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Post by: CaNINE on January 15, 2020, 08:14:42 PM
Just picked up a new Marlin 1895 in 45-70. Installed a Wild West guns trigger, aluminum follower and one piece extractor. Putting a 2.5X fixed Leupold scout scope in quick detach rings up front. Garrett 550 grain hard casts.  That bullet will pile drive through a lot of bear flesh or concrete walls if required.  :tup:

Plan to do some restoration work on my great grandads old 336 30-30 this winter.

Dang these things are fun.
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Post by: jrebel on January 15, 2020, 08:17:47 PM
Man....I really like the leather you have on yours.  Where did you find that, or did you have to special order it?  :tup:
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Post by: Bango skank on January 15, 2020, 08:19:45 PM
Levers are okay i guess.  ;)
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Post by: CaNINE on January 15, 2020, 08:21:25 PM
Oh yeah now weíre talking. What calibers you running bango?
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Post by: CaNINE on January 15, 2020, 08:23:09 PM
Man....I really like the leather you have on yours.  Where did you find that, or did you have to special order it?  :tup:

Thanks man. Buffalo Brand Leather out of Utah. Special order. Check them out. Nice stuff.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 15, 2020, 08:24:30 PM
Oh yeah now weíre talking. What calibers you running bango?

Left to right, a remlin .357, winchester .308, winchester .308, marlin .30-30, remlin .444
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Post by: CaNINE on January 15, 2020, 08:32:27 PM
Looks like I have catching up to do. Eventually like to get a 44 mag. Interesting research on marlin when I was looking for this 1895. I didnít realize Marlin was bought up by Remington then suffered a bunch of quality issues. Sounds like they have the production system working now and putting out some better product.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 15, 2020, 08:33:33 PM
Goodish pic of the old 336.  Resting on a log kinda like your 1895.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 15, 2020, 08:34:25 PM
Man....I really like the leather you have on yours.  Where did you find that, or did you have to special order it?  :tup:

Damn, that really is some pretty leather there.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 15, 2020, 08:37:23 PM
Looks like I have catching up to do. Eventually like to get a 44 mag. Interesting research on marlin when I was looking for this 1895. I didnít realize Marlin was bought up by Remington then suffered a bunch of quality issues. Sounds like they have the production system working now and putting out some better product.

They have a whole new facility and new machinery for their marlin line.  Still a few reports of issues but for the most part they seem to be turning out quality products now.  My .357 and .444 are from their new facility and are fine guns, no complaints.  But there were some really bad years there.
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on January 15, 2020, 08:46:52 PM
Tag.  Nice levers.
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Post by: Tracker0721 on January 15, 2020, 09:36:49 PM
Savage made the best back then. 250-3000 that I restored from my girlfriends family on the Rez. Completely restored every piece and did some fancying up. Last part is finding someone thatíd color case that lever. My 336 is on my bench being brought back after my brother sold it off like 10+ years ago and it found its way home.
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Post by: Tracker0721 on January 15, 2020, 09:43:25 PM
Before picture of that one haha
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Post by: JimmyHoffa on January 15, 2020, 09:44:48 PM
Did you do an etching on the receiver by the round count?
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Post by: WAcoueshunter on January 15, 2020, 10:07:38 PM
Hereís mine. Model 99 in 300 savage, fixed 4x weaver scope. Bought in 1985 at age 11 from the local pawn shop in Auburn. Paid $107.50. Yes, I remember that like it was yesterday!  All my hunting mentors had one, so I needed one too. 😀. Did a lot of work in the family garden to save for that rifle.
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Post by: Hillbilly Zen on January 15, 2020, 11:23:26 PM
Henry: It lives with 240 grain thumpers in its fuel tank.  Love the softball trajectory and the ďthwackĒ.  Seeing People hunting with lever guns restores my faith in humanity.
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Post by: Dan-o on January 15, 2020, 11:25:05 PM
Before picture of that one haha

VERY cool restoration!
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Post by: Hillbilly Zen on January 15, 2020, 11:25:43 PM
Savage made the best back then. 250-3000 that I restored from my girlfriends family on the Rez. Completely restored every piece and did some fancying up. Last part is finding someone thatíd color case that lever. My 336 is on my bench being brought back after my brother sold it off like 10+ years ago and it found its way home.

