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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

    95 16.64%
  • .44 Mag / 44 Special

    83 14.54%
  • 45 Colt

    35 6.13%
  • .454 Casull

    14 2.45%
  • 444 Marlin

    19 3.33%
  • 45-70

    128 22.42%
  • 44-40

    17 2.98%
  • 450 Marlin

    1 0.18%
  • 30-30

    143 25.04%
  • 35 Remington

    51 8.93%
Multiple Choice Poll.
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Thread: If you had to pick one Lever Action Rifle, what caliber who you choose?

  1. #41
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    Hickok's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    High mountains of WV
    .44 Magnum, but has to be loaded with a good cast boolit.

    Under 100 yards I don't care if it is a deer, black bear, Bigfoot, a wookie, or the Hulk, the .44 mag. in a carbine will get the job done.

    Lighter, less recoil, and more rounds than my 1895 45/70.
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  2. #42
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    Nov 2009
    South central Kentucky
    Availability, versatility, capability, economy, it's hard to beat the old 30WCF.

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  3. #43
    Marlin 1895, 45-70 would be my choice, but I do love my 44 magnum too! Thank God I live in the U.S and can own them all.

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  4. #44
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2005
    Kansas US of A
    I voted 45-70, that is actually my second choice. First would be 38-55.

  5. #45
    Boolit Master
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    May 2013
    Eastern WY
    Savage 99 .358 Win, second choice - Savage 99 .308 Win, third choice - Savage 99 .284 Win good for elk, moose and anything smaller, all long range capable, well over 300 yards plus

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    Apr 2013
    Right here ..at least I was a minute ago
    45-70 mild to wild it will do it all.. Nothing alive in the US can't be killed with a 45-70
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  7. #47
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    Nov 2015
    Houston, Texas
    357/38 gets my vote, but I'm already a revolver fanatic.
    My feedback page if you feel inclined to add:

    Thanks Yall!

  8. #48
    Boolit Master
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    Sep 2012
    NE Wisconsin
    Very subjective but it's fun to think about. I went the 357/38 for the following reasons;

    1.) Easy to reload.
    2.) Very accurate follow up are fast. (low recoil)
    3.) Ammo availability is good.
    4.) Wide variety of bullet weights and loads.
    5.) I shoot my Henry BB better than any lever action I own.
    6.) Good for self defense and hunting up to and including Elk under the right conditions.

  9. #49
    Boolit Man
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    Sep 2013
    Central WV
    I'd hate to be stuck with just one but I voted 45 colt. I have levers in 22 RF, 30/30, 32 HR mag, 44 mag, 45 colt and 45/70. I just enjoy shooting the colt for some reason. It's accurate enough for headshots on small game and can take anything walking in WV where I live.

  10. #50
    Boolit Master
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    May 2012
    No tinker bell straight wall cartridges in a identity crisis's not knowing just what group of cartridges those tinker bells belong too. {pistol use or rifle use?} Nope not for me.

    My choice. A cartridge that starter off as a rifle cartridge and stayed that way. _the venerable 300 Savage. Can never go wrong owing a firearm called _SAVAGE.

  11. #51
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    Jan 2012
    Up North in pennswoods
    308 Winchester model 88

  12. #52
    Boolit Man
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    Mar 2014
    North of 49th
    Good evening,
    I find reading the reasons behind everyone's choices makes these polls very interesting.
    I choose the 45/70 I have a really good shooter in a 1895 Marlin SS. Is is from before the RemLin revolution. I feed it a steady diet of NOE and LEE boolits, loaded to top trapdoor velocity. I almost went with 45LC, but I have my doubts about big black bears and moose.
    Have an awesome week

  13. #53

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    Jun 2013
    Easy choice for me. 45/70.

    I can load puny collar buttons for small game and plinking all the way up to 405 for everything else.

  14. #54
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    Jul 2007
    I felt cheated in that 300 Savage was not an option.
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  15. #55
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    Mar 2012
    Back in the woods a piece, just outside Auburn, AL.
    30-30 will handle anything we have in Alabama, and do it very economically too.
    KE4GWE - - - - - - Colt 1860, it just feels right.

  16. #56
    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2017
    NWO sunset country
    45-70 is the choice here pretty much will do anything i've had to do. yet easy to load, easy to find, intimidating as a rabid junkyard dog, fun to shoot (everybody notices when fired on range and want to try) yep that's my little 1895 girl shes HOT!!!!

  17. #57
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    Sep 2016
    NW Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by brass410 View Post
    45-70 is the choice here pretty much will do anything i've had to do. yet easy to load, easy to find, intimidating as a rabid junkyard dog, fun to shoot (everybody notices when fired on range and want to try) yep that's my little 1895 girl shes HOT!!!!
    .......and can be loaded with black powder if necessary.

  18. #58
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    Jun 2011
    You didn't list the 460 Remington Mag with it you could safely shoot any of the rimmed 45's Love my 45's
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  19. #59
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    May 2014
    Quote Originally Posted by rintinglen View Post
    I felt cheated in that 300 Savage was not an option.
    Don't feel bad! I didn't include the awesome 450 Alaskan either.

  20. #60
    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2009
    gardners pa.
    it is toss up between the .30-30 and the .32 spl. the .30-30 ammo can be found just about any where even the most far out country store has some on the shelf. but the .32 would be easy to load with a tong tool and cast bullets.

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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