I'm trying to decide which rifle to purchase for some long range hunting. My buddies wife ran off with a no good bum that hangs out at the bar where she worked. She left town with the bum on Wednesday night and then calls my buddie this morning saying she wants to come back, that she needs him to wire her some money for a bus trip back home. My buddie has fell on some bad times and he's too proud to take a loan from me. He wants to sell me one of his hunting rifles. He has a Marlim 336 in .35 Rem cal and a Winchester 94 in 30WCF. They both have iron sights, but with my old eyes I'm thinking I need a scope. I posted a Simmions or BSA question on the optics forearm. I like the Winchester because of it's famous name and the fact that they are collectable. Also it shoots cheap 30-30 ammo. I like the Marlim because it shoots a bigger bullet .35 cal for long distance shooting ( Jug says the Marlins a better shooter, he took a deer at over 700 yards with it once) it it would be easier to mount a scope on it? The Marlim's action also seems tighter. He said I could have the Marlin for $200 or the Winchester for $250 ( it's a pre 63 collectable gun?). He will though in a half of box of shells and a gun case with either one. I'm going to give him $200 so he can wire his old lady $150 and get drunk on the rest, I told him I was going to my brother in laws house to do some research on the internet on these guns. This is his computer. I don't be knowing a lot about these things! Thanks for any advice! Also I'm not much of a shooter, mostly stray cats, beer cans old cars, ect. Mossberg 12ga & JC Higgins .22 automatic (19 shots!). Thought I'd get into the long range hunting after hearing about all the great hunting stories at the local bar. I used to think I could put more meat on the table by working OT on the weekend than driving around in the country chasing deer around. Thanks for any advice!