Winchester Model 65 Deluxe

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  1. Hashknife

    Hashknife Active Member Supporting Member

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    I was out in Arizona recently and ran across a Winchester collection that had a Model 65 Deluxe chambered in 218 Bee. Never seen one before.... Interesting lever gun for sure!! Could it be used for "Cowboy" type shooting events?? Long Range??

    I'm intrigued by this "OK Corral" type of shooting...!!
     
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    No way for cowboy action shooting. Prob go right through the steel. Over 2600 FPS.
     
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    Thx! Sounds like it would probably be more of a long range Prairie/Mountain gun with that round.
     
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    It’s an interesting round/gun combination.
    Not sure what it could be good for, as I guess I’d want a bolt gun for a varminter.

    But it’s sure different and would be fun to own as it seems an oddity/rarity.

    Maybe a cool gun for a lever gun fanatic or collector.
     
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    I'd buy it, if'n it were a deal. Winchester Model 65 was the original chambering for 218 Bee.
     
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    Someone straighten this feller out - PICTURES, MAN, PICTURES!!

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    I have one in 218 Bee. It is a delight to shoot but has rather limited applications. It does not hold enough rounds to be used effectively in Cowboy Shooting matches. I had a 32/20 M65 that was a real hoot but gave it to my brother because it did not hold enough rounds for matches. I do have a Marlin 32/20 from the 1890's that I occasionally shoot in Cowboy matches. It is one of my favorite rifles.