I need a big bore lever action

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Flat Tire, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    I am going to Alaska and I want a big bore lever action, I will be exposed to the elements they have, what rifle do I need ?

    Marlin Model 1895M in 450 Marlin
     

  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Browning BLR Lightweight `81 would be my choice.

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    Or, BLR Lightweight ‘81 Stainless Takedown

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    Check these out:

    .450 Marlin Firearms
     
  3. JonathanGlass

    JonathanGlass New Member

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    I would deffinately go with a Marlin, can't go wrong with it, caliber would depend on what you're hunting
     
  4. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Buy a Marlin 1895 45-70. Stainless is the best option if you can afford it.
     
  5. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Buy a Marlin 1895 45-70. Stainless is the best option if you can afford it. I used to have a BLR in .358 Win, it was a delight to carry, but occasionally it would fail to extract. Bad juju.
     
  6. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    I want a defense weapon, I want the option to stand my ground if needed-
    So why the 45-70, why not the 308 or 338 ?
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    A bigger hole = more things coming out of that hole.

    Think about it dose more water come out of a garden hose or a firehose?
     
  8. Flat Tire

    Flat Tire New Member

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    big hole = slower bullet----- ????
     
  9. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    .45-70 would probably be the best defensive lever gun you can find. Big bullet will take anything down or---along with it.
     
  10. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    44 rem mag moves pretty quick. Marlin 1894 be a good one I'd say. 45-70, maybe a 44?
     
  11. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Fat bullets equal bigger holes. A 45 cal bullet is about the size you're trying to get your .308 to expand to. And a 400 grain bullet has a LOT of momentum to drive it deep into large animal.
     
  12. dampoo

    dampoo New Member

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    Gunbroker has one blr on auction 185016432.


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  13. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    dampoo, thanks for the heads-up, although, you should stop be the introduction section and let us know a little about yourself. Welcome, Joe
     
  14. John sukey

    John sukey New Member

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    .308, 174gr, 45-70, 405-500 gr. Nuff said