I'm thinking about re barreling a lever action 1895 down to 308. Is it possible to do that?
The round works well in a lever gun and the capacity is large. I was thinking of building a load for accuracy with a pointed bullet and then following them up with Hornady leverevolution tipped bullets. First shot counts the most.
Ya I have a bunch that I don't think I will use. But what range are we talking about?Thanks, I will call them. But I think I've decided to buy another 24" Marlin 336 or maybe a stainless steel one as I know a smith that already reamed 20 of them this year into 307 wim. It is like the 308 but has a rimmed case so it feeds and ejects properly. He's like the Grizzly guys. Nonneman Custom Rifles - Fine quality firearms for the discriminating shooter... I load the 308 win and he said I could use the same dies. Marlin actions are great and he's going to slick mine up and do a trigger job. It will provide me with another lever option for deer and pigs, black bear and such. MORE MONEY, MORE GUNS.
I'm an addict. I sold 2 rifles last month and bout 4 more by accident. Make it 5 now.
Got any 308 hunting bullets you like? I'm thinking this will run maybe in the 2500-2600 max range. Pointed ok as I'm going to try and build some loads with the Hornady 160's to follow the first pointed bullet up.
I found a bunch of 307 win brass so I'll stock up.
Necking down the 45-70 to 30 cal would give you a 30x348 win P.O. Ackley did a lot of these in the improved version they make a very potent 30 cal lever gun