I went with a Marlin...

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    I went with a Marlin...

    A while back I posted this thread: Which Bolt action 22 LR?

    Asking which bolt action 22LR I should buy for plinking and small game hunting.

    After more research and handling a few rifles at the shop, I ultimately went with the Marlin XT-22.

    Here is a photo of the rifle:

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    Just gotta sight her in next time I go to the range and see how she shoots.
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    That's an awful lot of scope for a .22! I am impressed.
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    I never had a marlin that didn't please my expectations. Of any caliber or action.

    The fun thing about that there gun, is you can make it anything you want. Put a telescope on it, and target shoot, or a smaller scope for field work, you have versatility, and a big fun factor/critter gitter.
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    Nice! I predict you won't be disappointed.

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    Sweet gun,, A real shooter I bet ; )
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    Can't go wrong with a marlin, or I should say a real marlin (a lot of bad about remlins, maybe they are better now).

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    That looks like a lot of fun there. Post up some target pictures when you sight that baby in for 700 yards.
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    Nice rifle my friend! You will love that rifle, Marlins always have great triggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    That looks like a lot of fun there. Post up some target pictures when you sight that baby in for 700 yards.
    Haha yeah I really wanted to be able to test the drop of a 22LR so I hijacked the Hubble telescope and mounted it on there.
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    Marlin is kind of like the Ruger of long guns, (along with Ruger themselves, who make some nice long guns). Somehow Marlin manages to make good solid performing guns at a very reasonable price. I wouldn't mind having a few more of both makers' offerings.

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    Yer gonna catch it when the wife finds that picture of your toy on her coffee table!

    OK, next task: show us how she groups! (Assuming you can find some ammo, that is.)
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    KUDOS on the new 22! and Shazam that tele=scope is 1/3rd the size of the rifle you should be able to pick an flea of ah tree-rats butttt from at-least 878-yds!

    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Yer gonna catch it when the wife finds that picture of your toy on her coffee table! OK, next task: show us how she groups! (Assuming you can find some ammo, that is.)
    Yes I would love to see the pictures of your wife's groupings of her rolling-pin head~shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 031131 View Post
    Can't go wrong with a marlin, or I should say a real marlin (a lot of bad about remlins, maybe they are better now).
    Don't want to rain on your parade & hijack this butt yes. I'm trying to talk myself into ah Remlin 30-30 336C lever rifle; over ah Henry. Or maybe in ah 357mag?

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    ChadliusNH you can not go wrong with a Marlin. I have a small collect of Marlin 22's and my favorite is the Model 99M1.

    Zamboni I have a Marlin 336 in .35 cal but I don't get much use out of it in south Florida, don't like to hog hunt and very few deer in my area.
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    My first .22 was a ruger 10/22, but I've always wanted a bolt action with a good scope. Well done!

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    Well Done! I think that you made a great choice. I own 3 bolt action marlins. .22 LR., .22mag and .17hmr. Love em all. Let us know how she shoots for you!
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