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Benning Boy 03-10-2010 05:22 PM

The Cowboy Rifle
 
I never really gave thought to this till now.

I own rifles based solely on my local terrain. Not alot of open space, lotsa thick brush.

If I make the move westward to (Sighs longingly) Texas, what is the rifle/caliber I need to fend off varmints, engage in battles with desperados, that is historically close to my new lifestyle?

I'm also probably dumping the pump shottys in favor of the coach gun, good call?

Dillinger 03-10-2010 05:31 PM

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Personally, I think the only logical choice for a true cowboy gun is a Winchester Lever action, something like the 1866, 1873 or better yet the 1894. In .44 of course, then your pistol and your rifle can shoot the same ammo.

But that is just me. And I am partial to the Winchester Lever Actions since I inherited one and it's awesome. :D

NGIB 03-10-2010 06:08 PM

Get out to Vegas quick. On a recent episode of Pawn Stars, Rick took in an authentic Winchester 1886 chambered in 45/90.Yup, that will pack a wallop.

Also as a note, DISH network has had a lot of commercials lately for the Henry Arms Co. See them a lot while watching the history channel...

Car54 03-10-2010 06:13 PM

Winchester 94. You just missed a good deal out of Mich by 2 days. He sold one for $175.

Dzscubie 03-10-2010 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 245008)
Personally, I think the only logical choice for a true cowboy gun is a Winchester Lever action, something like the 1866, 1873 or better yet the 1894. In .44 of course, then your pistol and your rifle can shoot the same ammo.

But that is just me. And I am partial to the Winchester Lever Actions since I inherited one and it's awesome. :D

I agree with JD, but I would go with 45 Long Colt.. sorry, but I love that round. :D

Troy Michalik 03-10-2010 09:08 PM

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Don't forget about the Henrys. I'd also agree with either the 45 LC or the 44-40.

Dillinger 03-10-2010 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Dzscubie (Post 245134)
I agree with JD, but I would go with 45 Long Colt.. sorry, but I love that round. :D

Nothing wrong with the 45LC. I love that round too. I just know that the .44 caliber rifles are more common these days.

I have one in .44-40 and that thing is awesome. I love it.

amoroque 03-10-2010 09:18 PM

Nothing says "cowboy" like the 45LC. IMO.
Have you checked out the Uberti rifles? Man they are Sweet! :)

amoroque 03-10-2010 09:20 PM

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Even Jesus shoots a 45 LC LOL

cpttango30 03-10-2010 09:21 PM

PALEASE

Nothing says cowboy like a Shilo Sharps in 45-110.

Shiloh Sharps Rifles


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