In our family lever guns were never unpopular. Here is a coyote I took yesterday at 150 yards while she was on the dead as run. This was my grandfathers Marlin.
My grandparents, pictured here:
My father...the kid in the middle after shooting his first bear:
Between my grandparents, my dad and myself, this little lever gun has put a lot of meat in the freezer. Now that my dad is too old to get out there and drag a deer back to camp, it's my turn to show my kid how to use it. I need to see if I can find the slide of my first deer with this gun...hopefully I can still find the slide at my dad's place.