I was in the market for an 880sq recently, and had one of the 81ts's in my hands. They have the same stock as the 880sq and also shared the two-screw receiver mount system....and it was almost a hundred bucks less than 880sq! I have a 39A Marlin, with the tube magazine, and the 81ts looks like a duplicate magazine to me. Marlin says the 81ts handles the shorts, longs or long rifle cartridges.....and I can tell you that the 39A does it reliably.
If I were in the market for a general use 22 rifle, I'd consider the 81ts. You'll love having 19 shots (in LR) before the need to reload.
I got one about a year ago for $125 at Sports Authority. It's by far and away a better shooter out of the box than all my other 6 rimfires. That includes a 10/22 with about $6oo in add-ons, a 597 with trigger job, a Savage, and 3 other Marlins.
The trigger is a bit hard, but I stoned it to about 4lbs and thats OK for me.
For this kind of money, I don't think you can get a better deal in a bolt action.
I heard G. Gordon Liddy once say that these Marlin tube feeds are the kind of gun you "load on Sunday, and shoot all week." Mine takes 15 LR's.
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