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Hello from Michigan, everyone! I just bought my first Marlin ever, and I'm really excited to get it. It'll assume the role of being my main deer/medium game rifle. The rifle in question is a Marlin 336 XLR in 30-30 Winchester. It's a JM stamped model made in 2006. The original owner had only put 10 rounds through the rifle ever. I got it for $800 which seems like it's a good deal for a pre-Remington, JM stamped XLR with an insanely low round count.

I've only ever owned Winchester or Browning (BLR) lever guns before. I was at my LGS and they had a brand new 1895 SBL, and I honestly really liked it a lot. After fondling it I had to get a Marlin, but I didn't want a 45-70 since I already have a Winchester 1886 and don't like having multiple guns in the same caliber that shoot more expensive rounds. I loved the stainless, so I was drawn to the XLR since I don't have a 30-30 anymore. I've heard newer Marlins are getting better, but I wanted to try and get a JM stamped model so I started looking around for one with a low round count that wasn't ridiculously expensive since low round count JMs seem to be pricey. Ended up finding the one mentioned above, and it's shipping Monday so I should have it by the end of next week.

In the meantime I have a Vortex Viper HS 2.5-10 scope, and a XS rail/ghost ring sight to mount on it.
 

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Welcome aboard from New Hampshire.
Congrats on the new to you rifle. I’m sure it won’t be your only Marlin!
 
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Welcome from central Arkansas. Post some pics when you get it.
 
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Welcome from Northern Michigan! That is a nice rifle.
 
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Welcome from western SC
 
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Welcome from Central NYS !
 
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Welcome from the marshes of south Louisiana.

Now your infected with Marlinist! The only cure is to buy more Marlins!

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Nice find and welcome from western NC. What part of Michigan?
Thank you! I'm in Southeastern MI, about halfway between Detroit and the Michigan-Ohio border.

...and thank you for the welcome everyone else who has commented so far!
 

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Hello and Welcome from SC Pennsylvania!!!
 
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Welcome from South Central Missouri :beer:
Pictures we love pictures :smokin:
 
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Welcome from SW Ohio.

Enjoy that XLR.
 
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Welcome to the forum from Missouri!!!
 
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Thank you! I'm in Southeastern MI, about halfway between Detroit and the Michigan-Ohio border.

...and thank you for the welcome everyone else who has commented so far!
That's where I found my beautiful wife years ago. I was there for the construction of Fermi II.
 
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