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Old 12-28-2013, 10:18 PM
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Default Lever fever

Got to shoot my first lever today.

Its a Marlin 336 in 30-30

How will a .44 mag compare?

Big 5 has Rossi's for $439.00

Any good?
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Old 12-29-2013, 7:46 AM
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I have both..... The 44 has much less recoil...hits hard...and the pistol caliber is an easy reload.... Trust me....you will shoot a lot.... I have a few of each but for pure, affordable fun... I go to my .44 or .357.... My Rossi guns are a joy.... Just picked up a Henry in 44 but haven't shot it yet..... I can tell you it is much heavier.
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Old 12-29-2013, 9:21 AM
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Always wanted a cowboy action. Picking up my first tomorrow. 3030 M336w. Excited! Don't wanna hijack the thread with any stupid questions. So carry on...

Levers= old school awesomeness!!! Lol
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Old 12-29-2013, 9:43 AM
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Look up .457 Alaskan. Nice lever gun. Costs more but has a much higher cool factor.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:31 AM
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Rossi r92 is smooth!
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I have a 45 Colt Rossi 92 it's a really good rifle.
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Look Here.

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Old 12-29-2013, 11:24 PM
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:30 PM
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30-30 more recoil than 44 mag?
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:34 PM
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Why are you wasting your time with those pretenders to the throne when you could be shooting one of these ;-)













J/K, I know the Rossis are nice but a 1951 Winchester 1894 in .30-30 is cheaper and more fun plus it's C&R!!! Although .30-30 ammo is going to kill your bank account if you don't reload.
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Old 12-30-2013, 2:55 AM
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I can relate



Marlin 1895 CB 45/70
Marlin 1894 Cowboy Limited .357
Henry 22
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Old 12-30-2013, 7:45 AM
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Ok, now I'm drooling.
Now I have to figure out what to sell or trade.
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Get a old beat up 94 before they had safety on them, mine is a franken 94 with parts from everything in it
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I have a '59 M94 in 30-30. Sweet!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 8:26 PM
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Since lever guns are being discussed I thought I'd post an item I just stumbled across - a drop in saddle ring that replaces the Marlin cross bolt safety on 336, 1894 & 1895 rifles.

http://beartoothmercantile-2.myshopi...-safety-delete

Costs $30.00. This fellow sells a "faux screw" replacement for only $9.95:

http://www.leverguns.com/articles/ta...olt_safety.htm

Easy to install and you can switch back at any time.
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Ok...I've posted this pic a bunch but what the hell.....

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...or this...one of our favorite .357 loads .... 21 grains under a 125 gr JSP...

You can see the flash, hear the round hit steel at 100 yards...

http://youtu.be/XzwJ2gQZcEc
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Old 12-31-2013, 9:25 AM
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...or this...one of our favorite .357 loads .... 21 grains under a 125 gr JSP...

You can see the flash, hear the round hit steel at 100 yards...

http://youtu.be/XzwJ2gQZcEc
21 grains of what?
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Sorry...H110
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Love that photo. Want both.
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Lever guns are quite possibly THE most fun rifles to shoot! My goal in 2014 is a lever gun in 22 LR. I have a 45-70 and a .357 lever gun.

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Took my new (1922) saddle-ring carbine out for the first time today...





YeeHAWWW! LOVED it.
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Love the pics.
Went ahead with the .44
Now I just need a horse and some bad guys to chase.
May have to watch Silverado again.
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Love the pics.
Went ahead with the .44
Now I just need a horse and some bad guys to chase.
May have to watch Silverado again.
Love that movie!

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Good choice of the .44. Levers are just fun to shoot. I have a Henry Big Boy .357 and it is one of my favorites to shoot.
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I'm sure the Rossi is just fine, but I've gotta say, Marlin lever actions are probably the beefiest actions out there. Buffalo Bore ammo and other high pressure ammo consistently says to shoot them out of only Marlin lever actions or Ruger pistols and names each model. That says something to me. If you're only shooting standard ammo through it though, you should be fine. I just like the feel and function of Marlin levers over just about anything out. The 1895gbl .45-70 is my new lever that makes the trousers a little tight.

