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My Cowboy Assault Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by George Hill, Sep 14, 2006.

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  1. George Hill

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    Interesting contraption 'ya got there, George. :)

    Have you chrono'd any of your loads out of it yet?
     
  3. George Hill

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    Not yet. Will as soon as I can.
     
  4. Gewehr98

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    Hmmmm....

    Ya need to paint it green, too. :D
     
  5. PaladinX13

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    I want one....
     
  6. slabsides

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    Concept is great. Nothing wrong with a green rifle. I would have kept the wood stock, and gone with aperture sights. Don't like the idea of a sighting system that depends on batteries: Murphy's Law applies.
    A dandy truck gun.
     
  7. Seancass

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    the black one is cool, but the green one is totally wicked sick. thanks for the idea. if you have any hi-res pics, i'd love em. pics of either gun that is.
     
  8. SigfanUSAF

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    Just needs 4 or 6 m1913 rails hangin out:D
     
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    Well, I confess, you got me interested, George.

    In deciding on my one and only centerfire rifle (it's all I can afford, and I really only want one do-it-all rifle), I've looked at scouts, Ruger Frontier, various truck guns, standard but short lengths (20"), Remington 7600P's, in .308 or 7mm08, all bolt guns or pumps, etc, etc, blue in the face.

    All the while, I've been remembering my long lost Marlin 336, sold in a fit of financial desperation (called graduate school), and wondering...hmm, could one of those work?

    This lever gun of yours opens new options.

    What length is the barrel, please?

    Nem
     
  11. Powderman

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    Yer only partially tactical there, pardner....

    The rifle begs for an ACOG.

    And a tri-rail on top, for a Surefire and a laser.

    Even better yet, get your gunsmith to open the bottom and modify it for a single stack magazine, perhaps an Enfield's for rimmed cartridges.

    NOW yer tactical, fella.:evil:
     
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    that second one was cool too!

    why cant the make a 336 in a pistol caliber so i can afford to shoot it. they're so pretty. i love the curved grip, but the 30-30 is about 10 bucks too much a box.
     
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    All i can say is that I am glad you had the sense to do that to a Marlin instead of ruining a Winchester.
     
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    Seancass, Marlin makes several lever actions in pistol calibers. .32 H&R mag, .38special/.357 mag, .44mag, and .45 Colt. just to name a few.
     
  15. George Hill

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    Those are all the same rifle. Started out long brown, then went short and green and then black synthetic.
    The difference between the wood and synthetic is a lot of weight. The slimmer and lighter synthetic stocks transformed the rifle. It felt thick and heavy before, now slim and light... and just right. It makes it feel more like an 1894 Marlin than an 1895 type. And these are the cheap Ramline stocks, which fit tight and snug and a heck of a lot better than I thought. They don't feel cheap and hollow like I thought they would. They feel very solid. And shooting it is just as easy... the .30-30 doesn't have any more thump than it did before... not that it had much to begin with.
    This is now my Go To Gun for anything inside 200 yards.
    (My 7MM Rem Mag for things past 200.)
     
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    I'm telling you......Try that handload I e-mailed you.

    You'll be in love with it-I promise.
     
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    George,

    What length is the barrel?

    Thanks,

    Nem
     
  18. George Hill

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    16.1 inches.


    Ben, I'll see you tomorrow at the gun show. :D
     
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    Sorry to hear about that...

    And so soon after I read the paragraph on MadOgre about silly people and their magnums.

    How are we supposed to respect you now, George? Stand by your principles, man! Next thing you know, there'll be an AR-15 in your collection. :eek:
     
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    Just asking for opinions

    I have a Win94 and a 336 both in .30-30.
    it seems to me that even thought the Marlin is a lot heavier it seems to kick more.
    Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    This turned out to be a very cool project. Congrats. I'd love to try that rifle.

    The black synthetic stock looks better than the green did, and it makes the "tacticalization" of the old lever rifle more dramatic. Good choice.

    (The green stock was interesting, but it didn't look all that classy IMHO as a single matte color, instead of a traditional laminate where you can see the grain and figure.)

    Anyway. If the chrono figures for the .30-30 in the 16" barrel play out like they should, then you've got the rough ballistic equivalent of an AK carbine. Similar price range too. Your gun is manually cycled, of course, and has a smaller ammo capacity. But your gun should also be far lighter and handier than an AK (what is the Black Marlin, around 6+ lbs?), with nice lines, a nice stock and a tuned, crisp sporting trigger. And self-contained; no detachable mags to keep track of.

    Not bad.

    Write an article for one of the gun slicks about this little piece.
     
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    this is true, but they make them cowboy style with strait stocks, and not the perty curved stocks of the 336. thats what i really want.
     
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    Vairochana:

    Felt recoil depends to a large degree on how the stock fits you individually.

    I have a 30-06 that to me kicks harder than my bothers 7mm mag.
     
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    Good looking project! I'm another that thinks the lever actions make a great "truck gun". I talked the guys at the factory into a proto-type project but I think I like your "green" better.
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    hi-res pics Terrill? thats a really cool gun too! i really like the hide-away pockets in the stock.
     
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