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Old 07-16-2009, 11:15 AM
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I have used both actions. I still do. The most accurate lever I have is a Win. 88 in 308 Win. It is about a 2 MOA rifle. I have a Marlin Guide in 444 Marlin that does about 2.5 MOA. I have several bolt actions, the worst of which does about 1.75 MOA and the best is a 6.5x55 Se. that does a wonderful .5 MOA. Far, far better than my skills can manage !!! All of these MOA's are with hand loads I worked up for each.

From my experience with these I own, the levers obviously allow a faster follow up. The Guide Gun I really like for close in hunting such as thick woods where shots will almost never exceed 75 yards. However, my Pro-Hunter "Mountain" in 308 Win. is my choice 95% of the time. It is compact enough for tree stand hunting and does fine for me out to 250 yards, which is a "poke" down this way. When hunting out west, which I seldom do, I take a very accurate 300 Win. Mag. I have, simply because I feel better about taking 400+ yards shots with it. Just less arc to deal with than anything else I have.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:24 PM
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Is the Savage bolt action 22 a good gun?
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 13pointjomc
Is the Savage bolt action 22 a good gun?
I just bought a Savage MKII BV .22 LR.It's a very good gun.The farthest I can shoot on my land without doing some serious clearing is 84 yds.At that distance I can cover a 5 shot group with a nickel and it only has a 4x scope on it.That's serious accurate for a new/out of the box gun by any standard.I paid $280 for it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:24 PM
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Hey Bernie,does your have accutrigger?That's a good price,I'll might buy one!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:29 PM
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I have both, My lever is a marlin 39, awesome squirrel gun. Also I have 3 bolt 22's that are good guns to. Just a matter of choice
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleNorby
You want accuracy, so a scope is probably what you want and scopes generally sit better on bolt action guns.

The Marlin M39's are hard to beat, and a scope goes on one of these as easily as if it were a bolt gun......
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 13pointjomc
Hey Bernie,does your have accutrigger?That's a good price,I'll might buy one!
Yep!That trigger is as good as it gets unless you spend big bucks.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:19 PM
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I will mostly use it for squirrel hunting,and target practice.Is the Henry lever actions accurate enough for huntin and target practice?
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:46 PM
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At what distance ?
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:54 PM
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40 or 50 yards at the most.
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