1. Jim Archer on November 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Did ever reload this with a polytip bullet? since it has a mag it would be safe to do so, wondering if it would improve the traditional 30 30. Big fan of the 340 savage, have it in 22 hornet, 222 and 225

  2. David Timmermann on November 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Saw one in early 80s in .223.

  3. Guapo Returns on November 17, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    kinda reminds me of a Krag-Jorgensen action.

  4. Christopher Vogt on November 17, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I have the savage 340 in 30-30 there is no letter designation after the number 340. Mine also has checkering. I believe mine is from the 50’s or 60’s. Any help with more info on this rifle would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Rob Aldridge on November 17, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    funny to me that deer have gotten so TOUGH in the last 100 years…. in 1895 the 30-30 was considered like ‘lightning’ that could take ANY north american big game (YES, even grizzly and moose) and now everyone seems to NEED a ‘4 bore mega magnum’ to shoot ground squirrels … WHAT happened ???? why is every rifle that’s more than 2 years old is just not ‘Powerful’ enough to hunt deer……

  6. AJeight3 on November 17, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Anyone ran some spicy hand loads and higher bc’s meant for non lever gun .30’s?

  7. B Mac on November 17, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Would you know where I could find clips for this in 30-30 caliber. I believe my ex-wife threw them away not knowing what they were. She did a lot of stupid shit like that. Hence, ex-wife.

  8. Jerry Schneider on November 17, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I have the Coast to Coast hardware store model of this gun. I love it, though the stock is a little short for me.

  9. Andrew Haley on November 17, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Cool video, thanks for your time.

  10. Andrew Bratos on November 17, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    very nice gun, if i had a new one of them, I would only shoot Accelerators down the barrel

  11. SW2CARLSMITH on November 17, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Being a mag fed 30/30 you are not limited to the blunt round. You can get 308 performance out it with the same projectile.

  12. Curtesamo Angelos on November 17, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Watched from Yosemite Kentucky. Same rifle that I received on my 13th birthday 53 years ago. I have killed many deer with it and will be using it again this Saturday when hunting season starts again here in Kentucky. I really love this gun.

  13. TheChubbyKid on November 17, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Love this gun, they also stamped them for Sears and Roebuck.

  14. B. Frew on November 17, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Great stuff!!👍🏼👍🏼 Thanks very much for sharing this with us!

  15. chaotic/Silence on November 17, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    The 30-30 round is a very hard hitting round up to and maybe 300 meters. The velocity of the round allows for more damage at impact at shorter ranges. It’s a perfect round for me when I hunt, living in upstate NY, unless I go to the Southern tier there is simply no reason for me to use a different .30 I don’t need to reach out that far and the round will drop a buck where it stands every time.

  16. Robert Fleet on November 17, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have owned one since I was in high school, some 45 years ago. Has brought home many of deer. My Son used it now my Grandson. Still shoots great. Lever evolution ammo makes it even better.

  17. Thomas Sullivan on November 17, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I inherited one from my grandfather. I never even knew he had guns. I told him about when I went pig hunting with my scoped .30-06 and a hog jumped out at about 40 yards and ran back into the brush before I could get it into my view, he said to come over to his house. Pulled out this OLD, cracked leather rifle case from the back of his closet and showed me this antique Savage 340. He just gave it to me. Now it’s my dedicated short-range brush hunting rifle. Most of my friends have never seen a .30-30 in a bolt action, so it’s kind of unique in that way. I love it. It’s not elegant, but it’s effective. It’s an antique and I consider it a family heirloom. Wouldn’t sell it for $10k.

  18. Darryl Nelson on November 17, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I bought my gun back in 1978 when I went to get a Winchester Model 70 in 30-06. The 30-06 was going for $220.00 but was on sale for $157! So I got the Savage for $75.00. What???

  19. 308 Dad on November 17, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Any chance a bolt disassembly video?

  20. Albert Mcmanus on November 17, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Kicking myself in the butt…I seen one in good condition today for 250.00 and I didnt get it

  21. Larry on November 17, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Your ejecting clip is worn out, easy to replace just clips off the end of the bolt and the new one clips back on, Brownell.com should have them in stock…. I had the same trouble with my Savage ….

  22. Crafter on November 17, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Johnny Cash shooting a rogue crocodile with a rusty old 30/30 brought me here .Nice video brother.

  23. Mark Lasater on November 17, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Your shooting those flat nosed bullets through it. A bolt gun in 30-30 is a wonderfully flexible gun. I spent much of my teens handloading 140 grain spitzers and knocking down white tails with them. Sierra factory loads 110 grain flat nosed bullets for a claimed 2700 ft./sec, bet mine didn’t do that, but certainly better than 1800 ft./sec. I’ve not been deer hunting in a long time, but I’m thinking of breaking out my 30-30 bolt and loading it with 95 grain spitzers to thin out the coyotes around my place.

  24. Guapo Returns on November 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I Have it’s grandpa , model 325
    also in 30-30.. made from 1947 through 1949. Has the Mannlicher looking "butter
    knife" bolt handle. Nice little beater rifle.

  25. Deaf Smith on November 17, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I understand the 340 has a lot of ‘free bore’ and thus velocities drop some. One could load the bullets (handload) them a bit farther out and use LeverRevolution power to up the velocities. Add a ’30/30 improved’ chamber and you might end up with almost a .303 British in power (if you need that kind of power.)

