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Just registered. Don't know why it has taken me so long to find this. I had my Mom buy me my first Marlin 336 30-30 at Walton's 5 & 10 in Bentonville, Arkansas when I was probably 13. Sam Walton just had a couple of Wal-Mart stores at the time, but still ran the original store in Bentonville. (What if I had bought a few shares of Wal-Mart stock instead of the Marlin???). I just turned 50, and the herd of Marlins has grown to include a Golden 39A, 218 Bee, 25-20, my late father's 336 in 30-30 (restored), and others, all the way to my favorite - a 444. The 444 is an older model with 24" barrel and straight stock and shoots unbelieveably good! As my eyes have failed me, I have fitted all of them with scopes. I have a thing about the vintage steel-tube Weaver scopes made in El Paso, Texas. To me, nothing looks better on a Marlin lever action. I have rifles fitted with K-4's, V-9's, and even a V-8 with the tri-wire reticle. The Marlin lever action has never gotten the respect it deserves. I handload for all of them (except the .22, of course), and have loads that shoot 1 MOA or better in most of them. I look forward to reading the posts and contributing where I can. I know there is a wealth of knowledge here as well. I know I'm in good company!
 

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P.S. to original post: I'm a lifetime member of the NRA, coach a youth shooting club, teach hunter education for the Game and Fish Commission, drive a Cummins Diesel Dodge truck (Dodgeskinner explanation: Webster's definition of muleskinner is "one who drives mules"...), college graduate and operate a farm full time for a living.
 

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Hi Dodgeskinner, I am from NE FLorida near Jacksonville. This forum is very informative and friendly. Welcome Aboard.
 

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Hello and welcome to Marlinowners from Louisiana!!!
 

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Hi and welcome from Bundaberg, Australia.
 

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Hello and welcome from South Florida!
 

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Welcome, from DFW, Texas
 

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Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
 

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Welcome from TN, Lonnie
 

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Welcome to MO discussion forums from the tip of the mitten in northern lower Michigan.
 
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