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    Funnest Rossi 357 trapper, best Rossi 45LC 26"
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    Pietro- that's a nice 99 and Bowie! The drill&tap police will be looking for you, though......

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    Thanks, but I bought it like that - D/T'd, paint blotches & sticker adhesive all over the stock & metal, broken front sight blade, etc, etc.

    Due to the poor condition, I was able to buy it for chump change @ Cabela's.

    Once I got it home, it took me all of a half-hour to clean/restore it.

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    My .357 1894 - stops anything on my Missouri farm to 100 yds except the cows. Even the occasional mountain lion (seen, not shot). It's my go to gun.

    Bucket list includes a Savage 99 in .308, .243 or maybe 250-3000.

    Don't care what MDC says, there is a permanent mountain lion population in northern MO. But at least we don't have hogs.

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    My favorite is a trusty Marlin 444. White tail, Nilgai and hogs are the menu items.
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    My Browning BLR in .308 was my proven deer rifle, but now in a straight wall cartridge only state. Hoping to blood my .357 Rossi 92 this season.

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    I collect old Winchesters so one of them generally gets the nod when I go hunting. If the situation calls for a scoped rifle I'll often opt for a Marlin or maybe a Savage. I really enjoy hunting hogs but I'll settle for a deer now and then.
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    Love my Marlin 1894CB in 45 colt. Very accurate with Lyman 452424 and Unique. Great woods deer rifle!


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    Savage 99 358 - Elk

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostlyLeverGuns View Post
    Savage 99 358 - Elk


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    I have an old Winchester that I found in a abandoned foundation, have never fired it, to say its rusty would be an uber understatement,maybe tis winter I will throw it in the beader cabinet and give it some love,its a 94 looks like might be 30-30, will make a good project gun oddly enough when I poked out the mud daubers the barrel didn't look to bad.

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    I have a few Levers, 4 Marlins that are nice guns but they were made between 1950 and 1970.
    I get a bigger kick out of hunting with the older ones. If I had to pick my favorite lever for deer
    hunting it would be my old 1895 Win in 30/06. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bzcraig View Post
    Funnest Rossi 357 trapper, best Rossi 45LC 26"
    Both my Rossi's are as good as any I've used (357 and 44/40), after slicking them up with Kiowa Jones help; then the 1970's Marlin 30-30 (hasn't even had a box of 20 down the bore). For pure fun my Browning BL-22 can't be beat.

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    My favorite lever these days is a 111 year old Savage 1899 in 303 savage. I have had it out several years now looking for deer, but it has yet to make its bones.
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]205038Winchester '92 SRC .32 WCF used to hunt any disagreeable vermin, gray squirrels our specialty!
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    30-30 win in a m94. it was made in the '50s

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    I'm partial to Savages. My favorite is a custom 1899H I built from accumulated parts- with two barrels, a .22HP and .303 Savage. The next project is also a Savage: I acquired an 1899 Model .250-3000 (all were takedowns, made from 1915 to 1919, and debuted the .250 cartridge), minus the barrel but with the complete beautiful action, perch belly pistol grip stock, and the all-important complete fore end. If I can't find an original shootable barrel, I'll just fit a spare .30 blank to it and chamber it for .30-30 as a primarily cast bullet shooter.

    My favorites are definitely the M1899H TD carbines. I have 6 of them now, including 3 .22HP's- good for squirrels through deer, depending how I load for them. Lyman 30 tang sights reside on each one.

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    at the moment Marlin GG .45/70 subsonic on Fallow Deer n Goats

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    My favorite lever gun is a Rossi M92 24" octagon, stainless, 45 Colt. It has never had a fail to feed or hickup of any kind.
    My favorite game to hunt is Elk, but for Elk with a lever gun, it would be either a Win BB 375Win, or 1895 405Win. I have killed many Elk with my trusty ol 06', but have never had a shot when carrying the 375
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    My BLR pre 81 in 308 has killed Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope, Coyotes and Jackrabbits. More Whitetails than anything else.
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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