The Combat Lever Action Rifle
This is a discussion on The Combat Lever Action Rifle within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Oh boy, is that Marlin a looker, thanks for the pics on this beautiful Memorial Day.
May 30th, 2011 06:52 PM
Oh boy, is that Marlin a looker, thanks for the pics on this beautiful Memorial Day.
June 17th, 2011 11:49 AM
One thing the OP did not mention in regards to the winchester 94 type top action guns is mounting a scope becomes a little more difficult due to the open top/top eject action. On my sears clone of a winchester 94 I had have a side mount angle bracket that holds the scope above and slightly to the left of the top slide. This allows the chamber to be hand loaded, but it does make it slightly more difficult, and would be near impossible for a left hander since the bracket goes on the left side of the reciever. The photos in the OP however show lever actions using a peep sight like more commonly used on AR's. I don't know what would be required to mount one on a top/eject, but can see where it would be an advantage from a reload/fast fire stand point. I guess my 30-30 is more along a sniper battle rifle with my high power scope.
June 17th, 2011 03:44 PM
Very good read ... thanks for posting!
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June 17th, 2011 04:31 PM
for my daughters 1894c i load from memory--17.6gr 2400 under 158gr hornady HP with a heavy rolled crimp. the 125gr fly longer but are not as accurate cold or group well anywhich way.
i tried her with a red dot but her younger eyes didnt need it. alas....
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June 19th, 2011 05:45 PM
I actually just picked up (yesterday) a 1959 Winchester Model 94. I am absolutely love it so far, but haven't gotten to take her out yet.
June 20th, 2011 09:20 AM
A guy on another forum turned his 30-30 Marlin 336 into a survival rifle by adding an aftermarket stock and putting supplies in the butt stock. I'm thinking about doing the same and making it my "truck"/BOG.
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