Your Preferred Lever Action Model

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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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    Your Preferred Lever Action Model

    Recent events have sparked an interested in lever action rifles for me. I'm curious which models are most popular for the DC community.
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    Mine is a Marlin 444............. gun and cartridge.

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    I've had three over the years, a Winchester 30/30, a Marlin 30/30 and a Marlin Guide Gun in 45/70. Still have the Guide Gun. I always preferred the Marlin as it was easier to scope, due to the side ejection vs the top ejection of the Winchester. But these guns are really better without any optics, and used for close up work and iron sights.

    They are fun guns to own and shoot. Wish I still had the Winchester and other Marlin. I'd like to get one in a pistol cartridge, like .357 or 45LC, just haven't had the extra money to do so.
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    The only lever I own is a Marlin 336, which I am quite happy with. I went with the Marlin over the Winchester primarily for scope mounting ease, the Marlin ejects the spent casing from the side whereas the Winchester ejects from the top requiring a scope to be mounted on the side rather than directly on top of the receiver.
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    My preference is the Marlin 336. I personally like the curved stock as opposed to the Winchester straight stock.
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    I chose Marlin but have never used any other levergun....and it was many moons ago. My Uncle had one chambered in 35 Remington, a very nice shooter.
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    I have a old Mossberg 472 lever action 30-30 that I recently got for myself. The nice thing about it is that when you cock the lever, the whole trigger group (just like the BL22 Browning) stays with the lever, thus no pinched fingers.
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    I have a Model 94 circa 1910 or so. Full length octagonal barrel, elevation adjustable sights and crescent butt in .32 WS. Heavy as heck, but fun to shoot. My grandfather bought this one way back when it was new. I have taken deer with it and it still shoots great.
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    Model 92, mine is the Rossi Puma in .357. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    Model 92, mine is the Rossi Puma in .357. Love it.
    Any problems ? Neighbor has sent his back to the factory three times for jamming ( failure to feed ).
    I wanted one but his problems have turned me off.

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    I like my Mossberg 464 SPX !!! God Bless
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybm View Post
    Any problems ? Neighbor has sent his back to the factory three times for jamming ( failure to feed ).
    I wanted one but his problems have turned me off.
    Well, mine doesn't seem to like .38 ammo much but I prefer .357 in the rifle anyway. No problems at all with .357.

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    Marlin 336 in 30/30. Absolutely love the rifle. Put a ghost ring and it is deadly accurate. Without a scope, my range (due to my eyes, not the rifle) is limited to 125yrds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VBVAGUY View Post
    I like my Mossberg 464 SPX !!! God Bless
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    I had a Glenfield .30-30 with a 4X scope, the economy version of the Marlin. Fine gun that dropped several deer in the few years I had it. I never cared for the top ejection of the Winchester, but if going with iron sights only, it would work well also.
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