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Old January 17, 2012, 11:10 PM   #26
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Hardcase I think you meant "Tatical Joke"

Different strokes for different folks but I'd laugh my what little behind I have off if I saw someone with that.....

They should have called it the Gecko30/30
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Old January 17, 2012, 11:17 PM   #27
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These guns do have some similarities with American western style guns except with some modern innovations.
They're new generation guns that are loosely based on traditional American gun designs.
It's just like how black powder shooting progressed to modern cartridges and then smokeless powder.
It's simply the evolution of western design for the more modern cowboys.

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Old January 17, 2012, 11:59 PM   #28
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No, this really is progress

I am not wild about the buttstock on this thing, but the fore end does capture at least mild interest from me. It may look non-traditional, but it does address some needs that people have in the real world (and not just in urban zombie hunting threads).

I have been thinking about a lever action .30-30 as a pig rifle lately. All well and good, except that sometimes hunting feral hogs happens at night. I can buy a Marlin with a rail on top, which makes a great place to mount a scope. It is not a good place to put a light; it would block the sights.

Suddenly Mossberg has a rifle on which I could easily mount a light (and a laser and a Picatinny thermos). That is progress and then some.

My quibble is that it doesn't go quite far enough. The problem: No rail on top for a scope! At least it is still possible to mount one on the receiver.

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Old January 18, 2012, 12:36 AM   #29
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My eyes they burnnnnnn!
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Old January 18, 2012, 01:16 AM   #30
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ummm uhh yeah, I'm not quite sure what to think about that thing! I love my lever guns, but I will have to ponder that one for a while.
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Old January 18, 2012, 01:29 AM   #31
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Oh wow I was lookin around Mossbergs website and I found the 802 with a BARRET STYLE MUZZLE BRAKE hahahah OMG And the .22 tacticool lever gun has a muzzle brake on it too LOL
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:35 AM   #32
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That gun fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
But that's just my opinion.
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:56 AM   #33
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Looks like it's ready for a starring role in Cowboys and Aliens.
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:56 AM   #34
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Too bad Hornady doesn't sell Zombie Max ammo in .30-30....
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:38 AM   #35
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They already do Sport45

http://www.targetsportsusa.com/p-322...mmunition.aspx

Marlin should include a box.
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Old January 18, 2012, 07:46 AM   #36
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Geez, you guys are making me feel bad and I am thinking of returning mine now.


I created regional blackpowder shoots from camping sites to retail prizes and Model 94's were the latest arm I'd accept. This'd be allowed. Model ...22 has no flash suppressor and looks alot more traditional. Now we just need, and I'd seriously consider one in, different calibers... .357 Maximum... .22 Mag... Nice light, indestructible, relieable, truck and field gun, no?

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Old January 18, 2012, 07:56 AM   #37
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Lol sorry Gehrhard you know we don't like folks changing classic lines

I'm sure there is a market for it but I can't think of one. Though the truck gun thing may have merrit....
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:22 AM   #38
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I just threw up in my mouth.

My fear is that if I bought one of those things, the holy ghosts of John Wayne and Gene Autrey would come in the night and beat me into a coma.

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Old January 18, 2012, 09:03 AM   #39
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you can put fat tires and mags on a model t but it still won't be an indy car.

the lever action rifle was the first assault rifle, it is still as viable in its original form today as it was then. unfortunatly or fortunatly there have been improvment in firearms technology, better bullets, longer range shooting, semi and full auto rifles. folding butt stocks, fiberglass stocks, picatinny rails and hanging gadgets all over isn't going to turn it into an m4. john wayne didnt need lasers and refex sights, all he needed was a large loop lever.
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Old January 18, 2012, 09:47 AM   #40
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Laugh all you want but for many folks, both abroad and right here in the USA, this may be the best they can legally own. THINK before you vote, and encourage others to do so, or we'll all be in the same boat or worse.
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Old January 18, 2012, 09:54 AM   #41
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That gun fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
But that's just my opinion.
More like "Fled blindfolded through the Forest of Ugly, and ran full tilt into every trunk at least once."
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:08 PM   #42
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Looks like a prop from "Wild Wild West" or "Serenity." Likely to go the way of the Remington 7615 and 7600P, I'm afraid.
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:59 PM   #43
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I'm holding out for the folding stock and PGO versions!
.357 Max, Mag, .38 Spcl. in the truck or trunk, I'm tellin' ya!

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Old January 18, 2012, 10:17 PM   #44
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Sweet, a factory threaded 30-30. No need to send it off to get threaded and have the front sight moved back. Is the threading 5/8x24 RH and good for cans?
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Old January 19, 2012, 10:15 AM   #45
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Y'know, on second thought, black powder cartridges probably wouldn't be too healthy in an AR. But they might be just dandy in that monstrosity! Can you see some cast boolits in front of holy black?
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Old January 22, 2012, 02:21 AM   #46
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The folks over at Mossberg must think that people will buy anything as long as there is a tactical cachet attached to the product.

This gun makes some of the new monstrosities peddled by Rossi/Taurus look like classic beauties.
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Old January 22, 2012, 03:14 AM   #47
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:50 AM   #48
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It took me 10-15 yrs to get used to basically plastic being put in and on bolt actions and pistols such as the glock,but this? really? Like the guy said earlier, it hurts the eyes when you first see it. No way would i buy this rifle in such a format,Marlin 336 all the way if i ever do buy one. In wood. Man this only proves to me one thing., i am getting old and the US is truly building junk. I hope the guts of this rifle are better. AR-15 yeah, 30-30 dont think so. Wood is beautiful.
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Old January 22, 2012, 03:59 PM   #49
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^^^ Does that guy work for Mossberg?
Looks a lot like a feller that used to work at the S&W shooting sports center in Springfield some years ago.

All joking aside, they're just slapping things at the wall to see what sticks (or in their case...sells), which is what any good company needs to do. There is a lot of competition in the marketplace, and they are trying to get some $$$ from the fastest growing crowd in the US- the "under 30" generation X that has grown up with video games which have guns that don't make sense, but just might sell to a non-traditional crowd. After all, fellers the age of what I think the majority of us on here are- aren't buying much right now, but that is subject to change according to the outlook on the election.
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Old January 23, 2012, 02:30 PM   #50
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It does look funny but i would have loved to have that adjustable butstock when i started my kids Deer hunting. I had to cut a good stock to make it fit.
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