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Thread: What's the pick of the lever action calibers?

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    What's the pick of the lever action calibers?

    Am thinking of getting a lever or maybe a single shot take down. I haven't decided. Mainly as my bush gun is now almost certainly illegal.

    What's a good cartridge that has good factory availability?

    I only have a 30 cal suppressor which would limit me to 30-30. But I don't mind getting a larger suppressor.

    Are 44 mag or 357 worth getting over 30-30?

    This would only be used in bush where there's no chance of a longer shot.

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    you might need a can for a lever action ive got a 357 they can also take 38 special havnt really used it much yet tho but should be good say to 60-70m
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    you might need a can for a lever action ive got a 357 they can also take 38 special havnt really used it much yet tho but should be good say to 60-70m
    I thought they weren't the easiest to suppress. That's long enough for me.

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    I'd look at a Henry .44 Magnum
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    30-30 is a rifle cartridge, the other two are pistol cartridges, so 30-30 should have better range and energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    I'd look at a Henry .44 Magnum
    Cheers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    30-30 is a rifle cartridge, the other two are pistol cartridges, so 30-30 should have better range and energy.
    Ok. I'll have to look at prices of ammo. I don't reload yet so it is a factor.

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    Savage 99 in 7mm08 or 308. The finest lever gun ever made
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ...

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    Bergara 308 as a single shot. The new henry in 308 could be a good candidate. The browning bar in 308 although maybe a bit more expensive. And the marlin 30-30. All can get suppressed and will had way more grunt than a 357 or a 44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Savage 99 in 7mm08 or 308. The finest lever gun ever made
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Bergara 308 as a single shot. The new henry in 308 could be a good candidate. The browning bar in 308 although maybe a bit more expensive. And the marlin 30-30. All can get suppressed and will had way more grunt than a 357 or a 44
    I was just going to get a baikal lol.

    Sweet as. Lots to research and find one in my price range.

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    The Savage is very accurate
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    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Bergara 308 as a single shot. The new henry in 308 could be a good candidate. The browning bar in 308 although maybe a bit more expensive. And the marlin 30-30. All can get suppressed and will had way more grunt than a 357 or a 44
    That new Henry 308 looks nice!
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    .30/30 is pretty useful out to at least 150 metres, way better than any pistol caliber. The .50-110 WCF was probably the best of the traditional lever action rounds in its day but well overshadowed today. It had a good reputation in India but not so much in Africa due to a lack of suitable deep-penetrating bullets. I would still like one though!
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    A 30/30 Marlin ( scope mounting is easy , and they tend to be more accurate than a Win 94 ) with a half mag tube ( allows for an over the barrel suppressor) shooting 180 gn bullets and a low power scope would be some serious bush medicine.
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    Dirty ol' Baikal in .308?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    The Savage is very accurate
    Cheers. Will have a look at them.

    Quote Originally Posted by bumblefoot View Post
    That new Henry 308 looks nice!


    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    .30/30 is pretty useful out to at least 150 metres, way better than any pistol caliber. The .50-110 WCF was probably the best of the traditional lever action rounds in its day but well overshadowed today. It had a good reputation in India but not so much in Africa due to a lack of suitable deep-penetrating bullets. I would still like one though!
    150 metres away would be a far shot for its intended purpose. Just bush stalking.

    444 marlin wouk probably do the trick in Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    A 30/30 Marlin ( scope mounting is easy , and they tend to be more accurate than a Win 94 ) with a half mag tube ( allows for an over the barrel suppressor) shooting 180 gn bullets and a low power scope would be some serious bush medicine.
    Sounds like a plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
    Dirty ol' Baikal in .308?
    That's the plan. Short barrel. Cheap red dot.
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