Dusty151: In reality, a lever gun will work for just about every self defense situation. I know it's not "tactical" and it's not a "go to war" rifle, but nothing most people can buy is. If I'm going to war, I'm going to shoot the enemy and take his gun. Chances are it's full auto, mine isn't.
Bayan1905: I picked up a Glenfield Model 30 (Marlin 336 with birch stock) in .30-30 about a month ago and one of the first things I did was order a Skinner sight which fit on perfectly since the Marlin receivers are drilled and tapped except for the very early 336's and the 1936 Marlins. The Skinner is a nice sight that really opens up being able to get a great sight picture. One thing about the lever guns, they are about as far from an "assault rifle" black look that politicians hate, not saying they won't get to them eventually since they want them all in the end, but it might be a while before they get to them and ammo is common and no one is fighting over them at the gun shops or online and they are still affordable.
Mishawaka Post: John Wayne never used a scope. Neither did Chuck Connors.
HoneyBadger367: If it's not a Winchester lever gun it's a poser
StarSeed: Why choose anything except automatic?
Edwin Dueck: To many people think they have to have a 30 06 as a hunting rifle, I will go for a 3030 any day and not think twice about it.
jmatt781: I'm highly inexperienced, but would something like a less expensive mosin be a better option? I know it takes a lot more to modify it to accept modern scopes, but the reload, even though it's only 5 shots, with a stripper clip seems like it'd be much faster. I never worked the bolt of a mosin, maybe it's a lot tougher than a lever. Being a gun lover who wants to dive right in very soon, who also has a family that I would do anything to protect given my income, with a limited budget... (thanks Obama)... I'm just curious about any of your opinions on the matter that you would be kind enough to give to me.
NK DA: My Lever Action Rifle was in Caliber 45 - 70. And i miss it.
Alex Courtney: love my big hennery
American Patriot Forever: No offense, but why even suggest this caliber being adequate to take down even 'small' deer? If you consider yourself a humane and ethical hunter please don't encourage even more irresponsibility that exists out there already regarding these creatures' takedown. I appreciate the time you put into your otherwise informative videos. Thank you always.
Chad McCurley: The rage you was at looks very familiar, would be in the Pickens SC area, by per chance?
Patrick Slevin: I think someone pouring fire into an area from a lever gun would be intimidating to anyone. They are slower to reload but it does represent a compromise between a gun like an AR and a Bolt Action rifle. Lever guns in 444 Marlin or 45-70 are effective on most game in North America.
Strutingeagle: Might be able to blend into what a little better?
bigchunk1: I really want to do a run and gun course with a 30-30 winchester. Iron sights of course like the old west.
Greg Taylor: Lever action just doesnt look right with a scope!
Walt Lars: I have one in 45 long Colt from the 80's it would hold 10 rounds and I carryed a S&W M-25 in 45 long Colt 16 rounds rounds of 200 grain JHP or 250 SWC before reloading I worked as a Rancher and Part time Reserve Dept. Sheriff
I never felt under-gunned and My Marlin rode with Me in the trunk After 2 cops were ambushed next Co. over Our Co. took over that Countys 911 calls dureing the funeral afterwards Our Sheriff told us We could carry what We needed to to come home saftey to our famliies just keep then outa sight untill they are needed
in regardes to a suspect most engagements are at under 150 yards and the Marlin 1894 in a big bore will handle that
My loading gate spring was very strong and the last round could hang up on the rim
I found a wooden twig with a small branch sticking out that was smaller than the rims so I could push the last round in with out pinching My fingers
Conservative Macro: my dad shot one of his deer at 250m with a marlin 30-30, took 3 shots but not many people believe him
Howard azmat: This rifle chambered for .35 Remington is a great deer rifle, however ammo is getting harder to find for it....
mcneese68: Here's a cool fact I read: the U.S. Military around the turn of the century was looking for a new rifle for our soldiers to use. They were actually looking at lever action guns as their rifle of choice but decided to go with a bolt action style rifle because it was difficult to fire rounds one after another in the prone position because they had to lean their lever action rifle over to reload while with the bolt action they could stay prone and still reload.
Vet: When I graduated High School, all I wanted to do was kick back and relax without having to do any homework. But I realized I have no money to do anything fun. So I went to a San Francisco Vet School to get trained to make money. But seeing your videos, I am gonna be an internet marketer on the side. Let me know if you have any tips. Thanks.