New member here
Michigan just passed a new law allowing the use of rifles with certain calibers in the southern part of the state. This area was previously "shot gun only". Basically the new law allows rifles that fire calibers .35 or larger, have a "straight wall", and have a casing length 1.8" or smaller. When I heard the law had passed I could not see myself hunting with a shotgun while knowing I could use a rifle. So I took my slug gun to my local gun shop and traded it in on a new 1894 in 44mag. I absolutely love this gun!
This was my first trip to the range. Pulled the gun out of the box and loaded up with hornady 240 grain XTPs. These two shots were with iron sights from 50 yards. The shot on the right was fired first, made one adjustment, and the second shot was in the "bullseye". Not bad for "out of the box" accuracy.
Plan on putting a scope on this week and trying out some buffalo bore ammo. Nothing compares to the feel of a lever action rifle. There's just something "American" about it!!!