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Considering getting a Winchester Model 94 in 357 Mag.
How does the recoil compare to a bolt action 30-06 or a 270? More or less?
Heard the Model 94 in 44 Mag and 30-30 have some real kick. Thanks.
11-05-2003, 09:42 PM
For me and big game I usually shoot a Browning A-Bolt 300 mag. NEVER in my life when the crosshairs are on a furry mammal have I felt any recoil what-soever. Now putting 14 or more at a bench rest I bring my lil trusty pillow for my shoulder http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-bag-on-head.gif
But seriously- the great thing about the .357 is that you can shoot tons of .38 specials thru it and it will feel the same as my Marlin 39as (.22). Even better is that at most gun shows you can buy a 500 round ammo box for around 40-60 dollars. (memory cant serve me correct on the exact amount- but I bought one 3-4 years ago and still got 350+ rounds still in there. The rounds most of the time are FMJ's also.
Best Wishes and safe shooting,
11-05-2003, 10:33 PM
I have a 94 in 30-30 and its recoil is about equal to my .308, maybe a little less. I've never shot one in .357 but would have to guess it would be far less. I don't think I'd worry too much about the recoil.
11-05-2003, 10:53 PM
I have the Marlin equivelant in .357 (I think they call it the model 1894). It is a pleasure to shoot; nowhere near the recoil of my Savage 110 in .270.
Strange thing recoil.....
recoil isn't just recoil.
My Browning lever action 44 mag it kicks, as in the muzzle jumps, and it's hard to keep it down but the impact on my shoulder is minimal.
My 6mm kicks but the muzzle is easier to keep down, but the impact on my shoulder is more than the 44 mag out of approx the same weight gun.
My 06 kicks, it's hard to keep the muzzle down, and rocks my shoulder out of a heavier gun.
My 94 chambered in 32 Win. is easy to keep the muzzle down, but is sharp and hard on the shoulder. I think the kick to this gun is worse than any of the others.
BTW: I only feel it when poking holes in paper or cans.
11-06-2003, 06:13 PM
I recently bought a Winchester 94 in .357, the trapper model with the short barrel. Recoil is light to none, about like .22 rimfire, with light .38 special stuff, and maybe like a .30 carbine with heavy .357 loads.
11-06-2003, 11:18 PM
Sorry.. are you looking at a .375 (as per the topic title) or a .357?
I didn't know Winchester was chambering for the 375, but the Marlin lever-action in that caliber kicks like a donkey on steroids.
On the other hand...
The .357 mag (handgun cartridge) in a Model 94 Trapper is about as mild as you'll ever shoot. I, personally, don't think much of it as a hunting round, though. Whatcha gonna shoot with it?
I am not a hunter (yet) so this rifle will be used for plinkin and paper. Just thought a lever action would be nice for the collection with no need to beat myself up at the range.
Put a Model 94 "Legacy on order yesterday.
Thanks for all the good info and insight.
11-07-2003, 07:40 AM
i have a 44 mag in a rossi and a ruger. the ruger is very light and the rossi is the cosmetic duplicate of the 94. neither have much recoil and the 357 will be much lighter. if you did want to use it as a hunting rifle limit your shots to 50 to 75 yards and you will be fine. people use a 357 handgun for deer all the time and you will certainlly get better results from a rifle but it is very limited. my 44s are for pigs bayed with dogs ONLY but i can carry them all day and never think about it.
Thanks. I have heard the same thing from some other folks about the distance the Model 94 in 357 will be accurate up to. Just felt the need for a lever action. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-laugh-point-up-yellow.gif
I have a Ruger in 270 and a Model 70 in 22-250 for when the opportunity to hunt Deer or Varmints come along.
Thanks. :JHP rocks:
11-08-2003, 09:38 AM
I have a Marlin 1894 9n 357. No recoil, and a blast to shoot.
Ammo is cheap to buy or load too.
11-09-2003, 06:33 PM
Speck, the 94 in 375 WIN kicks like a mule, never seen a mag version.
11-10-2003, 10:46 AM
I imagine it does. My brother and I bickered over my dad's Marlin in .375. I thought it would be fun for hogs. He wanted it for bear.
After running through a box of shells out behind the barn, I decided let him keep it. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-blackeye.gif
As light as the Winchester 94 is, I imagine the kick is even worse than the Marlin. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif
Anyway, it's moot, since he was asking about the .357 mag.
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