I have a lever action obsession

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by TooStrongTerry, May 18, 2012.

  1. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    I love them...if it wasn't for the wife id have one in 410, 30-30, 357, and 44 mag. Anyone else have this obsession? Post pics of your levers!!!

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  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Love lever guns. Unfortunately, don't own any. I'm into classic styling in all things. I'd like a Marlin in 444 or 45-70. I like making big holes.
     

  3. TooStrongTerry

    TooStrongTerry New Member

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    45-70 is a tank round. If they weren't so expensive id have one

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  4. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    Lever action rifles are classics. I have a Win 30-30 and a Henry .22.
     
  5. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    love em!

    i wish i had more. overall, my marlin 30-30 is my favorite rifle. i like most any gun from the old west, they are just the coolest guns imo.
     

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    Do u think 30-30s are worth it? I'm debating on a Marlin 336 or a browning BLR in 308...big price difference but can't make up my mind...what makes you like it?

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  7. kytowboater

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    I want one in 45/70 and one in 475h&h.
     
  8. trip286

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    Yes, they're worth it depending on what you want to hunt. It will take damn near any game in north America, most people like to keep their shots to around 200 yards or less (many don't like to go past 100) its a reasonably heavy brush buster, great for heavy undergrowth.
     
  9. rifleman1

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    i do all my deer hunting with a marlin 336 and a winchester 94 they are ver worth it.
     
  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Get the 308, run 165 grain SST Hornady Superperformance. Near, far and anywhere in between.
     
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  11. TooStrongTerry

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    The only thing I don't like is the clips are expensive...but the 308 rounds seem to be cheaper than 30-30. Hmm...

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    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Like this, it`s a 9410 & a Big Bore 94..........
     

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  13. hawkguy

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    well, i think its worth it, but i'm not sure of your needs.

    its a great gun, a good shooter. it is pretty light, handy, and maneuverable. i replaced the factory sights on mine, cause i prefer peep sights to buck horn. i got my marlin before the rem takeover, i'm not sure how they are built now, but the craftsmanship on my marlin is FAR beyond that of any of my other rifles (of course i don't have a bunch of rifles, and they are all budget). its a real beaut of a gun. smooth shooter for sure. also, the marlin is the easiest to strip and clean. i always appreciate how easy it is to maintain after cleaning one of my semi guns.

    i think the 30-30 is a nice, medium rifle round. good for big varmits and deer out to about 200 yards with the right ammo. most kids 10-15 can handle the recoil, but about 70+ rounds will start to wear you out imo. i've never understood posters being critical of the 30-30 round & then they own an AR? the 30-30 is a lot more powerful than 223.

    i can't explain why i like levers so much more than bolt actions. probably just a preference. but just working a lever makes me feel like a bit of a bad a**.:D

    get a hold of one and shoot it a bit, and find out if its your thing. but i think my marlin 30-30 was a great value for the money.

    all just my opinion of course.
     
  14. hawkguy

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    308 cheaper than 30-30? always seems to be pretty close to the same to me.
     
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    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    lookin good! :cool:
     
  16. TooStrongTerry

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    That's what I'm seeing online...well MORE companies make 308. In other words...CHEAP ammo(in more ways then one) and 30-30 seems to be made by only the big names Hornady, Remington, Federal. Not stuff like Brown Bear etc for the 308

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  17. hawkguy

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    i see your point. if cheapo russian ammo is what you are talking about, then you are right. i don't buy russian ammo, so i tend to forget how cheap it is.

    as far as the good ammo made by american companies, the price basically is a wash.
     
  18. JTJ

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    Savage made the 99 in 308 if you can find one. I miss my old lever guns. For a close in fast handling carbine the 30-30 or 35 Remington lever is hard to beat. The 45-70 is a canon and expensive to shoot. It was fun though.
     
  19. Georgiahunter

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    I love the looks if lever guns and am looking to get either a used Marlin or Winchester. Oh yeah, those are some real purdy guns you got there!
     
  20. The_Kid

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    Yes, they are worth it.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Li9JwcB1Oc"]Win94ae 30-30, See The Bullet [/ame]

    Using the Hornady FTX bullets, at 350 yards they still have the suggested energy to kill deer.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YuyW3PhFKg"]Winchester Lever Action[/ame]

    I like to load spire point bullets that have the same BC as the FTX but are 20% cheaper... I load them singly directly into the chamber.