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How to make a Cowboy assault rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by telomerase, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. telomerase

    telomerase Member

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    Marlin, Puma or Winchester?
    Caliber?
    Methods of getting 16" barrel?
    Are there any really low-mounted scope mounts? (Or cheekpieces?)

    Seems like a 16" barrel Marlin in 30-30 (maybe a youth model mounted in a Ramline stock) with a low-mounted 2.5 X scope would be great... someone convince me otherwise quick :rolleyes:

    What are the ballistics of the .454 Pumas like? Can they take receiver sights?
     
  2. LeonCarr

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    One of my former bosses has what I consider a perfect cowboy assault rifle. I referred to his as the RAR, or "Redneck Assault Rifle". It is a Remington 7600 pump action carbine, chambered in .30-06 with an 18.5 inch barrel. The standard magzine holds 4 rounds, and he had a 10 round magazine loaded with 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. His had a 2.5 - 8 Lepold in quick detachable mounts.

    Any of the lever action pistol caliber carbines you mentioned would work, but the rifle calibers will give more punch.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  3. Gord

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    Steal a Gatling gun off its mount. Fashion a leather three-point sling. Run around shirtless looking like a badass, watching virgins throw themselves at your feet and quoting one-liners from Clint Eastwood movies. Fin.
     
  4. ECVMatt

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    Here's Mine...

    I works great. I would go with the Marlin as they are cheap, easy to find, and can be taken apart and fixed by even a tooltard like me...I will post more details laters, the kids are attacking me right now.

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    I like to keep it simple in the age of Tacticool...

    Matt
     
  5. telomerase

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    Your setup looks great! Fill me in if you have time. That receiver setup looks good, maybe a ghost ring would be better than a scope...

    I don't, but it's the Greater Depression, and times are tough...

    ...also I'm not convinced that stuff that weighs twice as much is twice as tactical...
     
  6. Double Naught Spy

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    Add to that an XS rail system and you would be set.

    Of course, the XS "tactical lever forend" rail system still isn't out, although it was supposed to be out several weeks ago...http://www.xssights.com/

    Watch the New/Featured Products banner that changes continuously and you will see the tactical lever forend.
     
  7. shevrock

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    Are their any levers in 9mm? i was reading through this and was thinking a 9mm would go along very well with most of the suggestions.
     
  8. H2O MAN

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    H2O you just made me very happy in my pants. that is an amazing piece of equipment. how much was it overall?
     
  10. H2O MAN

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    Not mine - I found the picture on an AK forum.

    I would love to put one together if I could ever ID it.
     
  11. shevrock

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    that looks realy awesome. what was it doing on the ak forum.


    9mm lever?
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Yea, very nice. Wonder who does the mount?
     
  13. H2O MAN

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    The only thing I know about the rifle pictured is that I want one :evil:

    The original poster on the AK forum offered no details and has not responded to any questions...
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    No need to post; H20 man nailed it without saying word. :) Man I love that one, H20 Man!
     
  15. Justin

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    Many years ago, I remember reading an article in a gun magazine where the author built up a patrol rifle on a lever action. The most intriguing feature of the gun was a compartment that was installed in the stock that held extra rounds of ammunition. To access it, the shooter would use his thumb to slide the compartment open and then take the rounds out. To this day, I think that was a really slick idea.
     
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    Don't forget the bayonet. ;)
     
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    Tie a bowie knife on with some paracord and there ya go. Gotta keep the theme! :p
     
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    ECV, I would also like some more information on that Marlin if you don't mind!
     
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