357 carbines and rifles?

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  1. easy

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    His location is - CANADA. Different set of rules up there.

    As for me, Marlin 1894c and a couple of Timberwolves:))). GP100 and a Rossi 971. We be gtg.
     
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  2. Tommygunn

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    :confused: To quote Homer Simpson; "d'oh!!!!"
     
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  3. cfullgraf

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    And a S&W L or N frame or a Colt Python is a good combination to a 357 Magnum lever action rifle.
     
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    Heres my JM stamped marlin 1894c. Bartered with my father for it lol. He bought it used back in the late 80's with the Williams peep already on it. I pulled it apart and cleaned it thoroughly (dont think its ever beend cleaned!).

    Crappy pics, but took them to send to my dad and brother to show the new mount setup. I bought a cheap aluminum mount off amazon and cut it down to mount a red dot. The mount has a nice low valley so you can still utilize the peep with no loss of sight picture. Have a quick release mount on the way so i can use both irons and the red dot.

    Plan on deer hunting with it this year. Great little carbine for the thick upstate NY woods. Have 4 .357 revolvers so this rifle will go excellent with them. Looking forward to getting in the woods this year.

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  5. Rodfac

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    That's a very good sighting combination MidRoad...I have the same set up on another Marlin here on the farm. Rod
     
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  6. JFrame

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    Every time I see that Mare's Leg with full stock, I get a little green with envy. :alien: :)
     
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  7. MidRoad
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    Thanks, looking forward to trying it out! Think itll make dad happy to see the ol girl getting some use aswell.
     
  8. Space Ghost

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    My guess is there are some people who love that kick, but that the number isn't real high. Were I walking around in bear country, yeah a big honking .44 mag in a chest rig would be nice to have, but for me personally, it's just a bit much to shoot for fun. I absolutely love to shoot my .44 mag lever gun though. You get more FPS with a 16" barrel, and the added weight plus being able to shoulder it makes for a much more pleasant shooting experience. More accurate too, and with the red dot, and light, a lot faster on target, and capability in hrs of darkness or low light areas. A .357 mag could be set up the same way. Had I known I was going to pick up a .357 pistol in the future, I'd have gone with a .357 carbine...

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  9. Lnf Crzr

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    Mid road- That’s the same idea I had with a small red dot.

    with mount… can you still hold rifle with hand on action comfortably?
     
  10. pairof44sp

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    That’s one of the baddest rigs I’ve ever seen! Nice
     
  11. MidRoad
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    Yea seems not to mess your hand position up when carrying bybthe receiver. My QD mount came today, heres what that looks like. Its a tad taller than the other mount, so i could sneak the red dot back a slot aince the flip cover now clears the peep.
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    In hind sight i ahould have left the rail 1 slot longer probably. But the setup still feels super solid, so not terribly worried.
     
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  12. kidneyboy

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    I have posted this on here before . Marlin 1894 CST with a couple of modern upgrades. IMG_5144.jpg
    It pairs up nicely with my Colt revolver.
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  13. Pudge

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    I find the Rossis to be reliable, accurate and affordable. Plus the Ultra Dot on the 16" goes up to 11. 20210908_191402.jpg
     
  14. Dave Markowitz

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    He's in Canada. The NFA doesn't apply.
     
  15. .45Coltguy

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    My Henry BB brass in .357 is fun to shoot because it's so accurate. Handloads only.
     
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  16. .45Coltguy

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    Liking those rifles, as I really like shooting my Henry .357. Very accurate. Like the lever guns, any caliber.
    Gotta ask Riomouse911, what are the dirt bikes? Miss my District 37 days. Thanks.
     
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  17. Riomouse911

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    The Honda acting as a gun rest is my daughters old CRF 70. She raced a couple of GP races on it and just couldn’t keep up. She got a YZ65 for Christmas and the second time she rode it raced the Hilltoppers GP in 29 palms with her brother (on his old XR100). Love racing the D-37 events! :thumbup:

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    Stay safe.
     
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  18. Tommygunn

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    See posts 76 and 77.
     
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    16314013540572716158477901223993.jpg Remembering again why I love my Henry single camp gun. Burned out on clearing brush so I decided to take a study break and burn a little powder. Broke my old record of 27 straight offhand " through the willows " on the 6x8 gong. Nobody knows exactly how far it is as its impossible to pace and would be very difficult to measure. Best guess is 70ish yards, partially obstructed. If you pull a shot or pick a bad window, you get a bumblebee instead of a satisfying clank. All that fun with a 158 Magtech RN (I'm really loving this bullet loaded long for the rifle), a pinch of estate sale powder I'm trying to use up, and unsorted 38 brass with estate sale primers likely from the 60s.
     
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  20. Lnf Crzr

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    Surprised it didn’t bounce off a bumblebee- as most forums state the 357 is a barely capable cartridge
     
  21. chicharrones

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    Lol. :D
     
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    I can firmly state from field experience, even subsonic, the 158s will punch through 4" of seasoned birch. Not with the shock and awe of 125 JHP .357 from a rifle barrel, but still a hole!
     
  23. Oregontrail

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    Just put this one together. Henry all weather 357
    Excited to go break it in!

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    The Rossi's seem to be hit-n-miss on quality and function. I have the SRC (saddle ring carbine) and it's always functioned perfectly. Pre-safety of course. I load a cast 200 grain bullet over a good helping of WW296, and I think that lets it run with the bigger dogs. I sure never feel under-gunned with it.

    I carry mine sometimes while exploring/trekking, having map and compass fun in the mountains and like it because it holds ten rounds, which I think would be pretty adequate protection against just about anything in remote mountainous country. Especially with the 200 grain bullets. With that many rounds in the gun, sure don't have to carry much extra ammo on the belt. And, .357 ammo is light, compared to most rifle rounds, .44's, or really big stuff like the .45-70.

    Being a copy of the Winchester 92, it sure is light, and carries and handles like a dream. Can't beat that. Don't have any reason to pair it with a .357 pistol, as with any rifle I'd rather keep my "kit" light, and carry a .22 pistol for small game, should I have to live off the land. I carry some .357 shot-loads, as they actually work very well. And of course some very light .38 loads would increase the small game getting capabilities of the rifle, but I've never bothered with that, as I figure a .22 pistol and some .357 shot loads covers that pretty good. Not sure why I'd carry another big old hunk of steel to shoot the same ammo at a lower velocity. ? But I understand the "allure" of pistol and rifle in same caliber.
     
  25. .45Coltguy

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    That is a good looking package right there! Think you'll like that.
     
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