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Old 04-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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Just discovered Ruger makes a bolt action in 357 which is very cost competitive with the Marlin and Henry lever actions. What do you think?

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Try and find one of the Rugers. I am on a couple of notification lists.
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Personally I don't see a need for a scope on a lever gun but that's just me. Of the three you mentioned I would go with the Henry first, then the Rossi, and sadly last and least the marlington.
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I apologize. I meant a lever gun in a pistol caliber doesn't need a scope. You are right.
I am curious why you feel you don't need a scope on a pistol caliber lever rifle. I don't understand why not.
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I have Rossi in .357 mag. I had it for several years and really haven't shot it enough to get it broke in. The lever action is still a bit stiff, but if worked enough, I expect it to smooth out and be a nice gun.
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Just discovered Ruger makes a bolt action in 357 which is very cost competitive with the Marlin and Henry lever actions. What do you think?

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I am curious why you feel you don't need a scope on a pistol caliber lever rifle. I don't understand why not.
Pistol caliber rifles are generally considered short range or up to 100 yards. Also most found their homes in saddle scabbards and were treated quite roughly. Some people with not so good eyes need optics and a good low power scope really helps. I was having eye trouble a while back, since had surgery, and could not use the irons. I still do not care for open sights but do like peep/receiver sights. That is why the military used them. It is hard to beat a good peep sight with a fiber optic front sight for fast close range shooting especially in a rough environment. That said, the optical sights have come a long way and are pretty rugged now a days. That is why the military has been using more of them. A red dot is faster and more accurate but you are battery dependent in most cases and we still have to contend with Murphy's Law.
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I have a Henry Big Boy, it's a great rifle.
I might swap out the sights later, but for now, it[s a great piece; accurate, sturdy, excellent fit & finish and a beautiful machine all the way around.
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Well I took the plunge and bought a Ruger 77/357 today. Got a reasonable price and looks to be in great shape
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Well I took the plunge and bought a Ruger 77/357 today. Got a reasonable price and looks to be in great shape
An excellent choice.
We will need a range report as soon as possible!
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I am anxious to see a range report. I have been looking for a 77/357 for a while. What is the actual weight of yours?
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