Lever Action Rifles For Survival




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DWings: keep in mind ppl that lever action of any caliber shoots long cartridges, 357, 44mag, 45 long colt, so unless you're rocking a revolver in a survival situation forget it. I say get a quality lever gun in a rifle caliber, 30-30 good all-around imo, and upgrade to some nice skinner peep sights or similar but dont go scope, too "fragile" to losing zero. 30-30 lever with quality peep sights will make for a durable, powerful, med-long range "truck gun" that you can throw around but can still reach out and touch someone AND you can hunt with it...perfect all-purpose firearm for survival

Steve Nottingham: I like lever action rifles. But a better bug out gun is a SKS. More ammo available. Normal stock no scope. and you have better and faster ammo options. We all have our favorite. I really like a lever action for just hunting. Rounds are to expensive..JMO.. Nice video though..Peace..

edo flo: Why put a scope on a short range rifle that shoots pistol ammo ????

Ulises Corado: did he flinch at 2:18??.. lol

Friend of Crows: I like your videos, but Robert E. Lee was on the wrong side of history and fought against America.

mikey johnston: How much for the rifle

srspower: You don't want to use pistol cartridges for hunting, way to much of a trajectory and nothing like enough range. A l,ittle .17hmr rimfire would out perform a .357 magnum lever action in the field let alone a .222 .223 .243 etc.

Jon Neet: I have a Marlin Model 1894 too. I put a set of scope mount rings that also allows me to use the open sights. It makes the gun that much more versatile. 

DocLarsen44: I bought the 1894 in 44rem mag/44spl to compliment my Ruger single action in the same calibers. I feel that the vast majority of hunting and SHTF situation, here in the East anyway, will be at distances of < 100yds and a properly loaded pistol round will do just fine in either situation. I have a carbine of one sort or another in all of my pistol calibers except .380 auto. I even have a PPSh-43c w/rifle length barrel and working folding stock to go with my Yugo M57, both in 7.62 Tokarev.

Sixgun Symphony: A good choice for states like CA, NJ, and others with an existing AWB.

SAPman G: What rail system are you using?

Bill Blinky: I know pretty much zero about firearms. However this was an enjoyable & informative video. Actually I was quite surprised at how quiet it was on the shooting range. I expected a loud discharge. To be honest with you, I'm not familar with the phrase 'bug out' and will go and Google it.

jeff bloom: how accurate is the scoped rifle?

Michael Elliot: I have that baby in 44 mag. Awesome and deadly accurate.

Tom Nelson: I'm trying to decide between a 357 Magnum bolt action (Ruger) or a 357 Magnum Lever Action rifle.

Darth Glenamus: ROSSIE

WanderingBarbarian: I enjoyed this vid. I love lever actions and this only encouraged me more to look more deeply into the 44 mag or 357 mag rifles... especially since you have the ability to feed a pistol and a rifle with the same ammo...not to mention you can use the 38 spl or 44 spl loads as well. It's definitely a great option in a survival/bug out situation-dependable rifle and not as intimidating. Thanks again, keep up the great work!

farmmur: I bought a Winchester 30/30 way back when I was 16. Since then I have bought other rifles, but I always end every deer season using that old Winchester. I am 64 now and the fascination of a different caliber is not there anymore but I still love the hunt. I am now selling some of my guns and giving the others to my grandkids except the 30/30, a muzzleloader, a side by side double shotgun and a Marlin 39a 22. That is all you really need to hunt with.

Hashmountain: I own the Marlin 45-70 guide gun, a great weapon but the ammo is made of gold judging by the prices.

roderray: I have a marlin golden 39A My dad bought it in '65. I also have a marlin .35 cal as well as a .30 .30 I have killed a lot of game with all but the .30 .30 I bought it from my uncle , it has never been fired. When my grandson gets old enough to start hunting it will be his rifle. Great guns, thanks for the vid,

Uzeil21: I love my 84 winchester 30-30

Riad Ahmed: You like it that's all modern fight is not relates to red indian and buffalo modern fight about money casino , extortion , enjoying privet prostitutes , celebrity etc and oil mining logging invading etc.

MrAwsomeshot: marlin 336 in .35 rem was my first gun. its been passed down from grandpa to mom to me. I still load for it and carry it in the bush. 

cads2880: i have a Marlin 30-30 and i simply LOVe this rifle. very accurate, good knocking fire power at med range, good mag capacitie. i realy like lever action.

