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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13283712 11/15/18
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I have been hunting with the Marlin 336 in 35 Remington since I bought mine in 1971. Don't use it as much now as I should. The Hornady Leverevolution ammo takes the 35 Remington to a whole other level. I have made one shot kills on deer out to 218 yards with that combo. Unless you are looking at long range stuff the old 35 Rem. in that lever action will do just about anything you want to do for deer and hogs. Probably good for Elk with a tougher bullet.


There was no greater freedom than when I would leave Holiday Park Fish Camp heading my airboat west toward the Big Cypress. Fuel for 4 days, a good machete, an ice chest. No phone, no radio. Just God and me and the Everglades.
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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13283894 11/16/18
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I've owned Marlins in 444 and 35 Rem. Both were very accurate. Some years back when I was shooting Hi-Power matches, we had a few 100 yard three position "sporter rifle" matches.to round out the season. Most of the shooters brought scoped bolt rifles. One of the higher ranked shooters, brought a M336 30-30 w/Leupold compact of some sort.

Claimed he hadn't shot it in years, had stopped at Walmart on the way to the shoot and picked up several boxes of 150gr Core Lokts. Most of his buddies made fun of him for bringing a lever rifle to a sporter shoot.

He cleaned our clocks with that Marlin. Not only outscored the rest of us, had more Xs than anyone else. The boys (and one girl) proclaimed it to be the National Match Marlin. He came to the next shoot with a bolt gun, said he didn't want to be a hog ;o)


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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: Steelhead] #13291230 11/19/18
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Originally Posted by Steelhead
I appreciate any and all attempts (that was a sheitload of A words in a row) to 'improve' stuff and I'm thrilled that older cartridges are still being looked at, especially by Hornady.

That said, a FP do smack stuff and I'm not one to go away from them in tube feed levers.


Scott,
When I went to primary school across the big puddle, we were taught that a row of words beginning with the same letter was called "Alliteration".
That can be your useless information for the day.
John


The Barnes X 400grainer was the very best of the best in .458 caliber but obviously more people made decisions from 2nd hand information otherwise the 400 grainer would still be on the shelves.
Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: AussieGunWriter] #13295859 11/21/18
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Originally Posted by AussieGunWriter
Originally Posted by Steelhead
I appreciate any and all attempts (that was a sheitload of A words in a row) to 'improve' stuff and I'm thrilled that older cartridges are still being looked at, especially by Hornady.

That said, a FP do smack stuff and I'm not one to go away from them in tube feed levers.


Scott,
When I went to primary school across the big puddle, we were taught that a row of words beginning with the same letter was called "Alliteration".
That can be your useless information for the day.
John


On this side of the "big puddle" we were taught that alliteration is a string of words beginning with the same consonant sound. This is not an example of alliteration.

David

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13295900 11/21/18
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Here is a tip undeserving of a separate thread so Ill drop it in here:

If you install a Williams Reciever sight on a Marlin, you will require a new, taller, front sight. Everybody knows that. Now, if you guess wrong on the height and your rifle still shoots high, one of those plastic swizzle sticks for coffee can be cut to length and split lengthwise and slipped over the bead of the front sight to make it taller. A dad of clear nail polish will hold it in place.

The Convenience store where I swiped mine had them in green color so I’ve got a Hi Viz sight. 😀


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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13296078 11/21/18
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Nice one. Got that remembered.

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13296502 11/21/18
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Had a Williams on my ancient M336SC in 35 Rem. for years. My solution was to remove the aperture insert and use it as a "ghost ring" sight.

Original full front bead @ 6 o'clock, dead on at 100 yards. Bead centered in the ring, pretty much dead on at 150.Took several deer with that critter, never an issue with the sights.

Did replace the front sight on my M64 Winchester that has a Lyman rear sight. Put a slightly higher Sour Dough front sight on, mostly so I could see it better in low light. The dinky little bead on that original sight was useless at dusk, or cloudy days.


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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13324276 12/01/18
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If you have trouble seeing the front bead put some whiteout correction fluid on it. Works when you are getting more mature eyes. Rusty

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13842573 05/23/19
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Dang, looks like a MOA big game load for sure. You might even have a "stalking" varmint rifle, if your shoulder can take it.

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: Blackheart] #13843645 05/23/19
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Originally Posted by Blackheart
My 336 .30-30 shoots neat little 3/4" triangle groups repeatedly with 170 gr. Federal factory loads.


Mine too. That ammo performs consistently well.


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Bravo

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13843714 05/23/19
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I've got a .30-30 that will shoot right at an inch with my loads .

It's killed a pile of deer too.

