Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday THR Marlin 39 Club!

Three years ago Nem started the thread that formed The High Road Marlin 39 club. In three years there have been almost 2700 posts across 107 pages. It's a rifle that a lot of folks have a passion for. I've made a lot of friends there and learned a lot too.

In the spirit of the Club I shot a 3x5 card (the official target of the very first 39 club shooting match) and inspired by what Captain Hardy did with his Model 1897 tried to write 39 on the card. It is a lot more difficult than it looks. I burned up some ammo getting two that were somewhat legible - if'n you squint just right that is...

The Captain posing with some of his art and a Marlin 1897.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A Pard's Century Limited

A pard of mine scored a Marlin Model 39 Century Limited. It's a beaut and is showing signs its a good shooter. Later this Spring rimfire silhouette kicks off and with any luck we'll topple a bunch of critters with em. My goal is a combined 70. He might have to go 40 for 40 to get us there but I'm optimistic it's a possibility.

Model 39 vs. Bobcat

Over at the Marlin Owners Forum K, posted some pictures of a Bobcat he harvested with his Marlin Model 39.

This Kitty was paying too much attention to the squirrel he was hunting and not enough time to the hunter hunting him. 1 shot through the lungs with a CCI standard velocity LRN did the job.

I'm not sure I would have taken that shot but you sure can't argue with the result.