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lone-wolf
10-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Another picture. Thinking about having a short rail D&T up front there for a red dot.

http://i767.photobucket.com/albums/xx313/redmudpei/random%20gun-bullet%20stuff/20151024_194129_zpsnt3kzxji.jpg

kennymo
10-24-2015, 06:28 PM
I've always had a bit of a fascination with these rifles, I have no idea why....maybe I'll buy one for the kid....

lone-wolf
10-24-2015, 06:48 PM
I've always had a bit of a fascination with these rifles, I have no idea why....maybe I'll buy one for the kid....

I did as well. Very simple and utilitarian. An early truck gun? A 30-30 in a bolt action, also unique and requires a closer look(like a jw103 in 762x39mm).
Too late this year, but I shall find a reload for it and maybe get a red dot on it for personal preference, and take it hunting next year. I'll use my browning for 99% of the time, but I'll bring this old thing out for a walk or two.
I'll probably lose interest in it afterwards, but at least the itch will have been scratched.

Rory McCanuck
10-24-2015, 07:52 PM
The real nice part about them is you aren't beholden to flat nosed bullets.
I'm thinking something like Sierra's 125gr SP at about 2500 fps would be a fine Bambi smacker.
No recoil and with decent reach, what's not to like?

kennymo
10-24-2015, 07:59 PM
The real nice part about them is you aren't beholden to flat nosed bullets.
I'm thinking something like Sierra's 125gr SP at about 2500 fps would be a fine Bambi smacker.
No recoil and with decent reach, what's not to like?

The old man's been loading pointy bullets for the 30-30 Marlin for some time. Load one in the chamber and one in the tube....and don't let any amateurs near the rifle.... There's a marked improvement in flight....

lone-wolf
10-24-2015, 08:00 PM
Interesting note, the safety being on prevents the bolt from being worked.
The later 340s allowed the bolt to be worked while the safety was on.

One of my fellow islanders has/had a 340e, shoots moa with reloads... like rory says, what's not to like!

Justice
10-25-2015, 10:42 AM
"...An early truck gun?..." Um, no.
340's in .30-30 are well known tack drivers. The .30-30 really shines out of a bolt action.
Screams for a proper scope vs a red dot. A red dot's dot is usually too big for the kind of accuracy a 340 can produce.

lone-wolf
10-25-2015, 10:54 AM
"...An early truck gun?..." Um, no.
340's in .30-30 are well known tack drivers. The .30-30 really shines out of a bolt action.
Screams for a proper scope vs a red dot. A red dot's dot is usually too big for the kind of accuracy a 340 can produce.

2moa red dot, likely no farther shooting than 100yrds, red dot should do fine for my intended purposes.