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marlin 336 in 35rem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gunslinger15, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. gunslinger15

    gunslinger15 New Member

    I was at cabelas this weekend and picked up a new marlin 336 in 35 rem. I have never shot 35 rem before and wont have a chance to shoot the gun for a couple more days. Any comments on the 35?? Im going to use it for a truck/ all around gun.

    What is the largest game you would take wth this rifle?? ( just for grins)

    ~ gunslinger15
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2006
  2. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Hi Gunslinger...

    It has long been a well-respected moderate-range hunting rifle.
    You will notice some recoil. :)
  3. rbernie

    rbernie Active Member

    Goes BOOM with authority and makes great big holes - what's not to love? :D

    I had mine at the range today, in fact, getting ready for a hunting trip this weekend. Recoil isn't bad, even off the bench, although you'll never confuse it for a 223. The trajectory is fairly bowed, so it's not much help past 200 yards. But inside of 200 yards, it's pretty effective against most anything in the contiguous 48 that you're likely to want to eat.

    I handload, and am partial to Alliant Reloader 10 under Speer 180gr/220gr pills. If you shoot factory ammo, the Hornady LeveRevolution stuff is rumored to be Da Bomb.
  4. slabsides

    slabsides Member In Memoriam

    Very effective caliber/platform for deer and other medium game.
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Active Member

    While the 30-30 has been the go-to 30 cal round for many decades the 35 cal is well respected and considered a heavier hitter than the 30-30. The 30-30 comes in a 150 and 170 gr round in modern times with muzzle velocities of 2390 and 2200 fps while the 35 cal offers a 200 gr round at over 2000 fps and over 1800 ft/lbs of energy.

    I know you are going to like that Marlin and you will like the 35 Remington for sure. It hits small game and deer like a sledge hammer. 200 grains of lead traveling at 2080 fps is no joke!

    Great choice, have fun with it!!
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Active Member

    Use 200 grain ammo. The 150 grain stuff is pretty useless. The Remington Corelokt ammo is the standard for this caliber. It blows a 3/4" hole thru deer from any angle within 150 yards. It usually does the same on boar too within 100 yards. Black bears are devestated by it within it's 150 yard range.It is an ideal caliber for a "peep" reciever sight. A Lyman is a good one. A good 1-4x or 2.5x scope is good also in good strong mounts. An Ashely Scout Mount with a Scout scope is real good, if you want to double the price you paid.;) I have 5 or 6 .35remington guns and have shot them for 40 years..
  7. Smiley

    Smiley New Member

    I took a 240lb black bear year before last with my Marlin .35. Did the job in one shot at 40yds. Bear only got about another 40yds before dying. Made a very neat hole that I could fit two fingers into and went clean through.

    I don't find that it kicks much. Others who have shot mine says it has some kick to it.

    Great gun that i will never get rid of.
  8. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot New Member

    I've been looking at the 35 Rem, mostly as a hog gun but I'd like it to able to take elk at short range too. I live in a heavily wooded area and the Roosevelt elk here can get real big, some over 1000 lb. Would YOU carry a 35 Rem in this situation? No hypetheticals like 'a 22LR/30-30 will kill elk' etc. please.:) If so, at what range would you limit your shots?

    Speaking of range I ran across a great test thread on the new Hornady LEVERevolution bullets which stretch the 35 Rem out a little bit. http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=11117 I don't know if an elk bullet because I've never heard of one being dropped with it, but it's nice of Hornady to build a new bullet for 35 Rem velocities.

    I know the 200 Cor-lokt RN is the standard but if I had a 35 Rem the first bullet I would try out would be the 200 gr Northfork, they built it for handgun hunting but the velocity range is perfect. Check out THAT mushroom and weight retention.:what: http://www.northforkbullets.com/358-200.htm
  9. MechAg94

    MechAg94 New Member

    I was going to ask this in a separate thread, but I'll ask here is y'all don't mind a slight thread hijack.

