Best Lever Action Rifle Modifications
About anything we "accessorize" with will actually impede the natural handling characteristics of these iconic rifles. I've designed and chosen these accessories with that reality in mind.
If Tacticool is your thing by all means embrace it, but do understand that there is a difference between "Looks Cool!" and "Works Better".
WHAT CAN MAKE MY LEVERGUN MORE USEFUL?
In my lifetime spent in the outdoors with lever action rifles, I've narrowed the mods down to these helpful items.
1. Better sights.
A rugged peep or ghost ring sight will add sight radius and a more intuitive, easier to use sighting system. At lever gun ranges an optic is not really warranted. Anything that runs on batteries can also fail when you need it.
Skinner Sights are machined from solid steel, stainless steel, or brass bar stock. The only aluminum we use is in our rails where weight is an issue. No plastic...
2. A Simple, Light Weight Sling.
Something to carry the rifle/carbine and give some hands-free capability is very useful. Let the sling be for carrying the rifle. Anything you hang off the sling will become a pendulum swinging under the rifle when shooting offhand. That includes knives, ammo, large pads, etc.
I've settled on our Biothane SUPER SLING as a great all-around carry sling. We also have nice leather basketweave that have a classic look yet are very functional.
3. A Butt Cuff with "some" Ammo carrying capacity.
A well-constructed, simple, butt cuff that holds a few extra rounds can be handy if you need to "Grab and GO" with your rifle. Keep it simple and light. 5 or 6 extra rounds will be enough. Clean the ammo regularly.
Our Cuffs are made by a good friend who does amazing work. They will last a lifetime.
4. A way to attach a small tactical flashlight.
We are not afraid of the dark, we just need to SEE the things that are IN the dark... I like my light to be removable so I can mount it when needed but not have it in the way. Its only dark half of the day. This is helpful when used as a home defense measure and also in the tent when Yogi comes to visit.
Check out our LEVER LIGHT RAILS for the slickest lever gun light mount available.