Ruger/Marlin Levers... More To Come!

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hittman

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Model #70504
Caliber30-30 Win
Capacity6+1
StockAmerican Black Walnut
MaterialAlloy Steel
FinishSatin Blued
Front SightBrass Bead with Hood
Rear SightSemi-Buckhorn
Weight7.5 lb.
Overall Length38.625"
Length of Pull13.38"
Barrel Length20.25"
BarrelCold Hammer-Forged Alloy Steel
Twist1:12" RH
Grooves6
UPC7-36676-70504-7
Suggested Retail$1,239.00
 

noahmercy

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Are Marlins better than Henry??
In my experience, yes. More accurate and a more robust mechanism. I stuck a scope on a Marlin Cowboy 45 Colt just to see what it was capable of at 100 yards, and it printed groups of 1 1/2" and 1" with "cowboy" loads and hot jacketed hunting ammo, respectively. I've never seen a Henry shoot that well at much over 25 yards. Marlin 39A 22LR and their 45-70s are renowned for their accuracy, while the Henry rimfires and big bores are adequate, but generally not spectacular. And I've put tens of thousands of rounds through it in hot and heavy competition- including black powder loads- with nary a hiccup or need to clean during the match. Watched several competitors with Big Boys have issues or need to strip down for cleaning halfway through a match while shooting BP.
I've also seen quite a few Henrys go back to the factory for repair, while Marlins (at least the pre-Remington buyout ones) are largely trouble-free.
 

BULL'S-EYE

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Looks very well made fit & finish wise, but I agree with the high price comments...$1,200 for a 30-30 seems absurd to me. I'm blessed to own several JM stamped pre-safety Marlin leverguns of various chamberings...And most likely won't be owning a Ruglin anytime soon. More power to those who want one though, and I'm sure they'll sell a ton of em.👍
 
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