Are lever actions more popular than ever?

Are lever actions more popular than ever?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maplegay here. Very interested in a .357 lever gat due to the inane laws that govern my land at present. Also classy points

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Henry Big Boy. Deer slayer, panty dropper

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There is a reasonable case to be made for the contrary, and some would say Satanic ritual, or putting a scope on a lever gun. I myself am about 60 not/40 for scoping levers. ...maybe 50/50.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's a satanic ritual tbh.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >satanic
            I half agree with you!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My 92 wears a peep mounted on the barrel, limits sight radius but good enough for boiler room shots at 70 yrds.
              Will probably plug the barrel dovetail and tap the bolt for a skinner peep.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >skinner peep
                There is a lot to be done with peeps and dovetails:

                https://i.imgur.com/YWlWkLO.jpeg

                >satanic
                I half agree with you!

                I added a Skinner to my Golden Boy and then went overboard, as will happen to me.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >overboard
                A Pedersoli, I think

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >overboard, as will happen to me.
                Yup, me. Just can't leave things alone.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Putting a scope on a Savage 99 is very different from putting a scope on a Winchester 1886.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I totally agree with you. And M88.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >scope on a Savage 99

            https://i.imgur.com/GvpI6ih.jpeg

            I totally agree with you. And M88.

            >agree
            That said, I would not consider scoping a straight grip M99 even in .22 Hornet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are vintage scout mounts allowed

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I like it. But I would scope a Marlin 336 in .35 Remington with a DeadNutz one piece base scope ring set, so I'm biased 40/60 ...at least.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Browning is also great if you wanna shoot lever gats but with modern rifle calibers while still retaining traditional wood furniture.

        There is a reasonable case to be made for the contrary, and some would say Satanic ritual, or putting a scope on a lever gun. I myself am about 60 not/40 for scoping levers. ...maybe 50/50.

        I dunno about Satanism but Henry does make lever gats with Free Mason themed engravings, make of that information what you will with how you choose to spend your money.
        >or putting a scope on a lever gun.
        I think it depends on the lever gat, if it's an antique that's butchered to be able to mount a non period appropriate scope then yes that's heretical but if it's a modern one built to house a scope why not? Especially if it's something nice like a higher end Leupold, Trijicon, or Steiner scope.

        Maplegay here. Very interested in a .357 lever gat due to the inane laws that govern my land at present. Also classy points

        They're great alternatives too for folks living in anti fun B& states too. I personally like what Marlin/Ruger and Bondarms are doing by making viable modernized variant's that make mounting modern lasers and optics on them more pragmatic, yeah they aren't the first to do so but they're quite reputable and are chambered in things other than 22lr from Huezil, (not that there's anything wrong with owning some Brazilium, Taurus fixed their QC issues and those stupid little Barkeep revolvers from Herritage are fun). They make for a pragmatic troll rifle in that a limited capacity can do some AR like stuff while still being state legal in say Massachusetts.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >masonic dogshit
          bruh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Caliber?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          .357 mag. Shot that fricker at 70yd, he dropped hard

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nice. What load were you using?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Buffalo bore 158gr

              Shoot at a target, not an innocent animal.

              Very weak bait

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks, just bought a .357 lever gun for deer hunting and I was wondering what loads were good for that.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you wanting to handload or factory?
                A 158gr or greater hollowpoint works wonders on deer.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just factory for now, living in an apartment and I don't want to be reloading and storing loose powder in my living space. The woman and I are planning to get a house in the next couple years, so in theory I'll have a garage in which to reload.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Buffalo Bore probably makes the best smmo on the market since it's loaded to old pressure specs.
                Their 180gr XTP load uses a lot of Lil Gun, like 15.8gr or so if memory serves.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm planning to get some of their .357 hard casts for when I go backpacking next year. I like my Model 13 and I don't want anything bigger, but I want some ammo that could punch through a moose if need be. They say their ammo is rated for any .357 magnums in good condition, so I'm not worried about it kabooming my gun. Recoil will probably be fierce though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you should get a Ruger GP100 instead for this purpose, the smiths are the reason that nobody makes old spec .357 magnum anymore

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No thanks, I hate Ruger revolvers. My Model 13 will be fine.

