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    Quote Originally Posted by Petamocto View Post
    Rory, thereís no to it than joules on target, though.

    Obviously everyone concedes shot placement matters, but up for discussion is whether multiple medium bullets is better than one large one (slug), and whether the Henry is a good choice.

    I canít really think of a better NR option that you can (sort of) fit in a holster.
    Me neither. Still unsure if it's a good idea but I can't find a NR that can be holster for easy access like the Henry Mare's Leg. Maybe it's a better idea to bring a short barrel shotgun and put it in the pack.

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    Wolf attacks are so rare you have more of a chance of a tree falling on you...

    Bears might have a go at you... might. Again it's a rarity. People are far too scared of the bush.

    I own a Rossi ranch hand in .44. I've got a proper Butt stock on mine and a normal sized lever... with the stupid stock they come with they are hard to shoot at best add a goofy holster and I can't think of a worse option for a defensive firearm. Far too heavy to be hanging off your hip.

    Out of a rifle the .44 mag is really a pipsqueak round... there are far better choices.

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    I have a 14" 12 gauge pump in a scabbard that I wear like a backpack for when I'm in situations where I want hands to be free and also want a firearm.

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    In .44 magnum, you would have the ballistic equivalent of a long-barrelled revolver. And, such has been popular in the USA for a back-up sidearm while hunting for many years.

    Unfortunately, a mare's leg makes a poor handgun. You can't hold and aim it properly; it needs two-handed operation; and the recoil with .44 magnum is going to feel like firing a sawed-off pump shotgun with no stock.

    Still, I suppose that a poor handgun is better than no handgun at all.
    Also, I suppose that you could buy and fit the regular Henry butt-stock and a sling.
    As a short-barrelled rifle, it would be a very acceptable handgun replacement, if you were allowed to carry it during a bow season.

    In stopping power, a .44 magnum carbine is equivalent to a .30-30 Winchester carbine, and many prefer them over the .30-30 for deer hunting. And there really isn't any other type of 13" barreled repeating carbine that would be legal to own, or carry for hunting.
    Last edited by Comanchero; 04-28-2018 at 08:40 AM.

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    You can get a really nice Mares Leg Holster here...

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/5852...ch_query=mares leg&ref=sr_gallery-1-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunDude View Post
    You can get a really nice Mares Leg Holster here...

    https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/5852...ch_query=mares leg&ref=sr_gallery-1-1
    Nice. Then you can be this guy:


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    I can't believe Steve McQueen shot Michael Landon in the back!
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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