And to any that are scratching their heads over some of the comments, I highly recommend sitting down and watching "The Big Short". Great little movie that's an eye opener as to how markets can and do operate.
I read somewhere that Ruger will start with the Lever rifles.A new article just posted April 2, 2021 on OUTDOOR LIFE.COM talks about the acquisition of Marlin by Ruger from Remington . . Sounds really good to me and I love all my Ruger handguns and rifles . . Can't wait to see what Ruger/Marlin comes out with first . . . .
After years of difficulties with Remington, expect to see new American-made Marlin rifles—now owned by Ruger—hitting the market this fall.www.outdoorlife.com
Agreed, I stupidly sold mine long ago. But realistically, why would Ruger bring back a rifle which failed to sell originally, and which now competes with their new line of levers - for which they paid plenty? Fun to dream anyway.I'd be happy to see Ruger bring back the Model 96, would really like to see a return of the Model 44, but at least the 96 was a lever gun!
Indeed, the world has changed a lot, seems no company wants to make anything that doesn't fly off the shelves, even if it does make a profit, the floor space at the plant is better utilized producing the top sellers with the biggest margins. They are in business to make money and increase value to the stockholderswhy would Ruger bring back a rifle which failed to sell originally, and which now competes with their new line of levers - for which they paid plenty? Fun to dream anyway.
Wish there was a thumbs down icon. LOL You had a thumbs up until you mentioned Hornady FTX. My experience is it is a very high dollar paper puncher. Sure accurate.I'd rather wait a year and have them produce quality guns out of the gate. It's going to come down to the business philosophy and approach that drives the company. Who's in charge at the end of the day? The guys who watch the stock market on a daily basis? Or someone who's trying to build a legacy product?
Some years ago I read an article about the companies that did the best in the long run. Family owned and operated were the best bet, they had a sense of leaving something good for their kids/heirs.
My sense, rightly or wrongly, is that many of the members here care and keep their guns for the long haul. Great grandpa's 30-30 still shoots, and with a minimal amount of maintenance, will continue to do so for the next generation or two. Simple technology coupled with good design and execution thereof still brings home the bacon, venison, etc, and fills the freezer provided the operator does his/her job. McPherson has some great tips on accurizing the old lever action into an MOA shooter.
Hornady and their FTX bullet technology and powder development has turned the best of their recent cartridges into genuine 300yd rifles.