Originally Posted by Ledslnger
I think the Mustang has as many aftermarket parts as the Civic, so your analogy sucks. The Civic was never really supposed to be or marketed as a sports car for Honda, it was supposed to be economical. You want to compare apples to oranges. The Honda S2K is one of their sports cars and it will eat a Mustang for lunch unless you are talking Super Snake or something. My dad and I have had two stock 10/22s since the mid 70s and have done nothing to them because they rock. They don't need anything done to them. Fit and finish is great and magazine release is fine. Good accuracy with bulk ammo and the trigger is fine with practice. Couldn't even count the tree rats and rabbits taken with them, let alone blackbirds and starlings. The marlin stock looks like dog crap IMO. Personally, I don't like tube magazines either, they look like crap too. I have an old Mossy that is tube fed, BUT it is the M model and has the full stock so you don't see the dorky tube. If something doesn't look appealing it normally isn't and the Marlin's look like crap unless you are talking lever actions. The one upgrade you can go for with Marlins is a different stock......cause they look like crap.
depends on the model of marlin u get,,, i have 6 several diff models and they all have much more grain figure then either of the 2 rugers i have or several of my friends,, and i prefer the longer barrels of the marlin for acuracy,, depending on the model from 16 to 24 inches all of them were cheaper then the ruger new,, but i should also mention that i never paid more then $25 dollars for any of the marlins cause people didnt know they had to clean them occasionally,,, find a ruger for that price.. by the way i also have 4 other marlins for sale,, and know i will sell them in less then a week and wil make more money from them each then a ruger !!!!