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#2551 User is offline   Erickson 

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 10:13 PM

I own 3 guns currently and looking at getting more once I have the money. What I currently have is a Rem 870 12g with wood stock and pump, a Mauser 98 sporterized that shoots 7x57 rounds, and a .303 British Enfield S.M.L.E. also sporterized. Sorry don't know anything about bows yet, but thinking about trying it out eventually.
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:34 PM

I need to shoot something.

Sadly, deer opener is next weekend and I'm stuck working all weekend. I've got a week from tomorrow (Monday) off, but one day isn't enough to go out and hunt.



View PostErickson, on Oct 31 2009, 11:13 PM, said:

I own 3 guns currently and looking at getting more once I have the money. What I currently have is a Rem 870 12g with wood stock and pump, a Mauser 98 sporterized that shoots 7x57 rounds, and a .303 British Enfield S.M.L.E. also sporterized.


Illinois? I'm surprised you have the 870 when I see where you're from.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:16 PM

Sad. I purchased more .308, .223 (for a buddy, if I get to shoot his AR), and 12ga rounds. Something like 140 rounds all together. After getting all that together, we didn't get out to go shoot.

Maybe this week...

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:15 PM

View PostThalion, on Nov 1 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

I need to shoot something.



If deer season dont work out to well for you we could always head to a range some where.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:44 AM

Lever Actions!

Know nothing about them, friend wants one, going to try and help him out.

What are some good brands, where can I find them, and is there any special information I need to know?

Thanks.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 06:48 AM

View PostErndogg, on Nov 1 2009, 10:15 PM, said:

View PostThalion, on Nov 1 2009, 07:34 PM, said:

I need to shoot something.



If deer season dont work out to well for you we could always head to a range some where.


I might take you up on that sometime.


View PostVolker, on Nov 2 2009, 06:44 AM, said:

Lever Actions!

Know nothing about them, friend wants one, going to try and help him out.

What are some good brands, where can I find them, and is there any special information I need to know?


Lever actions - any of the usual good manufacturers (Winchester, Remington, etc) are good. Puma makes lever actions in various revolver calibers (.357 mag, .44 mag, .45 colt, .454 casull, etc) but I don't know anything else about them. Taurus makes more budget minded lever actions - their revolvers are fine, but I don't know about the lever actions.


I can't think of anything too important that's unique about lever actions, aside from if you reload, to make sure to use flatter front bullets (you'll thank me for this later)
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:46 AM

Marlin .30-30 is a good choice. Or a .45-70. That would be a beast.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

View PostFrontier_Bill, on Nov 2 2009, 09:46 AM, said:

Marlin .30-30 is a good choice. Or a .45-70. That would be a beast.


Can't believe I forgot about Marlins. I'd go for one in .30-30 if I was looking for a lever action.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

I'll go with the above, the Marlin 336, 1894, and 1895 lever actions are some of my favorites. The receiver is sturdier than most of the top-ejecting models, and if one should want to mount an optic on one, the side-ejection makes that possible. Not so easy with a top ejector.

As for caliber, unless someone has a revolver in a specific chambering, I say go big. .45-70 Govt. in a Marlin, or go with the .454 Casull if you get a Puma. .30-30 is one hell of a round, and if all he wants is a "deer" gun for medium game at moderate ranges, it's about ideal. Personally, if I have a lever gun, I'd want a larger round. I prefer bolt actions for hunting, so a lever gun would be for general purpose "killing" like rabid or feral animals, or Bears when I go to the mountains. And if I'm going to kill it and not eat it, then I want it VERY dead, and meat damage is not a concern.
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:54 PM

View PostPistolWhipped, on Nov 2 2009, 09:45 PM, said:

I prefer bolt actions for hunting, so a lever gun would be for general purpose "killing" like rabid or feral animals, or Bears when I go to the mountains. And if I'm going to kill it and not eat it, then I want it VERY dead, and meat damage is not a concern.


I would think the Puma in .454 Casull loaded with 300 grain hard cast lead bullet loads would do that job quite nicely.

Unless the Puma can't handle the pressure. I don't know if it could or not.


Isn't the .45-70 originally a blackpowder load?
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:10 PM

As I hear, the Puma can take quite a load. So I wouldn't worry with that particular bullet.

And IIRC, the .45-70 was originally black powder, but has come into it's own as a smokeless round.

And I'm half tempted to get a Battle Rifle class semi if I want a bear gun. Nothing like spraying lead when something needs killing fast.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:28 PM

Since a bear has to be fairly close to guarantee it's a threat, I'd be fine with my Saiga loaded with some hot loaded slugs.

What battle rifle are you thinking?
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:30 PM

My family! Oh how I have missed you all! I just wanted to say hi. Also, I'm 100 bucks away from getting my Ruger LCP to carry. Next is a scope and stock for my Saiga .223. Then I am thinking of a shotty... Also, anyone here have a Mosin Nagant? A semi-local shop always has a bunch for about 100 bucks, and I always want to pick one up, but I never bring myself to it.. How are they?

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:21 PM

View PostThalion, on Nov 3 2009, 12:28 AM, said:

Since a bear has to be fairly close to guarantee it's a threat, I'd be fine with my Saiga loaded with some hot loaded slugs.

What battle rifle are you thinking?


Thinking of taking the time to save up for an M1A. Possibly setting her up for long range as well. I have the AK, and I'm shooting for more Mags and ammo for Christmas, and as I see it on sale, so I'm strongly considering making the gradual investment for a MBR and rig it up for long range. Plus, in a pinch, it'll work as a fighting/defensive rifle as well. It can do Long Range, Hunting, and Combat, all relatively easily.

A Saiga .308 or PSL is tempting (especially those new shorty PSL configurations), but I've always had a thing for the M1/M14 Garand rifles. Just kinda classy. That is, If I don't elect to build a semi-custom .30-06. Hard to find a heavier barreled .30-06 these days. Everyone thinks they need a belted magnum. Hathcock did perfectly fine with ye olde Springfield.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 11:47 PM

Haha thanks PW. Is the ammo for them pretty good? Isn't it the 7.62x54R?

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