    I don't have a 30/30 levergun. I was thinking of getting one as a hunting rifle/utility gun. Would you recommend looking at the 35 instead of the 30/30? I figure I would already have to invest in new ammo and such. Is there a price difference in ammo that would matter?

    As a qualifier, I already have leverguns in .357 and 45/70. I have 44 mag also, but was considering selling it in favor of a this choice.
  10. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Hi Mech...

    The 30-30 will do all you need, kick less, shoot somewhat flatter, and the ammo will be cheaper & easier to find.

  11. rbernie

    rbernie Active Member

    It's been my experience that the slightly flatter trajectory of the 30-30 is wasted for hunting medium game, since the 30-30 runs out of useful steam at about the same range as the 35 Rem. For example, a 30-30 150gr at 2400fps will drop below 800fpe just past 200 yards; so will a 35 Rem 200gr at 2000fps. While the 30-30 will have much less drop past 250 yards, both can give +-3" performance inside of 200 yards. More to the point, neither is particularly suited for hunting medium game past 200 yards or so - they just drop too much energy due to the poor BCs of the flat/round nose bullets. If coyotes are on the list of targets, then the 30-30's flatter trajectory may be a selling factor (since 800+fpe is not a requirement to drop a coyote).

    If you don't reload the 30-30 is probably the winner based solely upon ammo availability.

    Since I handload, I prefer the 35 Remington - it simply makes bigger holes.
  12. MechAg94

    MechAg94 New Member

    Thanks Shawnee and rbernie.
    Sounds like 30/30 is likely what I need. I have an 03A3 that will do fine for longer ranges. I can't imagine shooting a 30/30 past 200 yards. I like my .357 levergun also, but it drops several inches or more at 100 yards.

    Sounds like 35 might be advisable if I had nothing else.
  13. rbernie

    rbernie Active Member

    Not if I had a choice. I'd prefer something with more OOMPH; either a high velocity 30cal-35 cal round or a 45/70.
  14. Essex County

    Essex County New Member

    The venerable .35 Remington is the most underated cartridge in existance. It gives a medium bore capability in light, handy rifles in a moderate recil category. The 200 grain Core-Loc is the gold standard. Sure, it costs a little more to feed than the 30-30, but that's not a reason to neglect it. Even if You hunt localy it's a minor diffrence considering gas for your pick up, munchies, etc. Small premium for a more efficent round. And yes, I'm a fan of the old 30-30 myself...........Essex
  15. CZguy

    CZguy New Member

    +1, that has been my experience as well.
  16. Gordon

    Gordon Active Member

    I use .35 Rem in bolt guns also. You can get the 220 grain bullet up to 2150 fps in a 600 rem. At that range it becomes viable for big elk. Having taken big elk more than a few times, I would NOT use the .35Rem for it if I had a choice. No doubt it would perform on a good a hit at 50 yards or so, but a big elk deserves more. I used a .358 Norma Magnum with 250 grain premium bullets at 2700 fps for years in Oregon for elk, about 5 years ago (2 elks later) I switched to .375 H&H . I shoot 270 grain ammo at 2700 fps and the elks react the same way a deer hit with a 150 grain .308 react-DRN.;)
  17. Andrew S

    Andrew S New Member

    This thread just convinced me to keep my .35Rem 336. I was planning on getting rid of it due to the high cost of ammo and the unavailability around here. I already have a .32 win spl for a "expensive to shoot and hard to find ammo gun."

    How is it compared to 44mag and 45LC out of a lever?
  18. gunslinger15

    gunslinger15 New Member

    I thought the ammo was relatively cheap for the 35 I picked up a box of 20 200gr core-locks for a little over $10. Cant fnd it that cheap for my 270win. Is their any factory ammo availible larger then the 200gr remingtons???
  19. Andrew S

    Andrew S New Member

    I end up spending $16 a box or more around here and I only know of one place that stocks it. Gun shows aren't any better.

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