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Postby sallee-bo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:34 pm

I've been thinking about adding a lever action to my gun cabinet. I was thinking maybe in .45 Long Colt just to have something different but also considering .35 Rem. which would y'all prefer?
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Postby 1 good shot » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 pm

I have both. The fun factor seems to be greater with the 45lc.
But it has always been the 35 that goes with me into the woods
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Postby Stu » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm

45 LC is a fun caliper.


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Postby Matador » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:48 pm

I like both calibers, but I would go with the 35 Rem. With the new Leveloution ammo, you can make the 35 a 200 yard round with a good scope and practice. Good Deer and Black Bear round. If you reload you can download to make it a good round for varments. Really its up to you. Good arguments for both rounds.
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Postby Urban_Hunter » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:50 pm

35 rem.

My 336 35 rem would be the last gun I’d relinquish if forced due to circumstance... LONG after wife and kids

Leverevolution makes this gun TRULY unbelievable.
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Postby Deer Whisperer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Don't overlook the 30.30 using LeverRevolution. >200yd gun.
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Postby shane37110 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Hard to argue against either one. A few questions though. What is the purpone of this gun? Do you already have a .45 colt gun
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Postby Forvols » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Round wise maybe a 44mag or 30/30 but any of those 4 (45lc, 35rem, 44mag, 30-30 would be great). Ammo cost wise I think I would lean towards the 30-30
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Postby Wobblyshot1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:08 pm

Any would do... The 45 colt is a good one but I've always wanted an old Marlin or Winchester in 38-55.
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Postby chunkandwind » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:17 pm

.45LC would be my choice. Just picked up a winchester 1892 in 32-20 this past weekend at the gun show in Parsons. Hope you find
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Postby TN Larry » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:39 pm

35 Rem would be my choice out of those rounds. I might go with a 30/30 though.
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Postby Planking » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 pm

1 good shot wrote:I have both. The fun factor seems to be greater with the 45lc.
But it has always been the 35 that goes with me into the woods
X2 and i also recommend leverevolution ammo in the 35.
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Postby sallee-bo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 pm

shane37110 wrote:Hard to argue against either one. A few questions though. What is the purpone of this gun? Do you already have a .45 colt gun

I will use it for deer in the hardwood ridges around here at home. No I've never owned a .45 of any kind. Just thought a Long Colt would be a pretty good round for the distances I would shooting here, about 70 yards would be the longest. My cousin has a Marlin 336 in.35 Rem that I like. To be honest, I probably won't use it very often. I just got an itch for a lever gun.
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Postby shane37110 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:01 pm

A .45 Colt pistol and lever gun combo is a mighty handy outfit to have. I have plenty of confidence in a good handload with a Keith type bullet or the Leverevolution ammo from Hornady.
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Postby ronnycl » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:23 pm

x 2
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Postby shane37110 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:36 am

I'm always looking at lever guns because I have a pet project in mind. I have always wanted a Marlin in .38-55 but they are scarce and pricey. But I know a place that will rebore a .30-30 to .35-30 or .38-55. So when I luck up on a great deal on one off it goes.
.35-30 is an oddball. It was never factory loaded but was a good way in the old days to get more life from a shot or rusted out .30-30 or .32 Win Spl. I encountered one that my buddy got at an estate auction back in the 80s. It was a Winchester 94 that said .30-30 on the barrel. It shot great with the 2 boxes of ammo that came with it. One day he calls me up with a problem. He got a new box of ammo and couldn't group at all and his case necks were splitting. I told him to bring it over. I looked at the cases and told him I thought it had been rebored. Measured the cases and got out my wildcat cartridges of the world book. Sure enough it was 35-30. He wasn't interested in reloading and I wish I'd bought the old gun off him. He wound up trading it in at a gun shop for a .30-30. He did take the old brass and showed them to the shop owner and everyone was happy. It's not one I'd rebore to but I might buy the next one I see.
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Postby mike243 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:17 am

My son lost the first deer he ever shot with a 45l rifle,haven't looked at the ballistics but would bet they are pretty low,44 mag if your wanting a pistol round and the 35 is great,the 45/70 tops ,lot of choices
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Postby catman529 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:07 am

I’ve kind of wanted a 45-70 or 35rem just to have one. I have a 30-30 and is my favorite deer rifle. If I got a bigger caliber it would be more for fun than anything. 30-30 is more than enough to kill any whitetail


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Postby leader » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am

35 or 45-70 if you got a tough shoulder:)


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Postby TNRazorback » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 am

Always thought a Henry lever-action .22 would be a cool gun to have.
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