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Old December 3, 2008, 10:23 AM   #2126
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csaws: The best ammo to use is Hornady's new plastic tipped 200 gr. LEVERevolution ammo. They claim it will allow our old 100 yard 'brush guns' to accurately hit targets up to 300 yards with 40% more energy and 250 fps faster mv. Surprisingly, I've found the cost to be nearly the same as Remington or Winchester 150 grain soft points, $20 - $25/box of 20, but I'm buying 35 Rem caliber.

You may have to snoop around, or order on-line, if you need 35 Rem caliber ammo, but 150 gr 30-30 caliber should be everywhere ammo is sold - and much cheaper. The Hornady 30-30 ammo will probably also be in the $20 - $25 range.

Go to the Hornady website and listen what they have to say about their new ammo. Click on "more info" in the red box to the right of the picture of the bullet and another window will open with a video. https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_ses...131c5c629a8115

The only negative I can see in their new ammo is that they suggest you do not keep rounds stored in the tube magazine as spring tension could flatten the plastic tip and mess with the ballistics.
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Old December 3, 2008, 10:39 AM   #2127
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MidwestJay: Wikipedia has a chart to tell what year your 336 was made, as well as other interesting stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlin_Model_336

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Old December 3, 2008, 11:37 AM   #2128
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Thanks kiawahman. I have looked at this before, but it doesn't give a lot of detail regarding the variants of the 336.

Here are a couple of quick pictures. My apologies for the lackluster quality:

Marlin1.JPG
Marlin2.JPG

Anyone have thoughts on what variant this might be?
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Old December 3, 2008, 04:10 PM   #2129
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nice

look on the barrel by the by where the caliber is it should say
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Old December 3, 2008, 05:25 PM   #2130
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trigger job

I've been making some improvements to my 336CS...

my goal is to develop a hand load that will yield moa performance from the rifle.....

I first had to scope the rifle, as I just couldn't see the targets well enough at 100 yd to differentiate between what was me and what was the rifle / load.

My last outing, left me convinced that the trigger pull (though not really that bad) was still to heavy to achieve my goal.

Last week I saw the WWG Happy Trigger in Midway's December flier for only $78. So given that my BD is coming up I jumped on it.

Thanks to the good folks over at the Marlin Owners Site, I completely disassembled the rifle for the first time ever in prep. for my new Happy Trigger.

Much to my surprise, upon seeing the sear for the first time, someone has definitely worked on it in the past, which explains why my baby always had a pretty good trigger.

So after some more research, I took 3/4 of a coil off of the main spring and relieved some of the tension on the trigger spring. I didn't want to take any more off the sear at this point, so I hit it lightly with a hard Arkansas stone, trying to simply smooth out what had already been done.

Upon reassembly, the pull is noticeably lighter, but still has a ways to go.

I'll need to fire off some rounds to ensure I'm getting 100% detonation, before I do any more.

When the happy trigger arrives, I'm not sure if I'm going to put it in or not.

I may try to match the sear angle of the HT on my existing trigger and stone it glassy smooth. If that gives me the 2-3 lbs I'm looking for, I'll likely exchange the unopened HT for a William's Fool Proof aperture sight, as it has always been my intention to pull the scope off, once I had my "pet" load developed.

I had a Williams 5D on there previously and really liked it. But decided I wanted to get the click adjust Fool Proof, so I could dial up a "known good" adjustment for longer range work.

While checking out the new Cabalas in Scarborough, ME a few weeks back, I picked up a bag of 150 gr. Rem Core Loks. If I can't get their with either the CLs or my Sierra 150 gr. FN bullets, I'm making the switch to 170 gr. bullets. As I have a theory that the longer bullets interact with the micro groove rifling better.

So that's the happenings in my neck of the woods.

Been working on this project on and off (got pleasantly distracted for a year or so with EB Rs ) for some 2-1/2 years. Hope to achieve my 1 MAO goal soon.

Lesson learned, a true 5 shot, 1", 100 yd group is more difficult to achieve than most internet forums suggest.

