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Old December 3, 2012, 04:18 PM   #26
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I've only ever had one lever gun; a Marlin 1894SS that was about as reliable as a politician's promise. It left me kind of disillusioned with those types of rifles. That said, if I'd never had that negative experience, and were now instead out to find myself my first-ever lever action rifle....it wouldn't be this one. Geez, and I thought Glocks were ugly!
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Old December 3, 2012, 04:24 PM   #27
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My thoughts on that.... Just say no?

Regardless of how it functions its ugly, like it just sort of makes me cringe.
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Old December 5, 2012, 02:38 PM   #28
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Final thoughts on this one: I'm sure it's a great little rifle. If you like it, that's all that matters. For my part though, every time I look at the picture of it, and see all that tactical M4 stuff on a lever action rifle....what comes to mind is the same thing that I think when I see 2 dudes holding hands: "That is just plain wrong!"
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Old December 5, 2012, 05:22 PM   #29
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what comes to mind is the same thing that I think when I see 2 dudes holding hands: "That is just plain wrong!"
Good analogy.
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Old December 5, 2012, 06:52 PM   #30
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It just makes me think of a "B" movie with person that is 1/2 robotic parts. Don't know why.
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Old December 5, 2012, 07:03 PM   #31
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If I were stranded in no mans land with that 30 30, all that criticism would be out the window.
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Old December 5, 2012, 08:03 PM   #32
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I also think I'd overlook some its "nonconformities" if it were offered in .308 or .44 and .357.
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Old December 5, 2012, 09:01 PM   #33
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That rifle is so ugly it makes a Glock look beautiful by comparison and that is a hard feat to pull off.
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Old December 10, 2012, 03:56 PM   #34
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Coyota1: Thank you.
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Old December 10, 2012, 06:25 PM   #35
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Yeah, unfortunately that thing has been around a while. It's not new.
Ugly as sin. Now I'm not a hater of tactical lever actions. I think they are an awesome concept and the one lever action I plan to get in my life will likely be tac'd-out. However it's all in the execution.

Here's a couple examples of sweet looking tactical lever guns:








The thing Mossberg cobbled together is not one of them. It seems to them "tactical" just means M4 stock.
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Old December 10, 2012, 06:35 PM   #36
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The Henry was designed back around 1860 to be a "tactical" rifle, but I would bet that men probably didn't use that word back then. The words Assault and tactical as far as I'm concerned are more or less made up words.
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Old December 10, 2012, 11:20 PM   #37
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"Ow" on that last rifle with the no handguard :P

Those do look better than the Mossy, I will agree . I think the Mossberg looks mainly as bad as it does because of the telescoping stock. Looks...wrong. Like a discloated joint, or something *ewww*

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Old December 11, 2012, 02:42 AM   #38
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Or just imagine it with high intensity light, lazer, night sights, You could really feed your family, or protect your family.
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Old December 12, 2012, 05:03 AM   #39
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A high intensity light and laser may be a good thing on the 464. It'll blind me so I don't have to look at it anymore.
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Old December 12, 2012, 07:08 AM   #40
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My guess is that younger folks, who have grown up seeing and handling tactical looking rifles, would probably like the look. As an old timer, the traditional looking lever gun is much more appealing to me. However, the photos presented by Nickel Plated are far more appealing than the Mossberg version. I think it's the collapsible stock that just doesn't work with the Mossberg. I'm a big fan of Mossberg shotguns, so I hope their lever guns, in what ever version, turn out to be reliable and accurate.
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Old December 12, 2012, 09:14 AM   #41
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My guess is that younger folks, who have grown up seeing and handling tactical looking rifles, would probably like the look. As an old timer, the traditional looking lever gun is much more appealing to me.
I'm sure back when the Henry rifle came out some of the die hards saw it as I see these tactical levers, but even more so. They were raised on flint locks, and then saw a cartridge fed repeater. That would have been a lot to swallow.
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Old December 12, 2012, 06:15 PM   #42
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It's funny how with all that rail-estate there is still no rail in the one place you would want it which is on top for mounting a scope.

But I guess when it comes to "tactical", lights, lasers, and under-slung grenade launchers are more important than aiming.
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Old December 15, 2012, 12:24 PM   #43
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Here's a couple examples of sweet looking tactical lever guns:
Ummm no, they are not.
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