Awesome!
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Post by: PolarBear on January 16, 2020, 04:20:43 AM
Love my old .250-3000!! Killed my last 2 bucks and at least 100 coyotes with it. For some reason I canít get pics to work on here.
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Post by: CaNINE on January 16, 2020, 06:01:59 AM
Great stuff guys. Keep it coming. Love those savages and seeing people bring new life into the old warriors.  Thereís just something about how a good lever gun feels in the hands. Quick to shoulder and on target. And an unmistakable sound of that lever driving the action. Nothing will send a bad guy running for cover like the sound of a pump shotgun or a lever action.  :tup:

I love my ARs and precision bolt guns but the lever guns have my soul.
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Post by: Miles on January 16, 2020, 06:40:54 AM
I love shooting my .32.  Dad and I will usually pick one day of the season to go ďold schoolĒ.   He carries his 30-30 and I carry my .32. 
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Post by: CaNINE on January 16, 2020, 06:56:16 AM
Wow thatís incredible. Iíd have that picture blown up, framed and hanging over the hearth. If I ever stumble into a huckleberry moose tag Iíll be pressing the 45-70 into service.
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Post by: kselkhunter on January 16, 2020, 07:08:53 AM
Been carrying a lever action since I was a kid in the 70s and 80s.   Don't have a photo of my latest lever gun, but nothing fancy.  Just a Marlin 336, and I had it rebored to a 356W.  I like to carry the lever gun while on scouting trips, and I use it a lot when I go out for bear hunts on the west side.  I also hunt certain thicker areas with it for deer and elk.   


Would love to get one of those old Savages some day. 
   
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Post by: Angry Perch on January 16, 2020, 08:43:43 AM
Winchester 94 from built in 1899.

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Post by: b23 on January 16, 2020, 08:52:40 AM
I've always liked the Winny 94's, particularly the short Trapper models.  I have a Win 94 Trapper in 44mag and 357 but unfortunately mine are the newer models with the crossbolt safety.  Also have a Win 9422 High Grade.  I've had a few different Win 9422's over the years that I've put thousands of rounds through shooting sage rats.
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Post by: Cab on January 16, 2020, 09:13:39 AM
I know some will think this is an awful idea but I really want to get a Marlin 336 and put a Midwest M-lok rail on it. Kind of an old meets new blend.
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on January 16, 2020, 09:13:55 AM
Winchester 94 from built in 1899.



Cool picture and rifle.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 16, 2020, 10:54:32 AM
I know some will think this is an awful idea but I really want to get a Marlin 336 and put a Midwest M-lok rail on it. Kind of an old meets new blend.

Probably made it a lot lighter.👍
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Post by: Cab on January 16, 2020, 11:26:03 AM
I know some will think this is an awful idea but I really want to get a Marlin 336 and put a Midwest M-lok rail on it. Kind of an old meets new blend.

Probably made it a lot lighter.👍

that and I just think they look cool! Plus you could add a Bipod to it which I think is just awesome!
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Post by: Platensek-po on January 16, 2020, 01:10:06 PM
Henry .30-30 all weather I got last year after fishing in AK. Of course they came out with the side gate model right after I bought this. Thatís ok cause Iím waiting for the case hardened side load .45-70. Love the leather accessories as well!!! Gunna have to look into that!
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Post by: CaNINE on January 16, 2020, 01:19:27 PM
I know some will think this is an awful idea but I really want to get a Marlin 336 and put a Midwest M-lok rail on it. Kind of an old meets new blend.

Probably made it a lot lighter.👍

that and I just think they look cool! Plus you could add a Bipod to it which I think is just awesome!

It see a lot of value in attaching a light to a lever gun. Great camp gun set up.
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on January 16, 2020, 02:39:15 PM
1895 GS for you Marlin 45-70 fans.  It has a WWG big loop lever and trigger and the sights are the XS ghost ring and post.

