new marlin 44 mag under $300


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klover
September 11, 2004, 09:33 PM
Big 5 just started a sale on lever and others. Then they said another 10% off for the missing blue on the hammer of the display model. So my first lever followed me home:D
Am going to try it tomorrow. If I like it, .357 will also follow me home.:p
The .30-.30 is the same price, but I'm trying like crazy to stay away from new calibers.

Isn't .30-.30 about the same as a .44 magnum?:confused:

God bless you all on THR, and protect you all in Florida.:(

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Nathanael_Greene
September 11, 2004, 11:15 PM
You're gonna love that 1894.

I'm a huge fan of the .357; a real treat to shoot, and being able to shoot .38s helps keep the feeding cost low.

In terms of a .30-30, they're a lot more common, so it's possible to pick one up used for cheap--well under $200 for rifles in really good condition.

But hey, if you've got a .44 mag, that should be enough to keep you busy for a while.

If you get into owning & shooting Marlins, you might want to check out www.marlinowners.com --lots of good information & advice on that forum.

[Edited to fix the link.]

g56
September 12, 2004, 03:12 PM
If you get into owning & shooting Marlins, you might want to check out www.marlinowners.com--lots of good information & advice on that forum.
That's a broken link, this one works:

www.marlinowners.com (http://www.marlinowners.com)

Gunrunner
September 12, 2004, 04:46 PM
I've had the 44 mag for quite a few years and it's a great gun. I'm real tempted to get the 357, but just haven't done it yet. Big 5 has been running those ads here too, so maybe I'd better get on down there and pick one up.

Never owned a 30-30, but a friend has one. I like my 44 better.

HiWayMan
September 13, 2004, 11:37 AM
Something to consider would be mounting a Williams or Lyman peep sight on the rear receiver. Did it to mine and the thing shoots to POA at 150 yds with no hold over. That little increase in sight radius makes all the difference in the world.

klover
September 13, 2004, 07:46 PM
50 yds. first shot, absolute dead center. A tight hand sized group followed with very smooth feeding and good handieness.

It's soo fun, that I'm seriously thinking about the second one being another 44. I'll scope one and leave the other stock.:p

Been thinking hard on the .357, it's awfully close.:rolleyes:

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