Lever action scout
Okay, I'm planning on building my own scout rifle since the savage scout is on indefinite backorder.
I am going to build a lever action with forward mount pistol scope (have to get a gunsmith to mount this for me)/ghost ring and front post as backup. I love levers for their speed and light weight.
I'm thinking this will make a great hunting, truck, defense, etc. gun.
As I live in florida, most shots will be within 100 yards.
So, there are a few items to iron out before going out and picking one up.
1. What caliber: I was thinking 30-30 as it is a nice do anything round. But, I'm also thinking 44 mag. Why 44? Well, from what I understand I could shoot the same ammo in a 44 revolver, thus combining my weapons systems somewhat. A 44 revolver would be fine for hunting or home defense also.
I plan to reload, so pretty much everything would be the same except for overall length.
2. Brand of rifle. Obviously if I choose to go with a 44, this is limits the number of makes chambered in this round.
3. Buy it from a big box store? I understand the stocks can be cheaper with the big box stores, but with a lever action I'm not sure if this matters?
I've seen 30-30's at Gander for 300 bucks.
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...