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    Quote Originally Posted by wlc View Post
    Nothing to really do with this thread, but the last two days it has shown up on the "new posts since you last visited" list. I've been keeping up with this thread so clicked on the last post and it is coming up with a post made on 1/10/15 and no new posts. Whats up with that??????
    It is a poll so someone voted but didn't post any text.
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    Duh!!! Been a long time since I read the first page and actually voted in the poll. I'll crawl back under my rock now.....

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    I'd definitely buy one. I'd like a scoped rifle for 100-yard shooting and working up cartridges, but can't bring myself to scope a lever-action carbine.

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    Too lazy to go back and check to see if I already complained about manufacturers not picking up on a .357 Maximum in a lever or a bolt, the Max is great in a properly chambered Contender, and it would be legal to use where I hunt. Too bad it failed in the SBH and got kicked to the curb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    Why not take a 223 rem rifle and find someone to turn the rims down on Max brass to rimless. Tried this in an AR, but mags were the drawback. Might have to try this with a bolt action.
    When a .223 case is expanded to 35 caliber there is not any shoulder for headspacing.

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    Probably not. I can't see that it would provide much benefit. Considering the limitations of the calibre, a good lever action is just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAGTIC View Post
    When a .223 case is expanded to 35 caliber there is not any shoulder for headspacing.

    Didn't Col. Cooper try this? the 9mm Super Cooper?

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    If the question is would I own a clip fed bolt action rifle/carbine in 357 mag, the answer is yes. Small, fast handling carbines appeal to me. Would I buy one over a lever action? Hmm. I'll have to think on that.
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    Will have two as of this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakota View Post
    It would have to have the ability to handle cast bullets
    I see I voted and posted a while back. The issue I have with the Marlin lever action in 44 Mag was the issue with not being able to load Keith Style cast unless I cut the brass short. I would want to be able to shoot 158 grain Keith bullets in it and trimming the case back to 38 Special would not be an option for me.

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    I voted no on the .357 but then someone mentioned.41 Magnum- I'd buy that.

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    Nope. But I would buy a pump action .357.

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    Ruger happens to make one in .357 Magnum. Ruger Model 77. But it would be much more nice if the price was lower though. I think if they made it so you could take it down to fit better on a pack would be even better.
    Unfortunately, Ruger seems to be the only one making a bolt action rifle in .357 Mag.





    Oh yeah Taurus makes a pump action Thunderbolt .357 Magnum rifle. it sorta reminds me of a arcade type of gun.




    Navy Arms makes one too, but it is rather expensive. Looks nice though.

    Last edited by Earlwb; 05-03-2018 at 10:21 AM. Reason: add more info

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    IMI made the Timberwolf 357 and 44 rifles many years (decades) ago

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    Well with Michigan and Indiana allowing hunters using straight walled cartridges of a limited length, there could be a bit of a resurgence for a bolt action rifle in .357 Magnum caliber. I think that one in .357 Maximum might be more versatile though.

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    Lever yes, revolver yes, single shot break down maybe, bolt action never
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    If it was 300.00 i'd totally be interested. For me it'd be a working gun and not necessarily a toy.

    Id like to see savage come out with a revamped line of the old 340 series in 357, 44 mag, 30-30 with a birch stock and a low price. Guns for those that need a gun, and not a collectors piece.

    Thats one reason the old 30-30 has continued to be popular. Its extremely effective for its purpose yes, but its also easily had either in marlin or winchester for around 300.00.
    Last edited by Bazoo; 05-20-2018 at 08:48 PM.

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    Guys, what is the maximum COL for the 77/357 magazine?

    This is what limits me, as my best shooting rounds are just able to fit in my Ruger revolver cyclinders, and are too long for a Colt cylinder......I will have to measure whenever the actual measurement is posted. And FWIW, the rounds function through my Henry perfectly, and just so through a Rossi 92.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba w/a 45/70 View Post
    Guys, what is the maximum COL for the 77/357 magazine?

    This is what limits me, as my best shooting rounds are just able to fit in my Ruger revolver cyclinders, and are too long for a Colt cylinder......I will have to measure whenever the actual measurement is posted. And FWIW, the rounds function through my Henry perfectly, and just so through a Rossi 92.

    Thanks ahead of time!
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    I just shot a friends Ruger 357 bolt action w/open sights and found it pleasant to shoot with both 38 and 357 loads and quite accurate at the 100 yds I was shooting at. My vote is yes. In fact I was going to buy the rifle I shot but my friend (?) asked to try the trigger and wouldn't hand it back to me and ended up buying it. I learned not to hand something to him if I intended on buying it.
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