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Old 03-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #11
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My Marlin ejects the cartridge from the side.

Makes it easier to mount a scope, regardless

of caliber.

An earlier model, as others have wisely stated,

would be in order.

Sometimes, with used rifles, the seller throws in

a decent scope, sling, and case with the sale.

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To the OP, your caliber choices are like saying I am going to a dance and I want to dance with a fat girl, or a skinny girl.

One cartridge is primarily a handgun cartridge to make it possible to have one size ammo available for both your rifle as well as your revolver. The 30-30 is a dedicated rifle cartridge with a rich history going back to the American west in many lever action rifles.

I have a Winchester model 1894, made in 1898 in 30-30.

The lever action calibers in handgun rounds are a compromise. Not necessarily a bad choice, but usually paired with a matching sidearm.

I have on my Xmas list the Rossi Ranch Hand in 44 mag because I like the novelty of it, and because it is as close to a tax stamp weapon as one can get. I have a Ruger RedHawk, and to have a short barrel, short stock rifle (anybody that thinks the Ranch Hand is a pistol is crackers) to compliment my revolver caliber.

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I have a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 - Great Gun, and a Henry Heavy Octagon Barrel Golden Boy in .22 Mag - Awesome Gun. The Henry has the absolute smoothest action out of any lever action I have ever handled. I like the Henry 30-30 except for the fact that it is still a tube load like the .22's.

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To the OP, your caliber choices are like saying I am going to a dance and I want to dance with a fat girl, or a skinny girl.

One cartridge is primarily a handgun cartridge to make it possible to have one size ammo available for both your rifle as well as your revolver. The 30-30 is a dedicated rifle cartridge with a rich history going back to the American west in many lever action rifles.

I have a Winchester model 1894, made in 1898 in 30-30.

The lever action calibers in handgun rounds are a compromise. Not necessarily a bad choice, but usually paired with a matching sidearm.

I have on my Xmas list the Rossi Ranch Hand in 44 mag because I like the novelty of it, and because it is as close to a tax stamp weapon as one can get. I have a Ruger RedHawk, and to have a short barrel, short stock rifle (anybody that thinks the Ranch Hand is a pistol is crackers) to compliment my revolver caliber.

You are correct, I already have a Ruger Super Blackhawk 357mag so that is why I was asking about that caliber. The reason I am considering the 30-30 is because I had one when I was younger but it went bye bye when my parents house burnt down many years ago. Thank you all for your input. I can read magazine after magazine but I really like the input I get from here and first hand experiences many have encountered. Thanks again and take care to all.
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