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Old 11-21-2011, 04:23 AM   #11
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I was just talking about the "look". I do cowboy action shooting and the guns just do not look "right" with fancy sites and other modifications. No doubt most people can get better accuracy with a better site. Guess I'm stuck in the late 1800's when in comes to guns. I shoot for fun and for me the old iron sights are more "fun".

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Old 11-21-2011, 05:20 AM   #12
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my vote is for a marlin in 45-70. my friend has one and i fell for it after i took one shot with it at the range. if it werent for the fact that i already have my 870 for a brush gun i would have gone out and bought one that day. the only thing i would change on it is that i want to get a bigger lever for it so i can use it with my gloves on.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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I was just talking about the "look". I do cowboy action shooting and the guns just do not look "right" with fancy sites and other modifications. No doubt most people can get better accuracy with a better site. Guess I'm stuck in the late 1800's when in comes to guns. I shoot for fun and for me the old iron sights are more "fun".
I enjoy iron sights more than most. Nothing bothers me more

than seeing some guy at the range-rifle in the lead sled, clamped

and sand bagged down, pulling the trigger with a mechanism.

Can you imagine this guy on a hunt?

"Oh YOO-HOO! Can you just not move for five minutes?

I've got to go back to my car, get a stand,vise and sand-bags,

and then I am so going to mount your rack on a wall in

my den! Don't go anywhere, now..."

What? did they not believe the manufacturer's claims to accuracy?


I even removed the scope mount from my Marlin. Yeah it "looks"

cool, and aims passably, but not well. At one point

or another, you'll get tired of the "look" and "fun" of inaccuracy,

at which point you may want to try a holographic sight.

I can live with the look, better than I can deal with iffy

targeting.
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There are peep sights available. Otherwise known as receiver sights. Williams has several different styles.

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Recently fell in love with my grandpas old Winchester 3030 model 94 and am looking to pick up something similar for myself. I don't neccesarily care if it's the same caliber/gun, but what I loved about it is what I'm looking for, and that's simple... Lever action.

What I'm most interested in is a better understanding of the differences between alike rifles.

- 308 (seems most popular, but least likely to have lever action)
- 3030 (makers I've found being Winchester, Marlin, and Mossberg)
- 243 (lower cal but just as much bang with more range)

Does this sum it up? Any others you guys can think of and recommend. The more the explanation the better, as I want to know not just what to look for, but also why.

Thanks all. This place really is a treasure for firearm info.

Don`t listen to all the Hype, if you want a lever action get you one, if you can find a Savage 99 get it in .308 if not & you manage to find a Win. 94 in .30-30 get it . You find that you can`t find ither of those get a Henry in .30-30 there ain`t no pistol cal. rd. out there that can do what a .30-30 can.
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Don`t listen to all the Hype, if you want a lever action get you one, if you can find a Savage 99 get it in .308 if not & you manage to find a Win. 94 in .30-30 get it . You find that you can`t find ither of those get a Henry in .30-30 there ain`t no pistol cal. rd. out there that can do what a .30-30 can.
And there ain't many pistols chambered in 30/30, either. The few which

are have insane recoil and muzzle flip.

Nobody here's trying to compare pistol and rifle ballistics.
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Lots of talk about Marlin & Henry...what about a Browning BLR? I've been admiring the BLR in .308 - I too am a fan of iron sights on a lever gun.

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And there ain't many pistols chambered in 30/30, either. The few which

are have insane recoil and muzzle flip.

Nobody here's trying to compare pistol and rifle ballistics.

I did not point a finger at anyone, that was just a (General) Don`t listen to all the Hype, if you go with the Henry don`t get it in pistol cal. go with .30-30 Win.
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