i just orderd this rifle the other day and some friends told me these rifles would not fire a normal 308 bullet like winchester or federal is this true????
Yes, thats true. Your rifle fires the .308 Marlin Express, not .308 Winchester. The Marlin Express cartridge is shorter than the .308 Winchester cartridge. As far as I know, you can only get .308 Marlin Express ammo from Hornady and its not cheap.