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spittinfire 01-17-2010 12:43 AM

Why does a 357 or 44 Mag cost more then a 30-30??
 
I don't understand and maybe I'm missing something but I own 2 357s and a 44 Mag. I wouldn't mind a lever action rifle in either but they cost a bunch more then a 30-30....Why? Power is about the same....am I missing something?

Wings-ofthe-Luftwaffe 01-17-2010 01:20 AM

This is a shot in the dark but i would venture to guess novelty. Alot of companies make and regularly sell 30-30's all day every day. A few select companies still make rifles chambered in a revolver caliber. paying for a specialty item.

UnderFire 01-17-2010 01:34 AM

It's crazy....
The price of a lever action Marlin 30/30 is $360 (in my area).
I saw a lever action rifle from the same mfg. chambered in .44 mag for $700.00, at a local gun store. I thought- :eek:
I figured it wouldn't sell and maybe if the price drops I'll buy it.
Well, I was at the same store this past week and the rifle is gone. WOW!! :confused:

spittinfire 01-17-2010 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by UnderFire (Post 213974)
It's crazy....
The price of a lever action Marlin 30/30 is $360 (in my area).
I saw a lever action rifle from the same mfg. chambered in .44 mag for $700.00, at a local gun store. I thought- :eek:
I figured it wouldn't sell and maybe if the price drops I'll buy it.
Well, I was at the same store this past week and the rifle is gone. WOW!! :confused:

I thought that too but you can't get the same model Marlin in 30-30 as you can in 44. The 30-30 is a 336 and the 44 is an 1894. I'm a Marlin fan but I still can not understand what makes the price difference.....What am I missing?

UnderFire 01-17-2010 02:13 AM

spittinfire,
Yes, both Marlins have a different model number, but they look identical.
The only difference being the chambering of each- that I can tell.
I'm with ya- what gives? :confused:

BILLYBOB44 01-17-2010 02:29 AM

Supply and Demand..
 
Spitty, it's called supply+demand. The old 30-30 is a great caliber. Probably dropped more Deer than any other cal. bar none. Problem is, at this time not too many people want a 30-30. Many more people are more interested in the handgun caliber rifles. For what it's worth, my state, Indiana, does not allow any standard Hi power Rifle loads, for Deer hunting. No: .223,.243,7MM,30-30,.308,30-06, etc. It does, however allow "Common Handgun" caliber center fire rifles, for Deer hunting. This includes: .357Mag.,.41Mag.,.44Mag.,.45Colt, 454Cas.,460Ruger, 500S&W. For our area, this drives up the price of a handgun caliber, center fire rifle. For me, I get by with my Mossy 12 gauge, and my 9 1/2" SuperRed Hawk in .44 Magnum. The .44 with handloads only=Damn them Factory Loads are pricey!!!:confused::eek::)

CA357 01-17-2010 06:05 AM

There aren't as many pistol caliber leverguns manufactured as there are rifle calibers. Supply and demand.

spittinfire 01-17-2010 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by BILLYBOB44 (Post 213995)
Spitty, it's called supply+demand. The old 30-30 is a great caliber. Probably dropped more Deer than any other cal. bar none. Problem is, at this time not too many people want a 30-30. Many more people are more interested in the handgun caliber rifles. For what it's worth, my state, Indiana, does not allow any standard Hi power Rifle loads, for Deer hunting. No: .223,.243,7MM,30-30,.308,30-06, etc. It does, however allow "Common Handgun" caliber center fire rifles, for Deer hunting. This includes: .357Mag.,.41Mag.,.44Mag.,.45Colt, 454Cas.,460Ruger, 500S&W. For our area, this drives up the price of a handgun caliber, center fire rifle. For me, I get by with my Mossy 12 gauge, and my 9 1/2" SuperRed Hawk in .44 Magnum. The .44 with handloads only=Damn them Factory Loads are pricey!!!:confused::eek::)

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 214059)
There aren't as many pistol caliber leverguns manufactured as there are rifle calibers. Supply and demand.

That's sort of what I was thinking but I wasn't sure. I just like the idea of having a rifle in the same caliber as some of my handguns.

Billybob, your state has some crappy hunting laws!

cpttango30 01-17-2010 12:14 PM

They are not even close to being the same guns.

The 336 is a more modern action. That I am sure uses a minimal amount of machining. Where as the 1895 is in my eyes the best lever action design ever. It is strong smooth and requires lots of work to manufacture.

If you want a good strong modern action then get the 336 if you want the strongest lever gun action ever designed get the 1895 there is a reason this action is still being made after 115 years. Just like the 1911 there is a reason for them to still be on the market.

spittinfire 01-17-2010 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 214113)
They are not even close to being the same guns.

The 336 is a more modern action. That I am sure uses a minimal amount of machining. Where as the 1895 is in my eyes the best lever action design ever. It is strong smooth and requires lots of work to manufacture.

If you want a good strong modern action then get the 336 if you want the strongest lever gun action ever designed get the 1895 there is a reason this action is still being made after 115 years. Just like the 1911 there is a reason for them to still be on the market.

I knew there was a difference but I wasn't sure what it was.


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