I still want a long barreled 30-30.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by greg_r, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

    I really liked the H&R Handi Rifle. Especially the Classic series. They had the Buffalo Classic in 45-70 with a 32" barrel. The Target Classic in 38-55 with a 28" barrel, and the Buffalo Classic Carbine in 45 Colt with a 20" Barrel. I really think the missed the boat by not offering a "Hunter Classic" in 30-30 with a 26" Barrel and a “Varmint Classic" in 22 Hornet with a 24" Barrel.

    Winchester made the Model 94 30-30 with a 24" barrel. I liked that rifle. It passed down to my sister. Winchester made a M94 Musket with a 26" barrel. They also produced the Musket with a 30" barrel.

    Today there are a couple of long barreled 30-30’s that I like. The Marlin 336 XLR comes in stainless with a pepper laminate stock with a 24" barrel. A look that brings it into the 21st Century. And Taylor’s and Company offers the Half Pint Sharps, a scaled down version of the full size rifle in 30-30 with a 26" barrel. Definitely a 19th century rifle. It’s also offered in 22 Hornet. That would be the perfect pair!

    I keep threatening to line my 45-70 buff Classic with a .308 liner and chop the barrel to 26". Not something I will likely do, but the thought keeps swimming around in my head.


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  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Those long barrels make some good hunting rifles. They may not be great in the brush, but they will point well, swing smoothly, and add a little oomph with the right loads.

  3. Quavodus

    Quavodus Member

    The .30-30 can benefit from longer barrels. I agree it's a shame there's not many long barreled rifles in .30-30 out there.
  4. Fracman

    Fracman Member

    I own a bolt action 30-30 I will find it tomorrow and see what the bbl length is
  5. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    You know you have "more than a few" rifles when you have to say "let me find it".

    But yeah kinda like tools, you know how that is - when you need s specific tool and can never find it... of course you find it AFTER you no longer need it...

    Why I have a spreadsheet for my rifles and ammo :rolleyes:, yeah OCD...
  6. Fracman

    Fracman Member