(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=60755.0;attach=185207;image)

I need about 4 more.  .22 LR, .44 Mag, .357, and 30-30.
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Post by: HawkCreek on January 16, 2020, 05:11:28 PM
Did someone say levergun?  :hello:

My go-to, an 1895SRC in .30-06, this was my saddle gun for bears while working in Montana this fall.
(https://i.imgur.com/fbeBTDx.jpg?1)

Same rifle as above, sometimes dumb horses happen to good rifles. This was epoxied back together and was back in service in a few days.
(https://i.imgur.com/fozfH0S.jpg?1)

My Mirokus:
1873 .44-40
92 Trapper .45 Colt
71 Carbine .348 WCF
1895SRC .30-06
Bottom two are 1895SRC .30-40 Krags
(https://i.imgur.com/NAFjH8A.jpg?2)

My Trappers, 16" 94 .30-30, 92 .45 and 336 .30-30:
(https://i.imgur.com/9uZYkOz.jpg?1)

Truck gun/middle of the night what's making noise at the barn gun :
(https://i.imgur.com/SnIkCKM.jpg)

Again with the 1895's because they are my favorite.
(https://i.imgur.com/QLypAgP.jpg?4)

Of course there are others I no longer have pictures of and dont get put much. My Savage 99 needs to be hunted with agin. My Marlin .45-70 sits at home with nothing to do. Etc.
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Post by: riverrun on January 16, 2020, 05:34:58 PM
A few of mine! Fun shooting guns!
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Post by: CaNINE on January 16, 2020, 07:07:35 PM
Hawk Iím jealous. An impressive collection. And riding in Montana all summer while toting a rifle?  Youíre a lucky man.
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Post by: HawkCreek on January 17, 2020, 01:14:27 PM
Unfortunately I wasnt able to be there all summer but a good portion of it at least. September was my favorite.

A scabbard for an 1894 Winchester also works great for an 1895, fyi.

(https://i.imgur.com/C3x8iKH.jpg)
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Post by: longrange7mm on January 17, 2020, 04:44:40 PM
2018 Wy general Bull Winchester 94 - 44 mag
2019 Wy general buck Big Horn Armory Model 89 - 500 S&W
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Post by: chukar58 on January 17, 2020, 05:16:32 PM
1892 Saddle Ring Carbine 44 Mag
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Post by: PolarBear on January 17, 2020, 05:22:57 PM
My old Savage .250-3000 and my 2018 blacktail.  The rifle was handed down to me and was in rough shape when I got it.  I stripped it down, re-blued, sanded down and re-stained the stock etc.  I have grown to really love this gun.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LxJPwnGWuGTQPg_Q2SGisyxyNrBBracr1TPjFPfxmLQ1iVoaWHMi-O3gEr9UCwudn_veLaeen2SmXpmYlfh3vvwOvpZ7PDKxVocVBzEOhK_qgQN3qUX4FRWrXv80CmsVp9XG123IAI263y5h4zA8ljTLkqvKVi5zk6AimImSVO7bu-FFqE2MoZqKs9RUnzJOF-J4ibMvhD6Ka_IeW5j54IPNBLNCg2l7O7QA4wKxGR2Ji4Ous7J5ivQxVAUgpVvSoYX5kFZKLZGw4DXoGCnMfEM71IAswt8-_UX_OREtGhxj4bW7OmAuM86cLCX7vndZV90lw3xgpQSXrJn-FxfsePevrMoo8X2hNAEK7WFP28oi0n4goq6Szc4tNGP1U9ItUI1G2ColTpKMOo3nAe11mtcCkqsv3ZtYQ86pMS8CMlrAXdD95pP5PbfZYcIk3QloKLxUq7-j7ZFigaqO7eSc0eobQQT6yy4a2Tnjj2MiE0HPQqZB6LWYrleOY61QSLboCusGFcZyrrRh9U3EsmOrYIoi1S_4eOsnFcBJ9EVKJuo0iz5N28tmCteNiXnWiZcSR33I6o58UauwxQqemM6wlifQ-31NPfWyWkofouIWR_0IfsuxIp-JwTseq55yafuu9tli3YxyTvSNq7OaHfmPpPmBhMBmxfRvwfQIp7bxEe4ofBPH5G-RA=w360-h480-no)
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Post by: Curly on January 17, 2020, 06:13:52 PM
Nice buck, polarbear.

