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Old 10-07-2012, 17:14   #1
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Cowboy Rimfire Rifle

I'm interested in a rifle for Cowboy shooting. Zero experience shooting Cowboy but am thinking a pump rifle would be quicker than a lever action. I think if I go with a lever action it'll be a Henry. Any thoughts or ideas?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:59   #2
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Lever action is the way to go. Henry makes a good rifle.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:26   #3
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:32   #4
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Marlin 39A
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Old 10-08-2012, 14:08   #5
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Marlin 39s are the way to go be it a 39A or 39M. However, I would also say to look into an older used model. Remlins haven't been keeping up the same high standards the older Marlins did.
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Marlin 39s are the way to go be it a 39A or 39M. However, I would also say to look into an older used model. Remlins haven't been keeping up the same high standards the older Marlins did.
Agreed. Ill go even further and say get one of the pre Microgroove guns. My 39A was built in 1941 and is still a super great shooter.
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Old 10-08-2012, 14:51   #7
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Cowboy Action used to have separate rimfire matches however main matches are centerfire which includes black powder cap and ball.

If you want to buy a rifle for just for rimfire SASS matches Henry would be OK, I used a Marlin 39. Might check rules on pump rimfires.

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Old 10-08-2012, 16:45   #8
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I'm wanting to shoot Cowboy at Ruger Rimfire events, not sure how much differant that is from SASS.
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A good lever action is a drem to shoot. I used to have a Winchester lever action model 1886 and the action was so smooth it was like clockwork.
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In SASS for Buckeroos and Buckerett to age 13 the 22 lever rifle to shoot is the Browning BLR 22,absolute shortest lever throw,fairly slick to boot.
The only other use for adults is side match 22 speed rifle and some clubs run a 22 silhouette match but is not a SASS official match.
For adult categories one would need a center fire pistol cartridge,32,38,38-40 44,45

From the current SASS Handbook

SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCIETY
Shooters Handbook
• The top opening lever on break action shotguns may be bent (reprofiled) by no more than 1⁄2" from the center of the tang to the outside edge of the lever.
RIFLE REQUIREMENTS
Rifles or carbines used in the main and team matches must be original or replicas of lever or slide action rifles manufactured during the period from approximately 1860 until 1899, incorporating a tubular magazine and exposed hammer. Rifles with box magazines may not be used. Certain shooting categories require a specific type of rifle and ammunition to be used. Please see the shooting categories for further information
RIFLE CALIBERS
• Must be centerfire of at least .32 caliber and not larger than .45 caliber. • Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers. Examples include, but are not limited to, .32-20, .32 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .38-40, .44-40, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, and .45 Colt. The only allowed exceptions are the .25-20 and .56-50. No rifle
calibers such as .30-30 or .38-55 are allowed. • Buckaroo/Buckarette Category competitors choosing to utilize .22 caliber firearms must use
standard velocity .22 caliber rimfire ammunition only.

Complete SASS handbooks.
http://www.sassnet.com/Shooters-Handbook-001A.php

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