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Old January 25th, 2020, 06:44 AM #1
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Any of you folks shoot lever guns?

I have the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream an buy a lever gun. I am looking at the Marlin 336bl and 336 Dark. Would a vg6 gamma be a suitable muzzle device for the Marlin. I know the gamma is designed around the ar15 platform. Will it still function well on a 30-30 lever gun?
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Old January 25th, 2020, 06:46 AM #2
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Congrats on a (any) dream fulfilled!

At present, I dream about the day I receive my 20” bbl Stainless .357/.38Spl Model 92 back from Rossi (now a subsidiary of Taurus); got it brand new but alas, less than a box of ammo through it and the chamber in it it was defective and splitting factory new .38Spl brass. I also asked them to straighten the front sight, sigh. They’ve had it since Thanksgiving so, I hope to get it back by end of February. Sigh.

You won’t have any issues like that out of a good ol’ Marlin - I don’t have a clue about any muzzle devices but, do stock up on ammo or, even better, start reloading for it! (Couple weeks back CDNN Investments had a sh*t-ton of Federal 30-30, 25-06, 22-250 for some darn attractive prices. I seriously f’ed up not really, really taking advantage of that sale ... hrmph!

Edit: 30-30 is all gone (surprise, not) but, darn if they don’t have 22-250 and 25-06 left!
https://www.cdnnsports.com/ammunition.html#
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Old January 25th, 2020, 07:10 AM #3
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I have really enjoyed the marlin 1894 in 44mag that I picked up on an impulse buy a few years ago. I did need to smooth out the internals a bit to get it operating how I want. I also sent it off to be cut down to 16 in and threaded for a suppressor. I now mostly just run very light handloads through it that are subsonic. It is sometimes nice to put full house 44 mag loads through it without the suppressor. It would be a great 150 ish yard deer gun.

The choice of the pistol caliber was a good one for me because I already reload 44 mag. Depending on your use for the gun, getting a 30-30 that is threaded and using a suppressor isn’t going to be that quiet because 30-30 isn’t subsonic.
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Have levers and like them a lot. Just something about them for me. Always looking for the older ones without the safety on them as that just seems wrong to me for a lever.

Factory threaded is the way to go now as there are a couple options out there. Moving the sight and mag tube to thread a normal one is a bit $$ and there isn't a lot of meat on the barrel to make a good shoulder. That is why factory ones are a bit thicker at the threads, so the device has a good shoulder to lock against.

30-30 is a great option but more $$ to shoot than pistol cal ones. Best to reload if you're looking to run things like that sub.
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Old January 25th, 2020, 07:48 AM #6
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uhhh, lots of MDSers shoot Lever Action Rifles

https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=32430


Congrats on your "first?" Lever action
you can never just have one
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I have a Winchester 94 for hunting nostalgia purposes. I can see why it is such a popular deer rifle. Very handy in eastern woods and quick follow ups make it a delight to go afield with it.
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Winchester 3030 here and I live it. Want some more. But the bank account says wait.
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I have a Henry .22lr that’s pretty much my favorite Rifle to shoot.
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A tidy little Rossi in 44 mag, and an Uberti '73 Winchester (very pretty) in 45 LC. Like 'em both, don't shoot 'em nearly often enough.
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