July 18th, 2016, 09:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: DFW Texas
Originally Posted by NGROVCAM
Redlegagent, I surely hope you are
This posting reminds me of what a
wonderful product Marlin put out for
My first "real" rifle was a Marlin
Glenfield 30-30. My dear dad gave
it to me for Christmas 1968. Still
my favorite firearm in my collection.
Am eagerly saving up for a .357 Marlin,
whether JM-stamped or new, if they
can truly come up to par.
(BTW - Just GOTTA love them
I had a newer Marlin (or Remlin as some guys call them). I can say with experience that this older Marlin looks much, much nicer than the newer model that I owned. From the stock to the blueing. I did harvest my first deer with the new Marlin back in 2012, so I can say that it was sufficient enough to put meat on the table. It did have a ton of play in the trigger, which is a known problem for the gold trigger Marlins and was VERY picky about ammo. The only thing that would shoot well in that particular rifle was Remington CoreLokt 150 grain ammo. LeverEvolution ammo was a joke....it looked like I was throwing rocks at the target. That could be the micro-groove barrel. But some guys have had luck with LeverEvolution in Marlin 30-30's.
I like my older JM Marlin and prefer it to the newer Marlin 336.