My last review was on the Henry 30-30, so I thought I should follow up with a review on the Marlin. The Marlin is a great buy. You can purchase a 336 without scope for approximately $425.00 or one with a 3X9X40 scope for under $500.00. The price is about half the price of a Henry and it is just as accurate, nice trigger, and smooth action. If you are looking for a nice rifle at a budget price, this Marlin is it. As I wrote in my review on the Henry, the 30-30 cartridge is for a range of 100 to 150 yards. I posted two reviews from You Tube.