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SUB MOA "X" gun owners call to battle

I know this might sound strange, but I think some people on some other forums need to hear from other "X" gun owners about the out of the box Accuracy these Marlins are capable of.

I posted a few of my target pictures on one forum, and 1 guy said I used a pencil to punch the holes, and another called me a liar and lucky. :eek:

Here's the forum link where the incedent happened today.

http://shootersforum.com/index.htm

AND here are a few other popular ones that could use a bit of Marlin "X" gun PR.

http://www.reloadersnest.com/forum/default.asp

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary

http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/

Help me spread the word on the amazing "X" gun accuracy. ;)
 

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eh, it really isn't worth the trouble. Some folks are simply too stubborn or just plain stupid for their own good. Let 'em spend twice the money for half the gun.
Anyway, it wouldn't be nearly as fun at the range if everybody showed up with the same firearm now would it?
 

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Xlr8n said:
eh, it really isn't worth the trouble. Some folks are simply too stubborn or just plain stupid for their own good. Let 'em spend twice the money for half the gun.
Anyway, it wouldn't be nearly as fun at the range if everybody showed up with the same firearm now would it?
I hear what you're saying.

I think people on these other forums are starting to think I'm on Marlin's payroll. ;D I just figured if more people spread the word, the increased interest might shake out a few more "X" guns, and get people to see the light. Maybe we could even get a few more "X" gun models out of Illion if more people owned them. ;)
 

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Folks equate performance/quality to money which is totally rational and normally true, but in this case the Marlin gun performance-to-cost equation defies normal logic so it is indeed hard for some to believe.

Normally I'd say send 'em a link here and they can see the page-after-page claims and results for themselves, but anyone on a gun forum who would poo-poo your pictured results and/or flat-out call you a liar isn't worth the effort of arguing with imho and shouldn't be invitited to spread their negativity to a civilzed board such as this one.
 

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I'd love to post my targets if I could remember to shoot my XL7 instead of just looking at it... ::)
 

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Let them believe what they want. Small minds inhabit every forum and I am quite satisfied with my X gun performance. Of course, we have doubting Thomas' at my range but they have since been shown the light. I have shot against a number of loud mouths for money and they have always paid up and shut up. I find engaging in discourse on a forum to be an exercise in futility as half of the posters graduated from the bottom of their class and prove it every time they post. Ignore them and enjoy more range time.
 

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Why would we argue this point? We know we've got a good thing, other's will find out eventually. My plan is to buy up all those "clunky, unrefined pieces of junk" and sell them back to the converts later (with compounded storage fees added of course)!
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I'm a member of the same forum as dmsbandit. I can't believe the venom some of these guys have when you say how nice the Marlin is. That being said, I agree with you. Why argue the point. Let them believe what they want. You'd like to think at some point they may realize they missed out on a great gun at a very reasonable price. Oh well, I'll be left smiling with mine. ;D
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Why would we argue this point? We know we've got a good thing, other's will find out eventually. My plan is to buy up all those "clunky, unrefined pieces of junk" and sell them back to the converts later (with compounded storage fees added of course)!
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A lot of those other forum's posters have venom for the lower priced product of any manufacturer's line so it's not just directed at Marlin. If it isn't a Cooper, Kimber, or custom shop, it won't get a lot of respect. I don't worry about it. Like others have said before, if we all liked the same things, we wouldn't have much to choose from.
 

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SSSSHHHHHH!! They'll double the price! DP
 

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Jayhawker said:
A lot of those other forum's posters have venom for the lower priced product of any manufacturer's line so it's not just directed at Marlin. If it isn't a Cooper, Kimber, or custom shop, it won't get a lot of respect. I don't worry about it. Like others have said before, if we all liked the same things, we wouldn't have much to choose from.
Jayhawker,

I think you hit the nail on the head. A fella was telling me what all he did to his 10/22 to make it a "tack driver". I just smiled thinking "My M60 will shoot just as good and it's 20years old and scope and all I have less than $200 in it." Another guy was telling me how he and a friend took their guns to a smith for something and the smith was looking them over and complementing his custom rifle and called his buddy's stock Remmy a boat paddle. Which it may very well have been, but you never know until you personally snuggle up behind it and touch off a few rounds.

My poiont is, for the most part, people are uninformed idiots! Luckily thast's not the case here at MO.com.

C.S.
 

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It wasn't all that long ago that everybody was poo-pooing the Savages as well. All because the price was cheap enough that the average person could get into shooting without spending an arm and leg. Now everybody thinks that Savages are great. There use to a forum that IIRC was called Shooter's Talk that if you even mentioned a Savage they was all over you like flies on road apples. Now it seems to be the Marlin X guns turn and I think with time that this will pass too and then it will be another rifle's turn to be poo-pooed. Myself I just let them have their say and enjoy a inexpensive rifle that shoots great or I will if I can get to the range and shoot my test loads to see how my 7mm-08 really shoots.
 

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There is a level of civility at this forum that makes accessable, some very knowledgable people that allows somebody like me (if I behave myself ::) ), an opportunity to learn at my pace. My knowledge and personal progress has been significant since I started coming to this sight.

When I am done with my X gun, I'll have a custom rifle for the price of their rifle off the shelf. Id rather have the pride of making something over the pride of owning something.
 

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Who cares what brand a certain rifle is.........if it shoots then I love it! People get too caught up on brands! I have expensive guns that outshoot cheap ones and cheap ones that out shoot the expensive ones! Buy what you want! By the way.......I have a Stevens that outshoots my XL7 and it was cheaper too! Does that make it a better rifle? No, but I still like both of them. ;)
 

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Jayhawker said:
A lot of those other forum's posters have venom for the lower priced product of any manufacturer's line so it's not just directed at Marlin. If it isn't a Cooper, Kimber, or custom shop, it won't get a lot of respect. I don't worry about it. Like others have said before, if we all liked the same things, we wouldn't have much to choose from.
My Marlin and Cooper get along just fine. ;D
 

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I just smile .. knowing I can shoot as good or better than most with a reasonable priced rifle..
 

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Xlr8n said:
Folks equate performance/quality to money which is totally rational and normally true, but in this case the Marlin gun performance-to-cost equation defies normal logic so it is indeed hard for some to believe.
Marlington may change all that and get everyone back to "the rule". :'( :'(
 

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I know what you mean this guy at the range the other day was trying to trash talk my Marlin too. Although it was impossible for him to admit that right now its not a good gun because I proved it to him and showed him the paper i was shooting at, he said "well the problem with Marlins is, is that they loosen up after about 1000 rounds or so" *** is that? How would he know that? I don't think the man ever owned a Marlin. Is that true? I just sorta brushed it off. People just don't want to believe that every once and a while if it's too good too be true it is true every once and a while.
 

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Dont be offended.......they're jealous they're not Marlin owners ;D
 
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