I have one of these and it has been an enigma. I have "built" rifles for myself over forty years setting the barreled actions into very good wood. Douglas Barrels barreled the actions. From 22-250 to 7MM Rem Mag. And they are all accurate. I bought the Marlin to get in the side matches of SASS events and monthly "Buffalo Matches locally. We shoot up to three hundred yards depending on the club. However, I am disappointed in its accuracy. I expect 1 1/2" @ 100 yards. I have loaded the 38-55 long and short and sideways. Crimp and no crimp. 255 gr moly. 4227, 3031, Unique, 5744, 4895, Red Dot, and some others. And then I ran across something that really disappointed me. I started to read about the Marlin lever gun chamber. Before I go deeper, does anyone here have a Marlin in 38-55 that will do 2" at 100 yards consistently?