+1 on that! I also love my 7600 Remington. That said, my first gun was a Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. I loved that gun and wish I never sold it. And as a1huntingsupply said, with the Leverevolution ammo it is even better. Still can't keep up with the good old 30-06 but the Browning BLR can! Try 'em all and whatever feels best in your hands, go for it!I own a remington 7600 pump action in .30-06 and I love it. It fires 5 rounds quicker than my friends can get 2 off in their bolt actions. It has a free floating barrel and is very accurate with good ammo. Check them out and see, they are reasonably priced, I got mine used for 275 bucks and it was in mint condition. I own a 30-30 model 94 winchester, but like it was mentioned before, they are more for close range bush use. I regularly take bears, moose, caribou, and wolves with mine and several times the shots have been 300-350 yards on large frozen lakes. (possibly farther as distance is hard to judge on open ice- I could barely make out the wolves at 9x power) but they dropped with 1 shot each time, but if the gun doesnt fit you and feels funny when you hold it, then you wont shoot well anyhow, so try some out for fit before you go any further
the new marlin has been out for awhile now, called .308 MX I have sold alot since they have came out and sold alot to law enforcement guys, this gun however will not chamber the standard 308If you mean 308 Win. Marlin never made a gun in that caliber. But the new 308 Marlin is supposed to come pretty close and yes it should be a great gun.
Kinda like a 1911, huh...The lever guns, especially the older ones, require you to work the action in order to put a round in the chamber. You then have a cocked piece that requires you to pull the trigger to lower the hammer. HELLO! That can be dangerous. I have been present for 3 ND's, and 2 were lever guns. JMHO
AHH, yes. But just how do you let the hammer DOWN on that 1911. As for me, if I was unloading it, I would drop the mag and eject the shell in the chamber. Much like I would do for a lever gun. Eject the friggin' things= no problem. I have BOTH, though the lever gun isn't an older model (I wish it was). This process works for me. Guess it's too simple.Scuse me. I rack a round into my 1911 and then apply the safety. "Cocked and locked" is the term. You cannot do that with the older '94's and 336's you must pull the trigger and ease down the hammer. If your thumb slips KABOOM!
Anyone that compares a vintage lever gun to a 1911 as far as safety goes has probably handled neither.