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Old 05-22-2020, 10:43 AM
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Does anyone know of new rifles that come with tube mags? I am looking for a bolt action with wood stock for plinking.
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Went to the Marlin web site. Went to rimfire went to XT series. Intro has a picture of 4 rifles, all with tubes. But none of the models offered has tubes.Funny, and Sad. None for Savage , Ruger, Rossi, Etc. The Tube is gone. Buy a Henry, levers are like bolt actions, just turned sideways!

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Old 05-22-2020, 11:30 AM
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Went to the Marlin web site. Went to rimfire went to XT series. Intro has a picture of 4 rifles, all with tubes. But none of the models offered has tubes.Funny, and Sad. None for Savage , Ruger, Rossi, Etc. The Tube is gone. Buy a Henry, levers are like bolt actions, just turned sideways!
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Wow I blinked and they were gone. Tube feed marlins, I saw them listed on the marlin site not that long ago. Just now looked and even the stainless .22lr magazine fed model is gone.
I wonder if discontinuing the tube feed models has anything to do with the no high cap mag movement.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:02 PM
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Unless you must have a brand new rifle, suggest you go to Gunbroker.com and browse the many fine tube fed used rifles at reasonable prices.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:51 PM
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Went to the Marlin web site. Went to rimfire went to XT series. Intro has a picture of 4 rifles, all with tubes. But none of the models offered has tubes.
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Wow I blinked and they were gone. Tube feed marlins, I saw them listed on the marlin site not that long ago.
Yep, apparently discontinued. But recently enough that there are likely still plenty NIB in the distribution pipeline.

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Unless you must have a brand new rifle, suggest you go to Gunbroker.com and browse the many fine tube fed used rifles at reasonable prices.
Also not a bad idea.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:53 PM
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Tube magazines for bolt actions went out with the decline of .22 shorts and longs. Plus clip loaded rifles are easier and cheaper to make. Tube magazines hang on with autoloaders and pumps because firepower is more important to these rifles than it is to bolt action. Most clip fed rifles have ten shot clips as an accessory. I have two ten shot magazines for my Brno rifles and that provides twenty fast rounds for plinking.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:14 AM
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manufacturers are anticipating the magazine capacity. Most tube feed .22's offer 15 rounds.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:52 AM
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I share the disappointment that some of you feel that tube fed bolt actions are no more. I value the couple I have even more now.
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Guess you could say they went down the tube. Don't groan you knew that was coming.

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Old 05-23-2020, 08:47 PM
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A tube magazine bolt action requires a lifter mechanism. It also requires a bolt operated cam to operate the lifter. These parts are complicated to make and can be subject to wear.

John Barness, a well known writer, sometimes nostalgically writes of a Marlin tube fed bolt action he owned as a kid. The mechanism wore out and the rifle became a single shot. He recently wrote that he acquired a new feed mechanism on the internet.

Clip magazines are simpler. If the clip malfunctions just throw it away and put in a new one.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:48 PM
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Tube feeds are great! No mags hanging down or rotary mags to cuss. Love my Marlin 39A!

Rossi makes the RioBravo lever action tube feed.
No experience with it... but I have their bolt gun, the Rossi B22. Sweet accurate affordable plinker.

https://www.gameandfishmag.com/show/.../331064/371620

https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/754908229604


Or a tube feed pump.
https://www.gameandfishmag.com/show/.../331064/371622

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