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Marlin 336??????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by eddie56, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. eddie56

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    Just got a 1979 Marlin 336 it has the 18 inch barrel 6 shot tube and plain walnut wood.My question is all it says is model 336.Why no letter after the number.All the ones in my gun books have a letter.The closest one seems to be the 336C.Thanks.I would like to know something about it.
     
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  3. eddie56

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    made a mistake

    Thank you for the reply and the link.However I made a mistake.Mine is the 20 inch barrel.I really like this rifle.I had a newer 336A and didn't like it near as much.When I get it broke in I am going to give 173 grain cast a try in it.
     
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    eddie, which cast bullet do you have in mind? i am also wanting to try some cast bullets.never seen one without the suffix.
     
  5. Big Bill

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    I bet it is a collectable.
     
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    I did not know this,Thanks for the info good to know these things.
     
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    Not true. You can use cast bullets in either.
     
  8. eddie56

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    cast boolit

    I am going to use the Lyman 311041 it is a 173 grain FN.It comes out to 177.9 lubed and gas checked for me.I have heard it both ways about Marlin lever guns and cast boolits.All I can do is give it a try.
     
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    Hunt - I'm sorry to have posted incorrect information. I was actually thinking of something else. I tried to correct it as quickly as I could. I've got two marlin 336s, so I know better. I guess I just had a brain fart.
     
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    Thanks for the update Bill, I saw Abel's response right after..
    I'm glad its not so, I had some good cast loads I had been hunting with.
     
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    I have never heard of any problems with pre-microgrooved Marlins. The percieved problems were with the microgrooved barrels. Proper alloy/hardness of lead & slight over sized bullets/properly gas-checked bullets solve the issue.
     
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