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Old 12-13-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with this cartridge? I am also wondering how the recoil is on this rifle. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-13-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
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I've got one- i have a 308MXLR, 338MXLR, and a 45-70 1895XLR- all with 24" barrels.

there are good recoil pads on the MXLR's I would say the recoil is less than the 45-70, but a little more than the 308 Marlin Express, probably similar to a .308 Win more than anything.

I have only shot mine with open sites, haven't mounted a scope on it yet, so i'm not the best one to ask about groups at 200-300 yards. My 308ME is deadly accurate at 100 yards (less than 1 inch 5shot groups with Hornady LE ammo) I would suggest you visit Marlin Owners - Index there is a forum just for 308ME/338ME owners, lots of good info there.

The pic is my 308MXLR (.308 Marlin Express) with a Leupold VXII 3-9 scope
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