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There's a new 338mx at one of the local stores, it has a few noticeable marks against it, the bullseye on the stock is off center, the forarm wood has a gap on the top where it meets the receiver, and then there is a big scratch in the metal on the receiver (must of happened in the shop?). Its also a 91 serial number gun with what i think is a rem proof mark, although its almost illegible. Here's the plus, its 449.00. I don't know if the barrel is drooping, I was unaware of this problem when I looked at it.

Here's the question, would it be worth the risk to buy it, hoping to send it back to remington to have every thing fixed? This includes visually undetectable problems that some people have commented on. S.
 

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From all I have read here, it sounds like it my have the droop. But in the long run, Marlin will make it right and you will have an incrediable rifle that you only paid $449 for. If you really want that rifle and understand that you may have to sent it back & are willing to wait for it, Go For It...Its a Marlin and a 338MX at that. Great round. I have the 338MXLR and its the best rifle I have ever owned. Good Luck & God Bless.
 

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I went and looked at it again and it does appear to have some barrel drop, there's a small gap between the barral and the receiver. The mag tube is also not in line with the barrel. S.
 

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I wouldn't do it. I'd rather pay a $100 more and get one without problems if you can find one.
I don't know anybody that has gotten theirs back and some have been there since October. I bought my 2008 model back from my buddy after having to send one in to the factory for repair. I'm waiting for my refund now on it.

If you don't mind waiting 6 months to year to get it back from repair and hope that is repaired right or replaced, then go for it.
 

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I would RUN from it. Life is too short to gamble on someone to fix it right. look for a good one and first ask them to try to mount a scope on it,that will show if it's built right.Good Luck.
 

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I think you guys are right. It's funning looking at how off center they put the bullseye, It's not even close to the center line. I don't know how they could let something so obvious pass QC. S.
 

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I wouldn't even bother, You could put your money in a savings account and get 4% interest instead of waiting for Marlington to fix or replace it, 4% is better than the screw job Remington's going to give You! I have only been waiting for my 338 MX to return since mid December but others here have been waiting since October. So Buyer beware. Dennis
 

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Woodenscouts, You know something we don't? Do you have a money tree? I'd like a money tree then I could buy some nice OLDER marlins. Dennis
 

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I had a money tree once, but it died. I am still looking for another one though. Ditto on the older Marlins. I have quite a few and they seem to have a perfect feel to them when you pick them up. Much slimmer feel and better balance than a Winchester.
 

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On Monday I was at the Bass Pro Shop in Orlando, Fl. They had a 338 MX in stock. I asked to see it. It had a '91' serial number, the top of the foreend where it mates to the receiver had a gap, and the barrel visually appeared to have the droops.

I'll use the 5 Marlin's I currently have with pride and pleasure, but I won't be buying any more Marlin's unless and until they get their act together.

My next rifle will be a bolt.
 
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