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Old 11-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #27511
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Well?
I was at work when it came in this afternoon, picking it up in the AM.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #27512
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I guess I'm the exception, then. I own nine Marlins made before the move and I've never had an issue with any of them. Quality has been excellent on all of them; accuracy has been great on the ones that I shoot. The most recent was an 1895 in .45/70, made just before the move, and it is very accurate with a 330 grain cast bullet and 15 grains of Unique. Nice wood, too...


Really like the texturing on that stock.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #27513
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Really like the texturing on that stock.
That's checkering. Hopefully, it's hand cut, the wood quality deserves it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #27514
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Regarding the 'lower quality' of Marlins since their factory move. This was a decision by the Freedom Group intended to lower costs by busting the unions. I have a 2008 Marlin Guide Gun (stainless model) and the quality is amazing. I looked at a new Guide Gun yesterday at Sportsmans Warehouse and the reduction in quality is pretty evident. The finish on the outside metal is good, and the wood not too bad, but the stock has a gap where it meets the action and even the forestock band was crooked. Also the action is very rough on the inside. It looks like CNC processing of the action needed to be given a final finish by a workman. It was about half the quality of my 2008 model and I certainly will not buy a Marlin again. Now Savages and Rugers are still very good and I have no complaints. The newer Remingtons I have worked with are very good also, but the Marlins have taken a hit by the 'economizing/capital improvements'.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #27515
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Speaking of Marlins and Guide guns...

does anyone have any first hand experience with the Wild West Gun shop that's located in Las Vegas?

I didn't realize that they'd opened a shop outside of Alaska til I came across a mention of it on a gun forum. I was planning on shipping my Marlin up to them for some custom work but I'd rather ship it or deliver it to Las Vegas.

Given the excellent reputation the shop in Alaska has I'd expect similar from the new shop as well but I'm always interested in hearing other's opinions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:46 PM   #27516
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Another interesting old Marlin with nice wood...an 1894 made in the late 1970s...in .44 Magnum...


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Old 11-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #27517
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I was at work when it came in this afternoon, picking it up in the AM.
http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Fire-...179336271.html
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #27518
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Well that sucks.
I did get it, l'll have to check the cartridge date, had to be way before the fire happened.
Read another article that said that it happened in the assembly facility, seems nothing else will be going out in 2012.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:25 AM   #27519
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Well that sucks.
I did get it, l'll have to check the cartridge date, had to be way before the fire happened.
Read another article that said that it happened in the assembly facility, seems nothing else will be going out in 2012.
You are safe. If you read the text, it was at Dale Wesson.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:26 AM   #27520
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Browning A-Bolt II 7mm-mag w/ Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10-40

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:33 AM   #27521
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Another interesting old Marlin with nice wood...an 1894 made in the late 1970s...in .44 Magnum...


The stock-to-receiver fit on both your guns is awesome. Nice wood too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #27522
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>"Browning A-Bolt II 7mm-mag w/ Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10-40
Absolutely love this gun. "

Bought one of those years ago. I was at the range before deer season, with my Model 70, shot a fairly nice group at 100 yards,
probably in a 3 inch circle (well, for deer hunting anyway).

A guy showed up at the next bench with a 7mm mag A-Bolt. Blasted away a bit, and we walked down the range after the next round...
shit, he had only 1 ragged hole for multiple shots.

Damm! I'm gonna buy one of those. So I went out and did it. Expensive in those days.

It is the only gun I've ever owned that will produce 1 ragged hole at 100 yards... 4 shots.
After that, the shots open up a bit, probably due to heating of the barrel. Mine is Win 300 magnum.
I bought it in 300 as I figured I'g go Elk hunting in the future, Well, I didn't do Elk, but it sure slays mule deer.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:11 AM   #27523
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>"Browning A-Bolt II 7mm-mag w/ Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10-40
Absolutely love this gun. "

Bought one of those years ago. I was at the range before deer season, with my Model 70, shot a fairly nice group at 100 yards,
probably in a 3 inch circle (well, for deer hunting anyway).

A guy showed up at the next bench with a 7mm mag A-Bolt. Blasted away a bit, and we walked down the range after the next round...
shit, he had only 1 ragged hole for multiple shots.

Damm! I'm gonna buy one of those. So I went out and did it. Expensive in those days.

It is the only gun I've ever owned that will produce 1 ragged hole at 100 yards... 4 shots.
After that, the shots open up a bit, probably due to heating of the barrel. Mine is Win 300 magnum.
I bought it in 300 as I figured I'g go Elk hunting in the future, Well, I didn't do Elk, but it sure slays mule deer.
Your M70 will probably shoot into an inch or less if you bed it properly or have it done.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 AM   #27524
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>"Browning A-Bolt II 7mm-mag w/ Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10-40
Absolutely love this gun. "

Bought one of those years ago. I was at the range before deer season, with my Model 70, shot a fairly nice group at 100 yards,
probably in a 3 inch circle (well, for deer hunting anyway).

A guy showed up at the next bench with a 7mm mag A-Bolt. Blasted away a bit, and we walked down the range after the next round...
shit, he had only 1 ragged hole for multiple shots.

Damm! I'm gonna buy one of those. So I went out and did it. Expensive in those days.

It is the only gun I've ever owned that will produce 1 ragged hole at 100 yards... 4 shots.
After that, the shots open up a bit, probably due to heating of the barrel. Mine is Win 300 magnum.
I bought it in 300 as I figured I'g go Elk hunting in the future, Well, I didn't do Elk, but it sure slays mule deer.
I have a pencil-barreled .223 A Bolt micro medallion and it does the same thing. Bought it about 25 years ago. It will shoot 3/4-inch 5-shot groups repeatedly, even without trimming the brass or measuring each load and with cheap 55 grain bullets. It does it with both 748 and 4198 loads. I bought it on a whim and I was amazed at how accurate it is. I never expected that from a lightweight rifle. The action is glass bedded from the factory, which is one of the reasons it is so accurate. They are very high quality rifles.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #27525
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Some quiet shooting from today, it is possible to get near 'hollywood' quiet.
The 2nd trigger pull was empty because I didn't cycle the action all the way, you can hardly tell the difference.

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