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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #8484418 12/23/21 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
I bet they’re nice, but I can’t fathom spending $1400 on a marlin lever gun.


Me neither. Won't pay $1200 for a mini 14 either.




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Ruger never ceases to amaze me with their decision making. You'd think they would produce the first one in a very common caliber or at least a very sought after caliber like a 357. the 45-70 doesn't make much sense, I would have kept it simple and made the first run in 30-30 even though I'm no fan of the 30-30 and even less a fan of the 45-70.


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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: scottfromdallas] #8484439 12/23/21 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
I bet they’re nice, but I can’t fathom spending $1400 on a marlin lever gun.


Me neither. Won't pay $1200 for a mini 14 either.


It appears the days of finding a Marlin lever gun on the shelf at Walmart have followed in the steps of finding one made by Winchester.

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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: GasGuzzler] #8484440 12/23/21 03:26 AM
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Originally Posted by GasGuzzler
I like that new Marlin a lot except for the laminate stock, big loop, scope rail, fluted bolt, stainless steel, large butt pad, and fiber optic sight.

Ughh...another bougie pseudo-Marlin. Remington already failed at that.



That gun is a great saddle gun/backcountry rifle for those who live in different areas of the country. If I lived in Grizzly country that would be about the perfect companion for walking around if stuffed with stoutly loaded Buffalo Bore rounds.

For hunting Lever Gun work in most other areas, I'd much rather have a BLR chambered in 7mm-08 or .308


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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: HWY_MAN] #8484498 12/23/21 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Ruger never ceases to amaze me with their decision making. You'd think they would produce the first one in a very common caliber or at least a very sought after caliber like a 357. the 45-70 doesn't make much sense, I would have kept it simple and made the first run in 30-30 even though I'm no fan of the 30-30 and even less a fan of the 45-70.


Yeah… not like everybody and their dog brags about the 45-70 on forums like this roflmao


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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: Blackout Bill] #8485360 12/24/21 02:02 AM
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I'll wait until it's not the "flag ship" model.

Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: Tactical Cowboy] #8485673 12/24/21 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
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Ruger never ceases to amaze me with their decision making. You'd think they would produce the first one in a very common caliber or at least a very sought after caliber like a 357. the 45-70 doesn't make much sense, I would have kept it simple and made the first run in 30-30 even though I'm no fan of the 30-30 and even less a fan of the 45-70.


Yeah… not like everybody and their dog brags about the 45-70 on forums like this roflmao


I've know 3 old boys that bought 45-70 Marlins, all got rid of them within a couple of years. They still have their 35's, 30-30's and especially their 357's.


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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: txtrophy85] #8485680 12/24/21 04:16 PM
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Meh

My Marlins (39A and 336RC) are from the 1950's and are nicer than anything Ruger will ever make. I have a .357 carbine too but it's the more desired (to me) 1892 version, stronger and lighter than an 1894.

Marlin began selling garbage ten years before the Remington buy out and it was Marlin's fault (not Remington's) the RemLins were crap. It was Remington that re-engineered and re-tooled all of Marlin's mistakes to again produce a good product. I am sure Ruger will do fine in the function department. Fit and finish? The jury is out.



we shall see....I'm dissapointed in Ruger, the M77 is one of my favorite rifles, but they seemed to have discarded it for the most part in lieu of quicky made cheapo Americans that they can mass produce and cram onto the shelves of Wal-Mart and Academy.




I miss the old M-77's also, I've often wondered why they never made a deluxe model. I like the Americans and you certain get a lot of rifle for the buck but I wish they'd never dropped the tang safety on the newer 77's. For years they made rifles with mediocre if not bad triggers and folks still bought them, then they finally start putting a decent trigger in them and dropped the tang safety which was one of it's best selling features. Never bought another 77 after that.


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Re: Ruger made Marlins [Re: Blackout Bill] #8486905 12/26/21 04:48 AM
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I am glad Ruger bought Marlin. I love my JM Marlins and all my Rugers too. Why all the hate for 45\70s. I take mine out when I need to bitchslap something hard and it's a good choice for that. Big old hog trying to eat you up, it puts the brakes on hard. I say wait and see what Ruger puts out. I bet it's going to be good.


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I don't care for the red and white bullseye but the rifle looks good, time will tell how it is.

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