Orka DRLJAČA: obvious question : why the gold triger?(i mean is it real gold?) ofc, it dosent look tactical or how you say, militant

GOBRAGH2: Ever have any unexpected firing from a lever action, since the rounds sit on top of each other in the tube? I know there are ammo tip options, but its a safety concern that was brought to my attention. I'm interested in getting a center fire lever action because rim fire is tough to find where I live.

Smoggy Williams: 30-06 for survival? Or to be more accurate, take down?

gageoninja: Now would a Red dot halo sight be better on one of these guns? I can't really see myself with a scope on a smaller rifle like these marlins or other lever action guns.

SOCAL3800: no way.... if crap hit the fan and that is all you had, then yes. but rifles are not ideal for home protection. they will go through walls to easy and you could end up hitting somebody you didnt intend to. I shot a 30/30 through 1/2 bullet proof glass at 100 yards. A shotgun with a high brass waterfowl load is the best for home defense

Thomas Fennell: Winchester 94 30-30 is an all around rifle. A Marlin 336 30-30 is just as good. Either one would be suitable for personal defense as well as hunting big game.

Flynn White: I have never had a "take down" firearm but maybe a good idea for survival.

MrJake985: Make that Boar. Sorry for the typo.

Foxroe: Because the barrel is longer, the gases are trapped slightly longer and the bullet will build up more velocity than it would in a pistol. So, the bullet retains more energy during flight. That said, you only get about 50 yards more out of firing a pistol round out of a rifle, but you'll deliver more "punch" with a rifle at pistol ranges (not as much as a real rifle round of course, but magnum pistol rounds are no slouches). Check out hickock45's channel; plenty of lever gun vids!

Rudedogma: @redlegagent You "action" the rifle by turning it on its side. With a little practice it's not too difficult.

topcowboyfan1963: I've got the 336 cs in 30-30 w/scope. Man, I love that rifle!

brooks steff: why are you scared. and nah 80 yard it would be freaked.

foreverstudentpilot: Try and find a 1894 357/38. I have been looking for years, so I purchased a Henry

therainbowbus: 125 yards!??...I can hit a golf ball 280 yards!!!!!

keverc: I love my Winchester 94 Ranger .30-30. Mine has a top mounted scope because it has angled ejection. It is what I hunt with here in florida. For a SHTF not my first choice that is why I hav the AR and the mini 14. As far as home defense once again not my first coice thats why I have the mossberg pump and my beretta 92D in handy spots. But bont get me wrong my 94 is one of my favs. Hell I love them all..lol..

falcon02012: 30-30 win rifle can hold 6 rounds plus 1 for total of 7, not to mention it is good up to 350-500 yards, as for the power 30-30 can deliver 2000 ft. lbs which make it more powerful than 357 mag (1250 ft. lbs) or 44 mag(1450 ft. lbs) or 7.62x39(1653 ft. lbs), 223 (1545 ft. lbs).

banatserbia: 30/30 is the cheapest

astrogoat: The Marlin 30-30 AS was my first rifle, I still have it and it is a great rifle.

Michael Mays: Is that a Marlin Glenfield?

Brent Lecuyer: In a bug out. 250 yards should be a max distance you'd want to attempt to get an attacker. A 30/30 would be extremely efficient for hunting and self defense.

Evil Jim: At the velocities you would get out of the rifle length barrel... it would take a miracle to keep from having complete penetration.

ERprepper: thats cuz it the rifle in the video isnt a 30-30. Its a 38/357

MountainDweller67: As for 'same caliber' rifle and pistol, you cannot beat the .44 magnum, especially if you handload. You can load 300-grain rifle rounds or 240-grain pistol rounds (or if you have the Ruger SuperRedhawk, with the reinforced forcing cone, you can fire the big rifle loads in the pistol). I back both up on the 'light side' with a Marlin 60, .22LR. You get the benefit of semi-auto with 15-in the mag, in a 'looks like a hunting rifle to the liberals' package. Unbeatable combo.

Dmytro Bryushkov: Usually take down BLR is not less accurate than regular one. But it much easier to transport and store it, as well, not difficult to clean a bore.

TheMighty44Magnum: Thats not a bad deal since the mosin is after all just a mosin you got a good reliable winchester in a good caliber im jealous

Rating:
Lever Action Rifles for Survival 4.9 out of 5

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