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Posted: 1/26/2009 2:11:59 PM EDT
Hi all.
Was looking for something different, and it hit me : a tacitcal lever gun. Caliber choise either in 30-30 or 30-06. Anybody got any suggestions towards what gun and rails for the gun? If anybody has pics it would grealty be appreciated!
Thanks
Frank-
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:15:02 PM EDT
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Hi all.
Was looking for something different, and it hit me : a tacitcal lever gun. Caliber choise either in 30-30 or 30-06. Anybody got any suggestions towards what gun and rails for the gun? If anybody has pics it would grealty be appreciated!
Thanks
Frank-


Marlin 1895G Guide Gun in 45-70.  Bad ass gun, super fast, short, handy.  LOVE mine (even more than my AR).
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:21:03 PM EDT
[#2]
I have an Marlin 1895 as well and love it (not as much as my ARs though
).

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 2:42:26 PM EDT
[#3]
Its been done, a couple times.

http://archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=240316

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=256285

ETA: "Pugsli" is featured in the February issue of SWAT magazine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:17:12 PM EDT
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I have an Marlin 1895 as well and love it (not as much as my ARs though ).


agreed. I love the m4's and even jus a stock m4 is fine with me. I also like my socom 16! I wanted to put a eo-tech on the tactical lever action with a laser as well, would i need a cheeck piece, like a riser to be even with the eo-tech?
Thanks-
Frank
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:36:07 PM EDT
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Uh... isn't 30-06 a bad idea in a lever gun? At least if it's like every lever gun I know with a tube magazine, you'd have the bullets from one cartridge poking the primer from the one in front of it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 3:52:15 PM EDT
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Uh... isn't 30-06 a bad idea in a lever gun? At least if it's like every lever gun I know with a tube magazine, you'd have the bullets from one cartridge poking the primer from the one in front of it.


Hornady makes leverevolution (sp) ammo.  The rounds have a plastic tip that prevents them from setting off the primer of the round in front of them.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:37:16 PM EDT
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Winchester 1895 was chambered for .30-06, has a box mag. Browning makes clones of the 1895.

Savage 99 in .243, .308, 300 Savage and other calibers, rotary or box mag.

The legendary .30-30 in Winchester or Marlin flavor. Used by lawmen and criminals alike for decades. Plenty of punch in a .30-30 carbine for killing people, and what the hey! Might even be able to use it as a deer rifle!
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 4:43:40 PM EDT
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Uh... isn't 30-06 a bad idea in a lever gun? At least if it's like every lever gun I know with a tube magazine, you'd have the bullets from one cartridge poking the primer from the one in front of it.


Hornady makes leverevolution (sp) ammo.  The rounds have a plastic tip that prevents them from setting off the primer of the round in front of them.


Not in 30-06, they don't. To my knowledge there are no tube-fed guns available in 30-06.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 5:27:46 PM EDT
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Quoted:
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Uh... isn't 30-06 a bad idea in a lever gun? At least if it's like every lever gun I know with a tube magazine, you'd have the bullets from one cartridge poking the primer from the one in front of it.


Hornady makes leverevolution (sp) ammo.  The rounds have a plastic tip that prevents them from setting off the primer of the round in front of them.


Not in 30-06, they don't. To my knowledge there are no tube-fed guns available in 30-06.


Yeah, I meant for leverguns in general.  30-whatever.

Link Posted: 1/26/2009 8:04:39 PM EDT
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Winchester 1895 was chambered for .30-06, has a box mag. Browning makes clones of the 1895.

Savage 99 in .243, .308, 300 Savage and other calibers, rotary or box mag.

The legendary .30-30 in Winchester or Marlin flavor. Used by lawmen and criminals alike for decades. Plenty of punch in a .30-30 carbine for killing people, and what the hey! Might even be able to use it as a deer rifle!



I heard the 30-30 has killed more deer than all the other calibers combined.
Link Posted: 1/26/2009 9:35:12 PM EDT
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Winchester 1895 was chambered for .30-06, has a box mag. Browning makes clones of the 1895.

Savage 99 in .243, .308, 300 Savage and other calibers, rotary or box mag.

The legendary .30-30 in Winchester or Marlin flavor. Used by lawmen and criminals alike for decades. Plenty of punch in a .30-30 carbine for killing people, and what the hey! Might even be able to use it as a deer rifle!


+ The Browning BLR is chambered in .30-06
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 1:35:49 AM EDT
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Its been done, a couple times.

http://archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=240316

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=256285

ETA: "Pugsli" is featured in the February issue of SWAT magazine.


I'd love a Pugsli of my own!

Get a Marlin .30/30.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 3:40:46 AM EDT
[#13]
I have thought of "doing" a lever gun several times. Every Time I start looking at what the parts and gunsmith costs are going to be I take that money and buy another lever gun instead.
So far the only work I have done to a lever gun it to clean up /repair a used one or to go with peep sights.
A stock lever gun (Ok stock with peep sights) is a pretty good thing as is.
You can see I am torn ,at some point I suppose I will mount a scout scope on one but I am not sure what that will get me.

I own a Puma 357,a Marlin cowboy 44mag,Win 94 in 32Win sp and another in 30-30.
Someday when I come across the right deal I will own a marlin or two in 45/70
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:15:16 AM EDT
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I feel that the optimum man-rated lever gun is probably a Marlin 1894C in .357 mag. Other choices include the 1894 .44 mag amd 336 .30-30. About the only things they need are an action smoothing and receiver sight. These days I use the Williams Foolproof rear sight and put on an XS Systems post front.

If you want more serious power, the Browning lever gun in .30-06 or .308 may be what you are looking for.
Link Posted: 1/27/2009 4:26:20 AM EDT
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Marlin 30-30.  Cant go wrong.  
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