Well saidWhat a shame
I was truly hoping they'd continue the
tradition Marlin started many years ago of
building working rifles for the working man,
instead of building and marketing collector
I don't know about other people, but I can't
afford to sling a grand and a half around
for a tool to wag around in the mud and the
rain and briars and bounce it around in a
truck or a buggy
What a true shame.
We'll miss you Marlin. . . . .
That just isn't true. A taper crimp has no business in a tubular magazine. I got into this argument elsewhere and took a factory 225gr .450 cartridge and just gave a couple light taps with a lightweight two face gunsmithing hammer and easily pushed the bullet down into the case. You'll never see a factory .450BM levergun with a tubular magazine.
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If you handload, this is a total non-issue and you get to keep your rim and roll crimp. Not to mention FAR more options for loading data.
If they are going to do 25-20 they are going to need a commitment from ammo companies to make it. Not everyone is going to reload only for a new model firearm. I had to pay $120 for probably a 50 year old box of Winchester brand. The newest production I've seen on Gunbroker is probably from a decade ago and it was $150 a box plus shippingWell, scale it down a bit, chamber it in 45 colt and 25-20, with an 18 inch barrel, and give it a street price of about $900 and I'd be in.
I am really trying pretty hard to get one (to go with my other one). And I am going to call it a Marlin. I keep being late to the party. But that is okay. And after that I am going to grab the .444. First things first, SBO number 2 and then a .444. Should be Hog Heaven then.