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Thread: My dumb question of the day. Which rifle?

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    Boolit Master
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    Marlin. I have a Rossi but I'd rather have a Marlin. I've had the opposite experience of hanleyfan- I've owned Marlin levers from .22 LR to 45-70 and they were all accurate; all reliable. At least twenty of them have gone through my hands and I 'll get another someday.
    Best, Thomas.

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    After a purchase of a Rossi. Consider having this fellow slick up the action. Once returned. You wouldn't trade your rifle for a Marlin or even a pre Winchester 94.
    https://store.stevesgunz.com/
    "JUST A OLD DEPLORABLE THAT'S IRREDEEMABLE."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverMax View Post
    After a purchase of a Rossi. Consider having this fellow slick up the action. Once returned. You wouldn't trade your rifle for a Marlin or even a pre Winchester 94.
    https://store.stevesgunz.com/
    His DVD is the one I followed to slick mine up at home, highly recommend it
    My feedback page if you feel inclined to add:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-Shooter

    Thanks Yall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanleyfan View Post
    I have had 6 marlins levers in the past 20 years and they all were unreliable, some did not shoot accurately and others were accurate but they all the the same problem called the marlin jam. I am talking about the center-fire rifles, the .22s I have never had a problem with them.
    And if you google it, there is umpteen remedies but it works 100% with a little tweek.

    My 1972 (i have owned it for 8) 94 in 44MAG is close to 5k rounds and no jams here.
    If you short stroke it you might get a slight jam, that is by Stevens design, Browning made it rattles but work 100% all the time.
    I know because i have a 1903 94 in 32-40 and that thing just plain works, yes there is jiggle and rattle but it works like a slotmachine. Drop it in and pull the handle, but if you're good the pay back is way better

    If it were me i would go for a Winchester 94. Made in Japan by Miroku wich makes some damn fine guns if you ask me!

  5. #25
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    Own 2 Marlins and 1 Henry, the Henry is hands down smoother and less picky on the bullet profile. The loading gate is a non issue to me. I don't see myself hunkered down behind my dead horse fighting off injuns any time soon.

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    I picked up a rossi about 20 years ago in .357 at a auction. never did any thing to it but shoot it and it shoots great .38s and .357.

  7. #27
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    Marlin Jam=Operator ERROR! (Or a worn out carrier! Watch for CAS guns.)
    Ive been using Marlin leveractions since 1984 and the oldest was made in the 60's or 70's. I currently own TWO and the so called Marlin Jam is caused by short stroking the lever.
    I'm not the only person that believes this...
    http://levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=19411
    Plainsman

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainsman View Post
    Marlin Jam=Operator ERROR! (Or a worn out carrier! Watch for CAS guns.)
    Ive been using Marlin leveractions since 1984 and the oldest was made in the 60's or 70's. I currently own TWO and the so called Marlin Jam is caused by short stroking the lever.
    I'm not the only person that believes this...
    http://levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=19411
    Carrier, Carrier Rocker and lever can all cause mechanical issues. Most all my rifles are Marlins, I fix a lot of em. It's my passion.

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    I had a Marlin and now have a Rossi. They both work fine, but I prefer the 92 action. The Rossi can handle some rather stout loads using the Ranch Dog 359-190-rf boolit. This should take care of any deer I encounter at woods ranges.

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