                Keep in mind that those old Smiths were the reason the pressure spec was lowered in the first place. Don't shoot a lot of them.

                Yeah, I wasn't planning on it. I have a Model 27 that gets to eat the hot stuff, the 13 only gets them as a little treat, otherwise it's mostly .38s and .38+ps. The 13 is easier to carry though, which is why it'll be my backpacking gun.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think you understand, anon
                there's two types of .357 magnum and the Smiths break with the weaker of the two

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll trust the ammo manufacturer's word over the anonymous Ruger shill. I know who you are.
                >Verification not required.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The frames are weaker and the cylinders have thinner walls than rugers or even smith L frames. K frames already get killed by average 125gr or 158gr ammo from normal manufacturers, so what do you think buffalo bore will do to your model 13?
                >t. model 65 owner

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >frames already get killed by average 125gr
                True, it's well documented that shooting 125gr or lighter .357 magnum out of a K frame can cause the forcing cone to crack due to the increased velocity.
                >or 158gr ammo
                Fuddlore, it's also well documented that K frames tolerate heavier .357 magnum bullet weights just fine and the K frame magnums were built to handle 158gr bullets.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Regardless, for my use case it's a complete non-issue. Like I said, I mostly shoot .38s and occasionally .357 magnums from my Model 13. The gun is fine. If I want to shoot .357s all day, I grab my Model 27.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The frames can stretch so much that bushings won't remove the endshake and the rare gunsmith who knows revolvers won't get the timing back quite right. Mine already needs to have the barrel trimmed and set back because the cylinder gap is too big.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Frames never stretch. It's the end of the yoke tube being peened by the cylinder under firing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Keep in mind that those old Smiths were the reason the pressure spec was lowered in the first place. Don't shoot a lot of them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shoot at a target, not an innocent animal.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If the animals weren't so delicious, they'd get shot less.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          We killed off too many of their natural predators anon, we have to cull the excess.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've got so many deer that my state will straight up teach you how to hunt and pay you to do it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Weak bait.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >deer are innocent
          Tell that to my apple sapplings they chewed down to nubs and the tulips my mother spent hours planting that they came& massacred

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got two Rossi R92s. My thumbs are too big to keep jamming rounds into the tube without getting rekt. I think the spring for the loading gate is rusty. Is indeed stiff.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The loading gate on my Rossi 92 was stiff at first, but it got smoother over time. I think they just need a break-in period.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I think they just need a break-in period.
          >Like a woman

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just disassembled the whole thing and slicked up the action. Thinned one side of the loading gate "spring", thinned the extractor, changed the ejector spring lighter, polished a few engagement surfaces that particularly matter like hammer-bolt etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just get a 30-30.
      T. Lead who had a .357, and a .44, and a .45 colt lever gats, sold them all and stuck with 30-30. It’s big enough to handle bears if you get 190gr hard cast buffalo bore, and you can shoot much further

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sold them all
        That's because you didn't load for them.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lever action and revolvers have always had a solid, niche following.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think as gun owners become more savvy and evolved, this is the natural progression, thus self sustainability is ensured for levers and wheels. But will diminish as "gun culture" slowly fades. Perhaps being the "last men standing" as the semi black guns get banned and eventually break down. The wheels and levers will remain as constant as Fleetwood Mac on classic AM stations.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The wheels and levers will remain
        >'Cause when the loving starts, and the lights go down
        >And there's not another living soul around
        >You woo me until the sun comes up
        >And you say that you love me

