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    Why no Lever Action Ammunition SIde Saddles

    Had a passing tactical thought. Why are there no ammunition side saddles for lever guns? The most common tube fed home defense firearm (shotgun) have a plethora of side saddle options are are often seen wearing them while in the role of home defense gun. As we know, the side saddle offers additional ammunition at the ready to an otherwise “low capacity” firearm.

    Lever actions are also “low capacity” (compared to standard capacity AR15 magazines at least). So why not manufacture a side saddle for lever actions?

    These side saddles could be “bolt on” or applied using velcro, just like their shotgun counterparts.

    I am aware there are butt stock saddles which hold ammunition, but are not as ergonomic/tactical as a receiver side mounted ammunition saddle.

    Thoughts and discussion.

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    they have enough in the tube for me ,I can fill my pockets if need be .but I'm country .

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobug View Post
    they have enough in the tube for me ,I can fill my pockets if need be .but I'm country .
    Agreed. For the stereotypical home defense scenario. I am thinking more towards the bug out scenario, where “something” happens and you need to grab and go, where seconds count and grabbing anything more than just the rifle is out of the question.

    Totally hypothetical and unlikely, but just wanted to open up some discussion, since this is the tactical section.

    I know tactical is better suited to the AR15 style platform, but to me, levers are more “my style” so adapting one for multiple tasks scenarios is intriguing.

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    If I were an apocalyptic prevention scenario and hypothetically needed to survive by only grabbing my gun to hold off the oncoming Zombies or Federali's I would make sure that the case the gun it is being stored in had boxes of ammo in a side pouch. But if the zombies actually started coming not sure I wouldn't just do myself in at that point and the extra ammo would be unnecessary. Though you could always attach a Crown Royal bag to the lever loop with 20 or 30 rounds in it. No need for over efficiency as at that point in either scenario you'd be hosed anyway, especially with only a lever gun.
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    Go out and find a 1894 (44 mag). Mine holds 10 rounds which is more than enough for any "tactical" situation I expect to be in at my age. I might even duct tape a flashlight to one side of the barrel and a laser on the other side. For a higher capacity have a sling made up like a gun belt. Probably would hold another 20 rounds. Next let's put a nice military looking scope on it. Before you know it your rifle now weighs 15+ pounds.
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    I am 45, been hunting with lever guns my whole life. I love them all. I have killed many many deer and hogs with them. Never needed more than one shot. But...., if something gets serious, and I have to grab and go, AK47. Bullet proof reliable, and holds 30 rounds.
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    As much as I love lever guns I would go with a semiautomatic with high capacity mags if I ever needed more firepower.
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    How about this: https://gunstockcover.com/product.sc...2&categoryId=1

    Or this: https://gunstockcover.com/product.sc...3&categoryId=1

    I have one with loops on the cover and the sling, Its heavy when loaded with 44Mag

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    Quote Originally Posted by ere View Post
    How about this: https://gunstockcover.com/product.sc...2&categoryId=1

    Or this: https://gunstockcover.com/product.sc...3&categoryId=1

    I have one with loops on the cover and the sling, Its heavy when loaded with 44Mag
    With both of those mounted on your rifle you could almost carry a 50 round box of WW white box 44 mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbobug View Post
    they have enough in the tube for me ,I can fill my pockets if need be .but I'm country .
    Country here too! Never needed more than the rifle and sling could carry, although, a time or two a hat band has kept a few extra rounds. I thought about trying to fabricate one or two by attaching a cartridge belt to my hat. It was a bit top heavy the way It came out, so I scrapped the idea, and went back to pocket carry.
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