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Author Topic: Good Used Rifles  (Read 716 times)

Offline Viking1204

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Re: Good Used Rifles
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2019, 12:30:28 PM »
I've bought a lot of my JM Marlins at Pawn shops, the one that still eludes me though is the .35, seems Marlin didn't make a lot of them or people just hang on to them! The good thing about my local go to pawn shop is they'll allow me to buy a gun on layaway as most of the time when I find something I want at the price I want I don't have the cash to buy outright!
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Good Used Rifles
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2019, 03:50:34 PM »
I wonder if that's a regional thing Viking.  Most of the Marlin lever guns I see (centerfire) are 30-30, but it seems like after that .35 is the next most common.  Almost grabbed one a couple of years ago, but the bore made me nervous so let it go.
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: Good Used Rifles
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2019, 05:59:00 AM »
A few years ago, picked up a NIB Marlin X7 VH in 308...it is basically a bolt action rifle with the combination of a Remington with a Savage Trigger with a light weight heavy barrel, the reason why I say light weight heavy barrel because it feels light when I pick it up....but the darn thing has the same diameter as a #4 light varmint barrel (according to Shilen Website) I added a break and a Vortex CF II 3-9X x 40mm Scope on it and have a shade under $500 in the rifle, break and scope...shoots about 1 MOA at the range...see photo...I picked it up in Jan or Feb...so not only is buying a used rifle such as a custom rifle or a cooper or similar but it is also a good time to buy one now because nobody is interested in a deer rifle now

Sure I have a couple Marlin 336 in 30-30 and one in 35 Remington as well...with the new Hornady LeveRevolution ammo these rifles went from 2 to 3 inch groups down to 1 inch groups...so I switched all my ammo out.....had a 444 Marlin Glenfield at one time and it was rough and refinished it and sold it to a guy that was going black bear hunting that same year....was using the 240 grain ammo...back then my eyes were still pretty good, so I did not use a scope, just open sights....

Yes, Marlin makes some very good rifles, hope they stick around for a long time.....
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