Featured Marlin Camp 9

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by glockman55, Oct 16, 2020 at 7:08 AM.

  1. glockman55

    glockman55 Well-Known Member

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    Marlin Camp 9n Scoped.jpg I might have posted this nice shooting Rifle before but I love this thing..reminds Me or Ruger's 44 carbine.. Wouldn't mind finding a Camp 45 but that's not going to happen anytime soon, very hard to find,, The 9 is very accurate and fun to shoot.. camp 9.jpg Camp 9mm.jpg Camp 9n.jpg
     
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  2. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a nice looking rifle!
     
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  3. AgedWarrior

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    That looks like a very handy little carbine!
     
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  4. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Love the carbine format. Had a Ruger PC9 for a time, some years ago. As a group, the platform is rather heavy, at least compared to contemporary configurations. But at least with the Ruger PC9 I loved how darned accurate it was. Out to 50yds or so, it was almost hard to miss the 10-ring's center, at least for me. Heavy sucker, but otherwise a nice complement to a 9mm sidearm.

    I do prefer the look of the wood stocks on the Marlin versions, though. Nice.
     
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  5. glockman55

    glockman55 Well-Known Member

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    This is not too heavy to Me..
     
  6. glockman55

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    It's my go to rifle when Yotes get too close to the House..
     
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  7. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I had aCamp .45 bought it for around $160, years later a guy offered me $800 I had no idea they had become that rare.
     
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  8. sheriffjohn

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    When we carried S&W Model 59's I issued these to Deputies who wanted one and two for the jail with frangible ammo to eliminate ricochets. One came from the factory without the nylon buffer which failed on the first shot. Marlin replaced it. I still have mine. Neat little guns.

    Shot at a coyote running across a plowed field near my 380-yard target. Aimed shot at him standing hit WAY low. Using Kentucky windage, I tried to walk the shots up to the now running coyote, holding much higher. Each shot kicked up dirt but he made it to the woods. 9mm not a good choice for long range in my hands.
     
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  9. locutus

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    Too bad they never offered it in .45 Winmag and/or 9X25 Dillon with folding stock.:(
     
  10. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like the Camp 9 because it uses pistol magazines which was a selling point for me. Mine's a bit finicky about some ammo no big deal for me. No longer have a model 59 so those clips are kept loaded with fodder it likes. Son has the PC carbine. Pretty slick gun, also.
     
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  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    The Camp 9 is a nifty little carbine. I have an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine in 9mm Parabellum, and it is a fun, cheap to feed plinker. Uses Browning Hi Power mags.
     
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  12. JTJ

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    I have the new Ruger PCC9 take down. Good gun but heavy. Also have the Keltec Sub2K which is a lot lighter. Both take Glock mags.
     
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  13. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I regretted selling the Marlin Camp .45 but since I bought the Extar EP9, this is an even more fun gun than the Marlin. If you're looking for something for home defense, varmint control or just a fun affordable plinker @ $449 direct to your FFL seriously consider this one!

    The EP9 uses Glock mags including the 33rd "Fun Stick", I have have had zero issues and find it to be reasonably accurate to 100 yards! I have not attempted any thing beyond that. You can add rails to the hand guard for lights, lasers etc.

    https://www.extarusa.com/
     
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  14. JTJ

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    I had the Freedom FX9 braced pistol for a short time. I let my wife shoot it and now it is hers. I was looking at the Extar. It might work even better for my wife.
    If I have to travel the Keltec Sub2K goes in a gym bag. It folds to 16" and weighs a little over 4 lbs. It will fit in a lap top bag and nobody pays any attention to it.
     
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  15. rock185

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    I've owned more than one of the little Camp 9s, and they are neat little plinkers IMHO. Were I in the market now days though, I'd probably go with the Ruger 9MM carbine.

    Reference the Camps never having been chambered in .45 Win. Mag or 9X25 Dillon, I don't believe the little Camp carbines are near robust enough for that. They are straight blow back actions, utilizing a rather light 14 oz. bolt for both the 9MM and .45 ACP versions. Much as I like the Camp carbines, they are light duty firearms IMHO.
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  16. glockman55

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    I replaced the Buffer and recoil spring with a 21 oz.. parts are readily available for these little gems..
     
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