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If you only had room for 1 lever gun in 30-30 what would you choose? I got an itch and I just might scratch it.


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Tough call... really a matter of preference.

I've not owned a Henry 30-30, but several Marlins and Winchesters. The Marlins general are generally smoother operating and better shooters, but the Winchesters carry and handle better, imo.

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Winchester 94.

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Savage 1899/99


Tube feed, I've found the Marlins to be more accurate than Winchesters but Winchesters lighter to carry around.

If you're going for a carry around a lot with no scope, I'd go Savage 99 or Winchester 94. Scoped, Marlin 336


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Winchester 94

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Marlin. I prefer the pistol grip stock and they are very easy to take apart. Winchesters are not.
Handle both and decide on how they feel to you.

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Marlin 93 SC


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336: Wild West trigger. Easy takedown screw. Peep or scope. Perfect.


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Winchester 94, Marlin if scoped.I think the Winchester 94 has more of the classic look, and I hate those fat forearms on Marlins. I don't know if Marlin makes a 94 anymore and I could never warm up to the 336. The Marlin 94s were certainly easier to clean as you could remove the bolt very easily, clean from the breech and clean the action better.

To me the Henry is over priced for what you get. A Rossi in a Model 92 and hand gun cartridge is slimmer than the Winchester 94 and lighter, but it usually takes a little tinkering to smooth them up. I like them because they ride in a scabbard a little better with less bulge under my leg.

The old Winchester 88's are not bad, more like a bolt rifle but triggers are petty bad. I never owned a Savage 99 so I can't say.


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Model 94 for me!


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Savage 99. Recently fired a friend's '99 so chambered and was very impressed. The capability to use pointy spire points is a plus, and it was accurate. Otherwise a 336, or Winchester 94 would certainly fit the bill

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I think Marlin has reintroduced the 336. I was thinking of finding something true Marlin if thats what I decide on but a new one may not be a bad option with Ruger currently owning them.


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Originally Posted by beretzs
Model 94 for me!

Yep. Make mine a Trapper Model, too.


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The 94 handles the best, IMO. My 336 is most accurate of the ones I've owned. A 64 I had was just OK as far as accuracy goes. A Mossberg that my wife has is a very basic rifle but it is accurate. I've had more problems with Marlins than I have with Winchesters.

I think if I were you, I'd go down to your local dealer and pick up several and see what you like.


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Model 94 hands down... I've had both and keep picking up Winchesters... they handle better for me ... both shoot great.


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I have both.. Marlin is my choice.


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Originally Posted by RickyBobby
If you only had room for 1 lever gun in 30-30 what would you choose?
A bigger gun safe.

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Marlin 336, I have both 336 and 94 and prefer the Marlin

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Marlin 336 Texan, pre-safety.

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