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Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 #16280858 07/25/21
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Been wanting a Winchester 94/22 Classic for a few years now.... just never on the hunt for one. Now I am. I'm a sucker for long barrels and curved butt plates. I have a Marlin 39 Mountie as with all Marlin 39's is a real shooter.

A real clean Win Classic 94/22 will cost $1,000.00 or more. Wondering if I should just go with a standard barrel length Marlin 39-A.

Your thoughts?

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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16280859 07/25/21
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Can't go wrong with either one. I have found that micro groove rifling is a little more forgiving for different brands of ammo.


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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16281032 07/25/21
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Originally Posted by doctor_Encore
Been wanting a Winchester 94/22 Classic for a few years now.... just never on the hunt for one. Now I am. I'm a sucker for long barrels and curved butt plates. I have a Marlin 39 Mountie as with all Marlin 39's is a real shooter.

A real clean Win Classic 94/22 will cost $1,000.00 or more. Wondering if I should just go with a standard barrel length Marlin 39-A.

Your thoughts?


Marlins are getting right up there too. I found a very nice ‘77 model at a fair price and jumped on it. Later, when I checked out others for sale, I discovered I had scored a bargain. I would have happily paid the same or more for a nice 9422, but all I’ve seen for similar prices were beaters, or marred in some way. I regard the 9422s as nicer rifles, but not better, if that makes sense.


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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16282520 07/25/21
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Then of course, there's the 56, 57, and 57M...

Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16282998 07/25/21
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The only Winchester that I want is a 94/22 M


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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16283004 07/25/21
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i have never owned a Marlin or a Winchester lever in 22LR but guys that i know claim the Marlin 39 is more accurate

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Having owned about 10 of each - Marlin m39 and Winchester 9422 rifles over the last 40 years I have to say in terms of accuracy they are equal.

Both models shoot about like most good bolt actioned sporters when scoped and fed ammo they like.

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I've shot both and I would go with the 9422 just because they are a bit lighter. Both are built extremely well but the 39A's seem a bit heavier but more solidly built. They lock up like a bank vault when the lever is closed but the Winchesters are more like a Swiss watch IMO.... both are a pleasure to shoot but the Winchester also usually has a much nicer bluing job and polish. Can't really go wrong with either one and if my buddy will sell me back my 39A that I foolishly let go a long time ago I will have both again....


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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16316512 08/06/21
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I own both and I prefer Marlins, but it's really a coin toss. They both have positives and basically no negatives for either in my opinion. My favorite Marlins are the 20" carbine length 39s like the 39M from the mid-seventies and later, the 39D, 39 Carbine, etc. because they handle so nicely. The main reason the Marlins appeal to me so much is that the first rifle I ever owned was given to me on Christmas morning in 1976 by my dad and it was a Marlin 39M Golden Mountie. My oldest son has it now, but I have others to give to my youngest son and grandkids. Both rifles are classic Americana at its finest.


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Its all a matter of preference. I own both plus a BL-22. My "39" is an 1897T model with 16 in. octagon barrel and straight stock.

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Re: Winchester 94/22 accuracy compared to Marlin's 39 [Re: doctor_Encore] #16319288 08/07/21
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Originally Posted by doctor_Encore
Been wanting a Winchester 94/22 Classic for a few years now.... just never on the hunt for one. Now I am. I'm a sucker for long barrels and curved butt plates. I have a Marlin 39 Mountie as with all Marlin 39's is a real shooter.

A real clean Win Classic 94/22 will cost $1,000.00 or more. Wondering if I should just go with a standard barrel length Marlin 39-A.

Your thoughts?

For a while they made a 6422 with pistol grip and a longer barrel. Hard to fi d, but nice. Saw a clean one in a gunstore in MN by Lake Mil Lacs for $1100. Wish I'd have had the free cash.

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Greg,

I have a 94/22 in 22LR.... its pretty darn accurate, with about anything one would feed it...

it even gives my CZ 452 a real run for its money most of the time.


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Both my 39M and 94/22 are barrel sight rifles, i simply cant shoot well enough to tell the difference with any brand of ammo i've put through either, they're rag hole accurate and zeroed at 25 yards, 75 feet is a damn tall tree to knock a squirrel out of.


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I have had a good number of Marlins . both the shorties and the long barrel 39's. I am always disappointed that the breech bolt is proud ( at the front) of the receiver. Accuracy is acceptable.

The Winchesters, all models from .22 LR , .22 Mag. and the caliber that Marlin does not chamber the .17HMR in the 9417, are all superior in accuracy in my limited experience.

The only Marlin 39's that hold my interest are the Ballard rifled models and the early * marked 39's.

The classic appearance of the Winchesters appeal to me.


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