Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

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Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

Post by fishburgr » 08 Apr 2019, 7:17 pm

Hi folks,
Just got my PTA back for a lever gun. I just want one of the cheap ones. I can find plenty of info on the Adler A1110 but can't find anything on the Alpharms LX20/28 models.

Does anyone have any experience with the Alpharms and how it compares to the Adler?

Mainly concerned with reliability and ease of use.

Thanks.
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Re: Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

Post by Wombat » 09 Apr 2019, 7:27 pm

It seems that the straight pulls are the better choice now. I'm happy enough with my Adler, easily cycled on the shoulder while a sight picture is maintained.
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Post by Sus_scrofa » 09 Apr 2019, 8:08 pm

Adler have the best warranty out of all the lever actions from new I reakon. I don't buy guns off small time back yard importers. Just my 2 cents .
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Re: Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 09 Apr 2019, 8:57 pm

Recently picked up a adler from Cleavers hard to go past. Few problems here and there but its like everything else. I have no concerns with mine and for the price they are hard to go past and the warranty ismuch better than the others
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Re: Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

Post by fishburgr » 10 Apr 2019, 4:04 am

Yeah you guys have confirmed what the dealer said when I called today. He said Adler over Alpharms easily but would go the Dickinson T1000 straight pull over both of them.

Unfortunately the PTA is already at the dealers for a cat b lever and don't really want to go thru the fuss of sending it back at this point.

Also the Adler's a few hundred cheaper than the Dickinson which certainly helps.
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Post by Patriot » 10 Apr 2019, 4:33 pm

Have 2 mates who have an Adler and Alphaarms, would definitely go Adler, but if your looking at straight pull I would go Impala Plus, best Turkish shotgun on the Australian market.
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Re: Adler vs Alpharms Lever action.

Post by Jon79 » 11 Apr 2019, 9:47 am

if you go the adler avoid cartridges that have the longer brass, it can be a pain in the arse for jamming...…..well in mine anyway
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Post by fishburgr » 11 Apr 2019, 3:30 pm

Yeah I ended up getting the Adler yesterday. Jon79, this is my first shotgun, what am I looking for with "the longer brass", is it something that will be marked on the box?

I think the ones I got are Winchester.
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Post by Jon79 » 11 Apr 2019, 3:49 pm

fishburgr wrote:Yeah I ended up getting the Adler yesterday. Jon79, this is my first shotgun, what am I looking for with "the longer brass", is it something that will be marked on the box?

I think the ones I got are Winchester.


In the pic here the black cartridge will eject no probs at all yet the green ones with the slightly taller brass will jam every time
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Post by fishburgr » 11 Apr 2019, 11:20 pm

Thanks for the pic Jon. I got The Winchester Bushmaster small game shells which look like the ones on the left and should be good.
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Post by Wombat » 12 Apr 2019, 6:44 pm

My Adler has managed everything I've put through it. Maybe some are more fussy than others. Perhaps buy a box of high brass and see if it causes you problems? No point in limiting your choices until you know how yours handles them.
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Post by cracker » 12 Apr 2019, 8:52 pm

Jon79 wrote:if you go the adler avoid cartridges that have the longer brass, it can be a pain in the arse for jamming...…..well in mine anyway

mine didnt like old bird shot my old man had lying around, since using it abit no issues.
high brass, 3" slugs loves it all... actually runs really well.
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