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Your Preferred Lever Action Model

This is a discussion on Your Preferred Lever Action Model within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by sigs Model 92, mine is the Rossi Puma in .357. Love it. Agreed....

View Poll Results: What is your preferred lever action rifle model? (multiple choices allowed)

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  • Browning BLR

    4 5.41%
  • Winchester Model 94

    23 31.08%
  • Winchester Model 71

    2 2.70%
  • Winchester Model 88

    4 5.41%
  • Marlin Model 336/1895

    39 52.70%
  • Savage Model 99

    6 8.11%
  • Other - Share your choice in the thread

    12 16.22%
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Model 92, mine is the Rossi Puma in .357. Love it.
    Agreed.


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    Marlin 336 in .30-30 - love it. Whole "package" was less than $500 NIB - rifle, scope, and sling.

    I heartily recommend a scope for any rifle intended for self defense. Even at close range, in certain lighting conditions, it can be difficult to distinguish a weapon from some other innocuous object. A scope can help you verify the threat/target before the point of no return. My scope is a 3-9 X variable - I keep it on 3X for close in work, which is the most likely scenario.
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    I love the lever gun...hopefully it will be the last to get banned.....

    Partial to the Winchesters, but the Marlin is pretty good as well. The new Winchesters don't impress me, they are way to overpriced & don't seem to run as well as the old ones.
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    Marlin 336. Lever it or leave it.

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    I love my Marlin 336SS in 30-30...
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    Winchester Models 1886, 1892, 1894.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Marlin 336 in .30-30 - love it. Whole "package" was less than $500 NIB - rifle, scope, and sling.

    I heartily recommend a scope for any rifle intended for self defense. Even at close range, in certain lighting conditions, it can be difficult to distinguish a weapon from some other innocuous object. A scope can help you verify the threat/target before the point of no return. My scope is a 3-9 X variable - I keep it on 3X for close in work, which is the most likely scenario.

    I hate to say it but in the situation I would use said weapon, if you find yourself in my sights you have already passed the point of no return.
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    Marlin 336 with 35 Rem...



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    Re: Your Preferred Lever Action Model

    I only have one lever gun, a 1951 Marlin 39a.

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    I prefer the Winchester M94, and like the 1894 Marlin series. I also like the 1895 Guide guns.

    I detest the Marlin " micro groove" barrels. I prefer the straight stock models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsteveh View Post
    I hate to say it but in the situation I would use said weapon, if you find yourself in my sights you have already passed the point of no return.
    Uh, OK.

    Kinda like the NYPD officers who shot down the guy who matched the description of a wanted criminal when he pulled his...wallet...on them? What do you say? "Oops. Sorry about that."

    Unless you only plan on using the rifle at point-blank range, there are going to be situations where it might be difficult to see exactly what is going on. There was an on-line article in a LE magazine (can't find it at the moment) that went into this very issue. Very eye opening - no pun intended. At even only ten yards, it can be difficult to distinguish a handgun from a cell phone, especially in shadow, dim light, etc. When the officers ran through the test with a scope, they did much better, both in terms of shooting accuracy, and in terms of shoot/no-shoot decision making.

    Your statement smacks of the often-heard "If my sidearm clears leather I'm going to shoot" nonsense that we read on these forums...an attitude that ignores the fact that the vast majority of the time a defender pulls a gun, the assailant runs away without needing a shot fired. The decision to bring a weapon to bear is one decision; the decision to actually fire it had better be a separate decision.
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    I have a slight preference for the closed receiver of the Marlins, but I also prefer the straight stock. There's a 336 in .30-30 in the safe, and with open sights a man-sized target (or at least an 18" square gong) is in trouble at 200 yards.

    I'm really fond of the Savage 99 for its rotary magazine (allowing the use of spitzer bullets) and its ability to handle some pretty powerful cartridges. Certainly the BLR is capable of the same, but for me it lacks the history, style and balance of the 99.
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    Has to be the only one I owned before I turned them all in
    A Marlin 336 Had it so long I am not sure where it came from it took a few deer and my second son dropped his first deer with it 150 yards.

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