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.308 Marlin Express ???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SSN Vet, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. SSN Vet

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    I was checking out the following link....

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/308_marlin_first_look.htm

    and was wondering....the article says that .308 Marling is for Marlin 336 action rifles...........specifically the XLR with a 24" barrell.

    does this mean you can shoot .308 Marlin from a Marlin 336 rifle with .30-30 win chambering?

    or is their going to be a new Marlin 336 that is chambered specifically for .308 Marlin?
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    There already are rifles in the catalog.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/308MarlinExpress/default.aspx

    The 308MX and the 308MXLR.

    AFAIK it's a totally different cartridge from the old .30-30. The 308MX is the 336 variant, looks like an 1895 with a skinnier barrel. 22" blue. The 308MXLR resembles the other XLR's, 24" stainless.
     
  3. Gator

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    No

    Yes, it is a new round and not the same as either the .30-30 or the .308.
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    Can you say 307 winchester.
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    .307 Winchester, except that people will be more likely to actually buy something from Marlin.

    I got a chance to shoot my buddy's old -- pre-'64 AFAIK -- Model 94. It's still in perfect condition. That was a REALLY nice gun, so nice it took FN 40 years to destroy its reputation.

    Anyway, I think that Marlin's solid rifles give it a shot at a market that "Winchester" didn't have since the '50s. That, and this seems to be a good time for new cartridges, for some reason.
     
  6. Jim Watson

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    .308 Marlin is a distinct cartridge and chambering not interchangeable with any of the above. Such descriptions as I have seen are that it is like a .308 Win. with shoulder set back substantially to run through a lever action with the Hornady rubber nose spitzers. And using the powders and loading procedures they use to soup up bolt action calibers to "Light Magnum."

    Hang on a couple of weeks, they will have it all at the SHOT Show.
     
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