Jim, I had that 338MX on my watch list and I figure, due to the timing of the coronovirus shut down and many folks out of work, it wouldn't bring what it should. So I wasn't all that surprised to see it go for $1000.
I think under normal market conditions, it would have brought a good 2 or 3 hundred more. I've seen 338MX's go for $1400 to $1500 and of course, the MXLR's have brought insane prices.
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I have a DOM2007 308MX that I've been back and forth about selling for a few years now (not currently for sale), problem is that I have all the equipment for reloading for it, that it will have to go to a reloader, which reduces the pool of buyers and raises the price reducing the pool even more. I thought it would become my go to Marlin for hunting, but my 38-55 seems to have takin that position.
It seems like the longer I hold onto it the more the value goes up, so my motivation to sell it isn't strong, and it shoots so damn well. This is why you don't see many of them for sale. My problem, besides safe space is I have too many calibers now, and reload for all of them. There are no other rifles other than Marlins that chamber 308 Marlin Express, so it's a commitment when you decide to buy one.
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I have a 308 MXLR.
I never shoot it, but i have all the stuff to re-load for it.
It is a fine rifle in every respect.
I plan to keep it and i will likely give it to my son.
The lever gun deal has pretty much ran it's coarse with me.
I have my doubts if the 308/338 will ever be made again.
But, the 444 came back so who knows?
I can't believe the crazy prices the MXLR's bring....
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