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Old 04-26-2014, 11:45 PM   #11
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300 yards was just a guesstimate. The point of this gun would be a lightweight handy rifle that would be good on varmints, ward off an attacker, and if shtf it can be used to fight my way home to my family and guns


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Get a Browning Lever Rifle in .308, then you get everything you want.
For some reason I always forget about Browing's lever action.


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300 yards was just a guesstimate. The point of this gun would be a lightweight handy rifle that would be good on varmints, ward off an attacker, and if shtf it can be used to fight my way home to my family and guns
I like the idea of a lever but only have the base Henry .22, having a rifle with no mag that could be constantly reloaded the way a pump shotgun can is very appealing. Did not find the Marlin that quick to load and in my world (edge of the Mississippi delta) ranges can go past pistol cartridge range fast. Wonder if there are any pump rifles left with tube mags?
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300 yards was just a guesstimate. The point of this gun would be a lightweight handy rifle that would be good on varmints, ward off an attacker, and if shtf it can be used to fight my way home to my family and guns
The Marlin will work fine but you might want to think about something in .223 unless you just want a lever action. 223 is a lot cheaper for plinking and a bolt action in that would just be a nice light weight truck rifle.
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The Marlin will work fine but you might want to think about something in .223 unless you just want a lever action. 223 is a lot cheaper for plinking and a bolt action in that would just be a nice light weight truck rifle.
I do have a few AR rifles at home including .223 and. 300 blackout. The thing is, I don't want to leave an AR in my truck. I want something different, handy and cheaper. I'll carry enough ammo and a bug bag incase something happens to my truck. IE a natural disaster.
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I am in the market for a truck gun. I have narrowed it down to 2 options...
There's an open season on trucks down there??
You yanks will shoot anything!

And Alpha... what are you "fighting your way through to get home"?
Trust me, we Canadians have no plans to invade and make your life miserable-
Except maybe for Justen Beiber! So sorry.

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There's an open season on trucks down there??
You yanks will shoot anything!

And Alpha... what are you "fighting your way through to get home"?
Trust me, we Canadians have no plans to invade and make your life miserable-
Except maybe for Justen Beiber! So sorry.

200 likes & I'll pick Beiber up myself.
That beiber fellow... Almost makes me wish walking dead was real. But this is the south and it's almost un-american NOT to have a gun in to ur truck.
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Both options you mentioned in the OP are viable. I have both, if I had to choose one over the other, here in PA, I'd choose the Marlin .30-30. With the Leverevolution ammo you get a true 250 yd. long gun & the ability to lay down a quicker payload of lead in a pinch.
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Just MY 2 cents here.... a lever in .357
1) you can keep a companion pistol handy in the same round... 2) It'll also take a 38 special round..soooooo it's ammo for both is cheaper and far more plentiful (see #1 again!!)... 3) decent take down power for whatever could come your way (..at least in a "sitting in the truck" situation).

http://www.henryrifles.com/rifles/big-boy/
http://www.rossiusa.com/product-details.cfm?id=162
Second that. Revolver calibers are often overlooked, but for the purpose they are ideal. Probably no glass and hardly ever prone shooting with that rifle, so might as well enjoy the classic lever. You'll be faster with repeat shots too. And a companion handgun if you want.
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OK well I went to cabelas and picked this up. I checked out both guns in question and bought this Marlin 336y. I have read about Marlin having some poor quality issues lately and this doesn't seem to be affected.
I will get to the range this weekend to shoot it. I also bought the kids their first gun, a ruger 10/22.


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