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#12189503 - 08/05/17 falling in love, again  
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A couple years ago I bought a Marlin 336 built the same year I was as a birthday present to myself. It shot so well it was just a joy. I let a buddy use it for deer hunting one weekend and by the end he needed one of his own, but he ended up finding a 35 Remington to call his own. Well, I liked his so much I decided I needed a twin to my 30-30 (see how this co-dependency thing works?) Just recently I lucked into a 35 Remington, built early in 1968 (like me), and as luck would have it no one else on GB wanted it so for $415 +$30 shipping it came home with me today. I took the Weaver K4 off and put a Leupold 4X compact on it to match my other Marlins. In less than a box of core-locks I have it shooting like this.

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Target on the left was me walking them in

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I think I need to book a bear hunt now. smile


There are way more 1/2" guns then there are 1/2" shooters.
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#12189599 - 08/05/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Purdy rifle! Nice shooting!

#12189672 - 08/05/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Sweet!

#12189812 - 08/05/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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I understand. My uncle sent me a 1981 vintage 336 .30-30. I love that rifle. I took off the cheap scope and mounted an aperture. It shoots three-shot cloverleaves at 50 yards with PPU 170s. I have several rifles. When I open the gun cabinet, it is the first rifle I pick up. I would love a matching .35 Rem to go with it.

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#12189878 - 08/05/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Marlins....make me smile!


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#12189994 - 08/06/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Angus - I know you do. I'm just glad I got this one before you did. grin

The thing that impresses me with these 60s era Marlins is their accuracy. This is my 3rd, and counting my buddy's we have 5 total and all have shot 1" groups or less with nothing more than a 4X scope.


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#12190105 - 08/06/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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I wish my Marlin 336 in .35 shot Rem core lokt ammo that well. Glad yours does....nice snag.

Doc

#12190409 - 08/06/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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My 1992 336 in .30-30 acts like a good bolt action, routinely shooting 3/4" groups at 100 yards with a 1-4x20 VX-2 aboard.

#12190479 - 08/06/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: Angus1895]  
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Originally Posted by Angus1895
Marlins....make me smile!



my kinda guy........... grin

1980 336 35 Rem..........

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#12193033 - 08/07/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Great lookin' rifle and nice shootin' bbassi!


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#12202841 - 08/12/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: ExpatFromOK]  
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Originally Posted by ExpatFromOK
I understand. My uncle sent me a 1981 vintage 336 .30-30. I love that rifle. I took off the cheap scope and mounted an aperture. It shoots three-shot cloverleaves at 50 yards with PPU 170s. I have several rifles. When I open the gun cabinet, it is the first rifle I pick up. I would love a matching .35 Rem to go with it.

Expat

My Marlin was my go-to rifle also. I gave it to one of my daughters, miss them both at times.

#12208176 - 08/14/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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My question about the 35 Remington, why can't it be loaded to or near 375 win pressures?


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#12212662 - 08/16/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Because you already have a 375 Angus, and the 35 would be pissed. grin


There are way more 1/2" guns then there are 1/2" shooters.
#12216059 - 08/18/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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No I mean did they beef up the 375 action?

I got some 35 R.E.M.'s also. I love the 220 grain bullet the 35 shoots.....just want to add more...........wait for it.........kinetic energy to the ordinance.

Inside joke

U needed 2 have been there.

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#12221223 - 08/20/17 Re: falling in love, again [Re: bbassi]  
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Love my marlins. Currently a .30-30, .44mag and a .45-70. All shoot great.
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