i have always liked winchesters, maybe because i never herd them say pass me a marlin in westerns. i have winchesters in 30/30, 44 mag and 45 lc that always work well and hit what i aim at. i also have a marlin cowboy in 45/70 with the octogon barrel that is a dream to shoot. i grew up in a time when cowboy movies dominated tv and thank god i have never grown up
as an aside i have 3 uberti 45's and it is a toss up between them and my 1911's as to which are my favorite handguns.