Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

Gun choice?

Old 11-20-2006, 01:47 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
okboarhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 253
Default Gun choice?

I want a lever action rifle. AllI here about is the 30-30 and the 44 mag.
What are some other calibers and what do you guys think about them?



okboarhunter is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 02:06 PM
  #2  
Typical Buck
 
Chris W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 686
Default RE: Gun choice?

The Browning BLR is chambered in a variety of calibers from 22-250 to the 450 Marlin. I believe the best fit for the BLR is the 7-08 Rem.or .308 Winchester. Now if you're wanting a moreclassic lookinglever action, the Marlin 1895 in 45-70 is hard to beat.
Chris W. is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 02:49 PM
  #3  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maine
Posts: 188
Default RE: Gun choice?

Marlin 1895 in 45-70 Govt. Nice rifle.
ruger357w is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 03:22 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location:
Posts: 1,345
Default RE: Gun choice?

Hmm...what will you use it for? Just to have...or deer, or bear/deer? The BLR is a fine design and you can find them in just about any popular "bolt-action" caliber. The marlins are all pretty good guns, if you don't handload but could use the extra umph of a 45-70 look at the 444marlin and 450marlin. (they're pretty much a 45-70 redone in a newer design so that companies can take full advantage of its potential without blowing up the old war rifles that are chambered in 45-70) If its just for deer and paper punching its hard to beat either the 30-30 or 44mag. I suppose the 30-30 might give you another 25...maybe 50 yards of effective range.
Soilarch is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 04:31 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 1,673
Default RE: Gun choice?

ORIGINAL: Soilarch

Hmm...what will you use it for? Just to have...or deer, or bear/deer? The BLR is a fine design and you can't find them in just about any popular "bolt-action" caliber. The marlins are all pretty good guns, if you don't handload but could use the extra umph of a 45-70 look at the 444marlin and 450marlin. (they're pretty much a 45-70 redone in a newer design so that companies can take full advantage of its potential without blowing up the old war rifles that are chambered in 45-70) If its just for deer and paper punching its hard to beat either the 30-30 or 44mag. I suppose the 30-30 might give you another 25...maybe 50 yards of effective range.
I agree with Soil.
Chantecler111 is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 06:28 PM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
SwampCollie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Where the ducks don't come no more
Posts: 4,420
Default RE: Gun choice?

I have a Win 94 in 30/30 Ackley Improved. Its a great rifle. Shoots regular 30/30's, dumps out brass that you can handload to the same velocities as a 308. Great little performer well suited for medium sized game. Mine shoots far better than any lever rifle should, even with that short little 18" barrel.

Recently, the 444 and the 450 have been very popular. The 30/30 and 45/70 always have been. There are a few other less heard of performers of note, mainly the 7-30 waters and the .307 Winchester. Both were once chambered by winchester, and at some point may have been by Marlin as well. Either is comparable to the 30/30 Ackley. The edge that I give to the Ackley, is that 30/30 win ammo is ubiquitous as coyotes, mosquitos, and Yankees in the south; and you don't have to shoot Ackley ammo in an Ackley gun to stay in business.
SwampCollie is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 01:23 PM
  #7  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
okboarhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 253
Default RE: Gun choice?

soil i will use it for hogs and maybe deer i was thinkin about a 45-70
okboarhunter is offline  
Old 11-22-2006, 10:15 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 38
Default RE: Gun choice?

45-70 would great for hog so would 30 30 and with hornday new ammo i would choose the 30 30
RiverRaider is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bullmoose38
Bowhunting
3
02-02-2008 09:11 PM
CatskillHuntr
Northeast
4
08-25-2003 04:16 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: Gun choice?


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.