How much for a decent leveraction .357?


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Lucky Strike
March 24, 2008, 04:37 PM
I've got a GP100 and am going to be getting into reloading soon so in theory I'll be having an abundance of .357 rounds.

Been getting the itch to get a lever action rifle in the same caliber....mostly for target shooting and probably varmint hunting too.

I know nothing of lever actions though so I was just wondering about how much I need to think about spending for a decent rifle.

Nothing fancy, just something that shoots straight and is reliable and doesn't cost much...basically the "GP100 of leverguns".

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ArmedBear
March 24, 2008, 04:45 PM
$399 for a Marlin at Big 5 (1894C with a smooth hardwood stock):

http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/default.aspx?action=detail&storeid=2503898&rapid=0&listingid=-2091875814&offerid=

Marlin still makes a solid, well-made, well-finished gun. Easy to clean, too, and mine shoots nice little groups. Works well with .38 Special, also, which makes it a versatile companion for a revolver.

AnthonyC.
March 24, 2008, 04:52 PM
delete this post please, my mistake

Seafarer12
March 24, 2008, 04:59 PM
See if you can find a used Rossi. Its a copy of a Winchester 1892 and a nice gun. I have a Navy Arms I picked up for a little over 300 at a gun store. When I bought it it felt better than any Marlin 94 I have ever felt and when I got done changing the springs and polishing the internals it felt 10x better than that. The only complaint I have about it is the sights but a Marble semi buckhorn rear sight in the future.

Lucky Strike
March 24, 2008, 05:15 PM
cool....300-400 was the price range I was hoping to get in so these suggestions sound good to me so far

Didn't consider the .38spl factor....do all these .357 guns shoot 38spl too (like a revolver) or only some of them?

Seafarer12
March 24, 2008, 09:13 PM
As long as it is a round nose flat point type bullet my gun will eat it.

glockman19
March 25, 2008, 12:37 AM
I wentr to Big 5 today and wasn't impressed with the wood on the ones I looked at.

Tribal
March 25, 2008, 12:50 AM
Pistol-caliber carbines cost more than rifle-caliber ones. I'd expect to pay an extra $200 or so for a new one.

ArmedBear
March 25, 2008, 01:04 AM
glockman19-

Mine is well fitted and finished. It is not, however, like the nice walnut on my higher-end Marlins. It is neither checkered, nor walnut.

Depends what you want it for, and what you want to spend on it. $399 is at least $100 less than you could expect to pay for a walnut 1894C; probably more than $100 less. For that, and for the immediate availability, I bit. I won't feel bad about actually using it as intended, that way.:)

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