GUN Lever-action rifles?

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  1. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

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    I've got an old Marlin Model 60 .22 rifle, but I think it's time I saved up and got a centerfire.

    Anyone have any lever-actions? I'm mostly looking at .45-70s or .30-30s.
     
  2. texchef

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    I have a Marlin 30-30 that I deer hunt with. I love it. IMO, better built than the Winchester. Mu uncle found some new ammo that just came out for the 30-30 that is a higher grain (I think) but I know they have reshaped slug to closer resemble a .270
     
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    my girlfriend spilled the beans shes gonna be getting me a marlin 1894 in .44mag for my birthday in november....how awesome is she :)

    her dad has an old 1894
     
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    1894's rock, definately on my short list of rifles to aquire.

    For some reason, I dig strange and old style weapons, rather than modern military style :dunno:
     
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    i wanted an 1895G but the store that had them locally was asking a bit too much on them w/o working on the price.
     
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    a question

    was there ever a lever action carbine that shoots 9mm NATO or .45 ACP?

    I think marlin makes a .38/.357 model.
     
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    I used a Winchester in 30.30 for years hunting white tail. They are like a good pickup truck, they are rugged as hell, can take a beating and keep working.
    Walmart has Marlin 336's for around $275-300 new and for that price, it's silly not to have one in your gun safe.
     
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    :h5: Marlin 30-30 ftw
     
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    I want an 1895G or one of the 336 .35 guide guns that were limited edition :hs:
     
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    336D :bowdown:
     
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    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    My dad just picked up a Marlin .444 :bowdown: It's bad ass.
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I just bought my dad one for his birthday. It was $200 and practically new at a gun show. I still haven't convinced him to come out shooting with me, though :mad:
     
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    i've got a marlin 336 30-30. i killed my first deer with it. it's accurate, reliable and inexpensive. i didn't read the whole thread, but if you're looking for a hunting gun, the marlin's are side ejectors, whereas the winchesters are top ejectors. which means that mounting a scope is easier with a marlin than a winchester. plus, if you get see through scope rings like i have, you can still use your iron sights.
     
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    http://www.hornady.com/story.php?s=198

    They're not higher grain, the just have a soft polymer tip that allows a the use of the spitzer style bullet in a tubular magazine.
     
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    I want a lever .45-70 some day :wiggle:
     
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    I want an 1895G and a 336D though it would probably be easier to just buy a regular 336 and get it cut down. :hs:
     
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    My brother has a .30-30 or a .30-06(can't remember) Winchester lever-action and it's a side ejector...


    Edit: I'm pretty sure it's this rifle: http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/images/534086l.jpg
    The shells most definitely eject off to the right and it has a scope mounted on top. :dunno:
     
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    unless it looks like this it's a 30-30

    [​IMG]
     
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    This looks pretty much like the Marlin .444 that my dad picked up.
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    ...............and the massive cartridge for it.
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    Awesome suggestions, I think I'm going to look at the Marlins. But what about cartridges? Has anyone here shot both .45-70 and .30-30?
     
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    I just bought a Marlin 336 from Dicks with a scope on sale for $299. I love it, may take the scope off though.
     
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    .30-30 is a very good game round. It's probably taken more deer than any other caliber. I've never shot the .45-70 but it's taken down everything on this continent including the very big stuff. You can't go wrong with either depending on the game you are going after.
     
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    If I remember correctly, the recoil on a .45-70 was pretty sizable compared to a .30-30
     
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