A 44 mag lever gun would be a good one as well. A guy on the Marlin forum was talking about naming his new to him 44 mag lever gun as he was spending much time with her having fun. I suggested naming her double D as in 44 double D. Whole lotta fun right there now.Some people give the name "Buster" to their 1895G in .45-70...
From what I can tell, the .357 rifles aren't recommended beyond 100 yards. Since I have only fired a .22 lever action indoors, I have no clue what I am capable of hitting. I'm thinking 100 yards would be quite the challenge for me, though! From hearing others talk, hitting a deer with a lethal aim is no easy task 100+ yards. If any care to elaborate on shooting deer beyond a 100 yards, I'm interested in reading it. BTW, resist bullbubblegumting me. I am old and wise enough not to be taken in by it!Just from my own subjective impression, I'd expect 357 mag in any lever gun to be noticeably less than 243...which in itself in bolt actions have never been a problem . Haven't checked charts lately but would think their terminal ballistcs to be considerably different
Me too Good Sir...me too.
The Marlin 1895 SBL in .45-70 is featured in the movie Wind River.Damn you my friend! That is a sweet looking rifle!
I have no idea, but it doesn't sound like much! I know 38spl in a .357mag revolver is pretty easy on the wrist comparatively. 30-30 will definitely have more kick, but that will give you range over the .357mag.Flymph, I just noticed the recoil energy on a .357 magnum rifle is between 4.5 to 5.7, and shooting .38's is 1.7. So, if I am understanding correctly the recoil energy of a .357 magnum rifle is less than a .243. Anyone, know if this is correct?
if they had smokeless powder and magnums it would have been .357mag and .44mag... just sayin'Actually, the iconic handgun/lever-gun combo in the 44-40 and 38-40 to a lesser extent, 45 Colt lever guns is a fairly recent thing comparatively.
That looks bad@$$The Marlin 1895 SBL in .45-70 is featured in the movie Wind River.
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Jeremy Renner's character uses it to take out some murderous contractors from a distance
and to make a murderer run for his life
I recommend Wind River if you haven't seen it. There's even a scene with Jeremy Renner's character handloading .45-70 ammo.
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It's currently available on Netflix.
Savage model 99,Im not familiar with a lever .308. I assume they don't make them because all of the rounds have points that could set off the round in front of it if stacked in a tube.
That's why .308's are either simi automatic or bolt action that feed from a mag of some kind (fixed or detachable).
The 30-30 was made to stack in a tube of a lever action.
.308 recoil isn't bad for most people.
If your going to get a lever gun for fun, I would suggest a .22lr or .357(so you can shoot .38sp as well). Would be cheaper then a 30-30 for ammo.
If your dear hunting only then buy the 30-30 if you gotta have a lever gun.