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 Post subject: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:17 pm 
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I see on many sites and forums that Marlins are not any good anymore. I have had them years ago, but stupidly sold them. Last year, I bought a Marlin 795 at a very low price.
If I am able to post these pictures, you can make up your own mind if the new Marlins are lousy rifles. Ancient Weaver scope-4power fixed. Old enough to be made in USA. 25 yds indoor range. Shot from a rest. My elbows.

Hope this works.

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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:22 pm 
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Number 2........I can't get photobucket to work at the moment. It keeps loading the same photo, the first one.
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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:37 pm 
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It worked, last one.

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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:39 pm 
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I have a bolt action Marlin that I hope is as accurate as this 795


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I have a model 60 that shoots 10 rounds into a 1" hole at 50 yards. Old made in Germany 4x scope and a front rest.

I have a couple Glenfield 60s that'll do the same.


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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:41 am 
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About 10 years ago my stepson returned from 4 years in the Corps and really missed his range time. He had a centerfire rifle but could not afford to shoot it like he wanted.

I decided a .22 was in order, and his birthday was coming up, so I went on the prowl and found a used Marlin 60 in good shape for a reasonable price.

Fearing that I might be giving him a defective rifle(yea right), I felt a test run at the range was in order.

I had a 6-24x55 varmint scope on the shelf and decided to stick that on it just to see what it would do.

I set up the lead sled and buckled everything down, loaded up a tube full of some real good SK Pistol Match ammo I had some success with and proceeded to tear a ragged 1/2", 10 shot hole in the target at 50 yards.

I peeled the stick-on target dot off the paper and stuck it to the stock of the rifle just to show him what it would do, jerked the scope off the rifle and gave it to him.

The young man has spent the last decade trying to shoot a group that good!

I never told him about the scope, or the lead sled! Us old men got to keep our edge.


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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:54 am 
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I can't comment about the 'new' batch of Marlins, but back in '03 I picked up a 1990 model 30AW (more or less a 336) and have never been happier. With a 3-9x40 scope on it, it does quite well. At least back then they did build a quality product.

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The Little Woman has a Model 60
I haven't shot it a lot, but seems like a nice rifle.

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I had heard that Marlin took a quality dive when it was taken over by Remington, but have also heard that they are getting better. Hopefully soon they will be regarded as a world class weapon again.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:32 am 
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OK, I admit... another " I heard"... ;)

They had a 2 or 3 years problem where a higher than expected number of guns were making it past their quality control.

While Kimber had the same issue and has not recovered (learned) from it, Marlin/Remington did.
Even at Kimbers worst, (guess) 4 out of 5 pieces were very nice! Marlin had a similar crisis. Not
everything they turned out was bad, but enough that it pissed off the buyers. 20% crummy is a hard number to live down!!!
Kimber is down to about 2% (stll out of control compared to Dan Wesson at .09%...) which means they have gotten MANY of their issues under control.
It's still a gamble though.

Marline outgrew that problem faster than Kimber. That's not to say that you might recieve an Dan Wesson from the factory that's bad!
But Dan Wesson sill replace the piece if it's not something simple. Kimber is still messing around. If you do get one of their bad pieces,
it may go to the factory several times before they get it right.

Two things involved here... % of problems coming off the line, and how the problem is dealt with after the sale!
From what I've seen, Marlin has upped the anty on customer service! They deal with issues promptly!

Gun owners are funny. One might say, "This is a $170 gun, I'll put up with break-in". Another might say,
"I paid $900 for this @$$%&#! and it'd better work every time! The owner that pays $1200, DEMANDS that
it work right EVERY time. All to be expected and nothing wrong with any of it!

Marline upped the game from what it was and now provides (from the grapevine) good customer service and
enough quality control that:
1. Comebacks are greatly reduced!
2. Problems are dealt with!

We know no-one gives the level of service as HP! Some are having to step up to the plate! I believe Marlin has.

Don’t know if this helps, but hope it does!

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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:19 pm 
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I always wanted a bolt action .22 rifle. Couple of weeks ago, I bought another Marlin. It is an XT22VR, the nice bolt action with the bull barrel. I put a few rounds through it on my 4095 day, using 555 bulk ammo. Great trigger. It put 9 shots into a 1"" x 1/2" group at 50 yds.

I was getting tired by then, after shooting all day, but that is not bad for a first try. No chance to try any match ammo.

It is a nice rifle at a good price. Awesome balance with that heavy barrel offhand.

I need to put rounds through it and get it all broke in. I suspect it has the potential to be very accurate.


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 Post subject: Re: How bad are Marlins?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:01 pm 
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Sounds like a great day!!! Keep us posted as you use it more and find it's high/low points.

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Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
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Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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