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I read about your situation on your other thread, and if it doesn't work out, return that Marlin. They hold no resale value and like the above post says, if you want one, go to a pawn shop. Stick with Browning, Winchester, or Savage for your hunting rifle.


Dude, nothing wrong with some marlin guns. Nor Ruger for that matter. I would have bought a Ruger personally... especially over a savage
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:13 PM Gearhead is offline  
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Dude, nothing wrong with some marlin guns. Nor Ruger for that matter. I would have bought a Ruger personally... especially over a savage

Marlins are pretty cool...

Now that they are making Guide Guns without the ported barrel, i believe i will have to get one
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Dude, nothing wrong with some marlin guns. Nor Ruger for that matter. I would have bought a Ruger personally... especially over a savage

I have a Remmington, Winchester, Ruger, and Savage. All are great. Marlin's are junk in my book.
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I have a Remmington, Winchester, Ruger, and Savage. All are great. Marlin's are junk in my book.

Care to explain why?
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the marlin 336 is one of the most popular deer rifles around. i don't really get how someone could say it's "junk"
Old 09-09-2009, 04:00 AM CommiePunk is offline  
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Care to explain why?

From what I have experienced, Marlin's have the worst triggers of the group, my Savage AccuTrigger being the best. All of the Marlin action's I've tried have been rough and clunky, compared to my other rifles. Marlin's also generally tend to be a few pounds (not ounces) heavier then comparable rifles. My biggest gripe though would be that Marlin's don't hold their resale value when compared to the other brands, thus why you always see them in pawn shops. It's always something to consider.

It's always a personal preference thing when it comes to guns and I understand that, these are just my opinions and experiences. If you really love Marlin rifles, that's fine, go for it! Some people love their Taurus, but I've had nothing but terrible experiences with them when I owned a Beretta.
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I dont doubt your experiences with marlins hermit, just thinking maybe you shot some of the older Marlins.
The XL7 and the XS7 are really new to the market and have a lot of good features inclusing an adjustable trigger just like the savage accu trigger.
Now again, I dont have a lot of experience with bolt action rifles but the trigger on my marlin feels really good.

This is a pretty good article
http://www.gunblast.com/Marlin-XL7.htm

And I was reading on some other forums you can pick up an xl7 for 280 @ bass pro
Old 09-09-2009, 08:07 AM Caelum is offline  
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the marlin magizines wouldnt allow for ballistic tip ammunition untill they came out with the soft tip a little while ago.

the 30-30 is a solid gun for close range open site hunting and has always held its place here in florida amongst folks running dogs and through the close quarters of our scrubs and swamps. i love shooting a lever action, but the accuracy just isnt there for as far as benchrest numbers go.

if you're going to be hunting from a treestand, ground blind or something similar, i recommend a savage weather warrior .308. lightweight, stainless, floating barrel, the trigger is well worth the money. mine is dropped down to a few ounces. the "most accurate rifle out of the box" slogan isn't a joke. also, don't purchase a scope that starts over 3x magnification. for a 14 acre setup.

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Keep in mind guys that he has to think about the size of the deer he's going after. A .308 would blow the shit out of the deer where I live, there would be no meat left. I don't even use my .303 Brit. Tooooo big.

Now if you get Deer the size of a small moose, a .308 would be just fine.

shot placement is everything. you can ruin a backstrap with a .22.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:26 PM llljlalslolnlll is offline  
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also, whats the issue with the noise?

unless your state has some crazy bag limit, or youre hunting in thicket you should be able get two shots off easily with a bolt action. the extra assurance of the .308 when you have to stand up in your treestand and shoot freehand at something running behind you will mean something. i pass on a lot of deer i know i may not drop because i dont want to drag them a long way out of the mud or back to my side of a fence or lose them altogether.
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