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What do you think of the Winchester Model 1892 trapper takedown in 357mag for a youth whitetail gun?

Question by Drew McClure. Uploaded on February 22, 2014

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from 99explorer wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

An excellent choice for a young shooter if the range is limited to 75-100 yards, where velocity falls off to .38 Special levels.

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from FirstBubba wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I'd say no. Just not enough oomph for those marginal shots.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I'd be more inclined to recommend the Marlin 1894 or Rossi Puma in .357 Magnum, both of which I've enjoyed. I agree this is a close distance option, but I believe a youngster will find them a pleasure to shoot and "plink" with in the field. The MSRP on the Winchester eliminates it as a bargain, and the 16-inch barrel would not afford the young shooter much of a sight radius. The Marlin is a bit expensive - I got mine lightly used - is well designed, has an 18-1.2" barrel, and offers the possibility of scope-mounting or aperture sights (I use the Williams receiver sight with great satisfaction), and the Rossi Puma is available in 16 or 20-inch barrel, blue or stainless, that just gets smoother with use. Tough choices, but you've chosen well for a young shooter.

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from jhjimbo wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I would not use it past 50yds. Only about 600 lbs ft energy - too big a chance for a wounded deer.

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from Drew McClure wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

My average shot is 25 yards hunting out of stands set up for bow hunting.

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from Treestand wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

JMO~ A Marlin 1894/18.5 Bbl in 44mag.would be a 75 to 100 Yard Shooter with not much more Recoil then the 357Mag. Its always better to have a little more then less to make do.

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from Drew McClure wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

@Treestand Is that a Marlin hat on your Avatar?

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from DSMbirddog wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

If the shots are limited to 25 - 30 yards a 357 mag should be okay. I would probably choose a 30-30 though.

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from Treestand wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

JMO~ A Marlin 1894/18.5 Bbl in 44mag.would be a 75 to 100 Yard Shooter with not much more Recoil then the 357Mag. Its always better to have a little more then less to make do.

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from 99explorer wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

An excellent choice for a young shooter if the range is limited to 75-100 yards, where velocity falls off to .38 Special levels.

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from FirstBubba wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I'd say no. Just not enough oomph for those marginal shots.

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from Edward J. Palumbo wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I'd be more inclined to recommend the Marlin 1894 or Rossi Puma in .357 Magnum, both of which I've enjoyed. I agree this is a close distance option, but I believe a youngster will find them a pleasure to shoot and "plink" with in the field. The MSRP on the Winchester eliminates it as a bargain, and the 16-inch barrel would not afford the young shooter much of a sight radius. The Marlin is a bit expensive - I got mine lightly used - is well designed, has an 18-1.2" barrel, and offers the possibility of scope-mounting or aperture sights (I use the Williams receiver sight with great satisfaction), and the Rossi Puma is available in 16 or 20-inch barrel, blue or stainless, that just gets smoother with use. Tough choices, but you've chosen well for a young shooter.

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from jhjimbo wrote 7 weeks 5 days ago

I would not use it past 50yds. Only about 600 lbs ft energy - too big a chance for a wounded deer.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

If the shots are limited to 25 - 30 yards a 357 mag should be okay. I would probably choose a 30-30 though.

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from Drew McClure wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

My average shot is 25 yards hunting out of stands set up for bow hunting.

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from Drew McClure wrote 7 weeks 4 days ago

@Treestand Is that a Marlin hat on your Avatar?

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