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Re: Wolves

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:12 am

Henry actually has some at around $750 new.


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Re: Wolves

Post by TN Cattle Man » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:15 am

My "Ranch" gun that I take pretty much everywhere with me is a Rossi .357 lever-action rifle. It's a pretty decent shooter and cheap enough that I'm not crying the blues if something happened to it! You would be surprised at the impact it has on a coyote!
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Re: Wolves

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 am

kenny thomas wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:03 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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kenny thomas wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:33 pm
41 mag in a lever action would be great but darn they are expensive.
Define expensive, I think I want one.
The only one that has sold recently on Gunbroker brought $1675
Was that a Henry or another brand?
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Re: Wolves

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:38 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 am
kenny thomas wrote:
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TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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Define expensive, I think I want one.
The only one that has sold recently on Gunbroker brought $1675
Was that a Henry or another brand?
It was a special Marlin. Not sure if Winchester made one in 41 mag.
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Re: Wolves

Post by JW IN VA » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:44 am

Kenny can correct me if I'm wrong but you might try pawn shops for a Marlin.Not as "classic" as Winchester but the wolf won't know the difference.
Don't get me wrong,I like the Winchester.I have Dad's 1952 model.The Marlin we have shoots where you aim it and that's what counts.
I understand the other calibers but,for a gun that needs to ride in a scabbard, I wouldn't want much money in it. 30/30 will take a deer down at 200 yards.It should be plenty for a wolf.
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Re: Wolves

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:08 am

JW IN VA wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:44 am
Kenny can correct me if I'm wrong but you might try pawn shops for a Marlin.Not as "classic" as Winchester but the wolf won't know the difference.
Don't get me wrong,I like the Winchester.I have Dad's 1952 model.The Marlin we have shoots where you aim it and that's what counts.
I understand the other calibers but,for a gun that needs to ride in a scabbard, I wouldn't want much money in it. 30/30 will take a deer down at 200 yards.It should be plenty for a wolf.
You are totally correct. I also like a Marlin in 35 Remington caliber. Only slightly higher than a 30-30 but with more knockdown. Lots of bear hunters using one here.
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Post by Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:22 am

I am definitely going with a 30-30. Any place that sells ammo will have 30-30. And I already have 5 or 6 boxes. I have the Winchester model 64 30-30 that my Dad bought new in 1940. He was 14 and used his strawberry picking money to buy it. That gun isn't going to rattle around on the quad. I have the antlers from the buck he shot with that rifle in 1940 and from my first buck shot in 1963. I will hunt the hills with a scope sighted rifle but if I end up shooting a meat buck in the pasture I plan to do it with the old 30-30.

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Re: Wolves

Post by SBMF 2015 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:42 pm

Marlins defiantly rule my gun rack. I have a 336W in 30-30, a 1895sblg 45-70, and a 25M in .22mag. If I need to reach out and touch some thing I use my Rem 700 in 30-06.
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Re: Wolves

Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:06 pm

SBMF 2015 wrote:
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Marlins defiantly rule my gun rack. I have a 336W in 30-30, a 1895sblg 45-70, and a 25M in .22mag. If I need to reach out and touch some thing I use my Rem 700 in 30-06.
My 30-30 lives in the tractor that we hay with.
Same here! We buy, get bored with, sell and buy new toys a lot. There are a few that have survived the rotations and will stay permanently. My husband's Marlin 45-70 govt and the Marlin 30-30 he bought for my birthday years ago (both in matching stainless and walnut). One lives in the shop (helpful hint- the 45-70 is a "youth" length and fits in the lift lid of a big Milwaukee tool box!!!). The other lives by my kitchen patio doors ;-) . My daughter's first non-22 will be a Marlin....
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Re: Wolves

Post by Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:49 pm

My friend did show me a Marlin. Less money than a Winchester 94 but still a lot more than that Sears knock off. I am thinking that tomorrow I will go in and buy that Sears 30-30. I certainly don't need or want anything new or fancy when it is going to get beat up bouncing around on the quad. Just something that will go bang and hit somewhere close to where I am aiming. This is intended to be a defense gun against sharp tooth critters. No 200 yard shots. Heck not even 100 yard shots. Wolves are sort of protected. They have to be threatening me or livestock to legally shoot one. If I am actually varmint hunting I have a wide selection to choose from. First pick from the gun safe for varmints is a Savage 22-250 with a 4x12 Leopold scope.

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Re: Wolves

Post by SmokinM » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:13 pm

That should be a Ted Williams model 100 Dave. I had one for years til it grew legs one day, I killed a lot of deer including my first with it. It will serve you well. A good gun and basically identical to a Model 94.

If it has initials carved in the stock and filled in with bondo let me know I have been looking for it for 10 years!

I am looking for one of the .357 ones now. Trying to match up my pistols with a good lever gun to simplify ammo and packing stuff to hit the bushes with. Got the .44 covered it is a pretty fun little gun but has plenty of wallop to get serious if you need to.

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Re: Wolves

Post by Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:16 pm

SmokinM wrote:
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That should be a Ted Williams model 100 Dave. I had one for years til it grew legs one day, I killed a lot of deer including my first with it. It will serve you well. A good gun and basically identical to a Model 94.

If it has initials carved in the stock and filled in with bondo let me know I have been looking for it for 10 years!

I am looking for one of the .357 ones now. Trying to match up my pistols with a good lever gun to simplify ammo and packing stuff to hit the bushes with. Got the .44 covered it is a pretty fun little gun but has plenty of wallop to get serious if you need to.
It said model 52 or 54 I don't remember which. Basically looked like a 94 just a little loose in the fitting. There are lots of cougars here but they don't worry me. This wolf is a different issue. If I were to shoot it the range would probably be inside 50 yards. It doesn't take minute of angle shooting to hit that big of an animal at that range.

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Re: Wolves

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:48 pm

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Dave is this near you? One of my loggers sent it and said Oregon
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Re: Wolves

Post by Dave » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:46 pm

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Dave is this near you? One of my loggers sent it and said Oregon
My guess is that is Buoy 10 at the mouth of the Columbia. That use to be pretty close to where I lived. My old hunting and fishing partner lives spitting distance from there. Salmon fished a lot in my younger years. The way things worked out I ate way too many salmon from childhood to about 35. I sort of gave up fishing for them because I was sick of eating them. I live on the other side of the state now, nearly into Idaho. Actually I will be over there in a week and a half. We aren't going salmon fishing but one day there we will go to the beach and dig razor clams. I look forward to eating a bunch of razor clams.

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Post by kenny thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 pm

Dave, I knew it wasn't close to you but thought it was near where you used to be. Don't imagine there are a lot of big salmon in your area.
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