The next Tactical Lever Action Rifle

I am dead set on making another tactical lever action rifle.   I think I’ve mentioned before that I am going to use a Winchester 92 type platform and I’ve settled on the Rossi example of the breed. I’m thinking 16 inches on the barrel and a scout mount for a low set red dot.

This Caliber Conundrum has me flummoxed.  .44 Mag or .357 Mag.  I’ve been leaning to the .357 Magnum… However as of late, I am now leaning to the .44 Magnum.  Ammunition for the .44 is more expensive, but handloading for it is easy enough.  I think I’m going to do a .44 mag.  Out of a 16″ barrel .44 tends to gain all it’s going to get and past that it seems to go down hill.


.270 Redding Broadsword

Looking for “That Edge” for my own custom build on a Crusader Broadsword.  One caliber came up that had me thinking “Hmmm”.  See, I’m looking for a configuration for a Hunting Broadsword… that can be legitimately used for hunting North American Big Game that will give good performance across the board with good bullet selections for the widest array of game animals… and it not be .308 Winchester.

The .270 Redding.  An improvement over the standard .270-08 Wildcat.  In an AR this would be solid.  See, you can get 3000 FPS out of a Short Action, in this case, out of an AR… which is only 60 FPS slower than the same bullet out of a .270 Winchester rifle.

Powder    Start    Velocity    Maximum   Velocity
N-150   45.0 grs.  2,923 fps  47.0 grs.  3,053 fps

Mild recoil, good trajectory, good terminal ballistics…  This gives us a much better trajectory thanks to it being faster than the 7mm-08 that would normally be the go-to choice for me.