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Which type of stock do you prefer on lever guns?

Which type of stock do you prefer on lever guns?

  • Pistol Grip

    Votes: 11 30.6%
  • Straight stock

    Votes: 25 69.4%

  • Total voters
    36

Reno

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Why not have both?
 
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titsonritz

titsonritz

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Why not have both?
We're moving toward socialism, it's time to redistribute your lever guns, so pick the one you want to keep before the commies get in power and take them all.

All kidding aside, that's not the question, of course you can have both, (it's a free country, or use to be) but which do you prefer between the two?
 
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Reno

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I’d go with the one with the angle over the straight myself.
 

MechaNik

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I only own, heck, only shot, one lever gun and I'm not really sure what style it is. Hasn't seen daylight for some time now. I know it's a 60s Winchester... Gonna guess straight. Can't complain about how it feels
 

GWS

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Don't know why, but I shoot much better with a straight stock than I do with the pistol grip.
I am faster and more accurate.
 
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I did, and get your thought. The answer is that on Marlin, I prefer pistol grips although currently own two straight grip. Winchester Model 94 would look funky with a pistol grip, but the 71 is awesome. On my Savage 99, I prefer a straight grip.

There just isn’t an easy answer to this conundrum...:)
 

808hondacrguy

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All my levers are straight stocks except for the Marlin 336, which has a pistol grip. That said, I don't really notice a difference when shooting. I do think the straight stock looks better though.
 

Xaevian

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Since I sold my Savage 99F in .300 Savage (which had a pistol grip) I only have a pistol grip Savage 99 in .308 and a straight stocked BLR '81in 7mm-08. I prefer the pistol grip in the bigger rifle calibers because the recoil can throw my trigger hand inside the lever around a bit and it is more comfortable inside the pitol grip one if shooting a bunch. My dad's .243 BLR '81 doesn't really bother me as much, but his 1895 Marlin GS in .45-70 straight stock definitely does.
 
I like the straight grip for looks and handling. The pistol grips seem "bulky" in my hands. All of my levers (Browning, Marlin, Rossi) have straight stocks, and I will admit that the straight stock on my BLR is harder to hang on to than a pistol-type grip. Had a Marlin 336 years ago and just did not warm up to the pistol type grip. The Marlin pistol-type grip isnt "bad", it just isnt me. Old School Fahrte..
 

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