Category Archives: Rifles/Thirties

Describes thirty caliber rifles and shooting results,

Brothers in Brass: The .30-30 and the .300 H&H

Unlikely!  How could these two possibly be related?  The first, born in America at the very beginning of the smokeless powder era, a hunting cartridge considered only “adequate” for whitetail deer.  The second, born in Britain in 1925, has twice … Continue reading

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A Savage Model 99EG

This post discusses the design of a classic, lever action rifle, the Savage Model 99, in .300 Savage.  A more complete, detailed discussion of the rifle’s history and design is found in the article “The Incomparable Savage Model 99” that … Continue reading

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Power for the 30-30: Ackley Improved and Hornady LEVERevolution

If I want to know how people feel about any topic the WWW allows me to assemble hundreds of comments in a few seconds.  I did this recently with the topic “Hunting with the 30-30,” and the comments were impressive … Continue reading

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Bedding A Springfield Krag Sporter

Krags with original, military stocks usually shoot well, if the barrel is fairly good. The military wood fits well, the barrel bands securely position the barrel in its channel, and the large, flat bottom surface of the action gives much … Continue reading

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Rifles With Long Chambers

This post describes shooting experiences with rifles that have (too) long chambers.  Can poor performance be expected? Nature News Spring was very late in coming to ATOTT headquarters after a brutal winter, but this little Dutchman’s Breeches proves that it … Continue reading

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Hornady’s American Whitetail Ammo for the .30-30 Winchester

This post describes Hornady’s American Whitetail ammo for the .30-30 Winchester and compares it to other cartridge lines. We know that the deer population in America has never been higher.  We also know that there are more than ten million … Continue reading

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Black Plastic for a Remington Model 788

This post describes the bedding of a Remington Model 788 action in a polymer stock. Nature Quiz:  What do geese and people have in common?  Answer:  They both like to sun themselves next to the water, as these Canada honkers were … Continue reading

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The .300 Savage with LEVERevolution and Superformance Powders

This post reports the performance of some handloads using Hodgdon LEVERevolution and Superformance powders in the .300 Savage. But before that, let’s have a nature report.  This year the fall color is about as good as it ever gets at … Continue reading

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Update On the Ruger No. 1S .300 H&H Magnum

This post reports shooting results for a Ruger No. 1S in .300 H&H Magnum. I have really enjoyed having Cabela’s Commemorative Ruger No. 1S around this year.    Great to have an excellent, finely finished arm to gaze upon and admire.  … Continue reading

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Test the Remington Model 783, Or Not?

This post describes the Model 783, a new, economical rifle from Remington. This large patch of tickseed sunflowers growing in a swale by the road to my shooting range reminds me that the year is maturing rapidly.  August always does … Continue reading

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