Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#51 Post by RIHMFIRE » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:28 pm

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#52 Post by rjohns94 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:38 pm

Yep, every year.

1876-yak, and hog
'94 30-30, ram, blackbuck, white tail
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Bison - Shiloh sharps 45-70 BP
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Win 92, small game .357
Win 22 mag. Small game

And this year, trapper '94 in 30-30, white tail
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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#53 Post by 2ndovc » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:03 pm

rjohns94 wrote:Yep, every year.

1886-yak, and hog
'94 30-30, ram, blackbuck, white tail
Marlin WWG .457 co pilot - Nilgai
Bison - Shiloh sharps 45-70 BP
Marlin 39, Winchester , Stevens, in 22lr for small game
Marlin 45-70 cowboy whitetail, fox
Sharps military rifle, 45-70 whitetail
Win 92, small game .357
Win 22 mag. Small game

And this year, trapper '94 in 30-30, white tail
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Didn't you shoot that yak with an 1876 in 45-75? I remember watching that sucker get knocked flat by that rifle. It was pretty amazing to see.

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#54 Post by rjohns94 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:09 pm

Ha, ur right. That's what I meant to post. Thanks
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#55 Post by HillbillyGadget » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:41 pm

Ben_Rumson I think that's a picture of Stomp, if it is he hunted a lot of game with that .45 colt.

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#56 Post by HillbillyGadget » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:39 pm

A friend of mine got another nice muley buck with his original Win 94 in 25-35 this year, it was his first rifle as a boy. I think it was made in 1952.
He has shot black bear, antelope, deer and a boat load of coyote with that rifle.

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#57 Post by Old Savage » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:38 pm

His loads?
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#58 Post by 6pt-sika » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:58 am

I'm down to four levers . A circa 1905 Winchester Model 1894TD in 30 WCF that I rarely shoot anymore and a trio of Marlins in 444 from 1966 , 1967 and 2001 . And each year I used ally kill several with various home cast bullets in the trio .
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#59 Post by daisygordoninc » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:02 am

Just killed a Canada moose Sept. 29, east of Hundred Mile House BC. I used my Marlin 338 Express.
270 yards, 200 gr. Hornady, one shot didn't get a second, he went down so fast. I don't hunt with
anything but lever guns. Have killed bear, deer, moose and smaller game all with lever guns in the
last few years. The moose was really big, waiting for my taxidermist to get my antlers finished.
Will try to post a pic when I get them up.

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#60 Post by Ben_Rumson » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:49 pm

HillbillyGadget I do recall the name Stomp. Hope he's OK
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#61 Post by HillbillyGadget » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Old Savage, I remember him saying he loads 117g and 125g and 87? for small game.
That rifle is his constant companion on the ranch, he goes through a lot of ammo and is always on the hunt for brass.

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#62 Post by Trym » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:12 am

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#63 Post by Trym » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:27 am

Yes, I do! Living in Norway, all my hunting friends are using bolt action rifles. I have bought a used Winchester 94 AE cal 356 Win. Topped it with a Leupold VX-R Hog 1,25-4x20 and reloading my own cartridges. I also have bolt action rifles in cal from 6,5x55 to 358 Norma Magnum. These are longer and heavier, so I prefer my Win94 when I have to walk for hours. I have shot beaver, red deer and moose with my leveraction. This hunting season I have shot 3 mooses, all with the 220 grs Speer bullet. I don't trust this bullet for moose after I shot a moose bull in the shoulder joint. The bullet crushed the bone, but disintegrated and never made it to the lungs.
I think I have found the replacement: Barnes TTSX 200 grs. I used a file to make at FP of the blue plastic tip, and then it is ready for the tubular magazine. Now I hope to meet a moose next year to see if my new medicine will do the job. :D
Working up loads have been a challenge since the bullet is long. I have tested Norma 200 with good result. Max load 42 grs and OAL 2.56 gave ca 2.400 f/s.

