I have a 94 in 30/30 and it is a great deer rifle. It is small and easy to carry in the bush, and not a lot of recoil. I have a 3x9 scope on it and it is good to two inch pattern at 100 yards. I have not needed more then one shot to bring a whitetail down. That is all one needs to ask of a rifle.
I have a win. 94AE. bought 21 years ago in crofton. md. Got it on sale after hunting season. 130.00 dollars. The AE means angle eject. It ejects the cartridge out at a 45 degree angle which means you can put a scope on it. Mine has TASCO PRONGHORN oni it. Gor ti it sighted in for 100yds. using 150 grain coreloks. :wink:
I have a Marlin 1894 in .44 Remington Magnum. Great gun. It'll do about anything you could reasonably expect a 30-30 to do. Recoil is not even remotely an issue even with the hard factory steel plate on the butt.
It's a fun little gun and holds about a billion rounds of ammo!
had alot of them over the years,good deer gun,I have one in 32sp,not used it for sometime,but I did get one the 9410 shotguns,i just love it,two years ago I got me a model 86 in 45/70 cal,to deer hunt with.
clayslayer,it's the best 410,i have used I got it at wal-mart last year,I used it on squirrel's,done a very good job,the one i have is in 2 3/4,not 3inc,it is the back pack model,thay have them out now with choke tubes,the one i have is like a full/mod,I had mine with me when fishing,out on the atv,ect,I gave,$500.00 for mine,I used two box's of 410 last squirrel season,if you get one you will love it,and use it more when you hunt. :wink: