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Old 11-04-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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Here's what I need.
I reallllly want a lever action
Old school - no scope
Want something effective on deer and hogs but also predators down to coon size. Might wanna nail a water turkey with it just for fun. I do not want a huge caliber - probably smaller than .30. This will mainly be my riding around gun. .243, .223??
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:45 PM   #2
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Levers are cool!! Love my 44mag marlin. Not sure what calibers under 30 you could find though, maybe 22 mag. I doubt you'll find many spire point chambered levers.

On second thought, you could always get one in .357. Not nearly as fast as 243 or 223 so it won't explode smaller critters. Tons of factory loads for it to sortof taylor it to your target.

It's what the cowboys used and look how cool they were.

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I used to hunt with a guy that had a 7mm-08 in a lever action. It was a sweet little gun. It may be too big for coons but will perform nicely on deer and hogs.
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The Browning blr in 243 is sweet, but it ain't cheap.
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30-30. I don't think you can go wrong with that.
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coons to hogs is a bit of a stretch for 1 caliber.
I'd suggest 30-30 ....not too much recoil, but can still handle deer and medium sized hogs.
I'd just get a .22 for varmits......the 30-30 will do some damage - but who cares? not eating the coons are you?
A larger handgun caliber is interesting ....but i think still too big for varmits, and not big enough for knocking down hogs.
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I've got an old marlin 35 rem. Love that gun. Great brush gun
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Why not a .30 caliber? Get a 30-30. Doesn't kick much and ammo is cheap and fun to shoot. Several options to choose from too
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I'll let you take my 44 to the range some time, see how much fun pistol rounds in a rifle are, you'll be sold.
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Some real cool calibers for lever actions
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