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
Internet Tough: 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.
littlejpl: just one correction.... sliding those rounds in that silly loading gate ISN'T THAT EASY!! That spring pushing back on your thumb is pretty dog-on hard and by the time you get 9 rounds shoved up that tube your at oop's I'm dead. The saying "load on Monday and shoot till Wednesday" is true. The part they leave out is, it take's you all Monday to load the silly gun lol.
FD Mackey: I own three lever action rifles, one in 30-30, one in .35 Remington and the last in .308. Of the three I've found the .35 Remington to be the most effective for 'tween ranges where the .357 is inadequate at best, the 30-30 is iffy and the .308 is just a wee bit too much for deer. Sadly the .35 Remington is hard to find ammo for, so I have to reload for it most of the time...When I can find the brass. Now if it came to bug out time....I'd go with my scoped Model 99 Savage in .308....To keep the zombies off my back....Way off my back....While keeping the stew pot full.....Of course I might need to keep a .22 LR and a .410 handy.... For variety of course....There's only so much venison two people can eat....And then there are black powder rifles, revolvers and shotguns....And some really nice recurve bows and excellent hunting heads.....Decisions, decisions.....Maybe I'll just lay in a few cashes here and there....
zaldumbide13: You can carry one of these in your camping chair carry bag and it is not noticeable ;*)
woodcraft camper: A lot of people are just now looking at these rifles, I wish I picked up my 30-30 years ago
Wha Happon: +sootch00 what optic is that on there?
David Spennachio: C A R = cowboy assault rifle. Should be in every gun cabinet.
paintballmagnet: My "house" rifle isn't a military type rifle, its my old Winchester 94 30-30. I load six in the tube, chamber empty, carry six more on a buttstock carrier. Don't have close neighbors and live alone so I don't have concerns of over-penetration. I wish I could find a Trapper in either 44 or 30-30, IMO would be the perfect all round rifle.
Ben Snyder: You hear it all the time about Lever guns being less intimidating than a black rifle in SHTF. I don't think it makes a difference if you're outside the "normal" places you'd expect to see a person with a rifle, you're gonna get noticed no matter what it looks like. That said, I do like my lever guns, but have no illusions of "just passing on by" just because it has a wood stock and tube magazine.
jackal99: I have a Marlin 94 in 25-20, made in 1907 cool gum. scope mount is not optional, lol. cool gun non the less.
chizelhead71: One thing you forgot to mention is the low recoil on that puppy, especially with 38spl.
guy west: found two marlin 3030s with scopes for around 500 is that a dessaint price?
guy west: for the rossi m 92 357 38 soec cost almost 700 dollars. a used marlon locally goes for around 450 to 600 used with a scope
arrlmember: Great video! Living in CA I tend to shy away from autoloaders and I don't like having to clean the gas chamber. I have a Marlin 336SC in .219 Zipper that is a real tack driver, but do not load the magazine for safety reasons, so it's a single shot. While I do have a .44 Magnum barrel for my H&R Handi Rifle, your video has shown me that I really need A Marlin in that caliber. I bought my Old Model Ruger Super Blackhawk in 1965 and the recoil immediately led me to the conclusion that I needed to learn how to reload. With a wide range of possible handloads, I have never seen a reason to buy a .357 Magnum. A lever Marlin would be great to pair up with a single action Ruger.