new to Lever Action - need rifle

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by BrentD » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:31 am

Here is one that is going for a little more (in my opinion) than market price right now.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/786449992

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by frankmako » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:32 am

For that price I would go with the Henry Frontier in either the 20 inch or 24 inch barrel. Even with sights the Henry is cheaper. At marlin owners group they have the manfacture dates of all Marlins rifles. You can print the page.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by Ken Green » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:31 am

Sporty wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:48 pm

Ken, will the .357 ring full size rams like the .22 Magnum sometimes rings half-size PC rams?

You need a heavy bullet for the rams in .357.
There are some shooters that are using the .357 with sucess on the rams.
I have some 200 grain Magnus bullets that I want to try. A 200 grain bullet out of a 357 magnum for knocking over a full size ram at 200 yards is really close to pushing the limits of a .357 magnum.
Since I had my .357 Henry, I decided to try it first instead of buying another rifle and everything else that is needed for another caliber.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by ppkny » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:27 am

Sporty:
I tried the one gun with a 357 when a first started out. Don't waste your time. Work up a nice load for your 357 and use it for PC only.
Chk/Pig/Trk 125gr Reiner RN with 12.5 gr of IMR4227
Ram 150gr Reiner RN with 7.5 gr Unique
Some guys are using the 125's for the rams but I couldn't get mine to fly right so I went with the 150's
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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by Ken Green » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:06 pm

For my pc loads, i am using Hornady 125 grain XTP with 5.5 grains of power pistol. It takes the pc rams down. I will probably get a 30-30 eventually for the big bore animals.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by Another Dang 9 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 pm

The .357 will work on the CPT but not the Rams no matter what you toss at them. If you just want to rack up some scores in your book thats fine but don't expect to win any matches with it.
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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by shootmore » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 am

Thanks. Now I just need to find that early model 39a Marlin

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by CamP » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:58 am

shootmore wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 am
Thanks. Now I just need to find that early model 39a Marlin
If finding a gun for your son is the goal, I'd suggest something besides the 39A. It's a big heavy gun. I have a nice 1958 39A and I actually shoot better with my 9422 and henry, which are lighter guns.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by shootmore » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:27 am

CamP wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:58 am
shootmore wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 am
Thanks. Now I just need to find that early model 39a Marlin
If finding a gun for your son is the goal, I'd suggest something besides the 39A. It's a big heavy gun. I have a nice 1958 39A and I actually shoot better with my 9422 and henry, which are lighter guns.
Good advise, Thanks. Im trying to make a deal on a Henry now. The 39A will be for ME! :)

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by CamP » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm

There's a 1948 39A on the Phoenix armslist that was posted today.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by Hal » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:53 pm

$825 Will buy mind..... It has a find light trigger pull.... a Lyman 17A on the front.... and a Williams Target sight on the rear... Groups great at 100 Meters .... Good balance ...Not to pretty to look at.... just a run of the mill 1954 Model... It got me the NRA National Championship Trophy in Small-bore in 2007.... Wouldn't take less for it.. A good 39A is well worth it.... Keep looking,,, one might come up at a good price... Mind is worth it to me and ready to go.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by snaketail2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:01 pm

So it has gotten better in the last 11 years! Good, cause parts for old rifles are expensive.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by shootmore » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Hal,
Where are you located?

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by Hal » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:55 pm

currently.... in FL

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Re: new to Lever Action - need rifle

Post by shootmore » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 pm

currently? Maybe you get by AZ sometime soon? Let me know.

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