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I NEED another lever action #13500110 01/27/19
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I guess I should say I want another lever action and have narrowed it down to three from the bucket list even though they don’t really have anything in common. I have it natrowed down to a Browning 71 .348 carbine (has one and sold it in fit of stupidity), Winchester repro 1895 .405 Winchester, and a Browning Model 53 .32-20 WCF. All are around the same price and have all piqued my interest from when I was younger. I just can’t make up my mind


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13500145 01/27/19
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I'll vote for the Browning 71. Good luck in your search.

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Just picked up a Bighorn Armory 89 in 500 S&W. Really impressed so far.

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i like the newer lever way Browning BLR`S these rifles use a clip/magazine so cartridges don`t get wreck ,these BLR`S can handle much more powerful cartridges and are way more accurate with a scope too . try one you probably will agree ?

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My bucket list has an original Winchester 1895 or M71.

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I have all those you list, and by far the one I shoot much more is the 53 in .32-20. Just how many .405s or .348s can one shoot pleasurably in a range session? wink


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13501251 01/27/19
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You NEED an unfired Miroku/Winchester 1895 Deluxe in .405 WCF as above.
You can shoot factory Hornady 300 grain ammo OR reload ammo from 210 grain .41 mag bullets to a variety of 300 grainers, or 400 grain .410-.411 Hornady and Woodleigh bullets. The latter for DG as Cape Buff in pic to the left.

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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13501273 01/27/19
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PS You can shoot 210 grain cast or jacketed for as long as you like.

The full house 400 grain Woodies at 2100 fps are not for snowflakes, but shot off hand, you get used to them. They make 300 grain Northforks feel like practice ammo.


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13501302 01/27/19
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Or, a high grade Browning 71 .348!
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I love the selection! I’d go with the Winchester in .405.

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Browning 1895 in 30-40 Krag! 405 if you must.


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Boy that's a tough one, think I'd go 348..... 405 would be cool too


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71...nothing even close.

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Hornadys 348 ammo makes it handy too...


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13509607 01/30/19
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For just plain fun to shoot, you cannot beat the 32-20. Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two.

Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13509870 01/30/19
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" Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two."

Now we are making progress!


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: JBLEDSOE] #13511628 01/30/19
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Originally Posted by JBLEDSOE

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For just plain fun to shoot, you cannot beat the 32-20. Buy all three, then you decide which you like best and sell the other two.


If you have all the full strength firearms you need, this is good advice.

Nowadays, I am mostly looking for fun/easy to shoot guns when I look for another lever. Pistol cartridges or stuff that shoots cast slowly and well. That wouldn't be a 348 or 405.

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It depends - Bears or squirrels?

My gun cabinet needs a 405 Win. But the 32-20 would get shot 10x more.


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I own a Browning M71 Carbine and the M53 and I shoot the M53 a lot more than the M71. Just a fun gun.


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: desertoakie] #13518967 02/01/19
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Originally Posted by desertoakie
Or, a high grade Browning 71 .348!
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That is sweet. Love to have that. Heck, I'd settle for a 64.


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13521986 02/02/19
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Just won a Gunbroker auction for a Model 53 so the decision is made!


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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13522212 02/02/19
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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13524413 02/03/19
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Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

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That must be a canvas belt??

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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
That must be a canvas belt??


Yup. Ol’ Wolfears made it for me! Dang top quality!


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Fine looking rig.


I want to make stuff like that once I get my sewing machine.

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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: pacecars] #13563203 02/14/19
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Picked up the .32-20 set
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Now you're talkin!


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32-20 all the way


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I'm a bolt guy... accuracy, light weight... but I love my 1886 and these beautiful lever guns you guys are posting are pure gun porn! I'd love to have several more lever guns and time to shoot 'em all.

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Originally Posted by desertoakie
I have all those you list, and by far the one I shoot much more is the 53 in .32-20. Just how many .405s or .348s can one shoot pleasurably in a range session? wink


Even with mild / reduced cast bullet light loads ....

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So which would be the most fun, a 32-20 or a25-20?

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1895 in .405 would be my choice of the 3.

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Re: I NEED another lever action [Re: kaywoodie] #13834772 05/20/19
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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

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WoW!!!!!! Very nice!!!! Really like that carbine!

I have a 1895 in .30US circa 1900. Shoots great with full buckhorn rear sight.
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Originally Posted by WasTexasShooter
Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Just forget them bigazz kickin’ .405’s. Get you a .30 US Army and be done with it. 220 RN’s all day. Big medicine on anything from elk critters to Moro tribesman!

WoW!!!!!! Very nice!!!! Really like that carbine!

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I concur. Nice setup kaywoodie. Digging that cartridge belt accommodating both rifle and pistol cartridges. Whose 220's you loading? Hornady, Sierra ...?

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