Lever Action only option for 357 mag rifle?

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    Lever Action only option for 357 mag rifle?

    Rethinking my edc and if buy a rifle one day - for several reasons thinking of going to 357 mag for my edc and if I do - maybe the rifle I choose to be chambered in same 357 mag.
    Looking around appears that to get a rifle in 357 mag it's gonna have to be a lever action - which I might be fine with - just wondering if there are any other rifles out there besides lever action chambered for the 357 mag?

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    It's too bad Ruger never made a .357 model of their Deerfield carbine...that would make a nice, handy little rifle.
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    The levergun run correctly can be quite devastating, especially a 357 magnum with 10 rounds on tap. Ballistically the 357 magnum in a rifle is almost as powerful as a 30-30.

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    Does nobody make a revolving carbines anymore?

    For those that's aren't familiar, it's essentially a looooong barreled revolver with a stock replacing the grips.

    It's a very neat concept. The one problem I'm familiar with is the fact that you're moving that cylinder gap alongside your support arm and close to your face.

    edit: Looks like Rossi has a line of 'em. Not available in .357mag that I can tell, though.


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    I have owned both the Marlin lever and the Ruger bolt action in 357. Ruger is the one I still have. Solid, reliable, light, and very accurate.

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    ...a friend of mine has the SS version here...loves it Rossi USA

    ...Beretta made a Gold Rush pump .357, I think by Uberti...don't know if it's still produced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    Does nobody make a revolving carbines anymore?

    For those that's aren't familiar, it's essentially a looooong barreled revolver with a stock replacing the grips.

    It's a very neat concept. The one problem I'm familiar with is the fact that you're moving that cylinder gap alongside your support arm and close to your face.

    edit: Looks like Rossi has a line of 'em. Not available in .357mag that I can tell, though.

    I'd LOVE to have one of those in 357 mag!
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    Nothing like a good lever gun! Got a Marlin 336 in 30-30 but will get another lever action In .357 mag as well to compliment the GP100. I do not have a vast knowledge of brands and models but for as long as they have been made you should be able to find some great ones, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Nothing like a good lever gun! Got a Marlin 336 in 30-30 but will get another lever action In .357 mag as well to compliment the GP100. I do not have a vast knowledge of brands and models but for as long as they have been made you should be able to find some great ones, no problem.

    Let us know what you get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    The levergun run correctly can be quite devastating, especially a 357 magnum with 10 rounds on tap. Ballistically the 357 magnum in a rifle is almost as powerful as a 30-30.

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    Not quite "almost"

    Lever-Action Ballistics: .30-30 vs. .357 Magnum | The Truth About GunsThe Truth About Guns

    OP - the lever gun has the significant advantage of being able to be topped off on the fly
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Not quite "almost"

    Lever-Action Ballistics: .30-30 vs. .357 Magnum | The Truth About GunsThe Truth About Guns

    OP - the lever gun has the significant advantage of being able to be topped off on the fly
    Buffalo Bore also claims that their “Heavy” .357 Magnum hard cast 158-grain loads will produce 2153 fps and 1626 lb-ft from an 18″ carbine. This would place it in the middle of the pack for .30-30 ballistics, at least within 100 yards, at a cost about equal to premium .30-30 ammo.
    With handloads it closes the gap.
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    I'm a huge proponent of lever rifles chambered in common pistol rounds. They are good (adequate) platforms defensively and proven in hunting situations.

    I like the old side-by-side coach guns too...... in capable, practiced hands they both are devastating defensive platforms.
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    I hate to admit this, being a hand loader and all, but the Buffalo Bore or Double Tap offerings are hard to beat, even thru handloads.
    The reason is that they do something that we cannot; blend powders to achieve greater velocities without raising pressures to over limits.

    However, even with factory fodder, the 357 carbine turns from a vicious animal it is in revolver form to an almighty beast when fired from a rifle.

    Of course, it will never beat a 30-30 loaded to its best, but there is something to be said for a 35 caliber rifle.
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