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  1. J. Parker

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    Hey good folks,
    I have a chance to pick up a Marlin 336 30-30 with a manufacture date of 2009. The owner says is is "JM stamped" which I want. I didn't know Marlin 336's were still JM stamped in 2009 with the Remington takeover. Is a Marlin 336 that is a 2009 and JM stamped built by Marlin?

    ~Thanks, John
     
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    At least it's not a .35 Rem which I have. Nice round but it's going obsolete. I think the Marlin is a well made rifle.
     
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    Thanks folks, I appreciate the info.:thumbup:
     
  5. Saddlebag Preacher

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    .35 Remington will not go away any time soon. Too many 336's like mine out there. Yes, Walmart doesn't carry them anymore, but my LGS carries them around deer season, and I buy some. Harder to find the 200 Grain Lead Point but I find the Hornady's a lot. Yes they are a lot more expensive than 30-30 per round, but they are my DRT deer round on the farm. The older lead nose are great brush busters and the Leverevolution Hornadys make it a great 150-200 yard gun for across the cornfields.
     
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  6. GooseGestapo

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    Academy Sports, Gander Mountain, have .35Rem, 150 and 200gr Corlokts.
    They are easily available at MidwayUSA and Grafs on line.
    Far from obsolete!

    I have 400 cases, several hundred 200 Corlokts, and a RCBS 200gr FNGC mold. 2,000 gas checks.
    I'm set for .35Rem !
     
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  7. mshootnit

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    I had a North Haven produced Marlin made in North Haven by Marlin in 2009. It did not have a very legible JM. But it was made at North Haven not New York. That is what really matters. I was told this personally by a Marlin employee. Almost all Marlins had a perfect JM. Some North Haven Marlins did not have a very legible JM in 2009. There are other markings to look for which will positively ID a New York or Kentucky remlin
     
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  8. Kame B.

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    If it is JM stamped it will be an original Marlin. I have a .35 made in 1989 and a 2002 30-30 JM stamped on them. There was a transition time when Remington took over so there will be 2009 models still made by marlin... Probably some of the last one's in fact. But even though I have heard bad reviews on the remi-marlins I've shot a few and really couldn't find anything wrong with it. Except for the dull finish and crappy wood. But my original marlin 30-30 is my go to gun, plus with some hornady lever evolution ammo, that thing is viscous.

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  9. jeepnik

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    Predictions of its demise have been around for decades. Still here and isn't likely to disappear anytime soon.
     
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    If I come across a nice old marlin 336 or any other model in 35 Rem that isn't priced like it's made of gold I'm gonna buy it. For my part of the country the 35rem is a perfect choice.
     
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    Is it Ballard rifling or microgroove rifling. If Ballard go for it. I was not impressed with the microgroove barrels.
     
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    Ditto flashhole. I admit to liking the microgroove for rimfire, but don't like it in centerfire rifles.
     
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  13. J. Parker

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    Thanks folks for all the replies, I appreciate it. I picked up the 2009 JM stamped 336W yesterday. I'm not a fan of light colored wood and this 336W has gorgeous dark wood. Me happy.
     
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    I have a 1963 336 straight stock in .35 Remington with micro groove. Great with jacketed, but not so with lead. Wish mine had Ballard rifling now that I heavily reload lead boolits.
    Imho, if you reload, stick with jacketed in micro groove.
     
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  15. GooseGestapo

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    With MicroGroove barrels, cast, .35Rem bullets need to be .360-.362".
    My 1972 mfg M336 is 1.5 MOA with the 200grn RCBS FNGC (casts to 220gr!) sized to .360", lubed with SPG and Hornady gascheck.
    Over 39.0gr BLC2 for 2,050fps.
    Puts a real slap on deer.

    My .30/30 also has mg barrel. It takes a .311" sized bullet. If anything, even more accurate than the .35. A tad cheaper to shoot, too.
     
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  16. DDDWho

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    I've owned Marlin 336s for a very long time, early 60s as I recall. Every deer I ever killed was with a 336 in 30-30.
    Here in the Missouri Ozarks 30-30 and deer rifle are used interchangeably to describe a tool to kill deer.
    I'm 76 years old. I don't get up 3 hours before daylight to stomp off in the woods to shoot a deer anymore. I did that for 30-40 years.
    I see deer while I set on my front porch nearly every day. I lean the 336 against the bannister not meaning to actually shoot anything, I only pretend to be a hunter. These days I would not gut one for it although I've field dressed many.
    Most of my old hunting companions have passed, most of them carried 336s in either 30-30 or 35 Rem. The best deer hunter I ever knew used a waffle top 336 in 35 Rem.
    As I set there on the porch with the Marlin leaning there I remembering deer season long past, the deer camps and cabins. I think of those I knew so well, the camaraderie, jokes and fellowship and I some times tear up.
     
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    My favorite deer rifle...

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    Yes in 30/30. Added the Skinner sight, saddle ring, and a new butt plate. Totally reliable and with LeverRevolution powder and 170s, I hit 2300 fps from it's 20 inch barrel. One day I will rechamber to 30/30 AI and see if I can make 2400-2500 fps with the 170 gr. Nosler Partition.

    Deaf
     
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    My carbine is a Glenfield model 30GT and ammo used was 150 grain Power Point.

    30-30 is a keeper!

    TR

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  19. J. Parker

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    WOW! Thanks for sharing my friend.:thumbup:
     
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  20. Salmoneye

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    Ayuh...

    Micro-groove shoots cast just fine if you know that it needs fat bullets...

    I suggest to people to start no smaller than .002" over groove diameter, and have found in the past that some guns want/need the fattest cast that will chamber reliably...
     
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    I have a Winchester 30-30 and a Marlin 336 35 Remington hanging on the wall together.

    My go to deer and hog gun is the Marlin. I have a William's peep sight for fast handling. Using 200 grain bullet it is a awesome hog killer!
     
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