I purchaced my 308 marlin back in Feb and have shot it a total of 56 times. It is a beautiful rifle stainless, with gray and black finish. The ammo I use is Hornady Leverevolutions 308 mar. Its the only ammo I can purchace. You might say the rifle was made just for this ammo. There is no reloading that I know of. The ammo cost me around $30. a box shipped. Thats about $1.50 per shot. The gun shoots well but I have had two failed round out of 40 rounds (5% failure). I would like some others thoughts on the matter.