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Mad Mike
06-18-2005, 12:32 PM
This comming Mon. or Tue. I'll be buying a new rifle, either a C&R type or a Marlin CB in 357 mag so the wife can go shooting with me, she is recoil shy, so what do you guys think of the Marlin in 357 mag for her?

CaliTheKid
06-18-2005, 2:37 PM
Can you shoot .38 specials out of it as well? I think it's a fine idea if that's the case.

TonyNorCal
06-18-2005, 3:20 PM
Big 5 recently had Marlin 1894Cs on sale for $319.

Mad Mike
06-18-2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks guys, yes you can shoot 38's out of it, thats why I thought it might be good for her, just needed some other view points.

esskay
06-19-2005, 4:00 PM
Sorry a bit of a tangent here, but these are some of the coolest lever actions:

http://www.wildwestguns.com/bigcopilotred.jpg

Wild west guns take down Marlins (http://www.wildwestguns.com/)

Mad Mike
06-20-2005, 9:00 PM
A fine rifle, but this is also for my wife who is recoil shy, so a big bore Marlin is out of the question.

Inoxmark
06-20-2005, 9:20 PM
I read more than once on various forums that 357mag leverguns very frequently have feeding problems with 38sp. I have no personal experience with leverguns so take it for what it's worth.

imported_Matt-man
06-20-2005, 11:47 PM
Marlin makes the 1894CB in .32 H&R Magnum, too. "It will appeal to small game hunters and plinkers looking for a low recoil, low report centerfire rifle," says Marlin.

esskay
06-20-2005, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Mad Mike:
A fine rifle, but this is also for my wife who is recoil shy, so a big bore Marlin is out of the question.

Not sure you're looking to spend 2 grand on your wife's plinker http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif, but Wild West does make their co-pilots in other calibers like 357.

Mssr. Eleganté
06-21-2005, 3:23 AM
My girlfriend has a Rossi Puma ( Winchester 1892 clone ) in .357 Mag. It shoots both .38Special and .357 Magnums just fine. She is now starting to think that .38's are a bit too tame. So the option of moving up to .357's is a good one.

It is true that some guns seem to have a problem shooting the shorter .38 Special rounds, but you can always buy the "Cowboy" .357 loads that have the same kick as .38's but are loaded in the longer cases.

PMC Cowboy 38's, UltraMax Cowboy 38's, and Miwall RNFP 38's have all worked well in the Rossi M92.

Rascal
06-21-2005, 7:10 PM
Why not buy her an SKS? They are very good rifles, cheap to shoot and the 7.63X39 round has very little kick. More power than a 22LR, and did I mention they are cheap to shoot? 1000 rounds for 84 bucks.

Mad Mike
06-21-2005, 9:59 PM
I couldn't find a SKS at the Orange county gun store(The Stockade) and didn't lockyer ban the SKS just recently? I may be wrong on that...

Rascal
06-26-2005, 1:17 PM
Actually he only banned the SKS "with Detatchable magazine". Only the Chinese made this type of SKS. Every other manufacture uses a "Fixed" 10 round magazine.
I have 2 Yugo's that I take out all the time.

delloro
06-26-2005, 3:21 PM
Originally posted by Mad Mike:
I couldn't find a SKS at the Orange county gun store(The Stockade) and didn't lockyer ban the SKS just recently? I may be wrong on that...

turner's has them.