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#6007567 - 11/02/15 08:49 PM lever action
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Im looking into buying a lever action as a gift for someone, im not too familiar with anything about them honestly so wanted to ask what manufacturers i should look into buying or specific models and calibers as well budget is 700

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#6007602 - 11/02/15 09:01 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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I like henry's

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#6007653 - 11/02/15 09:25 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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New? Used?

You can get a used Marlin 30-30 for around $350.. I'd stay away from the new production Marlins unless you were able to inspect it carefully first.. I'm partial to the pre-Remington 1894 Marlins (think: pistol calibers).. They're roughly around your budget, depending on exact model & caliber.. Winchester, Henry & the others I have little/no experience with..
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#6007743 - 11/02/15 10:04 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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There are several calibers to choose from and manufactures. Is it for hunting, plinking or perhaps Cowboy Action Shooting?
Winchester, Marlin, Henry and Uberti are a few good ones. A little bit more detail may be helpful in offering you some sound advice.
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#6007750 - 11/02/15 10:08 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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It is gonna be a hunting rifle for my brother, would like a caliber that can take down deer no problem

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#6007797 - 11/02/15 10:44 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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Look around for a nice used Browning BLR, preferably in .308 caliber.
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#6007808 - 11/02/15 11:02 PM Re: lever action [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Look around for a nice used Browning BLR, preferably in .308 caliber.


Good advice for an all around deer hunting lever gun.
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#6007826 - 11/02/15 11:23 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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Find a JM stamped Marlin 336 or Winchester 94 and you'll be good to go.
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#6007845 - 11/02/15 11:35 PM Re: lever action [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Look around for a nice used Browning BLR, preferably in .308 caliber.


Good advice for an all around deer hunting lever gun.


Yup, my thoughts exactly. In my opinion there is not better hunting lever action gun than a BLR.

I got to fire one in .243 Win, boy was that thing fun and accurate too.
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#6007928 - 11/03/15 05:10 AM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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Pre-64 Winchester 94 would make a fine gift.
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#6007930 - 11/03/15 05:18 AM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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I agree on the Winchester (30-30) or the BLR. Henry makes a good gun, but I feel like they are wall hangers because they are easy to ding up.
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#6008106 - 11/03/15 07:55 AM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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We have a brand new marlin. I see nothing wrong with it. its a pretty gun, no aesthetic flaws that I have found and it shoots great.
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#6008155 - 11/03/15 08:25 AM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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Another vote for Pre 64 Model 94
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#6008186 - 11/03/15 08:47 AM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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An idea that I like and have done before is a gun made the birth year of the person your buying for. Bought my father-in-law a 1963 Winchester 94 and he really liked that.
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#6009545 - 11/03/15 07:46 PM Re: lever action [Re: eddie4529]
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Probably go with a marlin 336 blr is a little out of price range cheapest i saw on gun broker was 849 😱

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