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A case for the lever action
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:25:57 AM »
Hi, a case for the lever action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laGgH8p7XHU

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Richard
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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 10:46:42 AM »
Nice vid, Richard!
Nothing new to me, but great just the same!
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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 11:16:53 AM »
It's never a waste of time to watch one of Mike's videos.    I was surprised to see a Savage lever action rifle in the video.   Mike didn't  mention that the Savage 99 is capable of firing pointed (spitzer) bullets whereas most other lever guns must use flat point bullets due to the tubular magazine.

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 11:33:07 AM »
  It's really impressive seeing how fast the top notch CASS shooters can work a lever action.

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 04:06:20 PM »
 (7&  Everything old is new again.... I remember articles by Skeeter Skelton,Bill Jordon ,Mike Venterino. and Massad Ayoob extolling the lever action for self defence,espeicially in pistol calibers,

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 04:57:48 PM »
  It's really impressive seeing how fast the top notch CASS shooters can work a lever action.

Short stroke kits and really wussy loads help them a lot.

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 05:13:11 PM »
Hi, in my front closet I have a Mini-14, Ruger 10-22, 12ga 500 with short barrel and buckshot, and an M1 Carbine for house protection. However, since the NY Safe act had me dispose of my 15 and 30 round M1 magazines, the M1 has been unreliable with 10rd replacement magazines. I can't seem to get those new M1 magazines to behave, they are very unreliable. Since the M1 is pretty valuable, it will go into the gun safe and be replace with a reliable Winchester .44 Mag 94 Trapper as one of the house guns.

IMO old is sometimes better than new. While I still shoot 1911s pretty well, it can't compete in accuracy with my converted 38 Special 1851 that is shot almost daily. With the lower recoil of the 38 Special the 1851 can be accurately shot faster than the 1911s.

Beware the man with only one gun that is regularly used?

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Richard

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »
I have always had a liking of the lever gun. My first one was my dad's pre-64 Winchester 94 in 32 Spl. Over the years I have bought and sold a few, but still have some. In fact, I just got a new Rossi '92 in 38/357 yesterday. Haven't even cleaned it up yet. Will load up a bunch of ammo and hopefully get some shooting in over the weekend.

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 08:27:39 PM »
I have a Marlin 336CS in .35 Remington that I just love.
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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
I have a Marlin 336CS in .35 Remington that I just love.

I almost bought a SS 336 in 35 Remington but couldn't get past the synthetic stock. I have a 94 Winchester 30-30, a 92 Rossi 44-40, a Henry Golden Boy .22 and an original 1887 Winchester 12 gauge.

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Re: A case for the lever action
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 11:02:48 AM »
I turned down a '94 Win. 30-30 so my friend could have it. There is always a twinge of remorse when selling guns, but I sold my Marlin '99, Golden 22, and a short barreled, button Mag '93. Among my new-ish lever guns are 3 '92 Rossi (44-40, 45 Colt, 38-357) guns and an Uberti '73, also in 45 Colt. And....no shooting for a few days as we have a low pressure front setting in with rain again.