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Levers and ladies..er womyn

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Atticus, Sep 3, 2003.

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  1. Atticus

    Atticus Member

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    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.
     
  2. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Ask Tam about it ;)
     
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    I dunno, I'm really more of a bolt-action kinda gal. I only have the '94 Trapper and the BL-22 in leverguns...
     
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    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
     
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    Dunno, but there are a fair number of women coming into shooting through CAS. They have to have a levergun somewhere...
     
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    Some women who need that beard trimmer too might jump on that deal. :)
     
  7. telomerase

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    >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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