphan hunt every year where the kids shoot usually .243's. Do you think a 30-30 would be to much for 10-16yo boys? Kind of want them to shoot a real gun

.243 is not a real gun?? 30-30 will be fine, I shot my first deer at 8yrs old with a crack open 30-30

Black on Black 02' Z28
Lowered on Black Z06 wheels

"A bad day hunting beats a good day at work"
Pewter Y2K Z28 is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 10:29 AM
Old school 4-eye'd
 
Baron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Department of Redundancy Dept
Posts: 6,714
I have both a 30-30 and a 243, I dont notice a difference in recoil.

Baron is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:03 PM
CJ
User may be editing post.
 
CJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 12,013
I suggest .300 mag if you plan on letting children shoot it, especially if you're hunting rabbits or small varmints.
CJ is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:14 PM
EW
Procrastination Racing
 
EW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 9,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yale View Post
My first deer rifle was a .30-30 model 94.
ditto
EW is offline  
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 06:48 AM
Pitchin and flippin
 
slow55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Right here.
Posts: 5,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.0_CJ View Post
I suggest .300 mag if you plan on letting children shoot it, especially if you're hunting rabbits or small varmints.
lol, ok. Kill, gut, dice meat and dislocate shoulder all in one shot.
slow55 is offline  
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 06:50 AM
Pitchin and flippin
 
slow55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Right here.
Posts: 5,552
Very first real gun other than a 22 or 410 I ever shot was a 30-30. I think I was 7 or 8. It backed me up a few steps and stung a little but by the time I was 9 it's wasn't shit and when I turned 10 I got upgraded to a 30-06.
slow55 is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 11:25 PM
Old Fart
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Forney, TX, USA
Posts: 1,359
243 Win or 257 Roberts aren't too bad on kick. Ruger and Remington have the "Bob". 243 can be had in AR-10 rifles.

Marlin 30-30 with a scope is not too bad, but a Win 30-30 with plastic butt and no scope kicked.

"Stung" had a post one time of his son taking a deer with head shot with a 22 Hornet.

"Don't taze me, bro."
GT98SVO is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 11:43 PM
Lifer
 
Mustangman_2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: D/FW
Posts: 8,912
I have a 30-30 Win. When I was a kid I thought it kicked like a mule. Two boxes of cartridges would leave one hell of a shoulder bruise.

However, I will say that a .270 Win with a 130 grain recoils pretty damn hard.

I would start out a boy that age with something like a .243 Win

Quote:
Originally Posted by MR EDD View Post
it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
Mustangman_2000 is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Banned
 
DOHCTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Waco
Posts: 5,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.0_CJ View Post
I suggest .300 mag if you plan on letting children shoot it, especially if you're hunting rabbits or small varmints.
Meh, I would go with .375 H&H



But in all seriousness, a 30-30 or .243 would be fine. Also check out .204 ruger.
DOHCTR is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 04:21 PM
dee
Lifer
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,188
.204 is not good in the wind
dee is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Painting Your House
 
BlackSnake1996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Denton County, Texas
Posts: 10,734
Nice thing about a 30 30 is that most models are shorter rifles. Not only is the kick not so strong, but it would better fit most youngsters.
BlackSnake1996 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome