.357 Magnum carbine that is not a lever action?

valnar

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I see all the Marlins, Rossi's, Henry's etc, but I can't seem to find any carbine length rifle that shoots .357Mag (or .38sp) that is NOT a lever. Does such an animal exist?
 
Back many years ago imi built a pump.357.

Buddy of mine had one. Also think there was one made in Italy for sale before COVID
That IMI Timber Wolf looks great! Too bad it's no longer produced and quite pricy on GB.
 
Wassomotta U, you don't like America (lever actions)?!

Just kidding of course. I was friends with a guy who had a IMI Timberwolf years ago. I love pump action firearms, but that particular one was very problematic.
 
I had one of the Ruger 77/357's when they first came out. Thought it was a cool little rifle, up until I got it anyway.

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Accuracy wise, mine didn't like lead bullets at all. It did best with 125 grain JHP's, and they weren't all that great either.

The bolt knob was tiny, and came real close to hitting the scope when you opened it, which made working it quickly slow and annoying.

The rotary mag worked fine with 357 length rounds, but would rimlock regularly with 38's, which was very annoying, and you had get it out of the gun and fiddle with it to get them unlocked.

I think a decent, well thought out peep would be ideal for the gun over the scope, but the only thing I found available was one from NECG, and it couldn't be mounted where it needed to be mounted, in the rear scope ring mount, because it interfered with the bolt, and up in the next slot, it was to far forward away from your eye. You also couldn't "ghost ring" because it needs the threaded in aperture to hold zero. For what they chare for them they arent worth the money. I ended up sending it back.

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Over the years, Ive had this ongoing like/hate sort of thing going on with Ruger in general. I always liked the way their older 77's looked, and thought they were well made, but none of the ones I had really ever shot all that great.


Personally, as far as the 357's, and 44's too for that matter, Id really like to see something like a "workable" Timberwolf come back, but that doesnt seem very likely to happen at this point. Something like one of the smaller, lever action guns, really seems like the best way to go here.
 
My Marlin 1894c is fiddly and I get stuck cartridges now & then. I'm having a gunsmith give it a once over as I write this. To me, they just aren't reliable enough. Perhaps it's my specimen; perhaps I should try a Henry. But I wanted to know what else is out there first.

Over the years, Ive had this ongoing like/hate sort of thing going on with Ruger in general. I always liked the way their older 77's looked, and thought they were well made, but none of the ones I had really ever shot all that great.
I'm not a Ruger fan either. I can't think of a single gun they make that's better than their competition. SIG, CZ, Tikka, etc. The only Ruger I own is a New Vaquero in .357. They make one of the better SAA clones. And of course to be Mr. Obvious, it's not even one of their designs.
 
I have a 77/357 and it shots great. I think I am lucky. And that's the problem with those rifles, some shoot good, others not so much. The are very pricey, which makes the gamble even more of a risk.

I really wish Ruger would make an "American" version of their revolver cartridge rifles. Ruger already has a working magazine, they would just need to focus on the redesign of the rifle. I think they would sell a ton of them.
 
Does it need to be a repeater?
My old combo 357/30-30 NEF Handi rifle is a true tack driver in both calibers.
Kinda heavy with the 357 barrel, but dang, no complaints about accuracy.
A 357 / 30-30 Handi-Rifle would be nice to have ... I wouldn't mind having one myself !
You could cover a lot of shooting territory with that rig !
Gary
 
Over the years, Ive had this ongoing like/hate sort of thing going on with Ruger in general. I always liked the way their older 77's looked, and thought they were well made, but none of the ones I had really ever shot all that great
Odd, I don't know how many I've had but had over 20 at the same time years ago. 77/22 Hornet was the most finicky until I figured out the most accurate loads didn't fit the mag. 77's and 77 mk2's, all shot well. Most shot really well.
Never did own the .357 or .44 though.
 
I bought my Rossi as I though it would be an ideal jeep gun and it is. Trouble Is I can't get into the jeep right now but thart isn't going to last. I had no idea Ruger ever made a 357 rifle but had no interest until recently for one. It looks nice but evidenty is annoying to use according to trackskippy.

Just as a note my Rossi is no record setter with lead bullets. It gets much better with 140 gr. Hornady JHP and close to max loads which removes some of the fun from shooting it. Little light thing gets your attention when you pull the trigger.
 
I had a Ruger 77/44. I didn't care for it. The bolt action required a very precise, well timed motion to consistently feed rounds without jamming. Others report the same problems with the 77/357.
 
Maybe Big Green should bring back the 7600 and do it in .350 Legend.

I dont live in a straight wall state so run a 760.in
35 rem.
 
What are you going to use it for. Hunting, personal defense, plinking at the range?
 
Nope, not many anything in .357 that’s not a lever. I have a Marlin of course and a low wall In .357. I think a pump would be a nice addition. If someone still made one.
 
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