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    Is the Marlin 308 Express going to make a come back?

    I read somewhere on the forum where someone knew a technician at Marlin and the technician thought they were going to bring back the 308. My question is have to talked to this technician lately about this? I am very interested in getting one of these if they make a comeback and aren't messed up. Thank You!!
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    I wouldn’t hold my breath... there are some good used 308me’s that can be bought around here from time to time. This is where I got mine from. An nope mine ain’t for sale!

    welcome to the forum an good luck in your quest!
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    Another somebody knew somebody that said they knew someone at remlin. It is a big deal now when one of us gets a new remington "anybody can build lever action rifles" rifle that isn't a kit gun that has to be made workable by "it only took me six hours and some files and stones" the purchser. And yes I used small case letters on purpose. That company stopped making the longest produced .22 rifle in the world because it was too much for them and it would take longer than five minutes to build. The thing is don't hold your breath on any caliber comebacks. I was surprised that the triple four is back but I don't know what the percentage is of functioning 444's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernieherd View Post
    I read somewhere on the forum where someone knew a technician at Marlin and the technician thought they were going to bring back the 308. My question is have to talked to this technician lately about this? I am very interested in getting one of these if they make a comeback and aren't messed up. Thank You!!


    Well, I assume you're referring to me as I've posted knowing a tech at Marlin to help folks get their remlins fixed.

    I haven't spoke with him in a spell but can tell you the last chat we had, he stated they plan on reintroducing the 308ME. They said the same for many years regarding the 444, and eventually it happened. He also said since the 444 is done, next up is the 308ME.

    So, time will tell how many years it will be before we actually see them available.

    Until then, check GB, Guns International and Cabela's Library and here on MO for a JM Marlin. They do show up now and then but you need to be diligent and ready to snatch them as they go quick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKTW View Post
    Well, I assume you're referring to me as I've posted knowing a tech at Marlin to help folks get their remlins fixed.

    I haven't spoke with him in a spell but can tell you the last chat we had, he stated they plan on reintroducing the 308ME. They said the same for many years regarding the 444, and eventually it happened. He also said since the 444 is done, next up is the 308ME.

    So, time will tell how many years it will be before we actually see them available.

    Until then, check GB, Guns International and Cabela's Library and here on MO for a JM Marlin. They do show up now and then but you need to be diligent and ready to snatch them as they go quick.


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    I would expect that there is more demand for the 338 ME
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    I noticed a 338 MX went for 1000.00 on GB lately. That surprised me as I figured it would bring more. As for the 308MX if I wanted another one I would be looking for one with a serial number that started with 93xxx =2007 or 92xxx = 2008. There are numerous rifles for sale right now across the country. Just be prepared to pay in the 8-900.00 range. That seems to be the going price anymore.
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    I love my 308MXLR and regret selling my 308MX. I never really warmed up to the 338ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2311 View Post
    I would expect that there is more demand for the 338 ME
    I would like one of those as well.
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