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Old 10-19-2008, 09:20 AM
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Between the Stevens 200, the Marlin xl7, and the Mossberg 100 atr which do you think is the best
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I'd narrow it down ot the Marlin or the Stevens. Honestly, you mught even consider a Lever Gun- they're usually pretty accurate, ammo is very common, and reasonably powerful. You can pick one up new at Dunham's with Scope for $359, new (Marlin 336), and I've seen Marlins Winchesters at small shops as low as $200.
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The Marlin XL7 seems to have pretty nice fit and finish, if they shoot as well as the Stevens, I might go that way.
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Marlin 60 rifle you can't beat the price. It will last you a life time. You will be passing this rifle down to your grand kids!

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From what I have read, the Marlin has a nicer trigger and it is easier to adjust.
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I am contemplating the same question!! Thanks. Marlin looks better. Stevens is old Savage 110 without the accutrigger... The stock looks flimsy, limp forend. Hate the scope they have mounted, a Simmons would do better... Mossberg ATR too. Think its gonna boil down to a USED rem/win/vangaurd or one of the three above, new. In 308. MBR is 308, cheap surplus target ammo- and reasonable power for deer, elk, moose, etc.
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Savage Axis,....

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/featured/

Good calibers, getting good reviews, sub moa accuracy and a solid platform for well under $300. Getting better reviews than the Stevens and looks like it bridges the gap on quality between the 200 and the 10's.
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http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/featured/

Good calibers, getting good reviews, sub moa accuracy and a solid platform for well under $300. Getting better reviews than the Stevens and looks like it bridges the gap on quality between the 200 and the 10's.
Agree with the above statement; great guns
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Okay, okay.....................the Marlin then.
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i've weighed my options between the guns you are considering + the savage edge, and im getting the marlin xs7 in .308 after i finish off my AR-15.
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Savage Axis,....

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/featured/

Good calibers, getting good reviews, sub moa accuracy and a solid platform for well under $300. Getting better reviews than the Stevens and looks like it bridges the gap on quality between the 200 and the 10's.
thanx bro that looks like a hell -of- a deal!
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i have a savage axis waiting on layby.. glad to hear it has some good reviews other then from the shop..
very good bang for buck
funny when i put the layby on it was called a savage edge.. now its called a savage axis.
.something to do with trademark name i believe.
itll be my first big rifle.. all i have is a boito 12 guage and a cz.22.
looking forward to it
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If you are considering such as a survival rifle you might take into consideration what may happen to it in a long term survival situation and what part is likely to fail and most importantly can you get parts for it and can you replace those parts yourself in the field ideally with no tools and one or two tools.

Remember if you can't fix it you can't shoot it.

Some new designs do not lend themselves to having the barrels replaced. I would never consider purchasing a rifle for survival applications the barrel could not be replaced on.

One good fall and you can have a bent barrel and barrel bendability is directly proportional to the weight of the barrel. Case in point rebar is harder to bend thin wall tubing. I have seen a number of barrels that have been bent from falls and up to including being run over and others had bent barrels from wrecks.
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Between the Stevens 200, the Marlin xl7, and the Mossberg 100 atr which do you think is the best
i have 2 xl7's one in a 308 the other 243. couldnt pass them up for 250 a piece. also have a 100atr short action bantam i scored from a friend for 200 in 243. all have been straight shooters moa easy out of the box
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If you are considering such as a survival rifle you might take into consideration what may happen to it in a long term survival situation and what part is likely to fail and most importantly can you get parts for it and can you replace those parts yourself in the field ideally with no tools and one or two tools.

Remember if you can't fix it you can't shoot it.

Some new designs do not lend themselves to having the barrels replaced. I would never consider purchasing a rifle for survival applications the barrel could not be replaced on.

One good fall and you can have a bent barrel and barrel bendability is directly proportional to the weight of the barrel. Case in point rebar is harder to bend thin wall tubing. I have seen a number of barrels that have been bent from falls and up to including being run over and others had bent barrels from wrecks.
i can honestly say the marlin has a barrel nut and the atr uses the same barrel as the stevens 200. btw dom tubing is stronger then solid bar. why roll cages are made out of dom
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I have a Stevens 200 in .308 and I love it. The action is smooth, and gets smoother as I use it. My only complaint is the blind magazine.
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Plenty of good affordable, new and used rifles out there. one of my criteria is is ammunition and component availability
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Mosin Nagant m91/30, best 98 dollar rifle i own
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