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Lever Guns...
11-26-2017, 06:10 PM
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Lever Guns...
Ok, I have been thinking, I want one for hunting... 30-30 cal. Looking over what I see I see Henry, with a god awful tub loading system that makes reloading slow. I see the Mossberg 464 series, which has lots of awful reviews of jamming issues, although I do like the rear mounted safety. Then there is the Marlin 336, which seems to be the best of them, but I hear of awful quality control from their new owners, Remington. I am thinking the Stainless version of the Marlin fits my needs best. I really liked the fiber optins sights on the Mossberg.

So I am asking the experts at Red Dot, which would they choose?

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11-27-2017, 12:08 AM
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RE: Lever Guns...
I would look first for a used Marlin (before Freedom Group) and if there are none available look at the newer Marlin. I've heard that the newer models have the quality issues resolved.
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11-30-2017, 09:39 AM
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I agree with Mr. White. I have a few friends that have bought Marlin 336's and 1894's and they love them. I have a Winchester model 94 from the 70's and I love it. Up here we do not use lever action much for hunting as we tend to stick to bolt action 30-06, 300wm, 7mm, 308, 7mm-08, 270 or 243. The lever action is more of a brush gun. My son just bought a Tikka for his fiancé in a 7mm-08. It is heavy enough to take down game yet light enough for her to shoot it.
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12-03-2017, 11:54 AM
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Welp, I've made a selection and have ordered it... A Marlin 1895 GS (70464) in Stainless 45-70. It will be here in like 10 days. Can't wait to take it McMiller and shoot it. Only thing I might want to do is replace the sights with a set of Peep sights and a fiber optic front sight. Should be a great hunting gun.

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12-03-2017, 12:27 PM
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You will love it. Especially in the 45-70 caliber.
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