i own both. i would say go with a marlin. between the two i think the marlin is more accurate. wildcat looks a little better. if you believe that actions speak louder than words... i shoot my marlin all the time. i shoot the wildcat once a year. maybe two years. hehe
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.