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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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I don't know crap about what ones are good and what ones are crap

I was thinking about getting one

Any info would help thanks

I'm very torn between getting a muzzle loader or a lever action gun


Now what my dream lever action would be is a marlin 45-70 govt carbine

But other the a 30 30 or the yellow boy what elese is out there?


I don't not like 22s or 22mags I have a 17 super mag and that's all I need in low caliber

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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #2
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Same thing applies here as with most firearms. They will all work but the cheap ones don't perform as well as the more expensive ones. The Thompson Center Triumphs are pretty damn nice systems, but CVA's Accura models have the better Italian made barrels. Either or will shoot pretty good if you find the slug it likes though, just like most rifles.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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I have a traditions pursuit, shoots great.
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You looking for an inline or traditional?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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Is that where ones like a break action and loads from the back ? And the other is ram rod ?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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I thought muzzle loaders were cheap not 700 bucks
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Dunhams has the cva optima on sale for 300 $ thumbhole stock and comes with a nice scope with drop recticles. I bought one a few weeks ago. Its a nice shooting gun for the price
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Very very intresting I'm very torn between a lever action or a muzzle loader
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Traditional is like a hawkins inline is like what uses a 209 primer
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I have been very happy with my Thompson center omega. It shoots a 1" group at 100 yards.
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Dunhams has the cva optima on sale for 300 $ thumbhole stock and comes with a nice scope with drop recticles. I bought one a few weeks ago. Its a nice shooting gun for the price
this gun is hard to beat for the money
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I also have a CVA inline. I have had it for near 10 years now with no problems at all. Shoots great even at way longer ranges than what was once even considered for a muzzle loader. Easy to clean and maintain. I have never had to do it because of a misfire but it's easy to clear in that event. I have cleared mine unfired a couple of times just so I knew how to do it in the field.

I don't think they can be beat for the price. I bought it specifically for muzzle loader deer season so it's a season specific gun. I wasn't going to spend a bunch on a gun I wasn't going to use over the whole year.
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I don't know if you can still buy them but I have a New England Arms Huntsman Muzzle loader. Was a great gun for the money, 209 primer and what I like best is that is a short gun so it is easy to carry around or use in the tree. I think I paid like 180 bucks for the nickel finish one.
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No one here wants to touch on the lever guns?

I absolutely love lever actions. You'll be golden with an older Winchester 94 or Marlin 336 in 30/30. Be care of the new Marlins. Quality control appears to have gone to shit when they were bought out by Remington.

You can find the older JM stamped Marlins for sale quite frequently on MGO. They're great deer rifles, beautiful finish and great feel to them.
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No one here wants to touch on the lever guns?

I absolutely love lever actions. You'll be golden with an older Winchester 94 or Marlin 336 in 30/30. Be care of the new Marlins. Quality control appears to have gone to shit when they were bought out by Remington.

You can find the older JM stamped Marlins for sale quite frequently on MGO. They're great deer rifles, beautiful finish and great feel to them.
My buddy shot three this past weekend with a 30/30 lever action
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My buddy shot three this past weekend with a 30/30 lever action
Winchester 94 and Marlin 336 in either .32 Special or 30/30 Win are pretty much the traditional Michigan deer rifle. I know I love mine. My parents bought it for me as my first deer rifle when I was 15. Over the last ten years that is the most pampered and polished up rifle in my safe. Absolutely gorgeous rifle.

I'll take a picture of mine to show it off just for fun. She's a purdy one.
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I might have to take a trip to Dunham or gander and see about these muzzle loaders you guys speak of
And thanks for all the info.
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I might have to take a trip to Dunham or gander and see about these muzzle loaders you guys speak of
And thanks for all the info.
dunhams yes no on gander and I would check walmart also they have them for a little bit less then dunhams most the time
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Now SS

I would love to find a 45 70 govt for sale in my price range lol

But I wouldn't mind a 30/30

I remember watching old westerns and seeing a small lever action rifle I don't really care for really long guns and it's been a while sence iv seen a 30/30 so I can't remember how long they were or how big they where
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dunhams yes no on gander and I would check walmart also they have them for a little bit less then dunhams most the time
The walmarts by me don't sell guns lol
The only thing near me that sells guns is dicks dunhams and gander
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