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#64 Post by rond » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:07 pm

I have used a lot of leverguns over the years.
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#65 Post by t.r. » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:28 am

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#66 Post by KeithNyst » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:35 am

Took 2 whitetail this year, one with my 1946 Savage 99EG in .300 Savage and one with a 1920 Model 99F in .303 Savage. Here's the .303 with a tender fork-horn.
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#67 Post by Shasta » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:40 am

California Blacktails taken with Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag:

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Re: Does Anyone Hunt With Lever Guns Anymore?

#68 Post by cshold » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:59 am

(Deer season 2017)

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#69 Post by jeepnik » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:25 am

MIssed last year due to surgery. The boys have a "mystery" hunt planned for this year. We'll see how that turns out!
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#70 Post by Muddly » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:55 am

My first 2 deer, 6pt and a doe, dropped to a pre 64 M94 .30-30 with a Lyman receiver sight. The doe was at 200 yards. My 140 class 9 pt went down to my old 336 .30-30 at 15 feet. Been shooting a LOT of other rifles, bolts, single shot, pump and muzzleloaders (33 of my 52 deer went down by frontstuffers) but with the recent acquisition of a truly superb Savage M99 .30-30 I think I've come home to stay.

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#71 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:09 am

Being the consummate slacker, my last few hunts I have gone with my BAR Lightweight in 270. I know, sad.
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#72 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Always nice to see an epic thread bob back up to the top!

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#73 Post by Old No7 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:02 pm

Great thread I might have missed the first time around...

To answer the question -- I do!

I hunt deer in Maine (and coyotes when I see 'em) with this Savage 99A in .250-3000 -- but she's since been refinished to a low-gloss walnut color and professionally checkered too (had to add rubber patches before, as she was so slick to hold...). That's the first gun where I'd ever seen my bullet hit "the exact hair" (or close to...) that I was aiming at -- I'd never seen shots from much larger calibers impact before.

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#74 Post by Tanqueray » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:45 pm

Taken a couple of 1892’s out for walks this year, and missed a sika hind :oops:

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#75 Post by jackruff » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:17 pm

Leverguns are about all I hunt with anymore. I have two Marlin 336 30-30s, one with a scope and one with a Williams peep. Also a Marlin 1894ss in .44 magnum and a Marlin 1894C in .357 magnum with a Skinner peep. I've taken deer with the .44 and the scope-sighted 30-30 and hogs with the peep sighted .30-30. The .357 has taken hogs and squirrels. Oh, yes, I almost forgot my Henry .22.

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#76 Post by wvfarrier » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 pm

My son uses a lever exclusively....loves to shoot them. i mainly bowhunt anymore.
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#77 Post by 35 Whelen » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:41 am

Why yes....

1886 production '73 Winchester in 38-40-

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#78 Post by model55 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:57 am

Last years buck was taken with a 1894 trapper made in the 1980's with Barnes bullets which I haven't been fond of in higher speed loads but they did a fine job.

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#79 Post by Nate C. » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:04 pm

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#80 Post by Griff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:31 am

Not exactly "hunting", but a target of opportunity:
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When I went looking for this image, I couldn't believe so much time has passed... maybe I need to get out the wounded rabbit call and try some "hunting"! Also glad to know my pastures are in much better condition this year! Guess those farm chores pay off!!
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#81 Post by Carlsen Highway » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am

Tanqueray wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:45 pm
Taken a couple of 1892’s out for walks this year, and missed a sika hind :oops:

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We're going to have to go out shooting sometime Tanqeuray. I have to shoot something next with that .32 Special you put me onto.
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#82 Post by Tanqueray » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:56 pm

Carlsen Highway wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 am

We're going to have to go out shooting sometime Tanqeuray. I have to shoot something next with that .32 Special you put me onto.
Sounds like a plan CH. I hope to get down to the South Island again sometime, so far the furthest south I’ve been is St Arnaud.
Likewise, if you’re ever up this way let me know. I’ve yet to blood my 1892 or 1894 either, and not for lack of trying either!
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#83 Post by mickbr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:33 am

Most my hunting is with a 357 rossi these days, mostly hogs.

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#84 Post by JB » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:28 am

I have far more efficient rifles, but I try to take my 336 30-30 out and shoot one doe a year. Somehow it just feels more sporting.

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