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Marlin .308 MX, $590

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The classic lines of the Marlin belie its 21st century brand-new .308 MX cartridge, which we found to be excellent, except for its range of loadings. The .308 MX had excellent wood, fine workmanship and superb accuracy, though its all-steel construction gave It significant weight. A scope would add to that, but an aperture rear sight would be just the ticket.

Marlin .308 MX, $590

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The arrow points to the cross bolt that blocks the hammer from striking the firing pin. We found this to be handy for lowering the hammer safely to the half- cock position with a round in the chamber.
The arrow points to the screw which holds the tubular magazine to the dovetailed receptacle in the bottom of the barrel. It became slightly loose after a lot of shooting. It needed to be secured with Loc-tite or a similar compound.
The cowboy-like rear sight could have been updated, we thought, with a square-notch rear and a post front. Yet this crude sight gave better accuracy than the somewhat better sights on the Browning.

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