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Old 10-25-2009, 12:46 PM
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I bought a Marlin .308 this summer. I was going to use it for deer season this year. I was wondering if anyone had some advice on which brand, grain, and type of tip works with the best efficiency and is most accurate. I'm not looking for take down power or the biggest load, just an accurate load that i know is gonna make a good shot up to 200 yards.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:53 PM
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Assuming your Marlin is a lever-action... Hornaday came out with a new tip bullet that is pointed just for tubular magazine rifles. It really extended the range on my Marlin 336 30-30. It's called the Leverevolution. It delivers a much higher ballistic coefficient result than the older round nose tip bullets. It's a spitzer bullet with a new elastomer flex tip on for better ballistic performance and allows pointed bullet to pointed bullet alignment in the tubular magazine. Might be worth a look and I recommend it.

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Old 10-25-2009, 06:02 PM
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Marlin started making bolt actions. Im going to have to ask, hows it shoot? is it decent?
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by iSnipe View Post
Assuming your Marlin is a lever-action... Hornaday came out with a new tip bullet that is pointed just for tubular magazine rifles. It really extended the range on my Marlin 336 30-30. It's called the Leverevolution. It delivers a much higher ballistic coefficient result than the older round nose tip bullets. It's a spitzer bullet with a new elastomer flex tip on for better ballistic performance and allows pointed bullet to pointed bullet alignment in the tubular magazine. Might be worth a look and I recommend it.

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I second that , Hornaday Leverevolution is the one for 200 yard shots for sure!
Also they are very accurate to 200+ yards!
By the way good choice on the .308 cal (sorry I'm bias on that particular caliber)
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:00 AM
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Any factory load in 150, 165, or 180 gr will do the job at 200 and beyond. Find one that your guns shoots well.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kyhunter93 View Post
Marlin started making bolt actions.
LOL! That's why I said "Assuming your Marlin is a lever-action..." Marlin has their XL7 & XS& models that are becoming popular in the bolt action category.

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Any factory load in 150, 165, or 180 gr will do the job at 200 and beyond.
Not if it's their Express models, ie, the lever actions, unless you want a round-nose bullet. ... because that's where the Hornaday polymer tipped bullet shines.

Many people still don't know that Marlin has 2 lever actions in the .308 caliber.

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:46 AM
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I have a marlin 30-30 lever action,and i shoot the hornady lever revolution and i have killed deer at 200+ yds.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by iSnipe View Post

Many people still don't know that Marlin has 2 lever actions in the .308 caliber.

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Yeah, some pretty significant details missing from the original post. Is he talking about the XS-7 bolt action in .308 Win, or one of their lever guns chambered in .308 Marlin Express?
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That's what I was wonderingg.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kyhunter93 View Post
Marlin started making bolt actions. Im going to have to ask, hows it shoot? is it decent?
It shoots great! Not the type of reaction i thought i'd get out of this gun but i was impressed.
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