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View Poll Results: If you had to pick one Lever Action Rifle, what caliber who you choose?

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  • .357 Mag / 38 Special

    122 16.27%
  • .44 Mag / 44 Special

    100 13.33%
  • 45 Colt

    50 6.67%
  • .454 Casull

    21 2.80%
  • 444 Marlin

    26 3.47%
  • 45-70

    173 23.07%
  • 44-40

    30 4.00%
  • 450 Marlin

    1 0.13%
  • 30-30

    184 24.53%
  • 35 Remington

    66 8.80%
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Thread: If you had to pick one Lever Action Rifle, what caliber who you choose?

  1. #321
    Boolit Mold ozo's Avatar
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    Sep 2013
    Nashville TN
    Liberalism is an incurable disease

  2. #322
    Boolit Buddy Win94ae's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
    I'll go with the 30-30.

    Pistol caliber rifles aren't what they're cracked up to be. I used to hunt with a 686 8 3/8" barrel, then decided to go to a 44mag in a lever action to up my hunting game. Unfortunately, there was almost twice the wind drift as the pistol! That was a downgrade.

    So I want a rifle cartridge in my rifles... the other rifles cartridges would be okay too.

  3. #323
    Boolit Buddy
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    Jan 2020
    I would have to stay with 4570. Easy to load gallery loads for, will take 500gr monsters, can kill anything in North America, my go-to.

  4. #324
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    S. Ky
    I have 454C, it shoots 454, 45Colt, + Scofeild in a pinch. The 45ACP Truncated cone Boolits w/GC or not will work just fine. There are 350g & over available commercially. One can shoot Cowboy to MAGnum. Any jacketed load will be impressive, no worries of cylinder gap obturation in a lever action. Had an 1895, got 2 scars in the right eyebrow, 3 pairs of cracked glasses from the Marlin, traded for a Springfield 270. Built a Siamese Mauser in 4570, way better, more accurate too. It pushes instead of slam.
    The 454C lever is handy, holds more rounds than 1895, impressive terminal ballistics, plus you Can reload on the couch with a Lee hand press. (or from a backpack if needed) If you insist on 35 something get some of the old sabots for the 45 cal BP rifles & use those. They go fast & flat.
    If I really want something in 35 I'll grab a Remington model 81 or the 760. For the 308 cal I'll borrow Bro's BLR 300WM, I just don't like sighting it in. Too many eyebrow problems already.

  5. #325
    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2007
    New Jersey
    My vote is for the .348 Winchester.

  6. #326
    Boolit Buddy
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    Sep 2013
    Plantersville, MS
    I have, at one time or another, owned lever actions chambered for most of the cartridges listed in the poll. Honestly, none would be my first choice. I'll just stick with my Winchester Model 1895 and the .30-'06.


  7. #327
    Boolit Buddy
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    Aug 2016

  8. #328
    Boolit Bub jstanfield103's Avatar
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    Dec 2018
    I think I will give everyone something else to think about. I know it is not a rifle. I would love to take my Marlin 1894 CSBL in .357 but I think that I would rather have a Henry Lever action .410. A lot more versatile I would think. But the .410 is not listed.
    Aim Small, Miss Small.

  9. #329
    Boolit Bub
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    Oct 2014
    western nc
    not on the list but my Winchester 1895 in 405 and my 1936 winchester model 71 348.john

  10. #330
    Boolit Buddy Huntsman's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Morinville, Alberta, Canada Eh!
    Never owned one. Probably never will But always had a soft spot for the ‘71.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check