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Death of the Marlin Levergun

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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: Death of the Marlin Levergun

Originally Posted by cheekygirl View Post
Meh…..fun guns, but meh. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that pistol caliber lever action carbines are dying off. They were neat tech up until semi-auto carbines became available, but now given the price I would rather have a semi-auto in .45acp or 9mil.
I like fun! I've heard the cowboy action sports have driven a lot of interest towards the pistol calibers. Never more popular.

I use mine to hunt deer and elk. This one shoots a 200 grain .338 bullet with a BC of .430. It's good for elk to 400 and deer to 500. Further if you don't care about energy tables. This group was off the tailgate while working up some loads. It'll do that or better all day. Probably much better in the hands of a real marksman. With the narrow receiver and great balance, it's a dream to carry. It shoots circles around my Model 70 338 win mag Extreme Weather.

Hope Marlin/Remington/Freedom Group shakes things up and points their ships towards quality.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: Death of the Marlin Levergun

Thanks for that. I've heard other horror stories like yours. I'm glad all my Marlin levers are older models. I own two 336's in 30-30 and 35 Rem. An 1894S in 44 Mag and a 444S in 444 Marlin.
Stick with the old used ones, they still shoot.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: Death of the Marlin Levergun

I heard on the radio the other day that cerbus was going to sell freedom group because of the sandy hook murders. That is probably the only good news out of sandy hook.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:55 PM
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Re: Death of the Marlin Levergun

Good! Now maybe a bunch of liberal wackos, headed by George Soros, wont' have their hands in our gun industry...
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: Death of the Marlin Levergun

I have one in 308 Marlin Express and it works great. Also have one in 30-30. No problem there. Hope things work out for Marlin.
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