The Cowboy Rifle

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I never really gave thought to this till now.

    I own rifles based solely on my local terrain. Not alot of open space, lotsa thick brush.

    If I make the move westward to (Sighs longingly) Texas, what is the rifle/caliber I need to fend off varmints, engage in battles with desperados, that is historically close to my new lifestyle?

    I'm also probably dumping the pump shottys in favor of the coach gun, good call?
     
  2. Dillinger

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    Personally, I think the only logical choice for a true cowboy gun is a Winchester Lever action, something like the 1866, 1873 or better yet the 1894. In .44 of course, then your pistol and your rifle can shoot the same ammo.

    But that is just me. And I am partial to the Winchester Lever Actions since I inherited one and it's awesome. :D
     

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  3. NGIB

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    Get out to Vegas quick. On a recent episode of Pawn Stars, Rick took in an authentic Winchester 1886 chambered in 45/90.Yup, that will pack a wallop.

    Also as a note, DISH network has had a lot of commercials lately for the Henry Arms Co. See them a lot while watching the history channel...
     
  4. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    Winchester 94. You just missed a good deal out of Mich by 2 days. He sold one for $175.
     
  5. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I agree with JD, but I would go with 45 Long Colt.. sorry, but I love that round. :D
     
  6. Troy Michalik

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    Don't forget about the Henrys. I'd also agree with either the 45 LC or the 44-40.
     

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  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Nothing wrong with the 45LC. I love that round too. I just know that the .44 caliber rifles are more common these days.

    I have one in .44-40 and that thing is awesome. I love it.
     
  8. amoroque

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    Nothing says "cowboy" like the 45LC. IMO.
    Have you checked out the Uberti rifles? Man they are Sweet! :)
     
  9. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Even Jesus shoots a 45 LC LOL
     

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  10. cpttango30

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  11. lonyaeger

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    Here ya go, BB. The Tallahassee zombie-killer. Just make sure your boots are black to match your outfit.
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  12. Dillinger

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    ^^^ And an instant felony conviction. :p


    Great rig though. Definitely a cool addition to what was already a really good movie.
     
  13. Gus556

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    Tango, I agree but I would have to say nothing says Cowboy like the 1874 business rifle in 45-70 AND rounds are easy to get for .45-70. Of course, that aint so good for varmint. I do LOOOOOOOVE my sharps rifles though....:D
     
  14. canebrake

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    No conviction JD.

    They sell them down here legally, as pistols!

    The Mare’s Leg Pistol:

    Diamond Jim Buchanan's Custom Sales and Service
     
  15. Dillinger

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    Really?? They must be claiming that because the stock is cut off so short, it's not a "real" rifle?? :eek:

    Interesting. But that is a rifled barrel, so I would think that would count.

    Well, I stand corrected. Carry on then. :eek:
     
  16. Gatekeeper

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    Pistols have rifled barrels also. :confused:
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That is true, but one of the differences is that a "pistol", in Federal eyes, does not have a stock that you can shoulder.

    If you attach a stock to a SBR ( like an AR pistol ) you need to have a federal tax stamp.

    A rifled barrel with a stock, has to be a minimum of 16" to be Federally legal.

    Since this "rifle" has wood past the back of the action, I was under the VERY MISTAKEN impression that it would not be legal.

    Cane has showed me that is not the case. Which is kind of cool if I were to ever win the lottery, I would get one. :p
     
  18. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I love the .45-70 round. However, this is my Winchester 94 AE Wrangler in '30-30 Winchester with a 16" barrel:

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  19. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Now this, I wondered about.
    30-30 has a rep for less than stellar accuracy, due to round noses.

    With the new Hornady squishy tip rounds, you can have boat tail accuracy in a tube fed rifle.

    Any experience?
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    I have a 94 Winchester chambered in 30 30 and with that Hornady Lever Evolution ammo it's a lot more fun to shoot. Got a 1894 Marlin in 44 that's a blast too:D