I just have a pic of a doe with my 250-3000.
I got it from my father in law and he bought it new in the 60's.
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Post by: PolarBear on January 17, 2020, 07:56:40 PM
Not sure why my pics keep disappearing??
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Post by: h20hunter on January 17, 2020, 07:58:00 PM
I'll check recycle.....
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Post by: h20hunter on January 17, 2020, 07:59:39 PM
Strange. Nothing in recycle and nothing in the mod log about any action taken to remove anything.
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Post by: PolarBear on January 17, 2020, 08:03:32 PM
Strange. Nothing in recycle and nothing in the mod log about any action taken to remove anything.
.
Since I ditched photobucket and tried google my pics donít last.  :dunno: :dunno: Any suggestions?
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Post by: h20hunter on January 17, 2020, 08:08:00 PM
I typically just use www.picresize.com Reduce by 50%, save to my downloads,  then post.
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Post by: PolarBear on January 17, 2020, 08:09:21 PM
Thanks, Iíll try it!!
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Post by: doubletall on January 24, 2020, 03:24:19 PM
Oh yeah now weíre talking. What calibers you running bango?

Left to right, a remlin .357, winchester .308, winchester .308, marlin .30-30, remlin .444

Did you put the new stock on the 88?  The one I got from my dad was cracked in the ususal spot.  I bought a laminate from Boyds; it was quite a chore to fit.  Sand, measure, repeat.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 24, 2020, 03:47:05 PM
Oh yeah now weíre talking. What calibers you running bango?

Left to right, a remlin .357, winchester .308, winchester .308, marlin .30-30, remlin .444

Did you put the new stock on the 88?  The one I got from my dad was cracked in the ususal spot.  I bought a laminate from Boyds; it was quite a chore to fit.  Sand, measure, repeat.

Yeah its a boyds pepper laminate.  Back when the hancock land by my house was open to motorized vehicles i was running the logging roads on my quad looking for lion tracks in the snow.  Forgot to put the rubber straps on, hit a bump and the rifle went flying off the front of my quad and i ran over it and busted the stock.  :bash:
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Post by: Furee65 on January 24, 2020, 04:24:32 PM
Savage 99 .358-Brush Gun been a great rifle so far.
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Post by: ghosthunter on January 26, 2020, 06:16:56 PM
Winchester 71 348 w.c.f.

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Post by: CaNINE on January 26, 2020, 07:20:36 PM
I may regret starting this thread.  Iím itching to go spend some more money on lever guns.
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Post by: Bango skank on January 26, 2020, 07:24:27 PM
I may regret starting this thread.  Iím itching to go spend some more money on lever guns.

Just found out henry is making .45-70, .357,  44 mag, .45lc, .410 with synthetic stocks, threaded barrel, and underside picatinny rail.  And i kinda want the .44.  It has a 20 twist, way faster than marlins .44s, so it should shoot the heavy hard cast rounds a lot better.  Do i really need it or have a use for it?  No.  But i still kinda want one.

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/big-boy-x-model/

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/lever-action-x-model-45-70/

https://www.henryusa.com/shotgun/lever-action-x-model-410-shotgun/
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Post by: Lumpy Taters on January 26, 2020, 08:13:18 PM
I have been wanting a new Henry for a while now.  Here is my wife's model 94 take down 25-35.  It a fun gun to shoot. 
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on January 27, 2020, 07:42:09 AM
I may regret starting this thread.  Iím itching to go spend some more money on lever guns.

Just found out henry is making .45-70, .357,  44 mag, .45lc, .410 with synthetic stocks, threaded barrel, and underside picatinny rail.  And i kinda want the .44.  It has a 20 twist, way faster than marlins .44s, so it should shoot the heavy hard cast rounds a lot better.  Do i really need it or have a use for it?  No.  But i still kinda want one.

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/big-boy-x-model/

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/lever-action-x-model-45-70/

https://www.henryusa.com/shotgun/lever-action-x-model-410-shotgun/

"Hi,

My name is Mango, and I am addicted to lever actions."


Everyone say hi to Bango.

:chuckle:
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Post by: kselkhunter on January 27, 2020, 08:42:43 AM
Winchester 71 348 w.c.f.

