Or maybe I'll just stick with Marlins... :) I like both straight and pistol grips, though, so it's hard to decide...
I will be looking to get my hands on a Mossberg when they appear on the shelf, to see how I really like it.
March 6, 2008, 04:51 PM
Tube feed???:confused: So much for the shoot one, load one.:scrutiny: Bah, those that design guns, do not shoot them.
Is the loading gate on the other side? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
March 6, 2008, 05:06 PM
There's no loading gate. That's what he was saying. It feeds near the muzzle. Personally, I don't mind that. It has its advantages, like easy unloading. And I don't need to "shoot one, load one" quickly if I have 6 rounds in a hunting rifle. It's not a plugged bird shotgun or something.
It's the price and weight I don't care for.
March 6, 2008, 05:14 PM
Who says I'm going to just hunt with it? Don't forget, I'm the geek that took a lever gun to "Captain Tactical" Carbine Class.:D
Long live Jeff Cooper! Now where's my Scout Rifle?:neener:
March 6, 2008, 05:21 PM
too much $$$ an too heavy.
The Mossy looks pretty good though! I hope they chamber it in 308 Marlin though - that's the cartridge that makes these viable elk guns.
March 6, 2008, 05:35 PM
I'm with El Tejon. I like a 30/30 I can load through a gate so I can shoot 1 and load 1.
I used to load up spire point bullets in 3030 cases for mine and run 1 in the chamber and 1 in the magazine for hunting. It was fun to play with the 30/30 that way. I don't care for tube loaders.
The price and weight also bug me.
The Mossberg looks pretty neato though. Good price and a loading gate.
Of course, if you want to get really scoutish, then Browning's box mag lever gun will do you really well.
March 6, 2008, 05:43 PM
I used to load up spire point bullets in 3030 cases for mine and run 1 in the chamber and 1 in the magazine for hunting.
That's kind of a moot point with LE rounds, though. The tube feed allows you to load them without scraping them past the spring-loaded loading gate door.
6 of one, half-dozen of the other to me, but if I carry a lever gun, it's because I DON'T want to lug around a heavy rifle.
March 6, 2008, 05:46 PM
Tube feed??? So much for the shoot one, load one. Bah, those that design guns, do not shoot them.
Sure does seem that way some times.
March 6, 2008, 06:12 PM
but if I carry a lever gun, it's because I DON'T want to lug around a heavy rifle.
Same here. It's not so bad if you live in some godless flat clime, but I'm a mountain guy. The ups and down will have you throwing rocks at heavy rifles. The 30/30 was a godsend for me, being light and stubby.
I have to say that I like the looks of the brass model. I've never owned one in brass though...
I don't much care for the squared forearm with barrel band. I prefer a single barrel band and blued nosecap. To my eyeballs, its a more finished appearance.
When Winchester 94 hits the stores again, it will find fresh competition from Mossberg and Henry. Marlin, NEF, and Thompson continue to offer 30-30 carbines. Buyers never had so many choices for 30-30 firearms!
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