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Old September 15, 2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Between Rossi/Marlin

30-30 Rossi or Marlin they are new and the same price which one would you pick?
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Old September 15, 2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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A few years ago it would have definitely been a Marlin but since Remington has bought them it would probably be a toss up. If it was me I would look around for a nice used Marlin at least 6 years old, there are plenty of them out there. If you get one at least 6 years old you will be getting a original Marlin before they were bought out. Hope this helps.
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Old September 16, 2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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+1 - have you considered the Henry .30-30 ?

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Old September 16, 2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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Between Rossi and Marlin I'd get a Marlin.
And I've actually done that a good number of times.
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Old September 16, 2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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The Wal Mart in my area is currently selling the Rossi "Rio Grande" model, chambered in 30-30 for $397.00. I don't know how this price compares with what you have seen. It seems like a good buy to me.
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Old September 16, 2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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I wouldn't take either of those as new. Look for a used Marlin 336, there are plenty out there in nice condition.
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Old September 17, 2013, 12:30 AM   #7
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Of the two choices, I would take the Marlin.

But, if I had a little time on my hands, I would skip the new Marlin, too. I'd scour the used racks until a pre-2008 336 showed up in a condition and price range that I agreed with.
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Old September 17, 2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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Get a jm marked Marlin..
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Old September 17, 2013, 07:02 PM   #9
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Between Rossi and just about anything else, I would take anything else.
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Old September 18, 2013, 05:38 AM   #10
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I thought Marlin closed door already?
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Old September 18, 2013, 10:24 AM   #11
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I would go with PetahW.... Go with the HENRY!
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Old September 18, 2013, 08:21 PM   #12
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Variable quality with the Rossi and the wood stock is, well, wood. What kind you ask? Something from Brazil. Marlin is laminated birch; not even close to my first choice.

I'm with the others who said to find an older model pre-Remington.
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Old September 19, 2013, 10:17 AM   #13
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I got lucky a few years ago and found a old Western Field which is a relabeled 336. A lot nicer than the newer versions, to me.
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Old September 19, 2013, 06:14 PM   #14
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Old September 19, 2013, 06:34 PM   #15
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Look for a used Winchester 94. Even a post 64 is better than your choices and you will save some money..
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Old September 20, 2013, 06:45 AM   #16
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Marlin without question.
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Old September 21, 2013, 09:07 PM   #17
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I'll chime in for finding an old marlin or winchester. Don't know much about Henry, but I might take my chances on an unknown first.
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