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Old March 5, 2006, 10:09 AM   #23
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Join Date: July 28, 2005
Location: Pocono Mtns, PA
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I've never tried it, but I want to. Gunshop down the road from me carries 357 in his lever guns, but not 30-30. I've heard the 357 in rifle gives great results inside of woods ranges (50 - 80 yards in my woods). It seems people are viewing the 357 lever as a meat gun--lightweight, fast handing and clean kill with minimal meat damage. Their not that expensive in lever gun, and be a good birthday present for my dad considering he carries a 357 revolver (single action Ruger Blackhawk I thing). Having shot that revolver and seeing what it does to things I wouldn't hesitate to level it against anything in Pennsylvania's woods so long as we're talking pistol range.
That said, it is not the cartridge for 125 - 250 yard shots. For that you have the 243, 308, 30-06, etc...
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