If I were looking for a .30-30 I would be looking exclusively for an older marlin 336. The quality of the older marlins is superior IMO. I own one in .35rem that was made in the early 70's. If you're not dead set on a .30-30 you should consider a .35 if you can find one. Dont put much stock in those "worst gun" threads. Every gunmaker lets a few lemons slip through QC at the factory. Just because you hear one guy who had trouble with a particular gun doesnt mean they were all that way. BTW the Glenfields mentioned in the above posts were made by Marlin. But whatever you end up with, shoot the Hornady LEVERevolution through it. It IS all its cracked up to be.
Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight -Psalm 144:1, KJV, a Psalm of David
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