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >as gun culture fades
        homie there's more people becoming has guns in the last 4 than ever before.
        The only people who even still veiw gun control a realistic are out of touch boomers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >veiw gun control a realistic are out of touch boomers
          Are these boomers in the room with us now and can they spell view? "Gun control" is the long game of death by 1,000 cuts. They will restrict, ban add forms, add fees, limit purchases, limit FFLs, inspect and audit and harass existing FFLs, but ammo for gov.giv contracts, but ammo for export to limit ammo, drive up prices... The only fools who can't see the long ame are jackass morons who don't know history and how bad things really are.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Are these boomers in the room with us now
            yes, I'm replying to it's post.
            the reality is that gun control is not a winning issue. there are islands left that want AWBs, remember the nation wide AWB? where did that shit go? in the last 20 years we've had 26 states pass "constitutional" carry laws.
            you can stick your head in the fricking sand, but it won't change reality, gun ownership has and is still expanding, and defensive carry restrictions haven't been this free in more than a hundred years.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if you want to be pedantic about typos, it would help your case to not immediately make several of them yourself

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That doesn't matter.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Someone has done a good job of pumping you full of fear and anxiety. Don't you remember in 2012 when a classroom full of kindergarten kids got ventilated and nothing happened? Since then, we've got constitutional carry in half of the states and you can 3d print a firearm. Gun rights isn't an issue to ignore, but I think you've got your doom and gloom turned up a few notches too far, buddy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >as gun culture fades
        homie there's more people becoming has guns in the last 4 than ever before.
        The only people who even still veiw gun control a realistic are out of touch boomers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Also the latest AWB bullshit in Colorado died.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Great news but I'm sure they'll try again next year.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More popular than when they were still releasing new model lever-actions in the late 19th/ early 20th century? Frick no. I'd say they're less popular than even the 1950s and 60s.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed about both of those points but compared to the 80s through the early 2000s I think they've gotten a lot more popular. Before then you had hunters and old west larpers. Now you still have those people, plus a ton of others who figured out they make great suppressor hosts or who got into them because of vidya.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >popular than ever?
        I doubt they are as popular per capita as in like, 1870-1890s, but they sure seem to be more popular than they were in the early 2010s. I think people are just a little tired of AR/AKs so the variety is nice.

        There's been a number of fairly recent new models which prove the recent uptick in popularity. I.e. Henry Long Ranger from 2016, the side-gate loading Henry models, Marlins coming from the factory with threaded muzzles, the various "tactical" styled models, there's ones in modern high power pistol cartridges like .454, .460 & .500 S&W.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The only ones in 460 and 500 are BHA, which are $5000 guns. Rossi makes a 454, I had mine converted to a wildcat though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The only ones in 460 and 500 are BHA, which are $5000 guns
            Yeah, that's kinda my point. There's enough demand that people are buying even fancy high dollar ones.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm still awaiting the day that some company comes up with a cheaper alternative to BHA.
              A tough 17-4 stainless reciever on an 1886 should only cost around 2k to produce. I actually hope Rossi does ones sometime, but they keep bringing back that stupid Marlin clone.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, you could buy a Miroku 1886 and have it cerakoted for a few hundred bucks and come out at or under 2k..

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The reciever isn't ready for 60kpsi which was my point.
                It's good for 50kpsi, but can't help but feel it would peen the lugs/morticed and grow excessive headspace under the stress of 500S&W for example. That's what happened to Browing 92s chambered in 454.
                My ideal would be having an 1886 reciever made of a stronger metal, chamber it in 50-110 and run it up to 60kpsi. A 7000ft/lbs monster.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                just get one custom made

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I've been eyeballing them for a while but don't like them enough to drop $5K on one, even if I do really want a 460 S&W rifle. Guess I could get MatchGradeMachine to build me an Encore barrel if I wanted a single shot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also a bunch of formerly shotgun only states have opened to straight wall rifle cartridges.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >opened to straight wall rifle cartridges.
          So, the only reason for the .350 Legend and .450 Bushmaster to exist and still be superior to any lever chamber..

