marlin has a tube fed bolt action. marlins were great rifles when they were marlin. i'm not sure how they are since they were bought out. i have an older marlin model 25 and newer 25m (22 mag) with the detachable magazine. throw a few extra loaded mags in your pocket for faster reloads than the tube mag. either way my experience with marlin bolt 22/22mag has been positive.
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