Originally Posted by pinecone70
I'm thinking of trading it off in favor of a lever gun, I am convinced this Marlin hates me. I would get any of the Marlin levers though, they are well-made.
I bought a Marlin Model 80, bolt action 22 when I was in High School via mail order (that should tell you how old it is). It has always functioned perfectly and is more accurate than I am. I dressed it up with a 2-7 Redfield scope designed for a centerfire rifle and after a couple pump 22 rifles which I have traded off it is the only 22 rifle I own. In short buy a 22 rifle that is reliable and you shoot well and don't worry about any others as I doubt if you can wear it out.