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Old 06-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Guys how many of Ya use a .38 Special/.357 Magnum lever action rifle for Hunting?

What brand do ya have/ recommend?

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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I no longer hunt and haven't for many years. However, I had a Marlin 1894CS in .38/357 and it was handy, light and pure fun to shoot.

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Marlin 1894 Carbine. I just got it a month or so ago and I'm unsure what will go into the field with me in November; .30-30, .357, or .45-70. We'll see.

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I enjoy my Marlin 1894C. The recoil is light and it is relatively cheap (well, it use to be) shoot. If you want to hunt deer or hogs with it, I would point you in the direction of Buffalo Bore Ammunition, Buffalo Bore Ammunition 357 Magnum 180 Grain Lead Flat Nose Gas Check Box of 20 - MidwayUSA. That said, I don't really like the .357 for either of those critters. I have used mine to take groundhogs out to around 50 yards (using a 1.5-5 scope). I prefer a 158 grain semi jacketed flat point , but will use a soft point if that's all I can find.

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I have a old Rossi model 92 carbine 38/357,but I have never hunted hogs with it.I like having a little bigger hunk of lead hitting hogs.
I usually use my Winchester 94-44 Magnum shooting 240gr SWC or 300gr Hardcast bullets,or my Uberti 73-45 Colt with stout 255gr RNFP loads.

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