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-: July 1 l, 2012 OUTbOORS Page 13 From page 12 tions, like breaking the case free of the chamber for extraction and ejec- tion and cocking the hammer ,hap- pen early in the stroke where the ex- tra leverage is more advantageous. It's hard to fault Winchester rifles, especially since I'm a huge fan of the pre-64 and Classic Model 70s. After all, the latter models were designed by none other than the leg- endary John Moses Browning. But Marlin has simply done it better, simpler and stronger since 1881. Savage even had Marlin manufac- ture its first 1895 Model rifles. The old dog finally got eclipsed by its younger upstart sometime in the 1980s or '90s. I doubt Win- chester's lever action rifles will ever Hunters who did not apply for series), elk (200 series), controlled be restored to their former glory a big game controlled hunt or pur- pronghorn antelope (400 series), ant- now that the word is out about the chase a point saver by May 15 may lerless deer (600 series), and spring Marlin's hot-selling superiority. It still purchase preference points black bear tags (700 series). Hunters must'be a double insult that their through Nov. 30 in a new twist of- who already purchased a 2012 pref- historically largestbolt-action rifle fered by the Oregon Department of erence point or applied for a 2012 sales competitor now owns the finn Fish and Wildlife controlled hunt cannot purchase an- that eradicated their lever action Hunters need to fill out an ap- other point saver for that series. rifle empire, plication found online at ODFW's Preference points increase the Winchester and the late J.M. website and mail or fax it to ODFW odds that hunters will draw their big Browning can take solace in the Controlled Hunts, 3406 Cherry Ave game tag of choice in a future year. fact that it took at least a hundred NE, Salem OR 97303, fax (503) Hunters that fail to draw their first years before perception caught up 947-6113 or (503)947-6117. choice tag gain a preference point with reality. Preference points cannot cur- for that year. Hunters that don't want rently be purchased online, at license to apply for the tag drawing can pur- JeffHutchins writes occasion- sales agents or by phone. The cost is chase a point saver each year in each ally about firearms-related topics still $8 and hunters also need an an- hunt series. for The New Era. He operates nual hunting license. ODFW is extending the sale pe- Rangemaster Gunworks at 29352 Points can be purchased for the riod to help hunters avoid the May Hwy 34, outside Corvallis. following hunt series: buck deer (100 15 rush and enable them to spread ODFW extends window of opportunity for preference points the cost of licenses throughout year. IF ,w Randy Townsend, L.D. 1256 Main Street, Sweet Home (541) 367-4401 I (541) 409-2499 30 + Years Experience the iii(iii!~iiiiiiiiiiiiii!i(!i(iiii!i!i!!!iiii!iii!!!!!i!ii!!!i:L !iiii~,ii!