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    well i kinda have a little problem that i am beating my head against a wall trying to figure out the best answer. well i have a WONDERFUL winchester model 94 in .32 win spec but as many of us know they are going to and already have started to phase out production of the round(only two or three manufactureres still make them). My question is just try to reload them as long as possible and stick with this gun or get another gun in a new caliber and reload both. If i was to get a new gun i would want one that is resonably priced (less than 350 if possible) and would be a good all around gun and not to terribly expensive to reload. I have thought about getting a gun chambered in 7.62x39 but not really sure how cost affective it would be to reload since ammo is still really cheap and i happen to think that most of them are kind of ugly....lol. So let me have it with the suggestions. I know you all will have some GREAT ideas and suggestions for me. Thanx!
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    A Winchester or Marlin .30-30 would be good since that round has been around forever and probably will continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    A Winchester or Marlin .30-30 would be good since that round has been around forever and probably will continue.
    agreed.
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    Prices on Winchesters are really going through the roof now. If you find a good deal, grab it quick.
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    Depending on when your Winchester was manufactured and its condition, it maybe worth quite a a bit of money.

    Me being a Winchester guy, I'd keep the .32WS and reload for it, you can use 30/30 cases if need be.
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    If I recall correctly, that 94 is a family piece? I'd buy as much production ammo as I could and then definitely reload. I don't reload anything, but I hate having wallhangers, especailly if it's a good shooting gun. Getting another rifle in more common caliber wouldn't hurt, either.
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    well yes it is a family piece and will not be selling it. i guess mostly what i was trying to find out was a great caliber to have. i might just get a semi cheap single shot break action and put a decent scope on it and there ya go......good set up....lol. i will be reloading the 32 win spec as long as i can get bullets and cases. i love the gun and it is a GREAT SHTF gun and great hunting in the brush gun. one of the great things that work together well. thanx for all the help.

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    I just picked up a Rossi 7.62x39 break-open for $200. Layaway, actually. Well made.

    FYI: Rossi seems to be the only one producing the 39-shooters, at the moment.

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    I agree with Betty I would source every bit of ammo you can for the one you have, and buy another.

    For the other, I would thing about the .30-30Win, or the .44Mag, both in levers. Those rounds will be around for a long time to come, and both are quite adequate hunters/foragers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    A Winchester or Marlin .30-30 would be good since that round has been around forever and probably will continue.
    The Winchester 94 .30-30 killed the first game animal on this planet. It has taken more game and men that all other calibers and guns put together. Marlin makes a great .30-30. When we finally destroy this earth, only the cockroach and .30-30 bullets will still be around. I would invest in either of the 2 above mentioned rifles. While doing this, I would also horde as much of the .32 that I could afford. My $.05, inflation, ya know.
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    what i am trying to figure out now is either trying to find a "cheap" lever action or get a single shot. the lever action would be preferable but not sure i could swing the price, would have to save longer...lol. dont you hate the big and hard choices!

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    A good used Marlin 30-30 around here (in very good shape mind you) for anywhere from $175-$250. Just something to think about. I have the upmost respect for the Marlin lever guns.
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    truth be told i would LOVE to get another lever action, either winchester or marlin. just a matter of finding one =o). trust me i will be looking =O)

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    Here is one for sale on GB. Opening bid is $199.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=73580705

    Not a show piece, but probaby good for what you want. I have picked up a few guns by being the 1st and only bidder on there before.

    Keep watching on there and you'll likely find one at a good price, especially if you don't mind cosmetic flaws.
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    yeah i have been keeping my eyes open on there. hoping to get one towards the end at low price....lol. i will get one eventually either locally or through there =o)

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