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I own both. You can't go wrong with either. What kind of hunting? The 30-30 really does have better terminal balistics in my opinion.

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they are both excellent rifles. the marlin however is much easier and less expensive to mount a scope onto.
 

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I cast my vote for the good ole 30-30. Its a solid performer.

(this should probably be on the levergun thread, maybe)
 
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owtlaw said:
I own both. You can't go wrong with either. What kind of hunting? The 30-30 really does have better terminal balistics in my opinion.

Jason
Me too. Both good. But like you said, it depends on what your hunting. I have a Marlin 30.30 and a Marlin.45/70, I also have several Winchesters in the .30/30. Winchesters are my favorite. :--- :--- :---
 
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I prefer the Marlin. It's stronger and, as someone else mentioned, easier to scope.

For shots under 100 yards on light-skinned game, I think there's about a nickel's worth of difference between the .30-30 and the .44 Mag. The .44 holds more BBs and is less expensive to shoot, if that makes a difference. But you can usually pick up a .30-30 rifle for $100 or so less than a .44.
 
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Winchester only if it would be a pre -64 other wise marlin all the way , as for caliber , get both :lol:
 
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Mike Barham said:
I prefer the Marlin. It's stronger and, as someone else mentioned, easier to scope.

For shots under 100 yards on light-skinned game, I think there's about a nickel's worth of difference between the .30-30 and the .44 Mag. The .44 holds more BBs and is less expensive to shoot, if that makes a difference. But you can usually pick up a .30-30 rifle for $100 or so less than a .44.
I likes me some marlin as well :D
 
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