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Anyone else like lever actions?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by frank_drebin, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    http://youtu.be/inP-zyRZRGA


    Consider the .44 WCF chambering, also called the .44-40. It is the original chambering for the early Winchester rifles.
     
  2. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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    1886 Winchester .45-90 WCF
    Cimarron copy 1873 Winchester carbine .44-40 WCF

    Both are blackpowder cartridge.
     


  3. fastbolt

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    Of course the lever rifles & carbines are popular, and have remained so for over a hundred years.

    I prefer them chambered in rifle cartridges, instead of revolver cartridges, myself.

    The ubiquitous .30-30 is offered in bullet weights that are useful for a variety of tasks and conditions, and the ammunition can seemingly be found all over the lower 48. ;)

    I still miss my .444 Marlin, though.
     
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  4. countrygun

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    When you find one of these it's easy to love leverguns,

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  5. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

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    Marlin 39a, 22lr, Williams receiver sight
    Marlin 336cb, 30/30, octgagon barrel, Lyman tang sight
    Winchester 94ae, 357mag, Williams receiver sight
    Marlin 1895gs, 45/70, XS ghost ring sight

    ooc
     
  6. frank_drebin

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    That one just made me pee a little
     
  7. countrygun

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    There is a tale behind that rifle. It is a "special" gun in my collection because of it.
     
  8. tedwhite

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    I have a Rossi Model 92 38/357. Shoots both without any problems. I chose pistol ammo as I have lots of it and it's readily available down here. Cheap to shoot too compared to rifle ammo. Don't know the muzzle velocity of a 357 exiting a 20" barrel but it's probably moving right along. Might be good for deer at 100 yards?
     
  9. Mercedesrover

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    When you're ready to sell that .357........
     
  10. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I just picked up my Ranch hand today. Put a leather piece on the back laced on the bottom with a tack on each side, changed the leather lace on the ring with a black sued piece and wrapped the lever with thick black leather lace. I'm just waiting on the taller front sight and stainless follower.

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  11. Kentucky Shooter

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    Lever guns are as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and chevrolet
     
  12. countrygun

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    Lever actions and American deer hunters go together like strippers and breast implants.
     
  13. frank_drebin

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    Very cool. I looked at a 44mag Ranch Hand last week and almost snagged it. If it had been a 38 I would have taken it home.
     
  14. I dont have any(to be honest i dont really need one as since i just varmint hunt there are not a lot of varmint type rounds that are made in lever action) but I love them and the design..IF I still deer hunted id love a 30-30 lever action that would be my gun for deer in the NY/PA woods.
     
  15. pmer

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    Got this big boy 2 years ago with a 45 Colt Rossi and a 300 grain wide flat nose cast bullet.

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    Gotta love the JMB designed Winchesters. 32 Winchester with a cast, gas checked bullet
     
  16. Folsom_Prison

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    I've got my grandpas marlin 30AS 30-30, great rifle, love it!
     
  17. Fox

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    Keep an eye out for a Savage M99 rifle chambered in .22 High Power.
     
  18. harrygunner

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    I very much like lever action rifles. Have two, a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 and a Marlin 1895 in 45-70.

    Take one camping depending on the size of critters in the woods.
     
  19. skeeter7

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    The only lever action I have is the Henry Golden Boy I purchased a few months ago and I love it. Thinking about getting another one is a larger caliber now.
     
  20. Just had a Ruger 96/22 LR with scope follow me home from LGS. It uses the 10/22 family of magazines. Should be a fun gun.


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