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pistol caliber rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by phorvick, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. phorvick

    phorvick Member

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    1. I do not hunt, ... this would be for fun/range etc. only

    2. interested in .357/.38sp capability

    3. suggestions..pros/cons
     
  2. Brrlgrrl

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    I recently picked up a Winchester 94 lever action Trails End in 357. I absolutely love it! Dead on accurate, beautiful Walnut stock, wish I had purchased it sooner. My reasoning on this particular rifle-it shares ammo with Ruger Sp101 hammerless, making it cost efficient.
     
  3. Murphster

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    I think you're wise to ask. I've had two - a Marlin lever action in .45 Colt and a Ruger something or other semi-auto carbine in .40 S&W. The pros are that plinking ammo for pistols is cheaper than most rifle calibers and if you reload for one of those calibers you can take a rifle and pistol to the range with just one kind of ammo. Ditto if you're toting one as a LEO. The ammo thing is why I originally bought them. I'm ready to hear from the the folks who like them, but I didn't like either one of those rifles and got rid of both of them within a month of purchase. I think the bottom line to my dislike was that they (to me) weren't fun to shoot. If I'm going to tote/shoot a rifle, I guess I like to launch something that impacts with more of a wallop than a pistol round. I have a friend who has a Marlin in .45 Colt and he thinks it's great fun to plink with. But (and I'll be in the minority), I found them to be too bland to shoot.
     
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    I have a Marlin 1894c in 357 with an 18" barrel and it is a great gun to shoot particularly if you reload. It might not thump you on your shoulder but those 158 to 180 gr slugs moving about 1500 fps out of a rifle tend to thump things real well. Here is mine with a couple of sidekicks.
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  5. Black Snowman

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    I like my friends Marlin 1894C in .44 Mag. Fun gun to shoot.

    If you want something in an EBR Oly Arms makes ARs in a wide varity of pistol calibers. 10mm would be closest to .357 Mag in power.
     
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    Marlin 1894 with a Williams peep or XSS ghost ring. :)
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

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    I have an EMF/ Rossi M1892 Short Rifle in .357. It's a clone of the Winchester 92 with a 20" octagonal barrel, crescent butt, and no barrel bands. It's so much fun it might be illegal. :)
     
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