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            45-70 is superior to either.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >popular than ever?
    I doubt they are as popular per capita as in like, 1870-1890s, but they sure seem to be more popular than they were in the early 2010s. I think people are just a little tired of AR/AKs so the variety is nice.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also, they're legal to trick out in assault accessories ban states, which makes them attractive to coping tactical types who can't or won't move

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They’re having a bit of a revival but peak levergat was the 1960s with the boomer westerns

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometime in between 2008 and 2022 they got really popular with the peak in 2021. Nowadays with ruger and sw charging batshit insane prices the hype is dying

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Sometime in between 2008 and 2022 they got really popular with the peak in 2021. Nowadays with ruger and sw charging batshit insane prices the hype is dying
      I can’t imagine they are selling better than peak cowboy action days.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Are lever actions more popular than ever?
    No, they'll never be as popular as they were in the late 1800s and early 1900s. That said, their popularity seems to be on the rise, especially in areas where deer hunting went from shotgun slugs only to straight wall rifle cartridges. That's part of the reason I bought a .357 levergun.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish Rossi would make a 92 in .327 Federal. I love my 92, but I'm divesting from .357 Mag so I don't shoot it anymore.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but I'm divesting from .357 Mag
      Why?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because I bought an L-Frame 586 to complement my 92 because everyone talked about how great the revolver was, but it sucked to shoot with .357 Magnum. So I got rid of it, and went back to shooting revolvers that don't beat my hand up. Even 10mm out of my 610, with hot ammo, doesn't bother me like shooting .357 or .44 Mag does.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What grips were you using and what brand of .357 were you shooting?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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            Ammo Incorporated 158gr TMJ
            Hornady Critical Defense 125gr FTX
            Steinel 125gr SCHP
            Underwood 158gr JHP

            The Hornady CD ammo was the mildest, and the only one where I could manage a group. The Underwood ammo was the only one to go from uncomfortable to painful.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Were you at an indoor range? I find when shooting my .357s at indoor ranges that my groupings turn to shit. I think it's the noise and concussion forces bouncing around every surface that bothers me. Meanwhile, at an outdoor range like pic related where it's only a shooting bench and not a bubch of surfaces for the noise to reflect back at me, I turn into Hickock45 with my Model 19.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I was shooting in my backyard, since I'm in a rural area. It would definitely have been worse if I was an indoor range.

                I feel like I have to be careful at indoor ranges, because I seem to be particularly sensitive to concussion. The last time I was at indoor range, between the guy next to us shooting his AR, and trying my friend's Ruger AR, the concussion from .223/5.56 really bothered me. Very unpleasant, I couldn't even get through an entire AR mag.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, I feel similarly. Too bad you don't like .357 though. Have you ever tried a Model 27 or Ruger Redhawk? I can shoot the heaviest loads out of my 6 inch Model 27 with factory target grips no problem at an outdoor range. Last time I was shooting it, I was hitting a 10 inch plate at 100 yards no problem from a standing 2 hand position with some Buffalo Bore 180 grain.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Have you ever tried a Model 27 or Ruger Redhawk?
                No, but I had something similar, a Taurus 608. Pretty large and beefy revolver with a ported and an 8-shot cylinder. Was actually comfortable to shoot .357 Magnum out of, even hot stuff like Underwood.

                I got rid of it and put the money towards the S&W 586, thinking I'd be replacing it with a more quality gun. Instead, the 586 turned out to be a big disappointment. The Taurus was, ironically perhaps, the better shooter for me.

                People often spoke online like the L-Frame 586/686 was the perfect .357 revolver. If it is, it's not for me. Lesson learned.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a matter of perspective. I love my Model 19 and my Model 27, but in my Model 19 I tend to shoot more .38 special with the occasional .357. Out of my K frame, I find hot .357 to be uncomfortable, but not intolerable. My Model 27 gets to eat my hot stuff all day and stay pleasant, but the 27 has issues with rapid fire. The cylinder is big and bulky and thus has a lot of mass. Too much mass in some respects. Rapid firing an N frame can cause the heavy cylinder to peen itself. So it's nice for shooting heavy loads, but you don't want to wiener the hammer too quick.

