Scout/Truck gun

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  1. Paladin

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    pretty much what I was talking about - the Marlin lever action 336 in .35 cal. Help us out here Anc! I'm thinking a scoped lever action rifle.

    "Over the years, the .35 Remington has been chambered in a variety of rifles by most firearms manufacturers, and continues in popularity today in the Marlin Model 336lever-action.[1] "
    But only 16 pounds of recoil with the stopping power of a .300 Win mag is a good combination.
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    Re-visiting this, this particular rifle actually would probably be perfect as a scout rifle. It's got a 20" octagonal barrel, it's 38" overall, weighs 6 pounds...it all falls into Jeff Cooper's parameters. The only thing is I don't want to try to mount a scout scope on it if I have to cut on it.
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    Tactical the s**t out of it!

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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    one thing that was probably covered already is putting a scope on a truck/scout/generally rough conditions use gun is not a good idea, especially with traversing rough roads and trails. That said if you had a super-tough scope and mounts then perhaps it would work, but you can't beat iron sights (that cannot be inadvertently moved askew) for reliability.

    Once all the ammo/gun shortages are over I'm thinking about (just for fun recreational shooting that I can do at my local indoor range) is a BLAZE 47. I've read/watched some reviews and it doesn't jam like some semi-auto .22 LR and it's very affordable and quite accurate. This gun is ADORABLE! Yes a quasi-copy of an AK-47 but stays on target of course and .22 ammo is cheap and available (once the ammo shortage is over).

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    And I'm still interested in a Ruger Blackhawk in .44 special or maybe .357. I'm much stronger now than I was at age 22 when I last used a Ruger Security Six .357 for work purposes, and the recoil was a bit harsh thus target reacquisition was a slight problem. Then again I hand-loaded pretty hot 125 grain hollow points. It had a heavy trigger pull too even in single action.
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    I remember an article about doing that in Guns and Ammo or one of the other magazines back in the mid-90s after the AWB went into effect.

    I thought about it, but never got around to getting a lever gun to build up. :lol:
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    I actually want one of the new Henry Model X series...

    https://www.henryusa.com/news/x-model-series-launch/
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    :Oooo:
    I've always rather fancied the idea of a lever action shotgun.
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    I don't like loopy levers like that.
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    But shootER, you can do that cool Rooster Cogburn move with those! "Fill your hands you son of a bitch!"
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    Yep, that’s it.

    With a peep mount for the scope so you can use iron sights for close/quick.
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    I don't know. It just seems like it would take a very well built & solid levering system to cycle all the mass of a shotgun shell IF it were a 12 gauge for example.
    Obviously with a .410 gauge it wouldn't be that different than a large rifle shell. My favorite style of shotgun is a semi-auto like a Remington 1100. I went duck/goose hunting with one when I was a kid and they will definitely put some lead downrange with a quickness!
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    I don’t know if it is mental or what, but I feel like I do better with my 20 Over/Under than my semi. For 12s my Dad’s ol’ humpback Browning is my most accurate.
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    speaking of Dad's shotgun my father-in-law (from the Phoenix AZ area) passed away a few weeks ago, and his guns get split up between my son (here in Augusta GA) and his other grandson who lives in the Phoenix area. However I had to tell my mother-in-law that you can't just mail guns (especially across state lines) and you have to ship them dealer-to-dealer. No way she's going to deal with that process since she rarely ventures outsider her comfort zone. But if my son ever visits Phoenix he can bring them back via vehicle or plane. It's a mix of run-of-the-mill shotguns and rifles, maybe some handguns.