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Old August 8, 2007, 05:27 AM   #826
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Ze, thanks for ideas. Good points as always.

YX, the way I do it is this.

Imagine holding the rifle in your left hand, with your hand under the receiver so that your fingers curl under the receiver and your left finger tips (especially your middle and ring finger) are on the loading gate.

Using your right hand, start the rnd into the loading gate, but simultaneously use the tip of the middle finger of your left hand (coming up from under the receiver) to push the rnd against the loading gate. Shove it in with your right thumb, press down on the rnd against the loading gate with your left fingers (taking the pressure off).

Since I started doing that, the action is twice as easy, twice as smooth,
and the loading gate no longer pinches my right fingers when it closes.

Make sense?
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Old August 8, 2007, 10:45 AM   #827
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u guys ever seen someone put like an aimpoint on a leveraction?


a friend of mine has an aimpoint replica(ebay) and iw as wondering how well it would work

its a nice replica but not as nice as a $400 aim point but good for the $50 price tag
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Old August 8, 2007, 11:38 AM   #828
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thansk nema, that's the exact same way I loaded all six into the tube. Just thought there was an easier way.

thanks anyway
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Old August 8, 2007, 11:38 AM   #829
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no I have not, I am not sure I would but then I like the lines of a lever action I have problems putting a scope on mine. Call me old school, of course now that I am old the scope may be going back on
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Old August 8, 2007, 12:45 PM   #830
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no I have not, I am not sure I would but then I like the lines of a lever action I have problems putting a scope on mine. Call me old school, of course now that I am old the scope may be going back on

im new school......wait.....im still in school im only 17 lol
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Old August 8, 2007, 12:51 PM   #831
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im new school......wait.....im still in school im only 17 lol

LOL then you do not need a scope, back in the old days we did not have scopes, heck we didn't even have rifles we had to throw the bullets (when we could find any) and we were thankful
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Old August 8, 2007, 03:30 PM   #832
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...an aimpoint on a leveraction?
Something like this?

Full story is here.

That's George Hill's "cowboy assault rifle". Do a search in rifle country, you'll find a thread about it.

I was going to do that to my 336 originally. But now, for now, I've decided to
leave it stock as a hunting rifle and let the new 1894C be my "CAR",
though I seriously doubt I'll scope it.
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Old August 8, 2007, 06:45 PM   #833
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here are pics of my new 30-30




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Old August 8, 2007, 07:40 PM   #834
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Don't know how I missed this before!!

I think this is a great idea, when I get time I will post some pics of mine, guaranteed to be one of the purdiest you ever saw

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Old August 8, 2007, 10:42 PM   #835
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Toby, welcome in.

YX, yeah, now we're talking.
Good companions there.
You got good taste in .30-30 diet, also.
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Old August 8, 2007, 10:47 PM   #836
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. double tap .

(What's wrong with the THR server?)
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Old August 8, 2007, 11:46 PM   #837
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yongxingfreesty,

That is one beautiful layout you have there.

I have a problem loading it too-the loading gate on my 336 always bites my thumbnail. I found that turning my thumb while pushing the round into the magazine, so that my nail is perpendicular to the receiver, helps to make it more comfortable.
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Old August 8, 2007, 11:53 PM   #838
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yongxingfreesty, not to be too off topic, but the grain on your 870 is really nice, while most of the new laminated ones are somewhat homely.
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Old August 9, 2007, 01:50 AM   #839
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well, guys, put me on the rolls.

just put some money down on a 336CS today. nice wood, shiny where it was handled, near perfect bluing, tapped for a receiver sight. $295 still has the little thumb thinger for cocking the hammer with a scope. I plan on putting some sort of receiver sight on it, or perhaps a tang sight instead, since the stock sights fold down anyway, and tang sights look cool. :P a williams or lyman would probably be more practical, though.
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:22 AM   #840
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DH, what does "off topic" mean?

