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Old 12-11-2010, 09:16 PM   #21
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Savage 99's, Winchester 88's and Browning BLR's have box magazines and you can load pointy ammo. The Savage in 358 Winchester was a nice rifle out to 200 yards.

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Old 12-12-2010, 04:20 AM   #22
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i had a ''know it all ''co-worker ....you know the kind ,he would have to be about 150 yrs old to have done what he says he's done and seen ....we were talking guns ,i said i hunt with a lever action 30-30 ..he scoffed and said 30-30 ? you couldnt give me a 30-30 ,im a .270 man ...i asked why ,he said they wouldnt shoot 200yrds ..my reply was ok smart ass lets make a deal ....let me shoot at you 1 shot from my 30-30 at 200yrds , then you can shoot at me with your .270 1 shot from any distance you care to shoot from ....he wouldnt deal

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You are correct about the ability to hit at 200 yards. I my younger days I shot a lot of Metal Silhouette when it was big. I have had a Model 336 Marlin and also have a 94 Winchester and have shot them at 200 yards on many occasions. When I was silhouette competition shooting I had a Thompson Contender 10" Pistol I shot big bore metal silhouette competition with. Loaded it with 168 Gr. Boat Tail Match Bullets and close to 308 load on the powder. Shooting from the Creedmore position on my back she would group about 4 inches at 200 yards. If anyone wants a good TC Pistol load for the 30-30 for deer using this bullet I can send them the details on the load. Of course I can not shoot that bullet in my 30-30 Levers but wish I could.

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The main advantage of the lever rifle is that they can be very compact and handy.My Mod.94 30-30 Trapper is 34 in long,and very accurate,I have a receiver sight on it and it is not much more cumbersome than a heavy revolver. While it is ballistically limited, it is the ideal rifle for walking is the woods.
The other end of the spectrum is my .375 H&H Win.Super Express arguably the best all around ctg.in the world. This rifle is 45 in.,long and with the fixed 4x it weighs twice as much as the 94.
It is true that you can get lever guns that are ballistically superior to the Trapper,but they are also longer and heavier.
You can also get other action types that are lighter and shorter than the
.375 but you give up the versatility.
My .300 Win.Mag. carbine is a trade off it is 40 in long and with the 2-7 scope
weighs about half way between.
This is a good rifle but it is a compromise and will not cover either end as well as the 94 or the Super Express.

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The 30-30 can hit well past 200 yds but the power level drops too far for killing a large animal. The new Leverlution rounds maintain velocity and trajectory better and will extend the range. I used to load 30-30 with 150 gr PSP to 2300+ for my sons single shot. No worry about tubes.

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i love the hornady leverevolutions in my marlin .....excellent round ,good compromize on bullet weight too.....always shot core -lokt 150 grn ....didnt even have to adjust scope for the 160 rubber tips ....this rifle is used mainly for hogs . the biggest was a sow at 168 steps...she weighed 250 +. 1 shot right behind the jaw line...she never even kicked.

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I picked up a Henry Golden Boy in .22 a few weeks back, my first rifle, and I love it! It is a blast to shoot, and cheap. I also love that it will be a great rifle to teach my boys to shoot on and will last for a very long time.

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I love my Marlin model 94 in .41 magnum--wish I could find another one!

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I would kill for a .41 mag Marlin.

What's your address?

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I would kill for a .41 mag Marlin.

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I check every gun show I'm at for them--every once in awhile they'll show up--Marlin made a short run with a pistol grip a few years ago and those are out there also. Mine is from their first run in the late 80s in .41 Mag.
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