How far should you sight in a 30 30 rifle?

How far should you sight in a 30 30 rifle?

30-30 is best kept short of 200 yards, otherwise the bullet’s steep arc will put it a whopping five inches high at its apex (some distance beyond 100). You’re better off zeroing hunting rifles so you won’t ever have to hold low. Remember that shots too long for a point-blank hold with a 200-yard zero are uncommon.

Are iron sights obsolete?

but, are iron sights obsolete? Not remotely! Granted, they are zero-magnification sighting devices, but as long as you can see your target well enough to place a bullet with precision, iron sights still work as well as they did a century ago; that hasn’t changed.

What are the ballistics of a 30-30?

Today’s Ammo 30-30 is better than ever. The 160-grain, flex-tipped projectile leaves the muzzle at about 2,400 fps, yielding 2,046 ft-lbs of muzzle energy. Velocity remains high—2,150 fps at 100 yards, 1,916 fps at 200 yards, and 1,619 fps at 300 yards—and so does the energy downrange.

Does the military still use iron sights?

Army recruits used only iron sights during basic training until 2015, when Army switched to the close combat optic, which allows soldiers to to aim with the benefit of a built-in red dot centered on a target when they look through the scope, officials told Task & Purpose.

Do you need iron sights?

If you’re going to be participating in a 3-Gun competition, an educational carbine course, the Tactical Games or a similar style AR-15 course of fire, then iron sights could be immensely valuable. When you’re competing or hunting, it’s often better to “have and not need iron sights than need and not have.”

What kind of scope do I need for a 30-30?

The best choice for . 30-30 rounds are scopes that have 7x or 9x magnification. At a distance of 200 yards, you do not need to overcompensate. Using 7x or 9x scopes will allow you to shoot tight groupings.

Can you put a scope on a Marlin 336?

Built on a 1-inch tube, the Vortex 2-7×32 offers a compact and lightweight scope option for the Marlin 336. This scope is available with either a Vortex V-Plex reticle or the Dead-Hold BDC reticle. I’m a fan of the Dead-hold BDC reticle as it offers a serious amount of versatility.

Is a 30/30 good for home defense?

30-30, the rounds you would use for hunting work perfectly well for home- and self-defense. There are no “special” rounds for this gun. The theory is that if it will drop a deer, bear or boar at 75 yards, it will drop anything.

Is a 3030 Good for elk hunting?

Plenty of elk killed with 30-30 every year. Lots of my family have killed elk with 30-30 and 300 savage at farther ranges than your talking about. Hit them right and elk will die with whatever you are shooting.

What size bullet does a 30-30 use?

30-30 (thirty-thirty), as it is most commonly known, and the . 25-35 were offered that year as the USA’s first small-bore sporting rifle cartridges designed for smokeless powder….

.30-30 Winchester
Parent case .38-55 Winchester
Case type Rimmed, bottlenecked
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter .330 in (8.4 mm)

Which is the best sight for a 30-30?

The standard front sight on a 30-30 are not very good. If you can get a flat topped bead or use a file on your existing bead to flatten it on top you will be able to hold elevation much better. Windage is also easier with a straight sided flat topped front bead.

Which is the best sight for fast shooting?

The sights are designed to offer maximum contrast for fast shooting. The front sight uses an XS-designed Ember Glow Dot sight. The front dot may be ordered in bright orange or green. When you run drills with these sights, you will notice the front sight offers greater focus as it is brighter.

What kind of sights do you use on a rifle?

Once open sights become more of a challenge than they were back when many riflemen were in their visual prime, lots of them go to peep, receiver, or ghost-ring sights. When even an aperture the size of a train tunnel is no longer enough, a conventional scope is often the next step.

Do you use optics on open sighted rifles?

The sights covering most of the target and having olders eyes are a couple of the reasons I use optics on all my rifles any more. As handy as a open sighted rifle is if one can not hit what he is shooting at it does him no good. Even a low powered scope is a great improvement.