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  1. Good Ol' Boy

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    I dont have a use for any of these, just to throw that out there.

    I've been eyeing a Savage 93 in .17HMR. Walmart has them for $199 which is making me think why shouldn't I buy this. I really have grown to like the .17 after shooting a couple that my buddy has.

    I've also been looking at Uberti .45 SA's. I have a cheap SA .22 revolver which I love but would still like a full size replica of the original Peacemaker in the appropriate caliber.

    I've also been looking at DA/SA revolvers. I wouldnt to want to spend a ton but I'm not interested in a Taurus or Chiapa. I'm thinking more S&W or Ruger. But I have no idea what I should be looking for. I wouldnt want a huge caliber, just a nice medium sized caliber to represent the gun. .357 or .44 on the top end.

    Last but not least is a lever action of some sort. I literally know almost nothing about these and wouldnt want to spend a ton. Caliber would be pretty open but I dont want a 45-70 on the high end.


    All opinions are welcome....
     
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  2. DoubleMag

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    17HMR funtastic for varmints up to groundhog size, under 100yds. Well, not 'tatstic from their viewpoint LoL

    And cheaper to pleasure shoot

    1 IMHO, I'm sure others will add
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    I scratched some of those itches awhile back with a Beretta Stampede and a Rossi Model 92, both in .45 Colt.

    Don't have any real use for something in a .17HMR but might make for a fun (albeit a bit expensive from an ammo standpoint), target rifle.

    As far as a DA revolver goes I would look for a .357, preferably an older S&W K or L frame (or a Ruger Security Six), in decent shape.
     
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    Revolver-wise, a S&W Model 10 or its M&P predecessor shouldn't be too hard to find for a reasonable price.
     
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    When looking at lever guns, dont forget to consider the old Savage 99-
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    Yes you will pay more than, say, a newish Marlin or even some lower- end Winchesters, but the those are kinda like Honda Civics- everybodys got one, lol!
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    The Savage was in production for nearly a century in a vast array of barrel and stock options and they are easily scoped. What makes them special, aside from the excellent build quality, is that they use either an internal rotary magazine or a detachable clip, allowing them to chamber pointed bullets- which most tube fed lever guns cannot. As such, the Savage can be found in .243, .308, .30-30 and a whole host of obsolete, pre-WW2 chamberings as well.
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    There, I made my case. Good luck!:)
     
  6. FL-NC

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    The 22 HMR is nice, but I have a 22 magnum I am partial to. Can't justify both.
     
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  7. Armored farmer

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    Here is some grain for your mill: here is my uberti SAA in .45 colt. It's a great shooter too. Around $400.

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    They make the same gun in .22lr. They could share holsters. The .22 would be great practice gun.
    Uberti makes awesome leverguns in .45 colt ......problem solved.
    I already did the planning, All you need is $$$.
     
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  8. BigBL87

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    I'd lean revolver or lever myself. The 17 HMR is fun, though, so that wouldn't necessarily be a bad choice. The one my brother-in-law has is a tack driver, believe it is a Marlin XT-17.
     
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    I’ve really wanted one of these uberti 45 colt 3” with the birds head grip for a while.
     
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  10. 460Shooter

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    If you want a Smith or Ruger for cheap you are looking at used, which is fine.

    If you don’t have an actual need, and this is just for fun, I’d recommend a 357 over a 44, unless you load your own.

    44 ammo is significantly more expensive than 357 and based on your desire for savings, 44 will not be cost effective if not loading your own.

    A GP100, S&W 586 or 686 would all be good choices. There’s a lot of options though.
     
  11. theotherwaldo

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    I'm rather partial to my Vaquero in .45 acp when I want to shoot something of Peacemaker proportions.
    Otherwise, I pull out my SBH in .44 Mag, loaded primarily with starting loads and hard lead bullets.
    I only use full house loads when they might be needed.
     
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    In SA I would go with .44-40. That caliber is responsible for more Old West tombstones than anything else. Kinda a kool in Goolish kind of way.
     
