Originally Posted by cheekygirl
Meh…..fun guns, but meh. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that pistol caliber lever action carbines are dying off. They were neat tech up until semi-auto carbines became available, but now given the price I would rather have a semi-auto in .45acp or 9mil.
I like fun! I've heard the cowboy action sports have driven a lot of interest towards the pistol calibers. Never more popular.
I use mine to hunt deer and elk. This one shoots a 200 grain .338 bullet with a BC of .430. It's good for elk to 400 and deer to 500. Further if you don't care about energy tables. This group was off the tailgate while working up some loads. It'll do that or better all day. Probably much better in the hands of a real marksman. With the narrow receiver and great balance, it's a dream to carry. It shoots circles around my Model 70 338 win mag Extreme Weather.
Hope Marlin/Remington/Freedom Group shakes things up and points their ships towards quality.