Nice little levergun writeup

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Nice little levergun writeup

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:46 pm

http://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/re ... nss/325928

....on leverguns vs semiautos for defense.
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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#2 Post by jeepnik » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:44 pm

So, the author figured out what a bunch of us have known for decades. I can't agree with his thoughts about using a pistol cartridge chambered long gun. If I'm going to carry a long gun it is going to be in a rifle cartridge. As a fellow once said, a handgun is used to fight your way to a rifle. While I also disagree with a lot of the fluff that fellow spouts, I do agree with that bit.

And that rifle cartridge would never be something like a .223. 30 caliber or better. If I hit something I want it to know it's been hit.
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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#3 Post by JerryB » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 pm

Being an 80 year old man I will say that I liked the article. It was not written to us but to new shooters. It might bring some here.
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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#4 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Yeah - I don't think anyone here will experience an epiphany reading the article, but it is nice to get such information out to the 'regular' gun owners out there, particularly the new ones, many of whom don't have an older relative guiding them, but only have the desire to shoot guns, and whatever news-stand magazines they read, or whatever [ :| ] they encounter on their 'social media'.

As far as 'home defense' I would not feel under-gunned with a levergun in a 'pistol' caliber, after seeing what they do to 250-lb deer that are in far better shape than most bad-guys. Among the common leverguns out there, the 'choice' boils down to something like a 30-30 or 45-70 in a six-shot gun, versus a 357 or 44 Mag or 45 Colt in a ten-shot gun - and since bad-guys tend to travel in packs, and [ sit down, I don't want to shock anyone :wink: ] I occasionally miss what I'm shooting at, I think I'd prefer ten shots of 44 Mag to six of 30-30, 35 Rem, or even 45-70. So if I grab a levergun for a 'social' situation, I'd prefer a 'pistol' chambering (and if I want lots of power I do have an 8-shot 454-Casull levergun, and an 8-shot 500 S&W levergun, either of which would re-educate any 2-legged predator I can imagine, regardless of how hyped-up they were on drugs, or what armament they were wearing... :twisted: ).

Now if it is a really nasty social situation, I'd prefer a Star-Trek phaser set on 'vaporize', a flamethrower, some hand-grenades, or [sigh - I hate to be so trite, but...] an AR-15 with a 60-round drum.

But I'm lucky enough to live in a time and place where the levergun is likely to meet my needs, and I like to see the article let other gun owners out there know it's OK to think of a levergun as something more than a quaint way to hunt medium-sized game. 8)
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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#5 Post by piller » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:32 am

I have a .480 caliber model 92. 9 shots of 325 grain Hornady XTP should stop most interpersonal social crisis situations. It can be reloaded by the spring loaded gate or by removing the magazine tube. The model 92 in a pistol caliber of .357 or larger should be a useful tool for self defense.
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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#6 Post by HawkCreek » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:30 am

Fine article except the silly bit about only someone as skilled as Jerry Miculek being able to get 10 rounds off in 6 seconds with a semi-auto. In the Marines we had a closing drill, failure to stop on three targets advancing on you from 7 yards. I think it was around 2 seconds before they made it to you. I never found it difficult to put all 9 rounds where they needed to be to get a full score on that drill.

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Re: Nice little levergun writeup

#7 Post by TomF » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:08 am

45 colt in a long gun is quite awesome. I've taken a multitude of critters with mine. I shoot it open sights so light and range are important to me. But when the hunt is an invite or important, I carry old faithful, a 74 ADL .30-'06.

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