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Just was looking on Hornady's site and in the bottom right corner there is a Featured Member picture of a mule deer

Guy is holding a long barrel stainless laminate .30-30 and had used the new lever evolution.

 

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Nice looking rifle... may be Marlin is going to build something new for me to buy! Here is the text that accompanies the picture...

Wayne H.
This is a Montana mule deer shot with Hornady's 160 gr LEVERevolution .30-30 ammo. The LEVERevolution ammo performed flawlessly. I laser ranged the deer before shooting - 309 yards. Knowing that a 200 yard zero with the LEVERevolution ammo has a 12 inch drop at 300 yards, I held at the top of his back, touched off the trigger of my Marlin XLR rifle, and dropped him with one shot. NO HOLDOVER at 309 yards with a .30-30. Amazing!
 

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I'm impressed! Thanks for some first hand experience with the new rounds, and the rifle is pretty cool, too. Great shot with a "old fashioned and underpowered" lever rifle!
 

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I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!

AND I WANT IT NOW!!!!!
 

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Yup the wife is really going to hate me when I start telling her why I need this one :lol: Man that is a nice rifle stainless, 24" bbl look honey a weather resistant stock too :wink: The wheels are a turnin already, is there a cure for this?
 
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I can just imagine the Marlin XLR in 307 and 356 with the new plastic tipped ammo....or maybe Marlin will come out with a new flatter shooting cartridge. The 30-30 version will do for now!

Regards, Adrian
 

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I just checked Marlins website last night and there was no mention of this rifle, at least that I could find.
Is it a regular 336 with a 24" barrel?, Only in Stainless?

I could be made interested in a 24" 336, but actually would prefer Marlin make a run of the 336 cowboy in 30-30.
 

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Sports South has a listing for the xlr showing that it has a 24" barrel and stainless. The cool part is they will have it in .30-30, .444, .45-70 and .450. I wonder what else Marlin will put out for next year.
 

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Sports South has a listing for the xlr showing that it has a 24" barrel and stainless. The cool part is they will have it in .30-30, .444, .45-70 and .450. I wonder what else Marlin will put out for next year.
We always hear rumors about new rifles and sometimes it doesn't come to pass. I will buy an XLR in 444 so fast it will make your head snap!
 

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So if they produce them in numbers wouldn't the XLR be a stainless version of the old A? If so I NEED one in a bad way!
 

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Thanks for the post. I saw those listed on my distributors site, but there were no pics. I personally prefer the trend toward shorter bbls, but maybe the stocks will be available for purchase soon. That would be sweet.

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marlin 336 xlr

where do you get a Marlin 336 XLR CANT SEEM TO FIND THEM ON MARLIN SITE ARE THEY A CUSTOM LEVER,,, OH BOY I LOVE 336S THIS ONE SOUNDS GREAT AND WHEN IS THE LEVEREVELUTION AMMO COMING AROUND?[/b]
 

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I seem to recall that Tomray mentioned they (Marlin) were thinking about using the laminated stocks on the 336 series rifles. Except for the long barrel, it sounds nice.
 

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Mother of God, how freakin' sweet is that! I called a local dealer after I saw this post, he checked his computer and said the XLR's are in the distributor database but status is still unavailable. He quoted me $600.00 for the 30/30. This things got lever action target rifle written all over it. I know what I'm spending my tax return on!
 

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336 XLR

I can't wait to buy one of these XLR's, especially because they have a 24" barrel! I hunt with an old Marlin 336A in .35 Rem with the 24" barrel and factory sights which I used to get an elk this fall. It's about time Marlin offered a 30-30 with something more than a 20" barrel. I was getting tired of all these snub nosed leveractions. I guess I like the look and balance of an original Marlin 336A.
 

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I wish someone would delete that XLR photo. I keep coming back just to look at it.
 

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They have all of them listed on the Davidson’s sight but they don’t have pictures. They all have a MSRP of $874.

Marlin and Horady must have had a sales meeting together and tried to figure out how to increase sales. Solution, longer barrel + pointed bullet = better range = increased sales. 8) Best for both worlds. I think it is going to be great for both Companies but it is all counting on the performance of the nurf bullet. :roll:

Where’s the ‘35 rem? Don’t they know that they have to make it in ‘35 rem? :shock:
 
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