30-30 for 500
I had a Marlin ages ago and saw the new 336W models for as little as 350 at Wally World, but the quality doesn't seem to be up to what I remember it being 15 years ago.
The Mossberg 464 costs a bit more, is sold out most places, but seems more solidly built. And I mean the REAL 464, not the mall ninja SPX POS that is on sale everywhere.
Are these little issues skin deep, or has Marlin gone to hell? And honestly I just need something reliable and cheap to take on the local deer and the occasional small hog.