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Thinking about a lever gun
This is a discussion on Thinking about a lever gun within the Pistols and Revolvers forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Originally Posted by TexDanm
I went for a Winchester 94 Trapper in 357/38 as a companion piece for my Ruger Security-6 357mag. I have really ...
I snagged a box of the Hornady Lever Evolutions plastic tip in .30 30. My Winni apparently dont have the metal magazine follower it takes to make the last round feed. Would cycle fine till the last round in the magazine. Might check that is anybody wants to snag some. The ballistics looks good but not a whole lot more impressive than 150 Grain Super X's and they feed without changing things up.
Originally Posted by TexDanm
They might be fine and maybe I just had bad experience but I used those in my 44mag and nearly lost a 10 point .
Originally Posted by bigwheel
At about 35 yards I shot base of neck dropped like a sack of potatoes so I continued to hunt because it was early 10 minutes later it stood up and trotted off. I stalked over to where it laid looked like a crime scene. Stalked him put another round in it at 100 yards and he kept moving then Mlodell put a 50 cal in it put him on the ground but still didn't want to die so offed him with 45acp.
After skinning my round penetrated the hide only bruised the neck but then ran inside the hide through the shoulder the lung back out the rib cage and stopped in the hide so was kill shot sooner or later. Found the red tip in the hide between neck and shoulder so it came out before actually going in.
I call Hornady and all he said was well that shouldn't have happened...
Since that I no longer trust the Lever evolution ammo
My dream rifle has always been a Savage Model 99.
They have a rotary magazine, not a tube, and that way can handle spitzer bullets, like .308, 30-06, etc.
When you find one they will cost more than a Winchester or Marlin, but worth every penny.
"There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
"Leave the artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot." Napoleon
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The 99 even has a round counter built in.
Great rifles but all I have ever seen were in odd calibers.
Never had to fix one, just mounted scopes for customers on them.
Have a beautiful finish on them, would hate to take them into the woods, work of art IMHO.
Last edited by SOCOM42; 08-04-2020 at 12:05 PM.
I am the third generation to own and take deer with this fine rifle and to the best of my knowledge, it has never failed to fire and hit what you aimed it at. I like the 300 savage a lot. It is a step up from a 30-30 and my reloads are very near to the 308 win. It has a solid lock up and can take more pressure than the other lever actions except maybe the Browning BLR.
Yep. I bought three Marlins, two with scopes, for around $350 each. Bought them all in parking lots back in the day when the Guv'ment didn't get in the way. Can't do that now in Oregon. Lots of things for a prepper to love about these: pick up a reliable long gun cheap. 30-30 ammo quite common. In a needed scenario, You can hand them out to neighbors / family / compadres, and not cry too hard if it didn't come back in some situation. You can even hand one to someone with little experience, and they are relatively safe and not too hard to figure out. For helping to build an emergency arsenal, they fit the budget nicely. That's what I like about shotguns too... pick them up here and there used for $200, eventually you have a good line of them.
Originally Posted by bigwheel
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