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Posted: 6/7/2003 3:22:42 AM EDT
Getting them outta the safe got me thinking about how much I used to enjoy shooting these before I was always developing a load for something. I have four Marlin 1895 45-70 Marlin 336 30-30 Winchester 100th Anniversary 1894 And my SASS rifle ...Rossi .45LC Besides the SASS rifle, I never shoot any of the others...well I do take out the straight stocked 45-70 whenever I am going with a buddy who swears he can take any recoil. Any of you guys got these great old guns? Do you shoot them anymore? Maybe we should all take one with us to the range next time and remember how fun they are while letting the barrel on our hi speed guns cool.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 3:52:42 AM EDT
I have 2 Marlin lever actions... one in 45-70, and the other in .44mag. I used to hunt woodchucks with the .44mag. I'd sneak through the bean and hayfields like I was a sniper... get close to the chuck hole, and then... well, let's just say a .44 will do a number on a woodchuck.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 4:27:33 AM EDT
I have two, both Marlins, a .44 mag and one in the new .450 round. I shoth the .450 the first time on a 4th of July wearing a t shirt and I could feel the impact on my shoulder for three days. It didn't hurt, I could just feel it like I was holding it too my shoulder. Shot a deer with the big one last season and my ears rang for about 2 hours after.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 4:42:53 AM EDT
I've got a Winchester pre-64 94 carbine with a peep sight that I have shot a lot of deer and beavers with. It shoots way better than advertised. I also have a Marlin 39A I bought at a pawn shop that I squirrel hunt with and it is one of my favorites. I've got other levers in 44 mag. I sold my 32 Special Winchester. I wish I had the Winchesters that burned when my grandparent's house burned down.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 4:54:16 AM EDT
I have two. A Marlin 30-30, and my pride-and-joy my dad's Savage Model 99F in .358 Win.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 5:03:19 AM EDT
Savage Model 99. Best lever action EVER. Way ahead of its contemporaries. Here's my Model 99EG in .250-3000 with Stith-mounted Weaver J2.5. [img]http://members.cox.net/model99savage/DSC000010.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 5:09:42 AM EDT
Two Winchester's. An 1894 in .30-30 and a 9422 XTR in .22 short, long/long rifle. The XTR is beautiful with deep, rich bluing and high gloss hand checked walnut.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 7:47:28 AM EDT
Marlin 1895 45-70, Marlin 1894 .44 Mag, Marlin 1894 Cowboy .45 Colt. OK, falling blocks but still lever operated, Sharps 1873 Business Rifle 45-70, Ruger #1B 6mm Rem. I love the "old guns", I have cowboy holster rigs for matching caliber revolvers for my .44 Mag and .45 Colt lever actions. I shoot the Marlin 45-70 with "hot" smokeless hunting loads, but the 45-70 Sharps is black powder only and a hell of a lot of fun to shoot! I still shoot them as much, maybe even more than my high power rifles!
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 12:21:05 PM EDT
my inventory includes: an winchester '94 big bore XTR .444 marlin outfitted with an AO front tritium bead. a 1962 model winchester '94 30-30 standard model. my next will be a sidekick for my S&W .44 mag..if i can find a well taken care of winchester without that godforsaken safety button. whoever came up with putting a safety on a levergun like the ' 94 should be taken into the town square and flogged. my .444 rocks..low recoil..extensive damage.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 12:37:59 PM EDT
The first big - bore rifle I ever shot and hunted with was my Great Uncle's 1866 Yellow Boy Winchester w/ octagon barrel....Now that was an experience... After that moved on to the 94 in 30-30... I do not currently have a lever gun , but I think there will always be a place for one in my home (thinkin' about a pistol calibered carbine ) t
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 1:13:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/7/2003 1:16:00 PM EDT by Lumpy196]
I have a Winchester 1894 Trapper in .357 mag. I think its a great little gun. My dream lever action? A Winchester 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine in .45-70. Thumper [:D]
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 2:08:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 2:15:02 PM EDT
I have one Winchester 94 Trails End in .357 mag
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 2:19:19 PM EDT
marlin 45-70 guide gun. -HS
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