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Old 10-31-2009, 02:41 PM
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OK.... Still looking for a bolt-action .30-06....
Two options:
Marlin XL7: black synthetic stock, NIB - $210
Howa 1500: wood stock, NIB - $250

Which would you choose and why?
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:14 PM
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I'd take the Marlin. I've never handled a Howa - or Marlin bolt-gun, for that matter. But Marlin's levers are absolutely top-shelf - so I'd go with the Marlin.

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:01 PM
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Howa make a nice product(same as the wby vanguard) and that would be my choice.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:19 PM
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though ive never shot one i heard the marlin xl7 was an awesome gun for the $
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:19 PM
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Definitely the Howa.

Where are you finding a NIB Howa for $250?
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post
Definitely the Howa.

Where are you finding a NIB Howa for $250?
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:22 AM
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Don't know much about the Marlin.But I would go with the Howa anyway.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:55 AM
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I've heard good things about the Marlin, and planned on buying one, but I would grab the Howa for just $30.00 more IN A HEARTBEAT ... Doesn't mean I wouldn't soemday own the Marlin, but I never thought I could buy them at near the same price.

With the prices you quote you must go for the Howa.

My reason is simple. For way more years than I've heard good things about the Marlin XL7 I've heard GREAT things about the Howa ...
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:04 AM
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Believe I'd buy one of each!
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:23 AM
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Thanks guys. I wish I had the time and the income to buy both. I've got to sell one of my muzzle loaders to pay for this one.
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