Originally Posted by cottontop
Thanks guys for the suggestions of the .30-30, but the rifle is for my son. And, a .35 Remington is what he wants. He is a disabled vet from the war in Afghanistan. I guess he deserves what he wants. He was also a sniper and had to endure conditions for long periods of time that I can't even think about.
I salute your son for his courage and unconditional service to his country, and i salute you also for being a good, proud of your son dad. I purchased my first marlin 35 in 1974, it was a great gun. I passed it on to my son and he brought it to a gun shop for some reason, and somehow they they lost it. They did give him another not as nice a newer model, but he loves the gun, and caliber. It's a little high, but not for your situation. I say buy it, and i wish you and your son the best.