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Post Underlever Rifles (fullbore)
OK ladies and gents,
I am in the market for an underlever 38/357 rifle I am unsure what to buy I am looking at a marlin as those who own them recon they are the best lever action on the market, however there are other makes on the market, i.e rossi, henry, winchester.

Has anyone got an underlever rifle, if so what make and any comments, also dealers details would be appreciated.

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Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:30 pm
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Post Re: Underlever Rifles (fullbore)
I have the venerable Marlin 39a .22rf and it is still going strong after 30 years of service (made in 1978).
I also have a Winchester U/L in 30-30 which is great fun to shoot although I don’t use it all that much.
If you are going to buy a .357 then buy the Marlin as the Winchester is prone to cartridge lifter breakages due to being a fudged up .44. Whereas the Marlin is a dedicated .357 and is a lot stronger.
Rossie are OK but the last one I saw was a top ejector and couldn’t be fitted with a scope.
G.M.

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Got a 30/30 Winchester 94AE....angled ejection allows scope to be fitted. Trigger a bit heavy but it's a Winchester....great fun! What ever you get....you can only use flat nosed heads, as stick mag will blow up (heads rest on primer of bullet in front...recoil can easily fire round in front)...and mangle anything nearby.

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Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:49 am
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Post Re: Underlever Rifles (fullbore)
Yup, got the Winchester AE (angled eject) myself. If you go for this model then try and get the Leupold mounts as they are a lot lower and keep your cheek on the comb.
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Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:22 am
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Post Re: Underlever Rifles (fullbore)
Got a Rossi 92 38/357

Bad points.

Very heavy mainspring, sometimes feeds two rounds at a time which requires magazine follower removal to clear jam,sometimes throws live round on floor rather than feed to chamber.

An internet search reveals "They are all like that sir"

Good points.

Cheap second hand....Got mine for a £100.00 although I'm saving up for a Marlin. We have several club Marlins .Way to go.


Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:34 am
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Post Re: Underlever Rifles (fullbore)
I have a Winchester AE in 30/30. have to agree about the trigger but no matter I love it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/Jenks308win/Winchester94AE.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/Jenks308win/0fdc5332.bmp


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Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:56 am
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