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What would you compare the recoil of a 30/30 to?

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  • themadflyfisher
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    crm3006 is right on the money. A Marlin .30-30 with a 170gr. has a recoil energy of around 10ft.lbs it is almost exactly the same as a 3" .410. A .30-30 has the lowest recoil of any "big game" rifle.

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  • Montana
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    Dad's model 94 Winchester is like a soft punch in the shoulder.
    Dad's Marlin with the curved steel buttplate is like taking a sledgehammer blow the the shoulder.
    Both are child's play compared to my brothers 300 weatherby magnum 6 1/2 pound mountain rifle, that thing is very nasty.

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  • bayouwoof
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    Ah dunno...

    You are asking for a comparison.

    A .30-30 is to a .300 Win Mag as a bug fart is to an atomic bomb!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I've shot mine from every conceivable angle and position, except possibly off my nose. Worst thing I ever experienced from it was getting bucked off a horse.

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  • jhjimbo
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    In a light weight lever gun it is similar to a light 12ga target load.
    If you shoot in the field at an animal, like most similar caliber guns, you don't even feel the recoil. Shooting from the bench, use a recoil pad so you do not develop a flinch.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    The response to recoil is subjective and depends on what you're comfortable with and accustomed to, but with proper hold and position, you'd be surprised at what you can comfortably absorb! Enjoy your rifle, save your brass, and have fun with it.

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  • AAM
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    It's not that I'm worried about the recoil, it's just that I've heard from multiple people that the recoil is bad and yes I have already bought a 30-30. Thanks.

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  • 99explorer
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    Without hearing protection, the muzzle blast amplifies the recoil, and can induce a flinch which is often attributed to the recoil.

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  • FirstBubba
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    I've always compared the .30-30's recoil to a "good natured" slap on the back.

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  • RJ Arena
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    Soft.boring. That said, historically, it has taken more deer than anything else out there.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    What recoil? Maybe a 3" .410?

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  • Treestand
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    Ditto~WAM
    A light 20Ga Field or Target Load

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    A popcorn fart or a 20 gauge target load.

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  • Old Stinky
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    I think he said on a previous post that he has already bought one.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    The recoil is not punishing at all. Hold it properly and I think you'll find it's very easy to work with the .30-30. With practice, it's relatively mild. Take a few shots with a friend's .30-30, and see what you think. Are you considering the purchase of a .30-30?

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