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Marlin 30-30 SS 20 WAL Reviews

Product Reviews Ratings Summary
16 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.8 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.8 of 5 Stars!]
5 stars:
82% (13 of 16)
4 stars:
13% (2 of 16)
3 stars:
6% (1 of 16)
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by Ryan B Wednesday 27 July, 2016
Very pleased with both the transaction and the Marlin lever gun. As always, great service from Bud's. Buy this Marlin with confidence, they appear to be making great quality firearms again as mine looks and works great, aim was spot on at the range and the action very smooth. The areas where the wood and metal meet all look great, not a scratch on it, smooth action, this one is a keeper.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Pat R Saturday 13 February, 2016
Beautiful Gun ! Have put 100 rounds through with a couple of different folks trying it out and it was dead on accurate from about 40 yards, at least so far ! That is the only distance I have tried so far. No complaints with the gun whatsoever ! Only complaint is that it took over 2 weeks to get, (Bud's must have been really busy). It's not that it was a problem, was just antsy to get it !

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Anthony G Friday 29 January, 2016
This is a great gun. Nice finish and action is great. I think Marlin is back!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Doug R Friday 18 December, 2015
Fit and finish are very nice with this rifle. When occasion allows me to pack a rifle while scouting, this is the gun I pack. It carries well, cycles ammo reliably, and has never given me issues. It's a tough little gun. I've had a few of the newer Marlins since the Remington takeover, and they've all been great. They give me more of a purpose built impression than the older ones in my opinion. I haul my guns all over and expect nothing less than exceptional function and durability. This gun meets those criteria with flying colors.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Corey C Sunday 08 November, 2015
Like a lot of folks out there, after the rough transition from Remington buying Marlin, I was a little paranoid about buying a modern Marlin. However, with the terrible safety mechanisms on the Rossi, in my opinion the horrible loading method on the otherwise great Henry, and the price of the Winchester, Marlin still seemed the model for me, so I took a chance. Buds policy really helped alleviate my concern there as if I received a bum rifle I wouldn't be hosed. So on to the rifle itself. I'm happy to report that I think the rough transition for Marlin post-Remington purchase is over. We're well past the 2007 to 2012 window of hit and mostly miss, and I think we've got good Marlins back. That being said, here's the honest review. Compared to my father's Marlin of the same make and model from the 80's, it's definitely not the same quality. However, is that really a surprise? Modern manufacturing just isn't the same. Not to say it's worse, I don't think that's true at all. I justify that by saying that I think the fit and finish of the steel, function and smoothness of action operation is excellent, and right on par with the old man's 80's vintage. So essentially, the steel of the gun is excellent. The wood however, is where we start to get into the comparable discrepancy. The grade of the wood is just a whole league below the 80's edition. The stock fit is adequate, I didn't have any drastic measurements being off or anything, it's comfortable and generically fits as well as the older one. The grade and luster of the wood just isn't there. The checkering in particular is terrible. I'm not sure it can be called checkering. If you didn't have the old one to compare it too then it likely wouldn't bother anyone, but for those who know, it just can't be looked upon favorably. Wood marks and maladies by the barrel band give the grain a driftwood appearance. With some TLC, none of those outside of the checkering are a big deal however. Firing is where my edition seemed to take an edge. Not sure if it's the micro-grooved barrel or what, but this thing was dead on and CONSISTENT out of the box. My old man's never saw much resembling even light use, so I hold them at an even keel for barrel wear and whatnot. All in all, mine's far and away a better shooter. (To be clear, I'm the one that shot both rifles). All in all, I'm happy with my decision and my rifle, and I would do it again. In fact, I might be doing it again soon as my wife already has her mitts all over my new Marlin 336SS!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4 of 5 Stars!</span> [4 of 5 Stars!]
by James C Friday 07 August, 2015
Picked up the Marlin yesterday. I have to say I am always a little cautious when I by a Marlin these days, but so far I have been pretty lucky. UPS was late and the driver arrived as the store was locking up for the day. Being a small farm and ranching community and the gun shop being in a AG and Feed store, they went back in and took the delivery and got me and another customer our guns. So I quickly looked over the rifle before accepting it and it looked okay. After getting home and getting a good look at it, the wood finish was very nice and the fit was excellent. The stainless had a dried on substance over most of it that looked like they had spplied liquid wax to it but didn't wipe it off and it had dried. It was a little tough to get off but not difficult. The stainless is not perfect but very acceptable. I took out the lever and bolt to clean the rifle and it seemed to have been put together dry, there was no oil anywhere. After a clean and lubrication I loaded it with 170 grain Winchester power point and took it out to test. The first shot was low so I adjusted the rear site up a notch and the next three shots were in a tight group on target. This thing is fun to shoot and accurate. Instead of just running the six rounds I had in it I went in the house and got the rest of the box and shot all twenty. I'm very pleased with the rifle. The fit is excellent as is it's operation and the finnish is very good for a rifle I plan to shoot alot. I would highly recomend taking a chance on this rifle.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
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