Hey All, I watched a segment of Michael Bane's show on TV about lever action rifles for self/home defense and I got interested. I am not a hunter and doubt I will ever be. But I thought it might be fun to own a lever action rifle, maybe use it at the range and have around for home defense. Marlin rifles seem to be about right for me but could get convinced that Uberti (tho expensive) or others might be best. Also, what caliber should I think about. Am sort of interested in .357 but would 30-30 or other be more appropriate for me? I know this site is more for carry weapons but technically you can carry a rifle, so I thought I would stretch the envelope.