I have wanted to replace my 10/22 with an accurate 22 with capability of shooting LR and shorts. I absolutely love to shoot a .22 and to me it probably the most fun gun to shoot because itís so cheap and there is no punishment from the buttshock, or to my ears.
I really thought a Marlin 39A was going to be the gun for me and I have heard nothing but good things about the gun for a long time. But as of late I have been checking reviews of this gun new models 2007 and newer people have been posting horror stories of how this is a big piece of junk. Has the design changed or the manufacturing process has gone way down hill on Marlins? I have a Marlin 1895 45-70 and I could not be happier with it but I bought it about 6 years ago. I nervous about buying a new 39A now.