                The L frame is in between the two in size and is stronger than a K frame and heavier, but not as heavy as an N frame and so it doesn't absorb as much recoil. For some, the L frame is heavy enough to absorb enough recoil to make .357 easy to shoot, but it depends on the person.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's because 10mm is a wimpy cartridge and a 610 is a heavy N frame.
          You'd be amazed how much velocity the 10mm loads bleed off by not having a closed breech.
          Handloading is the best policy if you're only going to be shooting steel and punching paper.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its too much work to cycle the action

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, at times getting out of bed doth sucketh. The universe is expanding, why even live? There is so much pain.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ever? No. But they seem like they're on an upward swing.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pozzed states like Ohio that require straight walled cartridges for hunting probably helped. When people are looking for “one gun” they could do worse for sure with some of the new market support they’re getting. I don’t own one but I like them. Been eyeing a 45-70 forever but it doesn’t provide much utility for me so it basically keeps getting pushed down the list.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Plus ammo is absurd for 45-70. I rarely sit mine for this fact alone. Hurts

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even my plinkers cost around 50cpr. Not cheap to feed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        45-70 is a perfect round to start reloading on.
        straight wall
        high commercial cost makes it easy to justify
        round count tends not to be super high, so you don't have to make ten thousand of them to get your money back.
        I really like loading 45-70.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Plus ammo is absurd for 45-70
        One cartridge I would drop, if not for
        >NEVER SELL

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably IL tilting the market a little bit since we can't get ARs now a lot of people are buying level actions here. Some companies see an opportunity to push it to other ban states and non ban alike

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I made a server for cowboy guns does anyone wanna join

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      can you repeat the question

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone shot/bought a Pedersoli 86? It's a beautiful looking rifle but I've never spent that much on just a rifle flat out. I've built plenty of bolt guns that ended up being more than 2K but to pay that flat out makes me feel weird.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I own an Uberti 1886 which is the same thing, made by Pedersoli, imported by Stoeger, branded by Uberti.
      Italians man.
      It has worked flawlessly and the 86 is a very strong action.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice, I really want a big bore buffalo shooter 45-70 and those Italian guns keep calling my name. I was trying to talk some geezer out of his 1885 Winchester at a gun show but he wouldn't budge on his retail price for a used one. Lever action would probably be better for hunting anyway.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I took 3 deer with it in 2021, not sure if I'll take it out again this year, but it's possible.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've been going ham hunting with black powder the last few years but I've finally decided to get a buffalo and I'd feel dumb having to use my ramrod so much while trying to chase for follow up shots. If I draw for deer, I've got a 94 that I haven't hunted with yet but a big 45-75 is so damn attractive for everything bigger.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want a levergun that has
    >.357
    >full length mag tube
    >threaded barrel
    >side loading gate
    >receiver that supports mounting optics
    >is actually well made
    >preferably takedown but not required

    What are my options?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      From my own research:
      Henry Big Boy X
      Marlin 1894 CST
      Marlin 1894 Dark
      None of these are takedown though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chiappa 1892 Alaskan but its only 5-6 rounds in the tube or full tube but no threads. It is takedown though.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bought a marlin 1894 cst .357 for about $1200 when it first came out because i was drunk. it's just been sitting in its box, haven't even used it
    >it's now worth almost $2k

    the frick?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no longer being made
      >suppressor sales rising year by year
      >people realized threaded .357 lever actions are awesome for suppressed shooting
      It's not that surprising.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Italian here who just got a license. How good quality is uberti? Is it okay for a novice? I would like either a lever action 357 with the brass receiver or a single shot 357 rolling bloc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't like the model 1866 or Henry 1860, but that has more to do with their designs rather than the quality. Those are your options if you want a "brass" reciever.
      Uberti's stuff is good, most of it they make themselves, but some models they have made for them.
      In a 357 Mag, I'd get an 1892 without hesitation, sure it's made by Armi Sport(Chiappa), but the design itself is so much stronger if that matters to you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't get the brass receiver, get the case hardened steel one
      the deluxe short rifle 1873 is my favorite but I recommend .45 Colt instead of .357 magnum (pushing the skinny cartridge in hurts my thumb and they're the same cost when handloading)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fumofumo Cirno says get the 1873

