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Old August 22, 2007, 06:41 AM   #901
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...straight stock modifications...
Oh, my ...

I'm seeing that with
an 18" barrel similar to my 1894 ...
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Old August 22, 2007, 07:00 AM   #902
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Jinzoningen80,
I really like what you did with that 336. Nice work.
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Old August 22, 2007, 04:22 PM   #903
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Haven't bee out to shoot my 336rc since right after I got it! I miss it! Hafta go shooting! AAARRRRGGGGHHH!
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Old August 23, 2007, 02:33 PM   #904
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I have been thinking about buying the new .308mx and had some questions about it:
(1) Will it shoot the regular .308 win. if u just load 1 in the chamber?
(2) Do they already make dies for it?
(3) I would just like to hear some comments on the gun (good or bad) before I spend my money on it.

Thanks

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Old August 23, 2007, 07:02 PM   #905
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I have been thinking about buying the new .308mx and had some questions about it:
(1) Will it shoot the regular .308 win. if u just load 1 in the chanber?
(2) Do they already make dies for it?
(3) I would just like to hear some comments on the gun (good or bad) before I spent my money on it.

Thanks
I have one and love it.

(1) NO! Different cartridge all together.
(2) Yes! Hornady makes a set.
(3) With the LeveRevolution ammo they are awesome. 2600fps and sub MOA groups at 100yds.
So far, I've handloaded a few different spitzer bullets, but haven't matched the Hornady stuff. I have had the best success loading the Sierra 150gr FP bullet. I've gotten great accuracy and ave 2550fps so far. I haven't tried to push it any higher yet. However, I intend to because I am getting no pressure signs whatsoever.

There are several of us Marlin nuts over at MarlinOwners who have been tinkering with these 308MX's for quite a while. We even have a sub-forum dedicated to it.

If you like Marlin lever guns, you are going LOVE this baby. It is awesome.
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Old August 23, 2007, 07:35 PM   #906
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Duck, thanks for that info. I was hoping an owner would respond.

Interesting story. Glad to have that one in the 336 camp.

I'll say again about MarlinOwnersForum: I'm a participant there, also. Have learned tons about Marlins there (not just the 336). Great folks, very helpful and fun. Glad to see there's overlap in membership.
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Old August 23, 2007, 10:40 PM   #907
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thanks duck,
I think I'll probably end up getting it.
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Old August 24, 2007, 05:31 PM   #908
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Looking @ an old 336 ..........

Hey guys,

Thinking about buying this 336 at a loacal pawn shop. Did Marlin ever make 336's with saddle rings?

$279 a decent price?

pics are here: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=298147
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Old August 24, 2007, 05:42 PM   #909
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Fox,

I agree with the advice you're getting on your original thread.

If you've checked it out and it feels and looks good (you said no barrel damage; is the action fairly solid?), and if you like the gun (probably most important after condition), then seems fairly reasonable to me. (I've never seen a saddle ring on a 336; could be of value, maybe not. Just don't know, but it is at least interesting.

Like some in the other thread advised, I'd have them take the scope off. Offer them $25 less w/o the scope (can't hurt to try and you don't want it anyway).

In any case, please keep us posted on your decision.

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Old August 24, 2007, 06:05 PM   #910
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Fox...
+1 on what Nem said. It looks good from the pictures you posted. If the bore is clean and it can easily be head spaced to confirm it is safe to shoot, Snap It Up!!
PS ask them if you can return it if they can't head space it for you.
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Old August 24, 2007, 06:07 PM   #911
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Just wanted to say nice pics of the recent work and completed projects, I am very impressed!
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Old August 24, 2007, 06:08 PM   #912
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what's head spacing?

just in case they ask me!
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Old August 24, 2007, 06:14 PM   #913
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You put gauge into the chamber and close the bolt. It is a simple pass fail test to see if the specified round will chamber and fire safely.
Go No Go gauges that test how the bolt seals to the chamber.
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Old August 24, 2007, 06:21 PM   #914
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Question forum?

