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Old September 26, 2013, 11:45 PM   #3376
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Old September 27, 2013, 09:42 AM   #3377
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Add me to the club

I just picked up a very nice new Marlin 336W 30-30 from WM for $387. It is my second Marlin lever gun and I knew what to look for. It is perfectly fine and shoots great. This was an out of the budget purchase, so I wanted to keep it as inexpensive as possible.

It took a great deal of consideration to decide what long rifle to add to the collection. I put together an AR lower, but just never saw the use for the cartridge, for the hunting my friends and I might do. A good friend is all over the 300BLK and has two. Wanted to sell me one, but I thought about the expense of the round, the greater complexity of reloading it (making the shells) and some other issues surrounding it.

When I compared the 30-30 to the 300BLK, especially the new Hornady Leverevolution rounds and Buffalo Bore rounds, it was obvious that the 30-30 was a superior round. Flatter trajectory and greater energy at greater ranges. There are rounds that have 1000 ft lbs at 300 yards. [Obviously, the value in the 300BLK is its use with a suppressor...not something I need. Of course for the AR platform, it is a great round.]

So....got the Marlin. What a great gun. First and foremost, $387 to get into it. THEN, 30-30 ammo is everywhere, and not too expensive. I reload and found reloading 30-30 a simple, straight forward proposition. Easy to save my brass. Then, can use a wide array of .308 bullets (as long as the nose is appropriate for a lever gun). A gun that can keep any adversary well over 300 yards away and take any game in NA. Great gun.

No pic yet, but:

William FP rear peep sight
Wild West Guns trigger
XS Scout rail
Kick Eez butt pad

Will add a slightly taller front sight, probably a firesight and eventually get a scout scope, perhaps a Weaver 4x.

All in a sleek package. Beautiful.

Thanks

J

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Old October 1, 2013, 08:42 PM   #3378
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Old October 7, 2013, 01:24 PM   #3379
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Looking for an answer....have a 336rc in 35rem. I would like to replace the stock and forearm, found one on eBay but it's for a 30-30rem. Are the stocks and forearms the same in both calibers?? Tks
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Old October 7, 2013, 03:51 PM   #3380
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I don't know for sure. I don't think the caliber would make any difference, but the model and year of manufacture for your gun and the stock might. Do both stocks have a curved pistol grip?

You might try asking this in the "Firearms Research" section. There are knowledgable people there as well as here.

Or try these guys, they seem to know a lot about Marlin stocks.

http://www.gun-parts.com/marlinstocks/
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Old October 7, 2013, 04:17 PM   #3381
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Just caught up with this thread. I have a great older 336 with a period bushnell 4x, late 60's early 70's.
I have been using the Leverlution 160 ammo. Not very impressed with the grouping. I dont want to handload this caliber, at least not yet. What ammo have you had good results with? I had some old Winchester soft point ammo out of the box that seamed to do much better. I will say that the 160 Hornady did a very good job on whitetail last year. My son dropped 2 within 10mins and 2 shots.
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Old October 8, 2013, 05:04 PM   #3382
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Thanks Coyote...I went to the link you posted and have emailed them with my question, there isn't a phone number to call and talk to them. Also yes they both have the pistol grip, I think that it will fit regardless of the cal...just wanted to make sure before I bought it. Thanks again!!
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Old October 8, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3383
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Been missing from here for a while, but deer season starts in a few days and it's time to take one of my 336's back out to the woods where they belong! Just need to decide between my old blue or newer XLR stainless. Given the current weather forecast for rain, I'm leaning towards the XLR...

Glad to see the old club is in good hands!
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Old October 9, 2013, 08:44 PM   #3384
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Been away for a long while, also. Tenring, glad you're getting some help here.
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Old October 10, 2013, 06:39 PM   #3385
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I have an older 336 in .35 Remington with 4x scope that I picked up at auction for a song about 5 years ago...the original owner was from Michigan I believe. With Remington 200 gr factory loads it will print cloverleaf 3-shot groups at 100 yards, which is far better than any of my Win 1894's will do. When I finally figure out how to take and post pics I will, of the gun and two targets (shot back-to-back) showing these amazing levergun groups. (I was so happy with the gun I have them hung up on my reloading bench.)
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Old October 10, 2013, 10:06 PM   #3386
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Just bought a new marlin 336c. It's in 10-day jail. All accounts on marlin forum and amongst some of my shooter buddies are that the new CNC built marlins are good to go and that they look nothing like the early Remlin's built on old crapped out marlin machinery.

Mine will have the deep bluing, walnut stocks, 20" micro groove barrel and is chambered in .30-30
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Old October 19, 2013, 01:53 AM   #3387
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Brought "Jessie" home tonight. She's a looker! I checked her out pre-purchase and everything seemed good to go. I'll post some pics ASAP.
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Old October 19, 2013, 06:10 PM   #3388
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This is Jolene
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Old October 21, 2013, 12:09 AM   #3389
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1940's vintage 336 on 30-30 passed from my great grandfather, to my grandfather, to dad and to me...and next to my son.

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Old October 21, 2013, 12:13 AM   #3390
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i have a Marlin 30 AW, does that count?
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:31 AM   #3391
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Here's a few pics of "Jessie"...
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:39 AM   #3392
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Some more detail. This is a new production Marlin from what I understand and is a result of major improvements in the production process. It functions well with the cartridges i have put through it and fit and finish are "up to snuff" as far as i'm concerned. No rattles or ill-fitted wood, and the action is acceptably stiff whilst being smooth throughout its stroke.
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:46 AM   #3393
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This is the blued finish as spec'd out on the marlin website for the 336C. The 336w and 336BL both have more of a matte remington 870 type finish.
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Old October 21, 2013, 02:01 AM   #3394
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Old October 21, 2013, 07:45 AM   #3395
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Silvermane, I was inducted with a 30AW, so I'll say welcome.
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Old October 21, 2013, 08:18 AM   #3396
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PPS: Your post and picture is great on so many levels. Tradition and heritage being at the top of the list. Awesome.
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Old October 21, 2013, 08:31 AM   #3397
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Silvermane, I was inducted with a 30AW, so I'll say welcome.
I'll second that welcome!

All variations are welcome to the club. That includes Model 30 variants (A/S/W/AW/TK), as well as store brands such as Glenfield, J. C. Higgins, Western Field and Foremost*.


So welcome one and all!




* info on variants per Wikipedia
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Old October 21, 2013, 10:35 AM   #3398
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I'll second that welcome!

All variations are welcome to the club. That includes Model 30 variants (A/S/W/AW/TK), as well as store brands such as Glenfield, J. C. Higgins, Western Field and Foremost*.


So welcome one and all!




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Old October 21, 2013, 09:35 PM   #3399
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Bought my 336 new in 1968 for somewhere south of $70, IIRC. Gave it to one of my sons 20 years ago:

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Old October 22, 2013, 03:44 PM   #3400
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Huh? Why you wakin' me up? I was sleeping so good.

Oh, ok, I vote yes.

Anybody got some coffee?
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