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Anyone here like Leverguns??
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BumeStik
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Been working on this guy for a couple months. Not setup exactly the same anymore, but you can get the jist of it. Henry Big Boy X in .45 Colt. Running 250gr+P Lehigh Xtreme Penetrators doing right at 1800fps out of it. SO accurate for a lever. My Arizona desert/javalina/deer rifle, eventually. 

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November 15, 2022 - 5:47 am
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Glad I'm not a Javalina/deer. I am a Dear I've been told though. 🙄 

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Ole Dog said
Glad I'm not a Javalina/deer. I am a Dear I've been told though. 🙄 

  

lol2lol2lol2lol2 Newest iteration, as of last night. Changed the open sights and did a bunch of internal work. New sear and and trigger return spring, a bit of polishing, etc. I just need to get back to the range and get her dialed. 

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I’ve got 2 30-30 levers, a Winchester and a Marlin.  Both have iron sights.  Last week I shot the Marlin at a paper target at 100 yards and was able to hit within an inch of the bullseye.  I’ve never shot my Winchester yet.

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KurtB said
I’ve got 2 30-30 levers, a Winchester and a Marlin.  Both have iron sights.  Last week I shot the Marlin at a paper target at 100 yards and was able to hit within an inch of the bullseye.  I’ve never shot my Winchester yet.

  

Winchester and Marlin have put out some fantastic levers. Really hoping Ruger doesn't ruin the Marlin and improves on them. I know they charge more for them. 

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Don't count on ruger not doing cost cutting measures on making new marlins, it's not like marlin wasn't already cheapening them. 

 

I have 4 lever guns.  An older marlin 44 mag, an older marlin 444 microgroove barrel, a browning blr 7 mag that pisses me off, and a pre 64 winchester model 88 in .308 that is a great rifle in excellent shape. 

 

The BLR will absolutely not shoot any factory ammo worth a damn.  It is a 5+ inch gun at 100 yards with almost any factory ammo, I believe there was one that got into the upper 4 inch range.  I know what is wrong with it  and it requires a new barrel.  The chamber is not cut in line with the bore and when I sent it back to browning with a note from a good gunsmith detailing the improper chamber/bore alignment they said it was in spec and would not touch it under warranty.  It was obviously cut with worn out tooling.  Reloads that are almost touching the lands, way longer than sammi OAL, shoot fairly well. 

 

I have been half-heartedly trying to find the winchester a new home.  I don't use it hunting any longer, it's just too nice to take in the woods for me.  First two years I had it, I took it out hunting several times, killed a few dear and a pig.  Sometimes I kind of wished it wasn't in such good shape so I wasn't scared taking it into the woods.  Fear of harming it relegated it to the safe almost 20 years ago.

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KarlH said
Don't count on ruger not doing cost cutting measures on making new marlins, it's not like marlin wasn't already cheapening them. 

 

I have 4 lever guns.  An older marlin 44 mag, an older marlin 444 microgroove barrel, a browning blr 7 mag that pisses me off, and a pre 64 winchester model 88 in .308 that is a great rifle in excellent shape. 

 

The BLR will absolutely not shoot any factory ammo worth a damn.  It is a 5+ inch gun at 100 yards with almost any factory ammo, I believe there was one that got into the upper 4 inch range.  I know what is wrong with it  and it requires a new barrel.  The chamber is not cut in line with the bore and when I sent it back to browning with a note from a good gunsmith detailing the improper chamber/bore alignment they said it was in spec and would not touch it under warranty.  It was obviously cut with worn out tooling.  Reloads that are almost touching the lands, way longer than sammi OAL, shoot fairly well. 

 

I have been half-heartedly trying to find the winchester a new home.  I don't use it hunting any longer, it's just too nice to take in the woods for me.  First two years I had it, I took it out hunting several times, killed a few dear and a pig.  Sometimes I kind of wished it wasn't in such good shape so I wasn't scared taking it into the woods.  Fear of harming it relegated it to the safe almost 20 years ago.

  

Ya, Marlin started going downhill when they were bought by Remington, IMO. I hope Ruger can bring them back up a bit, but I don't have much confidence. The problem you are having with the BLR really sucks!!! Never been into Browning myself, but I used to sell them by the boat load. I personally cannot imagine an improperly cut chamber being "in spec" and it is ridiculous for them to say that.

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KarlH said
A pre 64 winchester model 88 in .308 that is a great rifle in excellent shape. I have been half-heartedly trying to find the winchester a new home. 

I sent you a PM.

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Just today I read an article in Guns and Ammo, February 2022, about a polished Ruger produced. It was a stainless-steel Marlin Model 1895 chambered in .45-70. The writer was very detailed in his report about the new rifle. At the time of his acquiring it, it had been produced only about a month before. It was stated that Ruger is using mostly new equipment to produce the rifle with excellent results.  The 1895 in .45-70 was chosen because it was Marlin's, (Remington) biggest seller. Even stronger than the 30-30 that is very popular in America. 

I already have a couple of older Marlins, but when the new 336 comes out I hope to be able to afford one.  Sadly, the MSRP for the 1895 was not available. I hope Ruger can be as economical with the Marlin line as they are with the other guns they produce.

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KarlH thanks for your wisdom/information!!!  You’ve always got great information to share!!

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Hi have a Winchester model 94 1978 version, good truck gun, and a Chiappa 1892 20 inch barrel 357mag absolute tack driver. And a very well made gun.

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I have a stainless Rossi 92 in .357 that I shoot often with my Dans.  I also have a Marlin 45/70 that is plain jane and a shoulder thumper.  Fun rifles, they get used often.

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