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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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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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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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.
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.
 

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

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