Hmmm, Well. I am happy for you/them... I have had horrible dealings with the "modern Winchesters and Remington's, Marlins." I would NOT 'even,' consider a "Winchester" that says " Made in Japan" on it.. Slap in the face to the Winchester, and the West...Really? My modern winchester is amazing in fit and finish, smoothness, accuracy. It's very well made, and I've heard the same from every other person who owns a Japanese Winchester. Some say they are even better than many of the old ones in the fit and finish department.
How do you like it? It caught my eye having all the upgrades one would want without looking like an abomination like the tactical one Mossberg did about 10 years ago.
And don’t forget, Marlin lever rifles are very simple to detail strip for cleaning and maintenance. I understand Winchester lever guns are very complex to reassemble.Marlin 336 .30-30. Look no further. Tighter, smoother action, side ejecting and far more accurate.
Either get a JM marlin in 357 or wait until Ruger starts making them or get a Henry that has both tube loading and side gate loading. Tube loading is actually more convenient for loading and unloading the gun especially unloading because you don't have to cycle all the rounds through the gun to unload, just remove the tube. Loading is somewhat faster with the gate which is why cowboy action shooters prefer the side gateI've decided I "need" one and don't really know much.
I'd like a "proper" pedigree, which I guess that rules out the Rossi's, unless that's stupid
Being able to load from a side gate rather than tube only seems like a big convenience
If you're a purist, don't gasp, but wanting to get it in 38/357 as I already inventory that round, and the right 357 shot from a rifle is over 1,000 ft pounds, so a legit game getter if needed
Thanks for your thoughts/advice
I've only owned it for two weeks and haven't had time to fire it yet, so take my answer for what it's worth.How do you like it? It caught my eye having all the upgrades one would want without looking like an abomination like the tactical one Mossberg did about 10 years ago.