338 marlin express?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 270 win, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. 270 win

    270 win New Member

    Does anyone have any experience with this cartridge? I am also wondering how the recoil is on this rifle. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  2. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm New Member

    I've got one- i have a 308MXLR, 338MXLR, and a 45-70 1895XLR- all with 24" barrels.

    there are good recoil pads on the MXLR's I would say the recoil is less than the 45-70, but a little more than the 308 Marlin Express, probably similar to a .308 Win more than anything. :confused:

    I have only shot mine with open sites, haven't mounted a scope on it yet, so i'm not the best one to ask about groups at 200-300 yards. My 308ME is deadly accurate at 100 yards (less than 1 inch 5shot groups with Hornady LE ammo) I would suggest you visit Marlin Owners - Index there is a forum just for 308ME/338ME owners, lots of good info there.

    The pic is my 308MXLR (.308 Marlin Express) with a Leupold VXII 3-9 scope

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