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As others have written, my stock lever is fine for the range but with gloves while hunting it's too small. I'm just wondering if there's a straight grip big loop lever that you feel is 'just right' for hunt. Does the larger loop cause any twisting or mechanical problems with ejection/rechambering a round? Mine is stainless by-the-way.
Thanks, Robie.
 

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Here's mine!!!
My buddy and I modified the original square lever!!!



Check out muleloops,
he's an industry partner and will modify yours how ever you'd like!!!

Doesnt' do any harm to the action at all.
Aftermarket lever loops may need minor fitting.
 

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Wild West Guns is also a good one. The WWG lever was a 10 min easy install and works great on my 1895GS. Makes it easy and fast to cycle in the cold weather. Never needed any fitting at all on my Marlin.

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I personally think the DRC and Muleloops are the best blend of looks and function. I will be going with the DRC for my straight gripguide gun. For pistol gripped models I think the Marlin loop on the GBL and SBL look about perfect.
 

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MattPair said:
I personally think the DRC and Muleloops are the best blend of looks and function. I will be going with the DRC for my straight gripguide gun. For pistol gripped models I think the Marlin loop on the GBL and SBL look about perfect.
I thought that DRC was out of business? Am I wrong? Can someone enlighten me? Thanks a bunch, I like the look of their lever.
 

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Another vote for DRC! The muleloops are very similar and nice as well.


Here's a pic of my GS with the DRC lever.....

 

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I bought a drc lever for my gs a couple weeks ago with free shipping and I love it,perfect balance of size and shape!
 

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MOUNTAIN WILLIAM said:
Another possible option to try would be http://shop.beartoothmercantile.com/main.sc . I don't know for sure if their big loop levers are ready for the market yet, but it's worth looking into, they make some fine products.

I don't see anything listed or even mentioned about a big loop lever on their site.
 

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Digger, we all know how great the rifle in your post is going to look with a DRC lever on it. You will enjoy being able to place your hand in the lever without feeling snug.
 

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I tried them, but ended up going back to stock levers. For me, they didn't feel right, and I don't use a real thicj glove anyhow. I just leave my pinky out! I grew up doing that, so I guess I spoiled myself, ha. I have seen some levers so big that it looked like my horse could run his leg through it..I'm thinking, if it's taht cold, I'm going back to camp and make coffee,ha! I think it all depends on what "does it for you". I find as I get older, that if I don't like how a rifle handles/feels, it is sold or traded off! Life is too short to hunt with and ugly gun, and a "good enough" gun... :-*

Oh yea, Grizzly Custom Guns modified both my levers, $150 or so, quick turnaround time, great folks to deal with.
 

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I don't see anything listed or even mentioned about a big loop lever on their site.
I received a pic of a "prototype" back in January when I ordered some saddle rings and that's why I stated that I wasn't sure if they were on the market yet. They are also working on a model to fit rifles with a pistol grip. Here's a chance to have some input on a new product line, send them an email and ask about them.
 

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One other question. Has anyone had any functional problems with after market loops? IE: difficulty feeding or extracting?
Thanks for all the great responses,
Robie
 

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MOUNTAIN WILLIAM said:
I received a pic of a "prototype" back in January when I ordered some saddle rings and that's why I stated that I wasn't sure if they were on the market yet. They are also working on a model to fit rifles with a pistol grip. Here's a chance to have some input on a new product line, send them an email and ask about them.
Ok, thanks for the heads up!



Robie said:
One other question. Has anyone had any functional problems with after market loops? IE: difficulty feeding or extracting?
Thanks for all the great responses,
Robie
None that I know/heard of.....
 

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I like the big loops, I have a '95 GBL and I do reckon it is easier to use. The one on my 1894 44mag is a tad too tight for my loking. I am looking to one day change that to a big loop also.
 

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I think I like that beartooth lever, wish they would show a pic with more of the gun showing to get a better feel what it looks like on the gun.
 

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I kinda like the looks of the Beartooth lever too!
 
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