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I apologize to those people who dislike Board "Gleaners" but I'm still trying to learn as much as possible.

Question is: As a lefty, and someone who will never shoot in tactical situations, are there lever action.308 that have the same accuracy potential as bolts? I know there won't be much of a "presicion" aftermarket. Just thinkin' out loud
 

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There has been discussion elsewhere on the board about the old model 99 savage. But I do not think they were ever chambered in .308 nor am I sure what their accuracy potential is. You will have to look at the magazine fed lever guns...

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I think that most rifle manufacturers offer southpaw configurations. I never payed much attention to it myself, but I think it is usually only like 50 bucks more. I know that most custom rifle builders off this option as well.

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browning makes a lever action with a 5 round box magazine thats a lever action. It will be very accurate for a hunting rifle.
 

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mele said:
There has been discussion elsewhere on the board about the old model 99 savage. But I do not think they were ever chambered in .308 nor am I sure what their accuracy potential is. You will have to look at the magazine fed lever guns...

MEL
Last time I was out after deer there was a weather beaten old hunter in his late 60's who was useing a Savage 99 in .308.........it was the rustiest old heap of a gun I've ever seen......still being used that is!......maybe he was clubbing them to death :wink:
 

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Savage made the 99A in .308. I had one about 20 years ago and found it to be pretty handy. Accuracy was OK at about 1 1/2 to 2 inches at 100yds. for 3 shots. I was using peep sights, so a scope would probably improve things a little. I haven't seen many of these around lately, but I'm sure you could find one if you looked hard enough and had the money. The Browning BLR and Model 81 lever guns are much better in the accuracy department. I had a BLR at the same time I had the 99A and it would group about 1/2 inch better than the 99 with any given load. The Browning was also easier to shoot quickly. Both guns have pencil-thin barrels, so keep your accuracy expectations in line with what they're designed to do.


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low down levers

Another option is the used route and Winchester made the model 88 in .3o8 and sako made a lever action I believe called the Finwolf not sure of the name ,the win 88's were fairly accuarte if memory serves and sako was pretty good also,guess it would depend on what your needs for accucary are. another close was the win 94 series in .307 basically a rimmed .308 have heard you could use .308's in it but thats rumor .
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I've seen some scoped Win 88s and I hear they are as accurate as a sporting bolt gun, on average. My marlin 1895 shoots sub 2 moa groups, but can probably do better lol. I know it shoots better than I can. Maybe I'll scope it some day just for the heck of it.
 

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Another option might be a pump style rifle, somthing like remington LE's 7600. unless your set on lever....just a thought.
 
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