|Originally Posted By nhsport:
A 357 lever gun will get you sort of close to where you want to go.
Loading and reloading will be a good bit slower.
Check with the cowboy action shooters and you will likely find some loading techniques although they mostly only
reload shotguns on the clock
Watching some of these guys and gals shoot will show you some stuff that isn't a whole lot slower than semiauto.
The lever gun will run a wider variety of loads and still give you the benifits of the carbine barrel length.
As others have said , stuffing 357 loads into a semi type mag and getting that mag to fit in an AR is going to be a bunch of work.
Just how much 357 ammo are we talking about here ?
The lever gun only has 2 things in common with what i want to do, one is a 16 inch barrel and the other is a .357mag chamber.
and there is somewhere between 8000 and 12000 rounds dad says i can have as much as i want whenever i want it, for almost nothing.