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leverguns have been over the last 5-10 years been regaining popularity due to their eternal aesthetic style plus they have some niche uses for civilian use and possibly tactical if you can't afford the nicer stuff. They make a fantastic suppressor host due to a non moving action during firing and their reloading action isn't dumb like a pump action rifle or semi awkward like most bolt actions. They also come in calibers from 22lr for super cheap plinking to pistol calibers that get even better performance in a rifle length barrel like your magnums and then you can have a true North American large mammal stopper with something like a .45-70. Reloading most rimmed straightwall cartridges is fairly easy and forgiving too unlike a lot of more obscure tapered rifle rounds. You also can easily justify a levergun for utilitarian purposes as most of the popular offerings should be legal for hunting.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're just a lot of fricking fun at the range.
    No mags to fiddle with, load a few, shoot a few. Your ammo (and therefore money) lasts longer, they encourage more deliberate aiming and shooting, and having fiddly bits is part of design.
    My SKS is my favorite semi-auto rifle to shoot because of the internal magazine. I just really like them, even if they're objectively worse for tactical scenarios I don't ever plan to be in with a rifle.
    You cannot fathom how badly I want more internal magazine semi-autos.
    As a bonus, your levergat and spinnygat can share ammo if you'd like.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it the late 1800's still?
    No.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's generally considered the go-to lever action model for .357 magnum, and is there much you can do in the way of handloading to increase the effectiveness of it out of a rifle barrel?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1892. Yes.
      https://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco/357_magnum_and_the_literature.htm

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wanna get a 45 70 guide gun so bad but them stupid Jurassic Park movie drove up prices

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean like this?
      I actually sold this rifle. I wanted one that was blued instead, I probably should have kept it though. It was nice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Close, just want a full length magazine tube

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you want my JM Marlin 1895? you have to crack the lever a tiny bit to get it to load into the magazine and I got it threaded for a suppressor, but I had them keep the front sight by scooting it back. it shoots fine otherwise and is broadly unmolested.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    too much text, not enough pictures. gonna pick up a super redhawk or 29 as a companion piece sometime in the future i think.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The answer is clear.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not a huge fan of cerakote on revolvers, but that one does look pretty clean. my dad has a super redhawk he hasn't shot in 15+ years, so i might just ask him what he wants for that.

        She's a beauty.
        What are you gonna do with her? Hunting? Target shooting?

        Hunting. Perfect for hunting in the woods, and legal in straight wall states. Not much of a target guy. It is a lot of fun to shoot though

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's a beauty.
      What are you gonna do with her? Hunting? Target shooting?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but anon, consider this
      https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/736676017713

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I already have a .357 gp100, I want a .44 mag revolver to go with my .44 mag marlin now. Although I do still want a .357 rifle to go with my gp100 lmao. I didn't plan it out that way, but I had to jump on the marlin when I could. I'm waiting for an old .357. I would love to get an ancient 1892 that was converted to .357 later or something similar

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't recommend any of the .357 magnum lever guns, it's just not very fun
          if you need that particular performance envolope, use a .350 Legend AR-15
          my personal recommendation is this instead:
          https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/814230010063

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can get very nearly get 30-30 performance out of a 357 Mag handloaded in the right gun. 350 Legend is big time gay.

            1892. Yes.
            https://www.leverguns.com/articles/paco/357_magnum_and_the_literature.htm

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >350 Legend is big time gay.
              it's actually excellent and gaining enormous appreciation, but it's irrelevant to this discussion because we are talking about lever guns.
              .357 is great in a lever gun because you can pack the case with a slower powder and get really good performance.
              if that isn't enough power for you there is 44 and 45-70 (and 358 Win, but guns in that aren't super common anymore)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's actually excellent and gaining enormous appreciation
                lmao. smells like nogunz

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how much muzzle energy do you think I get out of my 12.5" 350L?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                literally who cares, this thread is about leverguns i don't give a frick about muzzle energy from your homosexual 350

