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Marlin 880SQ .22 LR

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The 880SQ, $294 street price, is a composite-stock gun suitable for rough field work. It could also be used for a young shooter or as a plinker because it is small and accurate enough, but other problems on the gun should discourage you from buying it, we feel.

Marlin 880SQ .22 LR

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The Marlin's magazines hold seven rounds -- an odd number -- and their floorplates look as though they can be removed for cleaning, but not without some struggle and possible damage.
Releasing the mag requires pushing the lever behind the mag to the rear. We haven't found a way to remove the mag with one hand yet.
The Marlin's trigger action is heavy, and its narrow surface is serrated, neither of which is overly comfortable. The synthetic stock is slick at the grip as well, which doesn't help the shooter control the muzzle heavy gun.

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