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  13. Ursanovis

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    A few years back I picked up a used Uberti/Taylors Smokewagon Deluxe in 45 Colt. It's the 5.5 inch barrel. It's a beautiful blued and casehardened pistol, but the best part of it is the action. The trigger was measured with a Lyman digital scale at 1.5 lbs. It breaks like a glass rod. A very thin glass rod. I don't allow just anyone to shoot it without coaching and dry firing it first. Another fun thing about it is that I called Taylors and was able to get a 45 ACP conversion cylinder for it. So now I can shoot it in both 45C and ACP. It shoots to the same point of aim with either round. It's a very, very nice revolver.
     
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  14. bannockburn

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    Fine looking Uberti you've got there! Yes indeed, they do make some very nice single action revolvers!

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    I have one and it is very accurate. I have a B17 as well and recommend it over the 93.
     
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    I would recommend a Rossi lever gun in 357. It's cheap, low recoil and very accurate.
    If you are thinking 17 HMR, I suggest getting a 17 WSM unless you don't have a 22lr. It is like shooting a centerfire with cheaper ammo.
    The GP100 with a 6" barrel is nice too.
     
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    Can't beat the savage 17s for bang/buck. I've had a couple of the 93r17s, and they shot fine, but the stock and mag were sources of frustration, and both were sold. I am now looking for a B17 FV, and think the improved stock, safety and magazine will be worth the extra cost. Bud's has them for $248.

    CZ and Tikka T1x are nicer, but at over twice the price for minimal accuracy improvement, not quite as compelling.
     
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  18. bannockburn

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    And here's the Rossi Model 92 that goes so well with the Beretta Stampede! I actually bought them both at a local gun show a number of years back. Had spotted an Uberti single action in .44 Special but it was used and a bit rough (I think it was priced a little over $300). Also came across a Winchester Model 94 Canadian Centennial Carbine, used and no box, also for around $300. But I didn't really need or want a .30-30 and when I found both of the other guns in .45 Colt I quickly snapped them up before anyone else got them!

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  19. Bfh_auto

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    Did you replace the rest sight? I put one from a Marlin 336 and it greatly increased my accuracy.
     
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    No I didn't though I might get one of the peep sights made by Nate Kiowa Jones available from Steve's Gunz.
     
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  21. Creed Bennett

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    Good Ol’ Boy, I would be careful when looking at Savage rimfire rifles at Walmart. Walmart tends to get Savage to make those rifles without Savage’s AccuTrigger and use their plain trigger. Those non AccuTrigger triggers suck! Also I’m assuming the Savage you’re looking at has the plastic stock. Those stocks on the 93, MkII and MKI have a lot of drop on the stock and are suitable for rifles with iron sights. Funny thing is Savage puts those stocks on rifles without sights. That stock is nearly useless for using a scope. However, Savage has come out with the B series of rimfire rifles. The new plastic stock is waaaay better than the 93 and Mark series stocks. They are built for scope use from the start. And the B series has the safety in a much better location than the earlier series. I hope this was useful information.
     
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  22. BigBore44

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    For revolvers, don’t rule out the Ruger Security 6 either. Great guns.
     
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    As a condition of citizenship, every American should own a lever gun in 30-30 Winchester. If, however, to do purchase a classic single action revolver, a lever gun in a matching chambering is a second best option.
     
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  24. Good Ol' Boy

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    The .17 93 from WM is a wooden stock with accu-trigger.

    I'm well aware of the sucky triggers on non AT Savages, I have a first gen Axis and a B series that I put MCarbo trigger kits in.

    I still appreciate the warning.
     
  25. jstert

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    my scoped, stainless marlin xt 17hmr bolt action rifle came from a pawn shop during the deepest ammo drought. pawn shop owner happily took $100 cash for it, barely used. he had no idea what was 17hmr, neither did i, but i saw plenty of inexpensive 17hmr on sporting goods store shelves when most ammo, and all 22, was unobtainium. i don’t hunt but the 17hmr marlin is a fun and zippy target shooter.

    i highly recommend a ruger blackhawk 357/38/9 convertible single action revolver. pair it with a henry 357/38 lever action rifle for ultimate shooting flexibility.
     
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