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Old 08-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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The Marlin is not free floated. I just did the dollar bill test to make sure.
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If someone doesn't buy a Ruger American soon I will. I am just waiting to see how ammo is going to be priced once the shortage has passed. I am considering a 243 myself. My shoulders are getting weak. I need something that won't kick. I did shoot a 25-06 Howa that was pleasurable to shoot, even with a 12" lop stock. The 25-06 belongs to a friends wife.
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I've got a .270 and the kick isn't that bad at all. Then again, I am only 18 and probably just don't mind it.
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The Marlin is not free floated. I just did the dollar bill test to make sure.
well all of mine are and were done from the factory that way. i can pull a bill all the way from the fore end to the reciever on all three.
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If your Marlin has a wood stock it is free floated. The synthetic stocks have pillars to reduce the weight of the stock.
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If your Marlin has a wood stock it is free floated. The synthetic stocks have pillars to reduce the weight of the stock.
all three of mine came with factory synthetic stocks and are pillar bedded and are free floated. and how are the pillars used to reduce the weight of the stock? pillar bedding is used to produce a stress free action that helps improve accuracy. how does that equate into reucing weight?

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I picked up my Marlin for $299. And I prefer the checkering on the rifle compared to whatever it is Ruger did with theirs. Stay away from the Remington. I've heard alot of bad stuff about it. The biggest differences between the Ruger and the Marlin are the safety and the magazine. Ruger has a tang safety, and a detachable box. Marlin has a safety like the R700, and a internal box. Although the Ruger box mag seems like it's well made, that's just another thing to go wrong eventually and you'll have to replace it. The Marlin isn't free floated like the Ruger, but that's not the worst of things. It is pillar bedded, which is abit better than the Ruger. Last thing is that I believe the Marlin has a heavier barrel. Lots of people said that the Ruger would shoot 2 shots great, and then have a flier. I put about 10 through my Marlin at 100yds before it started spreading, but I was still hitting "kill shots" with it. Both rifles are good, it's going to come down to what you like in terms of safety and magazine. Whatever you do, stay away from the Remington and the Axis. Axis has a terrible trigger. On the Ruger and Marlin, it's adjustable.
What Remington are you referring to? 770? Then yes agreed. 783? Point me to some bad reviews the only ones I have seen are from people who have not even fired the rifle - just Internet speculation bs
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I was referring to the 770. I haven't heard anything about a 783.
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Had opportunity to handle a Remington 783 at a LGS recently. Didn't particularly care for it. Mind you, I own several Marlin X rifles, a couple of Stevens 200s and one Axis, so I've nothing against buying a low cost entry type rifle. Have handled a few Ruger Americans and prefer buying one of them than a Remington 783. W

When examining the Remington 783, I glanced at the info stamped on the barrel. I was kinda surprised to see where it was made. Chuckle, made in Mayfield, Ky.....gee a couple of my Marlin X rifles are made there.
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I too am actually looking at picking up a Limited Edition Ruger American .270 tomorrow morning. I am suuuuper excited as this will be my very first rifle. Is there anything I should know before making this purchase? I live in Hawaii and this caliber is not difficult to find, so it naturally has an impact on my decision.
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