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Thread: Inferior at their price point: A new Marlin lever rifle or a Winchester lever rifle?

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    Default Inferior at their price point: A new Marlin lever rifle or a Winchester lever rifle?

    Oh wait.........Marlin suspended production due to terrible customer service and horribly unsafe and unreliable lever rifles (almost the entire line-up). My bad.

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    Actually the new Winchesters are nice. At twice the price. But hey, this is a kindergarden thread, my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Actually the new Winchesters are nice. At twice the price. But hey, this is a kindergarden thread, my bad.
    But hey......you can always scrounge up an insane amount of money to have you customize a junk Marlin which will probably be twice the price of a new Winchester......but hey, my bad.


    1886 Winchester Specs from Winchester Website (depending on model MSRP $1,269-$1,339):

    Caliber / Gauge

    45-70
    Item Number

    534175142
    UPC

    048702119590
    Magazine Capacity

    8
    Barrel Length

    24"
    Nominal Overall Length

    43"
    Nominal Length of Pull

    13 1/4"
    Nominal Drop at Comb

    1 1/4"
    Nominal Drop at Heel

    2"
    Nominal Weight

    8 lbs. 6 oz.
    Rate of Twist

    1 turn in 20"
    Chokes Included

    N/A
    Metal Finish

    Entire steel is deeply blued
    Wood Finish

    Low-luster satin finish
    Stock / Grip

    Straight grip Grade I walnut
    Additional Description

    Marble Arms front sight, full-length tubular magazine.
    U.S. Suggested Retail

    $1,339.99

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    Nice gun if you want a 24 inch barrel, top eject. But the beauty of guns is having whatever you want, even a poor QC marlin can be made nice.

    But hey: Ive never seen anyone so bitter over a scope before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    But hey: Ive never seen anyone so bitter over a scope before.
    A junk scope no less, too...

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    Hardly "bitter"

    22 inch barreled model also avail:

    (only 40.5 " overall length......nice n trim)

    http://www.winchesterguns.com/produc...24C&mid=534053

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    no 18s or 16s though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    no 18s or 16s though
    No biggy, life won't come to a halting jam (like a Marlin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    No biggy, life won't come to a halting jam (like a Marlin)
    Marlins dont jam after we rework them

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    But you can shoot .410 shells in it.Wait you can shoot 2 1/2" .410 in about any 45/70 but its a stupid idea to do so.I guess the WW Guide gun is the Taurus Judge of long guns
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    But you can shoot .410 shells in it.Wait you can shoot 2 1/2" .410 in about any 45/70 but its a stupid idea to do so.I guess the WW Guide gun is the Taurus Judge of long guns
    Yep you can single feed .410s in our reworked guns. But if you knew anything about guns in real life as opposed to being an internet expert you would understand why, instead of just being a childish internet grudge bearer who takes every opportunity to throw little boy snidelys.

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    OK.... If you kids don't play nice we are going to make you hold hands and sing songs from The Lion King until class is over.

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    Not to try and get in on the bickering, because I don't enjoy bickering. But to make the simple point that if someone has a new Marlin, that jams, we fix them free of charge if one doesn't want any additional work or upgrades. We are the Marlin warranty center and that is part of our job.

    I do like the 1886 Winchester it is an excellent design if a guy wants to buy one to use right out of the box and not do any upgrades or aftermarket accessories. And you don't mind paying double the price of a Marlin, believe me I own both and the 86 was double the cost of the 95. The 86 is a darn nice rifle but at a substantial increase in cost and it is not without it's drawbacks.

    There now that that's set straight let the bickering re-commence.

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    I have followed the forums long before joining- there is a lot to be learned here. Opinions are varied from trucks, rifles, caliber's, scopes, rod's, etc. and that is why we drive, shoot, and own different makes. If everyone liked the same thing there wouldn't be so many makes and models to choose from.

    I have never understood putting an inferior scope (I am not saying inexpensive) on an good rifle but to me that is the same as putting crappy tires on any vehicle. I use the best equipment that I can afford and that may differ dramatically from someone else's affordability (up or down). There are LOTS of good scopes out there in a wide price range!

    That said, if you are going to ask for feedback from reader's you should be ready to hear what comes at you...good or bad!

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