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  1. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

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    How large of an animal can a 30-30 take inside 100 yards ? Realisticly. Seeing some mountain tracks at the ranch lately.


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    Mountain lion, goat, dew?
     

  3. EL COLONEL

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    Sorry , that was lion...
     
  4. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

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    Like anything else, depends oh how well you shoot and bullet placement. You can't even take a prairie dog with a 45.70 if you don't hit it.

    Realistically, up to small bear-sized game. I wouldn't tackle an elk myself, but perhaps a good shooter could.

    Use common sense and know your limitations...

    Ronaldo, can hit the pancake off a bunny's head at 10 yards!
     
  5. digitalmike47

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    I guess it would depend on how good a shot you were, and where you hit it, but I would think it could handle a cat. Prolly a bear if you hit it right.
     
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    I would think a 30-30 will kill a mountain lion inside 100yds.
     
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    I would say it should handle most things 600 lbs and under provided they are shot in the right places. (then again, it will take down much bigger things..."if shot in the right places")

    I highly recommend Hornady LeverEvolution ammo.
     
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    Lots of guys hunt elk up here with 30-30.
     
  9. Darkangel1846

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    30-30 has taken many a deer. It is also good for small bear and will drop a ML without problem. Use the correct ammo though.
     
  10. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    More than enough gun for cougar.
     
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    Plenty if you do your part. If you don't, only something with a fuse in the nose will help.
     
  12. EL COLONEL

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    Anyone actually killed a moutain lion with a 30-30 here ????
     
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    I don't there there is any game here that couldn't be dropped with a well placed shot from a 30-30.
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    I've seen plenty killed with a .22 RF
     
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    A 30-30 will have more than enough power for a mountain lion, or even a real lion with good shot placement.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me at all. Mountain lions are easy to put down, a .30-30 is more than enough.
     
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    Can you add where you can place the shots at that range? Otherwise there really is no point to any answer.
     
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    Same place you shoot a Deer right behind front leg or a head shot would do it. Mt Lion is a thin skinned animal not hard to put down.
     
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    A mountain lion isn't much tougher to kill than a human. They weigh less than most people, and they don't have the thick muscle and fat of a bear or tough herbivore like an elk. Almost anything will put one down if you can get a good shot, its getting the shot on a fast, stealthy predator that's so difficult.
     
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    Not too years ago you would just assume a 30-30 was enough. When the 30-30 was introduced with smokeless powder you would fear no man or beast if you had a 30-30 because it was the newest, fastest, baddest thing out there.
    Inside 100yrds, especially with modern ammo, it will put just about everything to sleep. I might not try a brown bear, but thats about it.