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Marlin 336 in .35 remington?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BoneDigger, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. BoneDigger

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    I have a line on a fairly nice Marlin 336 in .35 remington. I'm looking for a good gun for east Texas whitetails and hogs. I realize the downside to this is that the .35 ammo is harder to find. This is a pre-safety model. The guy wants $285 for it. Is this a good deal, or should I just look for a 30-30?

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  2. woof

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    I'd be all over it. How much ammo do you need stocked up? Good deal
     
  3. TehK1w1

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    Buy it. NOW
    I spent 3 months looking for a presafety 336 in 35 Remington a while back in the same general area, and never found one for under $350.
     
  4. Mountie855

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    Having both a 336/30/30 and 336/35, I would have to say that for hunting, the 35 is my first choice.

    I had a Marauder once, foolishly sold it, and missed it so much I had the barrel and magazine on my 35 cut to 16.5". Accuracy actually improved!

    I will have the 30/30 shortened in the near future.

    There will be some, minimal velocity loss, but the handling, IMO, is greatly improved.
     
  5. Shawnee

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    If you want a .35 - I'd say buy that one as soon as you can.

    :cool:
     
  6. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    Buy it before someone else does, or give the guy my number!!!

    I LOVE my 336cs in .35 Remington and will grab another one if the opportunity arises. My go-to deer rifle.
     
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    Either buy or please PM me soonest with the guy's contact info. I'll have a FedEx envelope in his hands in 24hrs with a USPS money order.

    No crap.
     
  8. mainmech48

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    For several years back in the early '70's my .35 Remington 336 was my only CF rifle. While factory ammo wasn't as ubiquitous as .30-30 in the rural SW MO area where I lived, it certainly wasn't rare - even in very small town 'general merchandise' stores. If our local Wally World in a state where you can't legally hunt deer with a rifle (except revolver caliber carbines) has it, finding a supply in Texas shouldn't much of a problem.

    FWIW, I chose the .35 over a .30-30 out of practical necessity. My only CF handgun at the time was a .357 and I used home cast Lyman 358429 bullets almost exclusively in it. I could, and did, use the same slugs and 2400 or Unique powders for practice/utility loads in the .35 Remington. With those loads the cases lasted indefinitely, often more than 25 reloadings.

    IIWY, I'd jump on that deal before somebody else does.
     
  9. BoneDigger

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    I am meeting the guy today to pick up the rifle. After-all, it's only money right?

    Thanks for the advice guys.

    Todd
     
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    dont wait, buy it, then an ammo can, and 200 rounds of ammo! then, have lots, and lots of fun!
     
  11. 35Rem

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    Awsome round. You will not be dissapointed. It will hammer critters like you wouldn't believe.
     
  12. willymike

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    Great choice in the .35 Rem in Marlin 336. I have two, inherited from my dad and uncle, who have passed on. I've used them for many years with great results and satisfaction.

    I find ammo locally at Wally-World. I don't know if the local Wally stocks .35 Rem in your town or not, but here it is no problem. They actually sell the new Hornady LeverEvolution round for about $2 bucks less than the plain-jane Remington loads. Take my advice and get the Hornady's, they offer a big step up in performance. The only disappointment I've had in the ammo area was the rapidly escalating price of the Remington factory loading. It was only around $15.00 a couple of years ago and now it's over $24.00 a box. The Hornday offers more performance for less cost. Local prices may vary!

    If you can't find the ammo locally, Midway USA and Midsouth Shooters Supply can provide you the ammo without a problem.
     
  13. ArmedBear

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    Gorgeous gun. Buy it! I sure would.

    Leverevolution ammo works well in .35 Rem, and it's readily available. A guy was trying some out in his Marlin for the first time at the local range. The groups were really impressive.

    For hunting, that's all you need. Who cares if there's a lot of other stuff off-the-shelf? A 336 isn't a plinker anyway; it's a hunter.:)
     
  14. Jimfern

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    plinking 336

    I plink 1 MOA groups with 158 Sierra bullets out of my 336. Price seems very reasonable. I haven't been able to match that accuracy with rifle bullets yet.
     
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    First thing I'd do before I shot it is move the scope foreword in the rings all the way to the power adjustment ring.

    That right there looks like a "scope eye" waiting to happen!

    Maybe that's why it's for sale so cheap!
    Check the seller for an eyebrow scar! :evil:

    rcmodel
     
  16. BoneDigger

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    Well, I picked up the gun today and I must say that it looks well cared for. The rifling looked good and the lever locked up tight. Everything appeared well cared for. I already have a Williams peep sight from another firearm that I sold and plan to put it on the 336. So, moving the scope won't be an issue. The scope is a cheap Bushnell sport view so it would have to go even if I didn't use a peep.

    Anyway, I'll let you know how it shoots. I checked local WalMarts and they all quit carrying it a couple of years ago due to not selling much in that caliber. However, Gander Mountain ($30 for the Remington Core Lokt, 200 grain) has it and I can buy it online as well. I'm surprised Academy doesn't carry it since they usually have a good selection. Oh well...

    Todd
     
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    While I agree with ArmedBear about Hornady ammo being good stuff, I've gotta tell you that I've taken many a deer with that 'cheap' old Remington Corlokt 200 grainer. It hits 'em like a truck. Both are very good medicine in a .35 Remington.
     
  19. ArmedBear

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    True enough, but if the Remington stuff is $30 and the Hornady is 21, I'd go with the Hornady.:)
     
  20. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    Well, I can't argue with that. :)
     
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    Hard to believe that the Remington stuff is up to $30/box. I am so glad I started reloading for the 35. It is so much cheaper.
     
  22. ECVMatt

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    I just checked with Natchez...

    They have several 35 Rem loads for about 20 bucks a box.

    Hope this helps,

    Matt
     
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    Have any of you reloaders tried the Hornady 180-gr, HP/XTP handgun bullet in the .35 Remington - either a rifle or Contender handgun ?

    :confused:
     
  24. Quickdraw Limpsalot

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    I have some .35 Remington rounds with XTP's loaded up, but haven't shot anything with them yet. Just guessing, but I'd say it would be a good idea to hold off the shoulder on a deer if you use this load. We've had a few XTP's "blow up" on the front shoulder of a deer and require a follow up shot (one resulted in a lost deer.) Those were loaded in a .44 Magnum (10.5" barrelled handgun.) We've since gone to using hard-cast lead loads in the .44 SBH's.
     
  25. cliffy

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    Always wanted a .35 Remington

    I'm jealous, but I cannot afford everything I want. Since a .243 Winchester load can best a .30/30 load on any given day, a .35 Remington represents a totally different beast regarding 100 yard carnage. .35 Remington is a true brush-buster 200 grain bullet. At 300 yards, a .243 Winchester will best many bigger calibers powerwise and especially accuracywise, yet, at 50 yards, I'd love a .35 Remington for Michigan's dense-woods deer hunting! cliffy
     
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