Ruger bid on Marlin

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by 0311, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. 0311

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    Did y'all see that Ruger has a bid on Marlin from the Remington break up? I certainly hope Ruger can make it happen. Maybe we can get some lever guns of the quality of pre-07 Marlins.
     
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  2. Magnum.357

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    I hope Ruger comes through. Marlin or more so remlins have had a number of faulty guns.
    I haven't read the report. Why is Remington separating from Marlin?
     

  3. 0311

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  4. RL Johnson

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    Rutgers bid was successful and I think it will go through when all the dust settles.
     
  5. quirky

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    Sounds like a winner to me, now if we can get Ruger to start making shotguns. :D
     
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  7. 0311

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    You could always buy an old Red Label!
     
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  8. quirky

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    I found my ultimate range toy and self-defense tool. Just got to get strong enough to operate it.

    Shock 'n' Saw baby ..

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  9. Magnum.357

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    The recoil from that will hurt you more than having joy shooting it.
    You would need to use bird shot #7 or #8 and work your way up to the shot you would be comfortable with.
     
  10. padowser

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    I'm in for a 1894 in .357/.38
     
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  11. 0311

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    Luckily I got a JM 1894 in .44 and .357. I would take an 1895CB in .45-70 though.
     
  12. padowser

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    Nice, my .45-70 is a stainless 1895 w/big loop lever. My .44 mag is a Henry Big Boy.I have a lot of .38 sp. ammo, and not much to fire it out of. Hence my interest in a nice .357/.38. Maybe I'll get a Henry .357 the next time I win a gun raffle. I have won six Henrys over the years, but none have been in that caliber.
     
  13. 0311

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    How do you like the big boy? I've never owned one, but have thought about buying one. I wanted a stainless 1895 but when I was looking they were never in stock so I purchased a blued 1895bl, got the 336bl on sale at the same time.
     
  14. padowser

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    The Big Boy is awesome, I love mine. I put Skinner sights on it and a Golden Boy .22lr, top notch. Once I got past the idea of the tube loading and tried it, it was great. The .44 was my first one. I got it few years ago because the FFL couldn't lay his hands on a Marlin .44 for me.

    Now, Henry is building some firearms now that have side gate loading. They have side loading .45-70s available now. The Marlin I got had to go to an authorized repair shop, and then back to the factory because it wouldn't cycle. It actually damaged the cartridges when I tried to run it. Back then I was wishing I would have got a Henry .45-70 instead.

    I will probably end up with a Henry .357. I won 3 firearms last year and 3 this year. I am still hopeful to break my record of three. Typically, I win one or two a year. Still hoping to break my record this year.

    I would like to watch Ruger turn the Marlin brand around, but I think that will take some time. A line of lever action rifles would be a nice compliment to the wonderful Ruger single action revolvers.

    I won a Ruger Predator .22-250 and a Glock 44 early this year. Then most of the gun socials where canceled because of the dam Chinese Virus. I finally went to one that was held back in August and won on a gun bowel....I took the $400 store credit. Last week, I went and was going to put that towards a Ruger GP 100 in .357....ha, nothing in the shop, no Blackhawks either. Maybe I will use it for a Henry .357, or maybe wait and win another gun bowel to cover the whole price.
     
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  15. SGW Gunsmith

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    I read that Ruger paid 30-mil for that acquisition. Glad to see that Marlin went to a USA company rather than some ChiCom business.
    Maybe they'll get that very nice Marlin 39 .22 levergun back. Very smooth and accurate rifle.
     
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  16. SGW Gunsmith

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    Sounds good! I wouldn't mind a carbine in .45 Colt caliber. :)
     
  17. 0311

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    I want one in .454 Casull!
     
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  18. rugertoter

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    I did not know that! I am glad to see this happen. Have only one Marlin, used to have more. It is a X22M bolt gun, in .22 Magnum...shoots straight. Love the Marlin name and history, and I think Ruger would do them right.
     
  19. 0311

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    You might have to get a few more once Ruger starts producing them.
     
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  20. rugertoter

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    Yeah, starting with the 336, in .30-30. I had the XT-22M out to the range this morning, and ran 50 rounds of Winchester 40 grain HP's through it.

    It came with two magazines, a 5 rounder and a 7 rounder, but the 7 rounder gives me fits sometimes. It does not seat correctly, and stops up the bolt from going home from time to time, but the 5 rounder works perfectly. I am hoping that Ruger can "up" the quality from where Marlin (Remington), left off. This rifle was made in the Huntsville plant.

    I was able to put up some great groups though...like I said, it shoots straight. Best 5 shot group I got, at 50 yards, was .400"! I only have the Simmons 22MAG scope on it, and had it set to five power. It has an adjustable trigger, and I have it set at three pounds.

    I probably just need to "tweek" the 7 round magazine...have to look up some videos.