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Old 03-02-2009, 17:28   #76
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The one good thing about the lever action for self defense is that it is still considered to be a PC rifle. No magazines, scary black color, not a semi auto. It might be one of the few that you will be able to own after Obama is through with crapping on our Constitutional rights.

Good shooting, John K
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:56   #77
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id do it in a pistol carbine for better capactity. i used to have a marlin 44 mag that was pretty handy for bush shooing inside 100 yards or less.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:15   #78
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Originally Posted by dkac2 View Post
The one good thing about the lever action for self defense is that it is still considered to be a PC rifle. No magazines, scary black color, not a semi auto. It might be one of the few that you will be able to own after Obama is through with crapping on our Constitutional rights.

Good shooting, John K
Which would be stupid, IMO. There are a lot of dead badguys of various sorts that learned that a lever gun works just fine. I think 45-70 would make a great civil defense rifle. You can feed yourself with it and it has enough stomp to deal with any 4 or 2 legged critter in North America.
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Old 03-27-2009, 19:22   #79
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Tac Lever in 45-70

Levers make great tac guns. For my 1895 marlin, I keep a ching sling on it. This adds lots of shoot from the hip control-so recover time is reduced. The only problem is that a miss might wind up in the bedroom next door. Don't get me wrong, If something goes bump in the night--and I bump back, I'll grab my 590 first but it is just not as sexy as the 1895

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I have the new Marlin that shoots the Hornady 308. Very good deer rifle shoots 165 grain bullet. Very good ballistics for as fps and knockdown power. Have killed four deer with it over past two years up to 200 yds. Like some others have said I also have the mini 14 for when the shtf.
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Old 04-12-2009, 19:05   #81
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Just curious, but making a "pistol" from a rifle is very illegal, right. A SBR is a rifle action with a barrel under 16" and/or under 26" in overall length.
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Old 04-19-2009, 16:38   #82
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Marlin 336

I recently bought a few Marlin 336 s in 30-30. I am taking one down the to metal and duracoating, and using herculiner on the old beat up stock. I found several suppliers of milspec rails, on ebay.

One will be restored original, the other will be a tuff woods gun, or Tactical lever gun, with red dot, and maybe even a bipod.
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Old 04-24-2009, 19:54   #83
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Originally Posted by MIK911 View Post
k this is what i was looking for, heres your real tactical lever guns...






All but the revolver are NFA weapons and the Feds are gonna charge you a couple of hundred each for the license to just own them.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:41   #84
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I recently acquired a new Marlin Model 1895G "Guide Gun".
The tactical modifications have begun...





I've added:

DRC WINGED 1895 GHOST-RING SIGHT SET



SIMS LimbSaver Precision-Fit recoil pad




Coming soon:

XS Lever Scout Mount for my Aimpoint Micro T-1




I am considering having a longer +2 mag tube installed
as soon as I nail down what's involved to make it happen.
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:54   #85
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post

I am considering having a longer +2 mag tube installed
as soon as I nail down what's involved to make it happen.
You can probably get a longer mag tube from a Marlin 1895CB from Numrich, cut it off at the receiver end to proper length, then you would need a new dovetail slot cut underneath the barrel near the muzzle. There's also a guy on the marlinowners website making carbon fiber extended mag tubes.
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Tactical Levergun. Now there's an oxymoron if there ever was one. And 45/70 is to much caliber for tactical use, it's like having a tactical 50 BMG.
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First picture of my 45/70 Guide Gun.


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Tactical Levergun. Now there's an oxymoron if there ever was one. And 45/70 is to much caliber for tactical use, it's like having a tactical 50 BMG.

you mean a 50 BMG is not tactical ???
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Tactical Levergun. Now there's an oxymoron if there ever was one. And 45/70 is to much caliber for tactical use, it's like having a tactical 50 BMG.

you mean a 50 BMG is not tactical ???
Yeah, a 50 BMG M2 is tactical, mounted on a Humvee.
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"Tactical Levergun"?

They're Practical, Reliable, Packable, Useable, Simple and Powerful.

