I'm not knocking anyone who owns a BLR in .358 Win, and there are a lot of people on this forum that have them, but to me, there is something that is not pleasing to look at BLR for me. They are a wonder of modern technology, and more accurate than any lever gun could be. But to me it's just something about the lines.hunternyny":2l5n1n7x said:Blkram, I want to thank you for your reply. you always take the time to give excellent responses to questions, thank you. I am sure some here feel everybody knows as much as they do about rifles, reloading, bullets, etc and that is why they sometimes give one or two word responses. Those, like yourself, who "explain" and not just answer are appreciated --thanks again
I need to find a 348 and use it. Several here like it or would like to have it. I am sure the larger caliber lever rifles are preferred by those who hunt larger animals in thick forests. At one time I only associated "levers" with cowboys and not hunters, but I was obviously wrong. Blkram and Fotis have a lot of nice lever rifles. Last but not least, I always enjoy the posts from our Canada and Alaska members when they talk about grizzly bears, polar bears, lynx, wolf, muskox, caribou, moose, etc---not a lot of them in New York. Hawkeyestaz I think I will look at the BLR, not the Win in the 348
I meant no offense, honestly. I don't begrudge anyone on their choice of firearm, whatsoever. I really don't.Blkram":36qqz1jl said:And that is exactly why there are so many manufacturers, and models of lever action rifles (or any action type), offered in so many different calibers and cartridges. There is one to satisfy the needs, wants and desires of those looking to find the "right" rifle for them and their intended quarry, in the locations that they will be hunting that quarry, in their chosen manner. Not every hunter or rifleman (or riflewoman) is looking for the same rifle style, caliber or physical characteristics or options.
Detachable magazines are great for those that prefer spitzers in their leverguns and longer barrels for better performance over longer than average distances (say 100 yards or less as typically seen in the eastern woods). Models such as the Marlins or BLR's that are made for easier scope mounting. or the carrying qualities of the Model 94 Winchesters.
For me, there are rifles out there that I like the look of, and the attributes of their design of action, stock, barrel, sights or mounting systems. But when I actually handle or shoot one, they just do not feel "right" to me. The Weatherby Ultralight Accumark was such a rifle. and I am a big fan of the 270 Wby. Nice rifle, and accurate. Action was rough and I just did not like the feel of the synthetic stock. I did not own the rifle long.
There is no right or wrong here. Buy and use that which you prefer, and enjoy the rifle that YOU own! And be happy for those others that are doing likewise.
Ha Ha HaDrMike":1yecwwy3 said:Now, that's a real lever gun, Rodger. I had one as a child, and it ensured many joyful hours afield shooting rocks and twigs, and even my brother on one occasion. He tried to aggravate me, but it didn't work out well for him. It did cost me my Daisy BB rifle for a few months, but that is another story.
Thanks for the invite. If their saber tooth mice I might be a little under gunned. -)Blkram":1m91fmk8 said:
truck driver":hqmjq92a said:Thanks for the invite. If their saber tooth mice I might be a little under gunned. -)Blkram":hqmjq92a said:
So you think we may need some C4 :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:Blkram":vshkoq65 said:truck driver":vshkoq65 said:Thanks for the invite. If their saber tooth mice I might be a little under gunned. -)Blkram":vshkoq65 said:
Yep, remnants of the Plastocine era!
Cousins to the notorious Caddyshack gopher! LOL