Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A
I've seen many lever-action rifles and love the way they look and feel. The only problem is that here in Indiana we can't use rifles for deer. I've done some research on the Internet but have only found lever action .410s. Does anybody make a 20- or 12-gauge lever-action shotgun? --J.M.
Sorry, but the only lever-action shotgun on the market today is the Winchester made for the .410–and as you obviously know, the .410 isn’t an adequate deer round. Your closest approximation might be a Model 97 Winchester pump, which is essentially a Winchester lever action converted to slide action. Used Model 97s are available for very reasonable prices in 12-gauge.