Lever action

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by jtmcdermott, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at getting a lever gun. The 39a is a bit out of my price range. I already have 3 .22lr and a shotgun. I was looking to move up in caliber to possibly a .22wmr or I was looking at 357/38SP. Henry makes a nice lever and I've heard good things about Rossi M92. I am kind of new to firearms but I am hooked. I am not a handgun guy and don't know the kick of 357/38 or .22mag(if any). I know what my Winchester SXP feels like with slugs. My range won't let me to shoot anything else with my SG.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    is this for plinking, hunting, or both? That's where cartridge/caliber comes into play.
    If plinking only, handgun cartridges are fine, if hunting is involved,
    I would step up to a 30-30 or even more depending on the game.:confused:
     

  3. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    Tahoe,


    Thanks. I am not a hunter. I am a plinker. Perhaps one day I will get to hunting. Thanks for the information.

    Jim
     
  4. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    the general issue with plinking these days is cost of ammo; I would seriously consider reloading if I was in your position.
    The 38/357 combo is a great idea, 38's for fun and 357's when you want a little more oomph !! you can use the same dies for both. :cool:
     
  5. dividejag

    dividejag New Member

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    Have a 45-70, thinking about picking up a .357 lever to match up to my SW686. Then read another post and a .45LC revolver might be in order since the cartridge loops in a cowboy holster would be the same and the the .45LC is a legal handgun cartridge for big game in Colorado.