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Old December 3, 2008, 07:28 PM   #2131
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ssn look at using regular flatnose bullets

i have a load that i use (36gr win748 and a 150gr bullet)

i havent done alot of work with it but at 50 paces i had 4 shots touching with one flier
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Old December 4, 2008, 11:52 PM   #2132
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Hey,

Got a gun show used 336W this week. Probably paid a little too much for it ($340). It has a Tasco fixed power scope and see-thru mounts. Planning on removing it and adding XS sights and rail with a better scope. First three digits in the serial number is 000, so I assume it was made in 2000???

Any suggestions on the scope?? Mainly will be used for woods hunting in middle GA.
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Old December 14, 2008, 08:33 PM   #2133
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Didn't mean to doom the Club......been about 10 days and nobody has stopped by....oh well.
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Old December 14, 2008, 09:02 PM   #2134
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Welcome fireman, must be everybody is busy with other things.

One thing about buying firearms: if you're happy with what you bought, and have no plans to ever sell it, then forget about what you paid for it. Once it comes home to roost - it's priceless.
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Old December 14, 2008, 09:36 PM   #2135
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^^ I like that, i prefer iron sights on a 336
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Old December 15, 2008, 06:50 AM   #2136
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Amen on the come home to roost part. Havent't sold any in the last 10 years....traded a few here and there, but keeping the numbers the same.

Thanks for the input Kentucky, I'll show some pics when I am finished with it and let you check out the sights.
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Old December 15, 2008, 09:23 AM   #2137
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With the new Leverevolution ammo making it possible to 'reach out and touch someone' up to 300 yards, a scope is a big plus, but it all depends on your use. My 336RC in 35 Rem has a new Barska 4-9x40. Another 336 in 30-30 I'm buying I may leave with iron sights and use just 'standard' ammo for 100 to 150 yards.
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Old December 15, 2008, 10:15 AM   #2138
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First post

Here is my first post on High road......

Signed up because of this thread.. I too Have a 336w in 3030 and love it.. Bought it a few weeks ago and took it out last week and 60 down the tube.. I was smiling when I was done.. Good sloid rifle.. I have read to about page 15 of this thread so alot more reading to do.. thanks all
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Old December 15, 2008, 11:10 AM   #2139
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Just picked up a 336 with scope rings for $200.00, to go with my 30TK.
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Old December 15, 2008, 11:53 AM   #2140
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Old December 18, 2008, 02:25 AM   #2141
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I haven't been around these parts much lately.
I'm not sure I'll hang around henceforth.

But it's good to see that this club persists,
regardless of civil war.

Long live the 336,
even if I may put mine up for sale.

(Trying now to identify the optimal toolkit.)
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Old December 18, 2008, 11:20 AM   #2142
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336 Club

I would be honored if I could be shuffled into the 336 Club. I currently own
several Marlin Lever's:
Model 30AS
Model 30AW
Model 336 in 35 Rem
3 model 336 of various types
Model 336 444SS

Thank you very much,
and here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

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in NorthEast Florida
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Old December 18, 2008, 01:31 PM   #2143
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Merry Chirstmas and that will work.
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Old December 18, 2008, 04:18 PM   #2144
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cman ur good dude welcome
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Old December 26, 2008, 12:30 AM   #2145
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Woo Hoo! i just joined the 336 club this morning, now I just have to try it out What kind of ammo do most of them like?
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Old December 26, 2008, 01:46 AM   #2146
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it is a lever action, It likes all the ammo you can throw at it
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Old December 26, 2008, 02:00 AM   #2147
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It's goining to need it, I can't wait to break it in.
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Old December 26, 2008, 07:55 AM   #2148
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Buy a little bit of them all and make a day of it Monkyboy. Each gun is gonna prefer something different IMO. Mine will shoot the Remington stuff somewhat close to what I can do with the handloads. Winchester ammo brings it to minute of shotgun
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:33 AM   #2149
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Thanks MilsSurp, thats what I was wondering. Santa left some Remington managed recoil stuff with it (must have confused it with the buckhammers I was looking for to use in the 870) and I was wondering out of the remy, winchester ect usally worked best outta the 336. I see the Hornady LE stuff seems pretty good, gonna have to try some.
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Old December 30, 2008, 01:26 AM   #2150
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Thoughts on shortening the barrel to 16". Any ballistic pros or cons other than velocity? Thought comes from the Mad Ogre posting.

Sounds good.
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