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Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

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Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Yornoc3 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm

A while back I posted about difficulties with a pristine Burris 2.75X scope I had earmarked for the 30-30 single shot. When I tried to sight it in, it didn't track reliably, so I replaced it with another "gun show special", a Redfield 2.75X with a post reticle. Wasn't sure how I'd like that old school look, but it actually is really easy to aim, so long as you remember to use the top of the post as the aiming point. The horizontal cross hair is just for reference. Anyway, that old scope tracked fine, and the rifle ended with two shots touching in the black at 50 yards. So it can go hunting in a couple weeks ;) . And the Burris scope did sight in fine with a .22 WMR, albeit taking quite a few shots for it to get there. I will probably send it back to Burris, before I contemplate using it on a center fire rifle. You gotta be able to trust the whole setup :) .
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Mags » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:36 pm

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Happy to see you got it worked out!
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A while back I posted about difficulties with a pristine Burris 2.75X scope I had earmarked for the 30-30 single shot. When I tried to sight it in, it didn't track reliably, so I replaced it with another "gun show special", a Redfield 2.75X with a post reticle. Wasn't sure how I'd like that old school look, but it actually is really easy to aim, so long as you remember to use the top of the post as the aiming point. The horizontal cross hair is just for reference. Anyway, that old scope tracked fine, and the rifle ended with two shots touching in the black at 50 yards. So it can go hunting in a couple weeks ;) . And the Burris scope did sight in fine with a .22 WMR, albeit taking quite a few shots for it to get there. I will probably send it back to Burris, before I contemplate using it on a center fire rifle. You gotta be able to trust the whole setup :) .
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Post by BigAl52 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:31 pm

Id like to see some pics of that 30-30 SS targets. Ive thought about one more than once.
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by JEBar » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:42 pm

sounds like your rig is good to go .... looking forward to your post hunt reports
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Yornoc3 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:39 am

BigAl, I didn't shoot it a lot, just enough to confirm the scope adjusted to the bullseye, then, another one in the black to be sure it wasn't a fluke. We've had way colder and windy weather than normal (I shouldn't have waited for it to improve :( ), and I had four of my rifles (two Henrys :!: ) to either sight in, or just check before deer season in a couple of weeks, along with a friend along sighting in his .243. It was cold and windy, so we got 'er done and got out of there. If it warms up some late next week, I'll shoot some more, but it's forecast for lows near zero early in the week. I would like to see what that 30-30 groups at 100 yards, though. It sure looks promising ;) .
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Vaquero » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:55 am

Congrats on getting her dialed in.
You using factory stuff or do you load for it?

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Post by BigAl52 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:24 am

I get the to cold to shoot. Only guy I know thats tough enough to shoot at that temp is a tough cowboy from Alberta.
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Mags » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 pm

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That wind chill does bite!
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:39 am
BigAl, I didn't shoot it a lot, just enough to confirm the scope adjusted to the bullseye, then, another one in the black to be sure it wasn't a fluke. We've had way colder and windy weather than normal (I shouldn't have waited for it to improve :( ), and I had four of my rifles (two Henrys :!: ) to either sight in, or just check before deer season in a couple of weeks, along with a friend along sighting in his .243. It was cold and windy, so we got 'er done and got out of there. If it warms up some late next week, I'll shoot some more, but it's forecast for lows near zero early in the week. I would like to see what that 30-30 groups at 100 yards, though. It sure looks promising ;) .
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Yornoc3 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:45 am

I was shooting some Winchester 170 grain Silver Tips I had on hand, which I'll use if I hunt with it. Unless I get a chance to shoot some more, when I'll try Hornady 160 grain Leverevolution. They look like they'd be good, but I didn't try 'em at the sight in trip.
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Re: Finally Dialed in the 30-30 single shot

Post by Mags » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:05 pm

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Try Federal Fusion. It's the best shooting I've found so far against Winchester and Remington.
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I was shooting some Winchester 170 grain Silver Tips I had on hand, which I'll use if I hunt with it. Unless I get a chance to shoot some more, when I'll try Hornady 160 grain Leverevolution. They look like they'd be good, but I didn't try 'em at the sight in trip.
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