Hunters: seeing many Marlin XLR rifles in the woods?


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MatthewVanitas
November 10, 2006, 03:39 AM
For those of you out hunting this season: does the new Marlin XLR rifle seem to be popular?

The buzz on the hunting-oriented websites indicates that the XLR has really taken off. Apparently, it's primarily a vehicle to get the max use out of the new LeverEvolution ammo.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Images/banner_photo_xlr.jpg

Not being content w/ making the venerable levergun a 200yd piece, Marlin is now introducing (w/ Hornady) the .308 Marlin cartridge, which promises 6" of drop out of the XLR.

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/xlr/default.aspx


Are we going to start seeing a trend of younger hunters turning to stainless-steel spitzer-nosed-firing leverguns?

I'm ahead of the powercurve already: just bought a 1961 20" Marlin 336, and have some LeverEvolution on the way to compare to the 150gr flat-noses I bought.

-MV

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swingset
November 10, 2006, 06:48 AM
I hope I don't see any leverguns in the woods....that will mean someone is where they're not supposed to be. Frankly, I never see any guns in the woods but my own.

:evil:

Oh, and I can't hunt deer legally here with one anyway.

danurve
November 10, 2006, 11:20 AM
Matthew do you know if the twist on your '61 336 is the same as the current 336's? (non-xlr) 20' barrel should be just right, nice find.

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