Ruger American 270 or Marlin XL7?

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    Ruger American 270 or Marlin XL7?

    If the Marlin was $50 more, which would you buy and why? Looking for an entry-level deer/hog rifle. The Ruger has removable mag the Marlin is built-in. Thanks.

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    The Ruger American without a doubt! The recent manufacturing quality of Rem/Marlin is less than impressive IMO!
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    I'm not impressed with Marlin either. Don't rule out Savage/Stevens. They have RULED the entry level market with an iron fist because of their quality and accuracy. Ruger/Remington/Mossberg and others are playing catch up to Savage at that price point.
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    Ordered a new American off gunbroker for 275 shipped. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I'm not impressed with Marlin either. Don't rule out Savage/Stevens. They have RULED the entry level market with an iron fist because of their quality and accuracy. Ruger/Remington/Mossberg and others are playing catch up to Savage at that price point.

    I agree. Savage has a reputation for great accuracy. I own a Model 116 that shot 5/8" 5-shot groups right out of the box. I also have a number of Ruger products that have been great

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