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by Soccerdad1995
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Reliability: Lever Action vs Pump Action Rifles
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Re: Reliability: Lever Action vs Pump Action Rifles

I have 3 lever action rifles. 2 Henry's (a .22 and a 30-30), and a JM stamped Marlin 336. I have more than that number of pump action shotguns (at least 5 but less than 10, not near my gun safe at the moment). I don't have any pump action rifles, so can't speak to those specifically.

Malfunctions on both platforms are extremely rare.

I have had a misfeed in the Henry 30-30, that was undoubtedly a user induced error. That was a pain in the Pelosi to clear. I ended up having to disassemble the action. I have had 2 malfunctions on my pump action. Both of those were light primer strikes on the same Kel-Tec KSG. Those were "revolver easy" to clear. Just pump the action, and next shell fired just fine.

So net-net, I'd say both are very reliable, but if you do have an issue, the pump action may likely be easier and quicker to clear.

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