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Got to shoot my first lever today.

Its a Marlin 336 in 30-30

How will a .44 mag compare?

Big 5 has Rossi's for $439.00

Any good?
Wat!?!

I bought a 38/357 Rossi at the Big 5 in Redlands on 12/24 for 479.
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The 1895gbl .45-70 is my new lever that makes the trousers a little tight.

I just got one of these, and after smoothing out some of the Remlin kinks, I have to say it's a kick in the pants to shoot. We'll see how it does with HSM Bear loads next week!
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I just got one of these, and after smoothing out some of the Remlin kinks, I have to say it's a kick in the pants to shoot. We'll see how it does with HSM Bear loads next week!
Nice...been thinking of one in SS myself....
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Marlin is the last man standing as Winchester went under then went to japan.
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I favor the Marlins. I currently have a .30-30 and a 39a .22lr. A .35 Remington, .44 Mag, and .45-70 are on my wish list
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Wat!?!

I bought a 38/357 Rossi at the Big 5 in Redlands on 12/24 for 479.

I'll dig up the receipt tomorrow and verify. I can't believe Big 5 would have different pricing on firearms.
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I'm sure the Rossi is just fine, but I've gotta say, Marlin lever actions are probably the beefiest actions out there. Buffalo Bore ammo and other high pressure ammo consistently says to shoot them out of only Marlin lever actions or Ruger pistols and names each model. That says something to me. If you're only shooting standard ammo through it though, you should be fine. I just like the feel and function of Marlin levers over just about anything out. The 1895gbl .45-70 is my new lever that makes the trousers a little tight.


Well dang, you CCW that thing IWB?!? No wonder it makes your pants tight!
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Went shooting on friends property and there was a line of kids and adults waiting to shoot my Rossi 16" stainless in 357. Levers are cool.

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Have four lever actions, a Henry H001 22lr, Marlins in 44 mag, 30-30 & 45-70. I've had the 1894 Marlin 44 mag for many years have shot the heavy 44's out of it but the fun load is a 205 hard cast flat point with a few grains of unique behind it. Recoil is very mild. I put a Williams FP with target knobs on it so I can hit the steel chickens, pigs etc.
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I'll dig up the receipt tomorrow and verify. I can't believe Big 5 would have different pricing on firearms.
You're ok. Tagged was $479.00. I had a 10% off coupon.

Good times
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You're ok. Tagged was $479.00. I had a 10% off coupon.

Good times
Aww man, guess I should've checked the ad for coupons. I'd say live and learn, but I haven't learned yet. Still fifty bucks cheaper than any other LGS.

BTW, picked up my Rossi today, can't wait to get out to the range and try it out!
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If you get a Rossi 44mag be ready to change out the sights. Mine was a solid 2 feet high at 50yd (from what I read this is a common problem) I replaced the rear sight in an attempt to fix (skinner peep), but it still would not zero - still a couple of feet high. I now have a brass (skinner) sight that is taller and intend to zero this soon next range or desert trip. The new skinner sight is obnoxiously tall, and will need to be filed to size but at least the thing will finally zero.
I will add that the 100 or so rounds I have put through this rifle and a couple hundred times cycling the lever at home (and some lube) have smoothed this action considerably. It was pretty tight when new but is much better now.
This is just a fun little lightweight rifle that is much lighter to carry than my ARs or many of my bolt rifles.
I am hopeful to do use this in upcoming pig hunts or possibly local deer. Probably not enough range for the Colorado or Wyoming mulies, but you never know.
At least until I zero this damned thing ...
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OP, here is a Marlin for your viewing pleasure. 1974, pre-safety, JM marked, gold trigger. I really love this gun, and its chambered in .44mag.





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