At least that is what I have read on many internet sites and forums. I don't agree at all. I have had several Marlins, and am still kicking myself for selling my 336 30.30, and my Marlin 39A lever action .22. I find them to be quite accurate. Last year I bought a Marlin 795 for a cheap price. I put a 40+ yr old Weaver 4 power scope on it, and sighted it in at 25 yds. Need to shoot it at 50 yds and 75 yds, but this was the best range I could use at the time. These targets will show how good this gun is. (One of the supposedly bad new Marlins, made in Kentucky.) targets all shot at 25 yds.