Marlin's are just about rock solid and the lever action Marlin will last longer than your muscles and bones.
However, I suggest you take a good look at their
ballistics/the price of their ammunition/your belief the round will succeed in the marketplace and remain available and the price of the firearm itself before making a final decision. The history of firearms is paved with cartridges that just did not catch on for one reason or another.
The big thing, is of course, to really think through a decision to make certain you are in a position to feel satisfied before making the purchase.
The article I read on it the cartridge is great being comparable to the .308win.in a lever gun but they said rhat it would be restricted to factory loads as the powder they used is some new progressive burn rate that wont be available to the public and the special plastic tip bullets by hornady wont be available either.That would mean you would have to reload with the same bullets as what are used in the .30-30 and never could reach the performance posted for the .308 Marlin. sam.
Actually from what I was reading on the calibers specs in one of my magazine articles (can't remember which one) it actually has higher muzzle velocity with lower pressure than the .308 win does. Which is why I have been curious if they are close enough to the same size that you could use .308 marlin in a gun meant for .308 win.
Thanks for the answer. That is something that I have actually been wondering about since I read the article. Of course I hoped that it would work, but in the end what does it matter. I got quite a surplus of military bulk anyways lol.
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