The Marlin 336 is a stronger, heavier, more accurate rifle, no question. Far easier to scope as well (if that matters to you)
There's just something about a 94. I don't think it can be explained. I pick up a 94, and I feel the bite of morning cold on my face, I can smell bacon cooking, woodsmoke, coffee, horses. I can hear the laughter of the other hunters in camp, the sound of Dad and cousin Jerry splitting firewood, the taste of a little nip of old uncle Mose' homemade corn whiskey............
And, to me at least, it's the slickest handling, most ergonomic little carbine ever made.
History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
If you think a strong military is expensive, think about what a weak one would cost