Levers and ladies..er womyn


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Atticus
September 3, 2003, 05:38 PM
I've been hangin around some lever rifle sites lately, and have noticed that they are pretty popular here lately as well. I've also noticed that lever's seem to be a guy thing (cowboy holdover?). I don't recall ever reading a comment posted by a woman. Why is that? Seems to me that lever rifle's would be nearly ideal for many women, being compact, utterly reliable, and utilizing hard hitting calibers with a minimum of recoil. Where's all the modern Annie Oakley's these days.

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Oleg Volk
September 3, 2003, 05:48 PM
Ask Tam about it ;)

Tamara
September 3, 2003, 11:33 PM
I dunno, I'm really more of a bolt-action kinda gal. I only have the '94 Trapper and the BL-22 in leverguns...

Atticus
September 3, 2003, 11:38 PM
Yeah...I'm thinking that it might be a good marketing plan for Marlin and Winchester to give a free beard trimmer away with every purchase. :D

MrAcheson
September 4, 2003, 10:34 AM
Dunno, but there are a fair number of women coming into shooting through CAS. They have to have a levergun somewhere...

Futo Inu
September 4, 2003, 04:06 PM
Some women who need that beard trimmer too might jump on that deal. :)

telomerase
September 4, 2003, 09:23 PM
>Seems to me that lever rifles would be nearly ideal for many women, being compact, utterly reliable, and utilizing hard hitting calibers with a minimum of recoil.

I think SMGs like the MP5 or Bison are a more natural fit for non-aficionado women, and have fewer operations to perform correctly under stress.

Of course women are "protected" from defending themselves with SMGs, and I admit that 16" barrel levers (with the LOP suitably reduced) are pretty good. I think the 30-30s and .44s are stretching the non-dedicated personnel's recoil zone, but the .357s are pretty good.

There is a lot of inherent safety with a visible hammer that blocks the sights when uncocked.

I don't know about reliability, though; I hear a lot more complaints about jamming in lever actions than in AK-47s. Anyone with an actual valid statistical sample?

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