Lets hear some opinions on why we like one or the other. Myself, I like a Winchester. I like the way I can eject a round from the chamber, then push the next one in line down, closing the action on an empty chamber. Both are great rifles, and in my experience, which is limited mostly to Winchesters, about equal in terms of accuracy, reliability, etc. It sems like their are more Marlins out thier chambered for the bigger stuff, 444, 45-70 etc, where I see more Winchesters in 30-30, 357, 44, etc. Just thought Id get some of you alls opinions.