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Hunters: seeing many Marlin XLR rifles in the woods?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MatthewVanitas, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Member

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    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.

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    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
     
  2. swingset

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    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.
     
  3. danurve

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    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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