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Old 01-15-2017, 11:10 AM
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I only have one,a very old savage 99 takedown in .250 savage. She was in real rough shape when i got her. Sight filed off both front and back stocks broken. So i was forced to pimp her a little. Just wish that very slow twist would stabilize a premium bullet

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Old 01-15-2017, 11:23 AM
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Sam... Iffin I was you I would take the time to handle a Winchester 64 (or 64a). The developers took the time to re-design the for-end and IMHO it carries as good as anything held in my mitts.

If it reduces to a 64a be wary of the post 64 sintering issues.


I realize the model 64 is subjective in its design but still, something to consider.
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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Model 88 in 308 is still my favourite
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:14 PM
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Marlin 1895 in 45-70




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Old 01-16-2017, 09:08 AM
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I have several levers. My two favorite levers are

1. my great grandfathers Win 94 in 38-55 with tang sight, all orig. (family heirloom) Taken 3 deer so far.

A close second would be Win. 1895 in .405 Win. took me a long time to find it and it has harvested 2 moose and 1 elk so far. She barks but not that bad with a decelerator slip on pad on the bench and handloads will consistently keep just over an inch at 100 yards. Wish I could find an orig. peep sight for it and throw that on.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:19 AM
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Model 88 in 308 is still my favourite
Same here, mine was built in 1958 and belonged to my grandfather originally.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:04 PM
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Love my Marlin 336C in .30-30 Win

Inherited from my dad. Its fun to shoot (and going to get better once I replace the plastic recoil pad), looks cool, and has a history of dropping animals.

Good camp gun, bush gun, and all-around shorter range option.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:11 PM
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Default Lever guns

I have always been a fan of lever action guns. I own a Marlin 444P outfitter, a Marlin 39AS 22, a Browning BLR 300 win. mag and a Winchester 1894 30-30.
All of them are great guns.
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:32 PM
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I very muh enjoy hunting with my henry 30-30 and 45/70, have fun shooting gophers woth my hery 22 and 17 hmr, but my favourite to play with is my rossi 92 stainless in 454 casull.
It goes from a powder puff with 45 colt to a Haymaker with a full boat 454 casull round that rivals 45/70 in potency.

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Old 01-17-2017, 02:07 PM
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Default Marlin XLR 30-30

As much as I like my open sighted '94 30-30's, I really like the looks of Marlins XPR model, A scope would suit it fine.
That and some Hornady 160gr FTX to stretch out the range would balance out nicely IMO.
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Whadya decide?
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:29 PM
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Haven't decided yet. Hoping to get down to the gun show over Easter in Calgary and handle a few. Based on what I've read I'm leaning towards a JM Marlin, but want to handle an older 94 as well.


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Old 01-17-2017, 06:37 PM
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What calibre of Marlin would you like to handle?
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:00 PM
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What calibre of Marlin would you like to handle?
35 Remington.
But according to Hitchcock45 its $2 US a round. Ouch!
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:37 PM
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What calibre of Marlin would you like to handle?


I'm flexible on calibre. Either way I would need to get reloading dies. A .30-30 might be good for my kids to carry for deer. A 35 would likely be for me.


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Old 01-17-2017, 08:45 PM
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45-70 sbl marlin


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Old 01-17-2017, 09:04 PM
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I see a lot of good votes for marlin, and I don't disagree, except I'd stay away from the 336W. It's made to be cheap and looks/feels/functions as such.

I loved my uberti though, probably my favorite that I've had
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