Looking to get a rifle and have been looking into something that won't require yet another caliber to buy and store. I have a .223 but am looking for something with a classic look, lever action, and is rooted in history. As I was rewatching season one of Top Shot I think I saw what I am looking for. They were shooting with a Winchester 1873 rifle. What a very cool rifle.
I jumped on Gun Broker and looked them up. The Winchester is a little more than I am hoping to pay but Uberti makes a few that I really like. Octagon barrel, case hardened, and a fine grade walnut. Best of all it comes in 38/357.
So here is my question. How does the Uberti compare? Do you have one or have you shot one? What do you think of these rifles? Would like to use it to shoot, could be great home protection rifle, and it is a talking piece connected to American history.
Look forward to thoughts and comments.