  26. Daniel Kowalchuk on November 17, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Always great videos… Thanks again

  27. StevenDonna Lammar on November 17, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I have a Steven’s 325-B and a Savage 340 both in 30-30 and they both lock the bolt down with the safety on. The 340 is an early model with no letter behind it. I’ve also seen a Springfield model 840-E and a Revelation 225 built on this platform with very minor differences.

  28. RagingOatmeal on November 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Just bought one of these as a brush gun in .22 hornet. Just need to find a magazine. Fun little gun

  29. Davy Jones on November 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve got several 340’s. .222, 30-30, .22 Hornet and the .225 Winchester. All shoot well. But I think the .225 is right at the edge of the actions pressure range. I notice the bolt feels slow/sticky to open after shooting Winchester factory 55gr. loads. But it is the most accurate of all my 340’s. I can nail jack rabbits with open sights with my old eyes out 100 yds using the old .225.

  30. blood moon on November 17, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    That was my first hunting rifle and it’s still my favorite

  31. Michael Dudley Welch on November 17, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    My first rifle was (and is) my Savage 340A, 30-30. I was too young to buy it at the time, so I had an older friend of mine from church buy it for me in 1970 at a pawn shop. I paid $60 for it.. I just recently restored it. I have always loved the bolt action movement on this gun. Smooth as silk!

  32. Alan Croft on November 17, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I didn’t like to hear that you said the 30-30 wasn’t a very high-performing round. I think the 30-30 proved itself many times over and I’m positive that it doesn’t have to prove anything again.
    I stopped watching your video at 3:47 and I have no desire to continue to watch it after that remark you made. read up on the history of the 30-30 and you may fine more than you ever realized, or thought that you knew,, Sorry, Take Care!!

  33. Reed Mitchell on November 17, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Have a 325b 3030. Love it. Shots all factory rounds in same 3 inch bull 100yrds. You find one buy it.

  34. Henry Vandervort on November 17, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Brought one 25 yrs ago killedmany hogs and deer with it will do the job

  35. Henry Payton on November 17, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    I load my own ammo using 165 gr boat tail and have phenomenal accuracy.I have it topped with a reconditioned redfield 3x9x40 scope.I have a ruger 77 in 30-06, remington 700 in 22-250,savage 99 in 308 and the 340 is as accurate as any. Do not underestimate the 340 as a go to rifle!!

  36. thelocustemperor on November 17, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Revelation 225 Stevens 322/325 Savage 340 & 342/6400 Springfield 840 Westernfield 712 Cil 830

  37. April Martin on November 17, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    i have the same gun but mine is 1978 and mine dosnt have ejection problems but the load i use is a reload it a 150 grain seaira match piont and ive killed deer and beer with its and no problems wit erection of the spent case

  38. Rmj Rmj on November 17, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    I love them rifles I have the 18 inch barrel in 30/30 and the longer one in 222 🤩.

  39. Harold Calhoun on November 17, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    first gun I’ve ever fired

  40. Brandon Drane on November 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I would love to have this gun

  41. migthydragon on November 17, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Just bough one of these rifle from a friend for 100 CAD. Can’t wait to shoot it !

  42. Stick Stixk on November 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    The 3030 is no powerhouse or even a mid powerhouse. It was cheap and affordable and that alone is what made it a popular rifle to use and hunt with.

    It does work but it is easy to find much better firearms than a 3030. Many folks have used them and they have had success with it. Just not a great round is all

  43. J Martin on November 17, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    *Yes, the SAVAGE threaded barrel locking collar (or lock nut) is designed to allow for adjustment of head-space.*

  44. billy fatbowe on November 17, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    More pizxaxe plesse🎃

  45. Ram 4x4 on November 17, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Just curious if the 5 shot group that you cast from wheel weights out of the Lyman 311291 mold were gas checked and/or sized? Really appreciate you sharing the video with us, thank you.

  46. william smith on November 17, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    I inherited my 340 c, 30-30 from my grandfather. My only deer rifle

  47. Ryan THomas on November 17, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Man i really want that gun! im going to have to find one!

  48. 77rviper on November 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I have one with the scope mount. I epoxy coat 150 grain .308 flat point cast bullets that I shoot at 2150 feet per second. I get 1 MOA with this set up at 100 yards. A friend shot a deer behind the shoulder using my epoxy bullets and it went just 30 yards. Not bad for 15 cents a shot.! I tried pointed .308 bullets but they would not feed properly.

  49. lenny1carl on November 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I recently bought 1 of these 340’s, older by a lot than yours looking at the furniture….a novelty buy..Bolt action 30.30(why, because I can and it was a steal)…I have a Marlin 336 and a Winchester ’94, both 30.30….this Savage weighs a metric crap ton….compared to those rifles..but it’s a fun sand pit rifle.
    I wouldn’t hunt with it….my arms would fall off lugging it up here in the Adirondacks…but I kind of like the heifer. It’s heavy, ugly, and a bolt 30.30..when I shoot it I automatically try to lever it…’bolt gun dumbass’….makes it fun for me

  50. Daniel Kowalchuk on November 17, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    First time i ever seen a 30/30 in a bolt action rifle…. When ever i hear 30/30 i always think of Winchester model 94 … Do you know of any other model that was chambered in 307 other then win