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it sucks
                >why
                >AHHHH SHUT UP NOGUNS
                ok post lever guns, subhuman.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                already did

                https://i.imgur.com/WXOhbo9.jpeg

                too much text, not enough pictures. gonna pick up a super redhawk or 29 as a companion piece sometime in the future i think.

                ugly can but i'll take it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >hey guys, I want a levergun
            >hurr durr just get an ar bro
            moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's not a rational, performance based thing. i just want one. i have zero interest in a .350 AR, or most ARs for that matter. 45 long colt (standard) out of an 1873 action is more anemic than 357 out of a rifle anyways. toggle link a shit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I cant suppress a .350 legend AR to be whisper quiet with only a light pistol can.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >AR to be whisper quiet
              no AR will ever be whisper quiet.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exactly

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                300bo with everything tuned by a level 99 autist maybe....maybe but still probably not

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's not.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The great debate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I shoot 357 significantly more. Some of this decision is cost and the rest is that it's more comfortable.
      My 44 Mag gets shot maybe 1/5th the amount, but it's mote enjoyable to concoct loads for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I pick neither. I like my .32 cartridges, as well as .38 Special for my Model 10s.

      That said, .41 Magnum > .44 Magnum >> .357 Magnum

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What would anons recommend if I want a levergun and a wheelgun to share ammo?
    Hard mode: With an available top-break revolver

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .45 Colt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .357 or .44 or .45, if you already have a 9mm can then .357 for sure.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >>New Hampshire from day one
    Um. Anon. That's Vermont

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Cool pupper, what's it's name?
    The dog's name is Cletus; Cleet for short. He's a squirrel-slaying, groundhog-murdering, cat-killing little bastard. I love him

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    That's Vermont but we're still the most based state south of Alaska in terms of gun laws, possibly more based than Alaska simply because our guns and ammo are probably far cheaper locally. The Free State Project injected about 40k lolberts into our state which has been a decent buffer against antigun stuff.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >That's Vermont but we're still the most based state south of Alaska in terms of gun laws
      Your governor is working on that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sununu is on his way out and won't even dudeweedlmao without some cuckservative values thrown in, I'm not worried about him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You outta be. Remember how they treated those guys who trained up there?

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I want tube fed for capacity, and 357 for ammo commonality with my GP100. I do have a Super Blackhawk in 44 but I don't shoot it much and don't really stock ammo for it. Meanwhile I have thousands of rounds of 357. Waiting for Ruger to release my ideal Marlin is probably the right move. Also I love stainless, but prefer brown wood instead of synthetic or that grey laminate.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're okay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      UGLY AF
      Looks like a cheap crutch

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the shroud is really unaesthetic
      sorry

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna say it
    top ejects > side ejects

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on if you want to mount an optic or not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I enjoy the on barrel attachment, makes it look like a scout rifle and with a red dot its great.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      top ejects have more reliable extraction and ejection, in my experience

      I let a newbie handle my Marlin 336 once and he short-stroked it and jammed it, but the same didn't happen with the Rossi 92 when he (again) short-stroked that one

      why did he keep short-stroking leverguns, you might ask, even after I explicitly explained and demonstrated how to work one to him? that remains a mystery to this day, especially his friend had no issues whatsoever

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he's trying to go too fast, happens to the best of us

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >I dunno if your poor or just financially responsible but if you do these things for a few months and they'll slowly aid you in your pursuit of obtaining cowboy funs plus ammo

    Financially responsible, I make good money but I have a wife and 3 kids. To be fair my wife also makes good money. I just feel bad blowing money on myself, done a little too much of that lately. Bought a brand new car last year and a few months ago I bought a Jeep Wrangler project car that i'm swapping a V8 into

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Bummer for the cats but I'm sure he's a great hunting mate and snuggle buddy.
    He's not a snuggler, he's all about playtime. But frick the stray cats, if they venture into our yard that's just natural selection. They spread disease anyway

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