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Old 06-08-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default lever action vs bolt action

Just read an article about the two rifles. Lever vs bolt. What say u all.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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for no practical reason whatsoever, i'm on team LEVER.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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Between the two i prefer lever for short to medium range, and bolt action for long range

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MANY (not all, just many) lever actions cannot handle the pressures of cartridges that a bolt will handle. Lever has a handicap when shooting from the bench.

When hunting, the lever will give a quicker reload than most bolts.

Have both, love both.


What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

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Depends on the job. I like bolts for accuracy and range. Levers are handy for packing in the woods, quick follow up shots and just plain fun.

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I don't think there ever has been a real rivalry between the lever-action and bolt-action rifles. Shooters seem to like both types of rifles for their specific features.


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Question makes no sense
For what reason?
In general?
Accuracy/distance - Bolt
Speed - Lever


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What would be it's intended use?
For applications where accuracy and strength are paramount? Bolt.
For hunting in brush country with lower intensity calibers? Lever.

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I like them both b/c they work great depending on what your doing. It never hurts to have 1 of each and throw in a semi while your at it for me.

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lever actions are faster to shoot, you can get them in pistol calibers so you can carry the same type of ammo, on the other hand bolt actions can shoot more high powered rounds in some cases more accurately and bolt guns can also weight more then a lever action and are generally longer.

For my walk around gun when I'm just walking through the woods when I do carry a rifle I carry a old winchester 30-30. I don't plan on killing any deer or anything like that but it's a good all around round that can take down trespassers as well as deer if need be. Bolt guns are all good and fun for long range, hunting, and snipers but if your hiking through brush and you might have to shoot more then once I'd choose a lever action everytime.


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