My idea of "Tactical" is more in the way of what the military guys use for tactical. Then again, I'm not much of a "Tactical" kinda guy. No where close to a Rambo...........more like his dad maybe..........or even his GRAMPA.
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Originally Posted by Mannlicher View Post
Lever guns make great tactical weapons? That must be why so many armies issue them? So many police departments?
Seriously, for defense they are great, but as a tactical weapon, they leave a lot to be desired. Being able to reload them quickly is just one drawback.
Theres alot of people out there that simply cannot afford an AR. Or even a Mini. Thats why people are asking about it. And there are plenty of things you can do with a lever gun to make it a "tactical" gun. And really, there are things you can do with levers that you cant do with say, an AR-15. Need to stop a truck? A 45-70 works nicely.
Yes lever guns are slower than semi autos. Yes they have limited magazine capacity. But, they are faster than a bolt gun.
As far as reloading.....I can re load my marlin .338 express almost as quickly as most can swap a magazine in an AR. All it takes is paractice.
For those on a tight budget, a lever gun can fill the role.
Oh, there is one more thing. In over 25 years of shooting, I have never seen a lever gun jam. In fact, Ive never seen a lever action gun fail to fire when the trigger was pulled. So in that sense, they got your "tactical" tricked out AR's beat by light years.
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just last few weeks I've loaded some 130gr spire point slugs for a 30-30 Marlin that get right at moa at 100 yds w/a 3X9 scope mounted off a rest. a better shooter w/a better rest I think would make moa.
downside of course is load only 2 rounds and chamber 1. fire a round and load another but this will fill the role of 'designated marksman' in a squad to some extent. I'll say that a man-sized target at 300 yds is in deep kimshuee.
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I was reminded of the good deals that lever guns can afford when I was visiting a gun shop 2 weeks ago. It was the start of deer season here in norther CA. There was a "bargin" rack of "shooter grade" winchester and Marlin rifles in 30-30 for about $250.

Lots to be said for the design, utility and effective nature of these rifles...
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If I knew I needed a rifle to live until tomorrow, I'm not certain that my Marlin Marauder would not get the call before my Mini 14. My Mini 14 is fine, but I know the Marlin better. That plus it's far smaller in pretty much every dimension. I also have a 45-70 levergun, that's wining favor quickly. I was pounding a 10 inch gong at 200 yards with it today. The 325 grain Hornady load still hits pretty hard, even out that far. Vastly harder than a 223.

With decent ammo, and the opportunity to shoot it often, a Levergun on your shoulder is infinately more "tacitcal" than the AR-15 sitting somewhere in layaway...
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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
First picture of my 45/70 Guide Gun.


How did you black out the stock?
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Originally Posted by FHBrumb View Post
How did you black out the stock?
I used the Gray Scale function on my photo editor

The rifle should be on it's way back to me soon. It will be wearing a Leupold FX-II 2.5x28mm IER Scout scope
and it will have a +2 magazine tube. The DRC Custom Big Loop is on hold because neither I or Clements Custom
Guns can find one!

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Originally Posted by H2O MAN View Post
I used the Gray Scale function on my photo editor
OK, that's just not fair...
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This maybe a Zombie topic but I found it VERY informative. I got an old Marlin 336 in 35 Remington I want to bring in from the cold and make it a HD Gun and still use it for hunting. It was a general carry around gun till I got my Mini 6.8 and found it does things the old 35 does.

I want to put a 1-5 power scope or higher setting on it and what looks a under the barrel mount or rail mount for a light, I want to be stream lined and not have things flying off the side like a Side Lite mounted scope light. The 1X scope setting is a must for both eyes scan and shooting capability. Its some thing I was taught for hunting in heavy brush. Maybe a dot of some sort on it to.

Also don't know the effectiveness of an over under scope for using iron sights and a scope for longer range. But the scope with a 1X setting seems smartster. (Misspelling intended )
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Originally Posted by MIK911 View Post
here's a 357 magnum special edition marlin, kinda tactical i guess?

fairly short for a lever gun 16.5 inch barrel, night sights

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