Nice rifle.  I'd love to get one of those some day.  My 356Win can do most of what the 348 can, but I still really want one of those Winchester 71s.....
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Post by: Hillbilly Zen on January 27, 2020, 09:53:01 AM
I may regret starting this thread.  Iím itching to go spend some more money on lever guns.

Just found out henry is making .45-70, .357,  44 mag, .45lc, .410 with synthetic stocks, threaded barrel, and underside picatinny rail.  And i kinda want the .44.  It has a 20 twist, way faster than marlins .44s, so it should shoot the heavy hard cast rounds a lot better.  Do i really need it or have a use for it?  No.  But i still kinda want one.

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/big-boy-x-model/

https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/lever-action-x-model-45-70/

https://www.henryusa.com/shotgun/lever-action-x-model-410-shotgun/

Yeah I just squealed like a little girl.  Donít judge me. 
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Post by: CaNINE on January 27, 2020, 01:24:29 PM
Now donít let the anti-gunners get a look at those scary black lever guns. Pretty soon theyíll be wanting to ban ďtacticalĒ large loops and ďbattle styleĒ peep sites.

Bango have you had problems with 1:38 twist marlins and 300 grain bullets stability?  Just curious as I may soon pick up an 1894 cowboy in 44 mag. Will probably stick with the 240ís but might want the option to throw the 300ís someday.
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Post by: doubletall on January 29, 2020, 07:51:46 PM
45-70, 308, 303 Savage
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Post by: scottfrick on January 29, 2020, 08:23:45 PM
Love our Henryís. His and hers
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Post by: Bango skank on January 29, 2020, 09:06:51 PM
Now donít let the anti-gunners get a look at those scary black lever guns. Pretty soon theyíll be wanting to ban ďtacticalĒ large loops and ďbattle styleĒ peep sites.

Bango have you had problems with 1:38 twist marlins and 300 grain bullets stability?  Just curious as I may soon pick up an 1894 cowboy in 44 mag. Will probably stick with the 240ís but might want the option to throw the 300ís someday.

No personal experience, just stuff ive read.
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Post by: ballpark on January 30, 2020, 08:14:07 AM
Savage 99 .358-Brush Gun been a great rifle so far.

That fence line looks awfully familiar  :tup:
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Post by: CJ1962 on February 04, 2020, 07:42:31 PM
I don't currently own a lever action, but when I do it will be this one.
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Post by: CaNINE on February 05, 2020, 07:12:28 AM
Those are aweful purdy.
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Post by: nwwanderer on February 05, 2020, 07:55:27 AM
Partial to the case hardened bigger hole version
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Post by: BigGoonTuna on February 05, 2020, 06:57:11 PM
Ever since I bought my first savage 99 a few years back Iíve been hooked on them. Probably do 90% of my hunting with either my .250 or .300 now. Had someone offer me a 99dl in .284 a while back and didnít move on it., kind of kick myself over that one.

Once you get used to carrying one, it makes your average bolt action feel like a club. A 99 feels like an extension of your arm.
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Post by: cardinalguns on February 06, 2020, 08:15:19 AM
Oh yeah now weíre talking. What calibers you running bango?

Left to right, a remlin .357, winchester .308, winchester .308, marlin .30-30, remlin .444

Have you noticed the grip sized change with the Remlins? They hung a fat pistol grip on the newer guns that gives a clumsy look and feel to the butt stock.

Some nice looking levers here...
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Post by: metlhead on February 06, 2020, 06:21:42 PM
The .30 and the .375. Coyotes, javelina. Jackrabbits, deer and elk. Probably the handiest set of tools I own.
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Post by: CaNINE on February 06, 2020, 07:37:42 PM
Very nice levers. Like the old school red plaid jacket too.
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Post by: Machias on February 06, 2020, 09:38:58 PM
45-70, 308, 303 Savage

Beautiful Winchester Model 88!!
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Post by: Chad McMullen on February 06, 2020, 10:17:20 PM
I loves them, I loves them all!  Now just imagine if you could use your .45 Colt cowboy lever-gun to take deer in a WDFW Firearm Restriction Area?  More elegant and more accurate than a 12ga shotgun with slugs...

I hope WDFW will consider amending their FRA weapon restrictions, as I discuss here:
https://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=246525.msg3311350#msg3311350