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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2010, 09:16:47 PM »
Stock removal was easy.  Removing the forearm was not.  The front band holding the barrel and the mag tube was 'glued' on with years of oil...  But I finally got it off.  Stripped the wood today, just ordinary walnut but looks pretty good.

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2010, 09:45:26 PM »
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2010, 02:30:59 AM »
As much as I love my Guide Gun in .45-70, ammo is expensive for it. However it will bring down any creature on the planet with the right load. If you're gonna be hunting bears, moose, or elephants, that's the lever gun I'd get. For an all around defense/hunting rifle like what's mentioned in the OP, The .44 Mag or .357 are good choices. You can take down man, deer, elk, or most any North American game with the .44, and the .357 will easily handle deer or humans, and you can get hot loads that would take care of a bear..  My choice out of the two would be the .357, due to a bit more easily available ammo. Also with the .357, you can use cheaper .38 Special rounds for plinking. One could argue that you could use .44 Specials in the .44 mag, but from what I've seen of .44 Special prices, that wouldn't make any difference. I'd get the .357. I'm personally trying to decide whether I want a Model 92 style, or one of the Marlin 1894's. Leaning toward the Marlin for a supposedly stronger action, but the '92 looks better.
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2010, 06:58:44 AM »
Walter, the action on my '92 handles .454 Casuall.  How much stronger do ya need?
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2010, 11:48:35 AM »
Well I havent read everyones relies here but I would like to just chime in on this a little. You know 30-30 is a good all around lever-action, but I am going to have to come down to a rifle and caliber that is near and dear to my heart.

I got a .357 mag Puma 92. I really like the idea of .357 in a Lever Action. It kinda can do it all as well. You .38 to train with and keep recoil low to help with learning to run the rifle's trigger. And then go with a .357 UMC soft point ammo to take down pretty much any animal out to about 100 yards.

Then this is my favorite, the federal 130gr Hydrashok self defense ammo. This is pretty much, in my opinion and I do have some experience with this, one of the best if not the best (non semi-auto\battle rifle) and most underrated CQB weapon out there. From room clearing in the house to hunkering down in the designated room and holding whomever off till police arrive, to property defense during a time of social dislocation (thanks Mr. Bane) this can flat out get it done. It is almost like a pump shotgun in the sense you know as long as you rack the lever it will fire. Plus the 92 Clone that I own is not very long, I put it right up there with any 16inch barreled AR. And I feel alot more confident with a one shot knock down at  close range say 10 feet with the .357 hollow point over the .556. Call me crazy I know.

Now take all this with me never shooting a .44 mag lever action. I have heard stories or lawmen carrying one of these in the trunk of their car as their go to rifle before m4 and such became a mainstay. I believe I've linked it before here but Sheriff Jim Wilson wrote an article about this in Guns and Ammo. Who knows for how many years lawmen in Texas and other places carried a Lever Action rifle. So I believe it is a tried and true self defense rifle.

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2010, 12:03:36 PM »
Walter, the action on my '92 handles .454 Casuall.  How much stronger do ya need?

How does it handle the .454 Formal?






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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2010, 12:04:35 PM »
Ksail,

Why aren't you at work?!

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2010, 12:05:22 PM »
How does it handle the .454 Formal?






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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2010, 12:09:39 PM »
HEY!  I resemble that remark!

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Re: Lever Action Carbine?
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2010, 12:18:16 PM »


And for the record, the spell-checker don't always catch 'em. My sausage fingers hit more keys than needed and I get to laughing at some of the things that show up on screen myself. And, sometimes we just have to make up our own words and such.  ;)


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