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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Lever Action Rifle
Fit/finish on my Puma is perfect, even has some decent looking wood on it. It was probably only a few years old when I bought it used? 24" octagon barrel, color case on the receiver, end cap and butt plate. Matte dark blue on everything else.
Would agree on the 44-40 being marginal for deer. I have an original M92 in 38-40 (24" round barrel) and have killed deer with it, but limited myself to shots under 50 yards. Shame, because that old beauty is a tack driver w/180gr factory loads.
The 44 mag, on the other hand, is quite a bit more potent than the old 44-40.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B