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Old 07-28-2013, 09:20 PM   #11
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I will vouch for the X7, I had one in 308, great shooter, rough around the edges and it felt cheap, but it would shoot sub-MOA all day if I did my part. A very good cheap gun IMHO.
The Ruger is getting some very high praise from some people I know and respect but I have yet to shoot one so I cannot vouch for them other then to say they feel good, and the trigger is respectable.

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I have a Marlin XT 22 MR. Pretty much the same gun as the Marlin X7. The first Marlin I got shot so high I couldn't set the iron sights. I called Remlin. They did pay for the postage and they replaced the gun. But the first Remlin should have never left the factory. You know why you can't find a new Marlin lever action? Remington laid off all the Marlin employees. They tried to build the lever actions. So many of the Remlin lever actions were returned they stopped production of all lever actions and have not resumed production.

I would buy the ruger if it has everything you desire. What lead me into the Remlin was Savage doesn't believe in putting iron sights on a 22 wmr.
excuse me? then where are all the new Marlin lever action coming from? where is my LGS who is a Marlin Dealer getting all his lever actions from? yes they changed employees at the factory and had to retrain them in making lever actions and there were some quality control problems in the beginning with some of them, but they got that sorted out and went along.

please if you are going to make such statements please cite sources instead of internet rumours. some sources or links would be nice to support those statements. without facts or evidence to support those type of statements, they lack credibilty.
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Savage doesn't believe in putting iron sights on a 22 wmr.
My Savage 93GL came with iron sights on it from the factory.
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After shooting both rifles. Hands down for a entry level hunting rifle I would go with the Ruger any day of the week. The fit and finish is better, the action is butter smooth and accuracy of the two I shot was better in the ruger.

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The Ruger has a removable rotary magazine while the Marlin has a blind box magazine. Just something to consider.

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Thanks for the responses, I think the ruger has it. Now are there other calibers that are better for hunting/target than the 30-06?

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Thanks for the responses, I think the ruger has it. Now are there other calibers that are better for hunting/target than the 30-06?
Yep, if you are just hunting deer/hogs the 7mm-08 is a more logical choice if you don't like recoil (who does) the mid ranged 6.5mms are some of the best target cartridges there are and plenty enough for deer but sadly the 260 Rem, 6.5 Creedmore, and 6.5x55 are not chambered in the Ruger American. The 308 runs close to the 30-06 in 150-168gr class and works in a short action with a little less recoil.
I own all of the above the 6.5x55 is my favorite, but without that option I would vote for the 308 though I do enjoy my 30-06 with handloads.
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I really dont mean to be a party pooper, but have you looked at Savage?
They have IMO the best trigger(Accutrigger) out there,
and I have never heard of one that didnt shoot sub-moa out of the box.
Price range is about the same as Marlin and Ruger.
I have Marlin and Ruger rifles, and love them , but my go to hunter is my Savage. Just something to think aboot.

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I really dont mean to be a party pooper, but have you looked at Savage?
They have IMO the best trigger(Accutrigger) out there,
and I have never heard of one that didnt shoot sub-moa out of the box.
Price range is about the same as Marlin and Ruger.
I have Marlin and Ruger rifles, and love them , but my go to hunter is my Savage. Just something to think aboot.

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What savage is that, I'm sure it's more than $300
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Hes probly talking about the Axis. Its in the same price range as the Ruger American, but it feels ALOT better. At least to me. The Ruger just felt way too light and almost flimsy. And in .30-06, expect some hefty recoil in such a light rifle. My vote would go towards a Rem 700 but Im very biased. Lol.

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