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Old 05-06-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Mare's leg Suggestion please

Well guys I'm looking for a mares leg. I really want a side loading gun. I don't like the tube load. I am wanting a .357mag or larger caliber. Any help, suggestions or pics would be great. thanks guys I've been looking in my area for one and only found a Rossi in .357. Not bad, but I'm looking for as much info as I can find.

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:20 AM   #2
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The Henry Mares Leg is a avaliable in 357 Ive only played with the 22 but the Henry's seem well made.
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i have the ranch hand in 357. i have mixed feelings about it. i really like some aspects of it, while in other ways the cheap shines through a bit too much.

damn fun to shoot and mess around with. its accurate, but getting sights on has been a PITA (you will have to put new sights on). shooting it with 38spl is almost like a 22.

all the others i looked at were WAY out of my price range (henry's $700+). i honestly think the rossi is too expensive for this type of gun (a novelty for fun).

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I'm surprised anyone would want one, you have to shoot it like a handgun and you're limited rifle specs?????
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i just looked a few the other day, and my LGS had three in stock, a 357 mag., a 44 mag., and one in 45 Colt. personally, i cant see it being a practical gun, but would sure be fun to shoot. the price he had on them wasn't bad either, $510, NIB.
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I never will understand the "mares leg" Can't shot it like a rifle and does not make a worth while handgun. Buy your self a nice colt style single action or a real lever action. Atleast they will have a practical use .
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Yeah this gun will just be a range toy! No real need for it I'm just am looking for something to play with.

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I'm surprised anyone would want one, you have to shoot it like a handgun and you're limited rifle specs?????
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I never will understand the "mares leg" Can't shot it like a rifle and does not make a worth while handgun. Buy your self a nice colt style single action or a real lever action. Atleast they will have a practical use .
Yeah, I agree completely. I had never heard of one of these until I saw it on American Gun last week. They made him a "Zombie Gun " version of the Mares Leg. It was chambered in S&W 500 and it was hideous.

It reminds me of the El Camino and Ranchero. I just don't see the point. If you want a rifle, get a rifle. If you want a pistol, get a pistol. Then again, to each their own.
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Well my LGS has a nice Ruger vaquero in 45lc with a 4 in barrel that I may buy instead. I really like an feel of the cowboy action guns and it's used but looks new. They also have one with a 6 inch barrel but I like the shorter one better. There is nothing like black grips on a high shine nickel finished gun. I hate the tough decisions.

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I'd try a friend's Mare's leg, or rent one. Maybe try one at a range.

I like the muzzle blast of DEs and carbines, but this is too much for

me.

I also can't place them in a practical use category,

most of my firearms are either hunting, SD/HD, or range shooting.

Generally, most are two out of three. I've written the Mare's Leg

off to "Hollywood cool" guns, because I can't classify how I'd

use it. YMMV.
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