GUN anyone make a revolver rifle anymore?

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  1. AVengeance

    AVengeance Active Member

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    Just a curiosity. Seems like they'd be as reliable as a pump or bolt, but with more semi-auto functionality to them. It's 2010, and I can still go to the store and buy a revolver handgun, but not a rifle?

    I bought my son a pump-action rifle (he's a lefty) recently. A 7600 .243WIN with the wood furniture. I almost got a lever-action, since he likes Old West kinda stuff, but settled on the 7600 because I have personal experience with a 7615 and a 870 shotgun, and like them both. In searching for a gun for him, I was thinking "a revolver would be sooo cool, but can you even get one?"

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    anyway, so stupid question of the day, I guess.
     
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    Well there are several problems with a revolving-rifle or carbine. The first is that if the gun does not use metallic cartridges (black-powder) then any loose powder can ignite the entire cylinder. This was a major problem with the Colt 1855 revolving rifle. If the gun fires metallic cartridges, then the higher pressure from the smokeless powder will escape between the face of the cylinder and that of the barrel. On larger calibers (.460 comes to mind) this can seriously injure any hand or arm nearby. The only effective way to do it that I see would be a gas-seal revolver mechanism.
     
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    Revolvers are susceptible to failure from minor debris infiltration.

    Lever action FTW.
     
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    7600 is shit
     
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    Thanks to everyone except this guy for the education. That's what I wanted to know.

    As for you, cant, are you saying you don't like the 7600? I'm sure a nice right-handed bolt action for my left-handed son would work fine in your world? Or maybe you think he needs a tactic00l super-1337 AR15 that cost $2400 to build? There are numerous reasons I chose the 7600. The ambidextrous design (like a lever-action) is one of the biggest reasons. Unlike a lever, the forward hand stays in a position to keep you on target while you cycle a round. It looks nice, has reliable machinery, and a proven reputation.
     
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    The 7615 is actually a pretty good gun for those who live in the socialistic parts of the country.

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    I really like mine. I want my younger children to hunt with something less than semi-auto. Makes them think through their shots. Being a pump, it's ambi (I'm ambidextrous, and one of my kids is left-handed). You don't have to live in a socialist area to own a bolt, lever, or other non-semi-auto.
     

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