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    Hey guys, I'm looking at buying a big bore lever, just wanted to know which way to go? And why. Winchester 1886 or a Marlin 1895. I do want to mount a scope or a peep, like a Skinner sight.

    Thanks

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    Originally posted by Yoshie" post=31889
    Hey guys, I'm looking at buying a big bore lever, just wanted to know which way to go? And why. Winchester 1886 or a Marlin 1895. I do want to mount a scope or a peep, like a Skinner sight.

    Thanks
    Marlin in 444 because it recoils less and shoots flatter than a 45-70 while still knocking over anything alive
    "Love the bush for its own sake and you will never have an unsuccessful hunt".

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    • #3
      The Marlin will be easier to scope.

      The 1886 is a 92 action on steroids. It's stronger than the 1895 Marlin.

      The 1886 you will be limited to a barrel mounted aperture - Skinner, Tang mounted aperture or receiver mounted will require drilling and tapping some mounting holes.

      The gun shop at Margate QLD has a nice Winchester 1895 in 405 Winchester that I'd love to own.

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      • moofy07
        moofy07 commented
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        I do like the 1895's but I do also like the 1886's, the price of the Winnys is the deciding factor.

      • Yoshie
        Yoshie commented
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        I've got my sights set on a 444, only because I already reload 44 mag. Can you get a full length rail for the marlin?

    • #4
      Go the 1886.
      Pure style Pure beuty. Tang sight, sweeeet. And just to be different and not to mention just because!

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      • #5
        Has anyone heard or seen any of the latest Marlins re: fit and finish? I've heard the quality has improved a lot in the second half of this year but am still a little weary. I'm sorta keen on a Marlin 336 in 30/30 for Service Rifle. I would prefer this over a Win 94.

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        • #6
          Pedersoli make an 1886 copy in 45/70. I've handled one and confirm they are very well made and slick as

          http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/tipologia-prodotti.asp/l_en/idt_86/rifles-model-86-71-lever-action-boarbuster.html
          Hold still varmint, whilst I plugs ya!

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