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Lever action

Looking to buy a new lever gun whats out there and what would be a good all around caliber other than a 30/30 and 35 does savage still make the 99
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I love my Browning BLR in 308.
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We wish savage still made 99s. But they can still be had if you look around, pretty common in 308 and 300 savage. Winchester 94s are around in 375 Win, 444,and the occasional 307 and 356. I think the 94s are still being made in 450 marlin, but I prefer ther older ones. And of corse the BLR comes in a bunch of calibers. Recent Marlins have gotten a bad rap quality wise since remington took them over. The older more desireable ones have a JM stamped on the barrel and made before the Rem takeover.
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Re: Lever action

Savage discontinued the 99 about 50-60 years ago.
Browning BLR you can get in just about any caliber
Marlin 336/444 you got quite a few calibers.
Winchester 86/92/94/71
Calibers range from about .25 up to .45
All around? Depending on what that entails, either 30-06 or 45-70

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Savage discontinued the 99 about 50-60 years ago.
Ummmmmmm........... 15 years ago. 1998.

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Re: Lever action

The Savage 99 ceased production in 1998, 15 years ago. There are many NIB ones for sale all over the country, easy to find.
The Winchester 88 and the Sako Finnwolf are probably the best engineered lever guns ever made. Both available on the used market, although a little pricey.
Literally millions of Winchester 94's and Marlin 336"s out there for sale, as stated, the older ones are better made.
Nothing wrong with the Browning BLR, and that can be had in long action calibers.
A used lever gun is probably the easiest used rifle to find on the East coast. You just have to decide what you want, they are all for sale !

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You have lots of options. Browning blr's in so many different calibers. So many marlin models in many different cals. Marlin 336, 1894, 1895, 444. Still many great winchester models, 94, 64, 71, 88. Their's tons more than I mentioned. If your tastes are finer than I recommend looking into the sako finnwolf. Imo not many other lever actions are comparable with the finnwolf. The 88 and the finnwolf actions are quite different. Not to mention the accuracy of the finnwolf. I get sub moa with mine.

What kind of hunting do you plan for this rifle?
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Re: Lever action

I love my Win 88 in 308....
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I suppose I should go deeper with the data if the OP is going to lay down some cash. If you consider a Sako Finnwolf, it is the most accurate lever gun I ever tested, and I have tested hundreds. It is a beautiful gun, but it has some downsides in todays world. If you lose the clip or break the stock, you are up the creek. When and if you find replacements, they will cost as much as a gun. The Finnwolf grip geometry is " Weird". The curve and lever position are more forward, and best suited to shooters with small hands. The Finnwolf was brought to market in 1963 to directly compete with the Winchester 88, but it had a much better trigger, all machined parts, and a much nicer fit and finish. America was not buying it, and they bit the dust 8 years later. As in any company currently controlled by Beretta, they make parts impossible to find or buy except from their chosen few, if at all. On the flip side of that, I have never seen a broken Finnwolf.
There are boo-coo Model 88"s that shoot MOA, even with their stiff trigger. A trigger job on an 88 is tricky, and should only be done by the best gunsmith you can find.
If I was the OP, I would look hard at the Finnwolf, BLR, and 88 if you want more pep than a 30-30.

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