Hey Nem.,
How do you get to the marlin owners forum. I have done a THR search and I cannot find it.
Thanks,
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Old August 24, 2007, 06:55 PM   #915
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E'trode,

MoF is a separate Internet forum all together,
not a board or thread on THR.

Sorry I didn't make that clear; my bad.

You'll find them over here.
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Old August 27, 2007, 12:48 PM   #916
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So I got our and did a little papyrucide on Saturday. Nothing to brag about (read I won't post pics of my targets for your amusement) but my 336 is still the old trusty it has always been.
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Old August 27, 2007, 05:40 PM   #917
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Hey slyfox, My EX, son and daughter live in Rockwall! I visit there every 6 months or so.....
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Old August 30, 2007, 05:41 PM   #918
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Don't let it die

What else is there to say?
These threads have a good amount of information in them. But seem to die out. let's try and keep this one going.
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Old August 30, 2007, 05:50 PM   #919
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It's a 336A in .30-30. Nothing fancy, but I like it.
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Old August 30, 2007, 06:09 PM   #920
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Got the latest Gun Tests in the mail.

They rated the Marlin 308MX higher than the Browning BLR in .308 Win. They said it was more accurate, the wood was a good deal prettier, and they preferred the stock finish.

(Interestingly, they thought the crossbolt safety was a useful tool for dropping the hammer to half-cock safely. That's one thing I think about it, too. However, I have also experienced the ugly "bing" instead of a shot, because the safety was on.)

As much as I like Marlin lever guns, I'll have to say I was surprised. As others have said, Marlin, unlike many others, makes their rifles as well as ever.
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Old August 30, 2007, 06:26 PM   #921
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Exclamation welcome

Hey Enoch,
Welcome to the club. "Nothing Special", I beg to differ!
Even though I have modified my 336A I still have my origional stock just in case I want to go "classic" again.
I M H O and I think others would agree that the stock 336 is great right out the box.
I do have to admit it is ALOT of fun to customize it too.
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Old August 30, 2007, 06:55 PM   #922
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MDig and others,

Thanks for your sentiment. Yes, I hope this one continues long.

If the number of views that the thread has received is any indication - 30,595 - then I don't think it'll die out soon. Like the rifle it's focused on, it'll probably be around for a while.

Fortunately, threads never die unless they're locked, and as long as we don't start throwing mud around the club house (NO political discussions in the club house! ), I doubt that'll happen here. Even if it goes quiet for a while (few days or even weeks), it can be revived.

(I think threads like this follow the ebbs and flows of human activity. Activity patterns change with season, and especially around major holidays like the one coming up.)

Sorry I'm slacking in here. I'm so busy at work with two major projects at work, and a third about to kick in. I'm likely to be more scarce in the clubhouse during Sept and early Oct, though it's always a pleasure to take a break and come in for some good reading about one of my favorite rifles.

I haven't even had time to try out my new front site that XS sent out. It's mounted, but I have had no time to get out to my range (which is not close).

There's still a few summary essays I hope to write this winter about this rifle.

OK, everybody have fun. Share your 336 news! I'm reading.

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Old August 30, 2007, 10:44 PM   #923
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well i cant decide

should i get a x40 or a x32 scope?

i am going to get a 3-9 or a 3-10 but i dont want it to look odd
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Old August 31, 2007, 10:40 AM   #924
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Are you sure you want that much magnification for a lever gun? I mean, you should of course do what you want but have you considered a low-powered scope with smaller bell diameter? Or perhaps a fixed power? There are nice lower powered scopes available that are lighter in weight and offer plenty of magnification for typical lever gun ranges. Just food for thought...
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Old August 31, 2007, 01:06 PM   #925
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Neatest scope setup for a lever gun I've handled wasn't on a lever gun. It was a Ruger Frontier with the 2.5X IER FXII Leupold.

If I scope a centerfire lever gun, I think that's what I'll put on it. It's hard to describe how nice it is unless you look through it. Feels like you're using irons, but it works like a scope. Quick, points by feel, with just the perfect amount of magnification.
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