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eborden1122 03-10-2013 07:38 PM

Henry, Winchester, Marlin, others?
I am looking for a lever action rifle in either a 30-30 or 357mag but there are sooo many different makes that it is giving me a headache. If you have any experience with these would you please give me a suggestion as what makes are better or more reliable than another. Thank you

racer_x 03-10-2013 07:50 PM

Dont forget the Rossi's, Ive got a henry 22lr love it smothest action of all, marlin 336 in 30-30 great gun,rossi rio grand in 30-30 not as smoth as the marlin but still a great gun shoots awsome, rossi ranch hand in 44mag just plain a blast to shoot

Its all pretty much how much u wana spend.

rockratt 03-10-2013 08:22 PM

I have Henry in 22 mag. Also have a Marlin 30-30 but the Henry gets my vote!!!

Hawg 03-10-2013 08:33 PM

The Henry is heavy, I'd go with an older Winchester.

CaseyChadwell 03-10-2013 09:48 PM

I have a 357 Rossi and a Henry big boy in 357. Both great rifles, but as stated the Henry is heavy. My Rossi is one of my favorite rifles I've owned for a long time. Accurate and dependable. I'd go with the Rossi, but I may be biased.

zebramochaman 03-11-2013 03:40 AM

I currently own only one lever action. It is an older Marlin 336 in 30-30. I put a Skinner peep sight on it but I have not had a chance to bring it to the range yet. I am looking at expanding my collection of levers and besides those makes you have mentioned, I am looking at Brownings and the Savage 99.

Reaper61 03-11-2013 02:51 PM

Hard to go wrong with a Marlin 336. ;)

eatmydust 03-11-2013 03:13 PM

I love my Marlin .45-70, it's definately a thumper! If you choose Marlin & I reccomend them, make certain that it is stamped with "JM" on the barrel up near the receiver. Those are the pre-Remington guns and they are excellent. This means that you'll almost certainly have to buy a used one.

jigs-n-fixture 03-11-2013 03:33 PM

Don't forget the Brownings. Either the "81", or "92" are high quality shooters. The downside is that like all quality firearms they tend to be a bit expensive.

HOSSFLY 03-11-2013 03:39 PM

Stay away from Winchester 94's in pistol calibers-

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