Either of the JM Marlins would be a good choice; if the bores are both OK, why not get the Deluxe model? I don't see it losing value in the long run.So we found two jm marlins 336s for sale locally both around 399$
One of them is what I guess is a deluxe model it has checking on the grip and forend and a gold trigger ?
Hes has taking a liking to the feel of the 336 so I think thats what hes planning on getting .
On a side note , a sling on a lever action seems like a terrible idea , one of the 336s in the shop had one and it kept blocking the lever when you want to cycle the action . I suppose there are different ways to carry a lever gun besides a sling .
We dont have elk , at least not in this part of Georgia as far as im aware lol.Either of the JM Marlins would be a good choice; if the bores are both OK, why not get the Deluxe model? I don't see it losing value in the long run.
Why does one need a sling for a lever gun? Well, to carry it on your back, if you need both hands to, say, climb. Or, if you're humping out a kill (in which case you aren't going to use the lever anyway, right?)
The only lever action I"ve ever owned that had a sling on it was a Win. Mdl 71. Back in my more active days, I'd sling it on a back pack while hiking into elk country. But when I'd get there, I'd remove it while hunting (I can't believe I used to do that crap: shooting an elk down in a canyon meant carrying it out in five or more trips. There were a lot of times I thought about just carrying a knife, fork and some matches; just come and get me when I've finished eating).
My current lever is a Win Mdl 94. Those are so handy, so easy to carry, I've never felt the need for a sling. But I'm not climbing into canyons or up mountains any more either.
Funny Story. In the days before anyone had a GPS.Why does one need a sling for a lever gun? Well, to carry it on your back, if you need both hands to, say, climb. Or, if you're humping out a kill (in which case you aren't going to use the lever anyway, right?)
There is one on gunbroker right now at a great price, but in 45/75. I already got one in that caliber or I'd have got it myself already.Im actually planning on getting one of those but in 50-95 .
In my opinion probably one of the best looking lever actions .
Then again my favorite guns are the pre 1899 designed/styled options .
i don't think the weight is any different. I own a Steel Henry carbine in 45-70, and a friend has a marlin carbine in 45-70. I'll be ****ed if I can feel a weight difference.Henry in 45-70. But, since I'm often a tite-wad, it'd probably be a Marlin in same caliber, and I think I'd be just as happy. As nsb said, Henry's are heavier and probably the main reason I'd opt for one is because I don't own one.
So I was looking at the weight between a 22" henry vs marlin in 45/70 and the henry is 1lb 10 oz more . Seems like it would be pretty soft shooting with cowboy loads ? Here our deer are pretty small ( south georgia) .
Henry also makes a brass frame or colored single shot any opinion on those ?
I will ask him what he thinks about the 35 remington . However Im not sure if he would buy one .
Atleast from what I can tell locally 45/70 ammo is easier to find than 35 rem .
See I order most my ammo online so I usually buy odd caliber guns . But he just sold his g20 in 10mm I think mostly because of trying to find ammo .
Does anyone sell a smokeless load for the 44-40 that matches the bp loads [email protected] ?
Ive read out of a rifle barrel they are 1800fps with a 200gr bullet.
Yes, Buffalo Bore sells them.
Item # 44-40 200 HC, features a 15 BHN hard cast bullet. (Pure lead is 4-5 BHN) This bullet will not expand when impacting living mammalian tissues at 1,300 fps or less. It will act as a “solid” and therefore penetrate quite deeply (at least three feet+, depending on what bones are struck). The flat nose will do a great deal of terminal damage when compared to a round nose bullet.
The bullet is sized .428 inch and fits wonderfully into .427 through .429 bores.
We are also using a flash suppressed powder to avoid blinding muzzle flash in the event you are forced to drop the hammer in low light when the criminal element and when wild animals are most active.
We do not intend to make a jacketed bullet load in 44-40 as jacketed bullets, in general, are not as slick as hard cast bullets and raise pressures far too much. We would have to load a jacketed bullet about 200-250 fps slower than a hard cast bullet to stay within the SAAMI max. average pressure spec. of 13,000 CUP.
➤ 1,350 fps -- Winchester model 1892, 20-inch barrel, circa 1916
➤ 1,353 fps -- Uberti model 1873, 19-inch barrel, circa 1997
➤ 1,034 fps -- Ruger Vaquero (large frame), 7.5-inch barrel, circa 2003
➤ 1,036 fps -- Colt New Service, 7.5-inch barrel, circa 1905
➤ 980 fps -- S&W model 544, 5.5-inch barrel, circa 1980’s
➤ ??? fps -- Custom (Brian Pearce made) SAA replica, 5.5-inch barrel, circa 2017
➤ 949 fps -- Ruger converted 357 Mag. flat top (by Jack Huntington), circa 1959, 4.75-inch barrel
In those days, I had more energy than money to hire horses. And all too often, the elk was down where it was hard to get a horse anyway. Like I said....can't believe I did that....Sounds like having a horse would come in handy when hunting elk and having to haul the meat out ?