Nice shooting

-Jake


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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #13854857 05/28/19
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My 45 Colt handloads in a Marlin at 100, 24 inch octagon barrel. 5 shot groups.

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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: crshelton] #14067938 08/21/19
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Originally Posted by crshelton
Gunner500,
Have you ever hunted hogs at the Boars Nest in Kenefic , OK?

Below is my biggest ever taken there.

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Headed back there next Saturday to run the boars with dogs- good sport.


That's a huge sow.

We run them off the creek, when the come out of Red Rived; down here in the SW corner.

Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: Gun_Geezer] #14077609 08/26/19
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Originally Posted by Gun_Geezer
Originally Posted by Blackheart
My 336 .30-30 shoots neat little 3/4" triangle groups repeatedly with 170 gr. Federal factory loads.


I've read several times that 170 gr usually shoots better than 150 gr in the 336. Unfortunatley, I read that AFTER I bought 10 boxes of 150 gr.



Could not find Federal locallys, So I bought some Win 170gr (30303). My 336 seems to like them! 3 shot 1/2" groups at 50 yards. Significantly better than the 150 gr results of 1 to 1 1/2" at 50 yards.

Why 50 yards for range work? My eyes are aweful and my 9X scope does not present much of an "orange dot" at 100 yards.. Plus, 30-30 is my brush gun for which ALL my shots are less than 75 yards.

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Originally Posted by Gun_Geezer
Originally Posted by Gun_Geezer
Originally Posted by Blackheart
My 336 .30-30 shoots neat little 3/4" triangle groups repeatedly with 170 gr. Federal factory loads.


I've read several times that 170 gr usually shoots better than 150 gr in the 336. Unfortunatley, I read that AFTER I bought 10 boxes of 150 gr.



Could not find Federal locallys, So I bought some Win 170gr (30303). My 336 seems to like them! 3 shot 1/2" groups at 50 yards. Significantly better than the 150 gr results of 1 to 1 1/2" at 50 yards.

Why 50 yards for range work? My eyes are aweful and my 9X scope does not present much of an "orange dot" at 100 yards.. Plus, 30-30 is my brush gun for which ALL my shots are less than 75 yards.


My 336 shoots very well with both Fed blue box and Win Power Point 170s. I’m going to try a box of Rem Core Lokt 170s to see if maybe it just likes all 170s.

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Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: ExpatFromOK] #14187450 10/08/19
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I read this thread a while back and soon thereafter stumbled upon a well-worn 336SC on the rack at the local shop. It had some junk scope and mounts, but had a super slick action and perfect 1.5lb trigger. I turned the tag over and saw the price. $285. What could I do?

It followed me home, of course. I pulled the scope off and cleaned it up. Serial number dates it as a 1951. Good honest wear on the metal and wood. I mounted an M8 4x long tube and headed to the range.

First trip I sighted it in with some Winchester 170’s, but ran out of time before I really got to play with it. Back out today, but with some Federal blue box 170’s. First 3 out of the cold bore at 100 yards:

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Adjusted the scope to get it 2”high at 100, then 3 more:

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

I was gonna buy some 30-30 dies, but I think I’m done.

My first rifle was my grandfather’s Winchester 1894. I’ve always been a Winchester guy. Picking up new Marlins, I had never really understood why anyone loves them.

Now I get it.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: JPro] #14187870 10/08/19
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I’ll give you a $10 profit on that one!


Now with even more aplomb
Re: 336 Nonsense.... [Re: Walker6] #14188668 10/09/19
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Originally Posted by Walker6
I read this thread a while back and soon thereafter stumbled upon a well-worn 336SC on the rack at the local shop. It had some junk scope and mounts, but had a super slick action and perfect 1.5lb trigger. I turned the tag over and saw the price. $285. What could I do?

It followed me home, of course. I pulled the scope off and cleaned it up. Serial number dates it as a 1951. Good honest wear on the metal and wood. I mounted an M8 4x long tube and headed to the range.

First trip I sighted it in with some Winchester 170’s, but ran out of time before I really got to play with it. Back out today, but with some Federal blue box 170’s. First 3 out of the cold bore at 100 yards:

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

Adjusted the scope to get it 2”high at 100, then 3 more:

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

I was gonna buy some 30-30 dies, but I think I’m done.

My first rifle was my grandfather’s Winchester 1894. I’ve always been a Winchester guy. Picking up new Marlins, I had never really understood why anyone loves them.

Now I get it.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]





You have bought the mother load of 30-30's.....congratulations. I am on my 4th Marlin 30-30 that shot well enough to stay put. I had a 1973 336-A which I had high hopes for in the accuracy department which turned out only to be a disappointed.

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