Erik, welcome in.
You won't regret your decision.

I'd go receiver v tang.
YMMV, of course.
Depends on whether
you're after speed or precision ...
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:34 AM   #841
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how much more is the 357 magnum version?
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:47 AM   #842
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AR, welcome.

The 357 mag version is a different model: 1894C.

Great rifle, but a slightly different game.

Price: +$100, if you can find one ...

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Old August 9, 2007, 03:50 AM   #843
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thanks everyone, ive only got 2 boxes of hornady leverevolution ammo and about 12 boxes at monarch soft point. i decided to not load the magazine tube full. I loaded up 6 at first + 1 and shot everything. after that, I just put it directly into the chamber and closed the action. a lot easier on my fingers.

the hornady ammo shoots high for me at 50yds, but all ammo is nice and tight groups 2" benched.

on the 870, try going to different academy locations and ask to look at each one. My local academy had a lighter finish than the one I want. took a while to find this one.


does anyone know of a good leupold 4x scope for this rifle?
i see some on ebay listed as pistol and rifle, what is the difference? can a leupold m8 4x pistol scope fit on the 336w?
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:58 AM   #844
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the hornady ammo shoots high for me at 50yds, but ...tight groups 2" benched.
Given that it reaches out to 200, we can expect "high" at 50.

But yeah, "tight groups" is the key phrase there ...

Tight ...
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Old August 9, 2007, 05:21 AM   #845
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yongxingfreesty - what gauge is that shotgun shell? I don't know why, but the thing looks huge. Especially if that's a .30-30 shell next to it. 10 gauge? Just looks too big for 12 gauge. Or maybe my sense of scale is completely off...
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Old August 9, 2007, 09:06 AM   #846
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does anyone know of a good leupold 4x scope for this rifle?
i see some on ebay listed as pistol and rifle, what is the difference? can a leupold m8 4x pistol scope fit on the 336w?
I would recommend not putting either a handgun or rimfire scope on a centerfire rifle, as parallax will be an issue. If you want a scope, get a rifle scope.

I will probably have a Leupold VXII 1-4X20 available for sale in a couple of weeks (after a business trip) if you are interested. I also have a set of Warne rings and bases that will fit a 336.
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Old August 9, 2007, 01:43 PM   #847
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that would be a 12ga, i just looked back at the picture and it does look bigger.

thanks, ill keep the scope in mind.
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:11 PM   #848
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does anyone know of a good leupold 4x scope for this rifle?
There is a scope I like better than a 4x on the 336 platform. It's the fixed 2.5x compact from Leupold. I have one and it fits and works well with the 336. Mine is not currently mounted so I cannot show a photo on the Marlin. Nope, mines not for sale - saving it for a future purchase. It looks best on the shorter Marlins as it is very compact. Lots of people use them on dangerous game rifles. I had a different one on a .375 H&H years ago. Worked well. It is on Leupolds site now as the FX 2.5 compact scope I believe.

However, Leupold used to market a 4x compact that is good on the 336. There are still lots of them around used. There was two versions: the 4x compact and the 4x compact rimfire. As I recall they were the same scope but the parallax was set differently at the factory.

You could probably find one on the used market.

The 1-4x's are also good when you need an extreme field of view.
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what does "off topic" mean?
Like I wasn't trying to drive the topic of marlin 336s off course.
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Old August 9, 2007, 03:32 PM   #850
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Marlin 1894C

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AR, welcome.

The 357 mag version is a different model: 1894C.

Great rifle, but a slightly different game.

Price: +$100, if you can find one .
If there's a Big 5 in your area, they will either carry it or you can order it from them.

Wal*Mart doesn't keep them on the rack, but they have them in the catalog.

You can also find them at various gun stores. Careful, though. The cowboy version is up around $650+ while the ordinary ones will be from $370 (on sale) to $480 (retail).

We now return you to your regularly scheduled 336 thread, already in progress.
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