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    39tds or s mountie

    I'm a short rifle guy...but what do people that have had these two say? I'm not a collector, I'm a shooter. Squirrels and varmits and targets....which gun should I chase? (I am a TIGHWAD so price does matter some)
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    I've had multiples of both and much prefer the Mountie over the TDS for shooting. The TDS is a fun gun but doesn't balance as well for me.
    Any of the 20" barreled 39A's are great, that includes the 39D, 39M and CL which are a little lighter barrel profile.
    YMMV but those work for me.
    Good luck with your search.
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    Mountie for the win, besides being a cheapskate rules out a TDS unless you get extremely lucky. However Mounties now days aren't exactly cheap either.
    The TDS is not known to be that accurate.
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    Thanks for the great info!

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    Maybe a Papoose is what you really need, way cheaper, short barrel and a lot of fun.

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    The TDS is not known to be that accurate.
    I'll second that...at least that was the issue with the one I owned at one time.
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    The TDS is not known to be that accurate.

    My TDS was the worst shooting Marlin 39 A I ever shot. One of my best days was when a collector bought it just to add it to his collection and not to shoot it. I told him about the accuracy issue and he said it didn't matter it was never going to get shot again while he owned it. Go with the Mountie.
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    The TDS is a collectors piece/investment to hang over the mantle.
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    Great info on this site...a mountie it is unless I get a standard 39....price will impact that.....I already have three nice .22s. (a rugar all weather bolt action..shoots greata nice Henry that I love, and a Rossi knockoff I a model 61...even it shoots really nice....sioooo. Hard to justify huge bucks for another .22. ...stilllllllll.........😉

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    Well, I am definitely in the Mountie corner too. Nice balance & great accuracy! But, If you are really looking for the best bang for the buck, I found a nice barley used Squirrel Stock M-60 in a pawnshop last year for $59! Even at $100, they are great little .22s!
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