New Scope for Marlin 336

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  1. chas08

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    I bought this rifle used last year. A Marlin 336CS in .35 Rem. It had a large cheap scope on it that was set so far forward for the ocular bell to clear the rear sights, that I don't know how the previous owner could effectively use it!

    I got rid of the cheap scope and mounts and let it set in the safe till I figured out what I wanted to do with it! I settled on a Leupold FXII 2.5, fixed power, Wide Duplex, scope with Talley rings! I think its going to be a keeper!

    It may in fact make the trip to PA. next Deer season!

    Let me know what y'all think and post pics of your leverguns with scopes if you want! I'm anxious to get this to the range here in the next week or so and see how it does!
     

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    Yes, great set up and by far one of the great marlin rifles ever made. I have two 336c 1970, 1973 in 35 cal. I have one I use for hunting when I go back home in Upstate N.Y. every Thanksgiving and I have one home here in South Fl which I take to Goergia. Here is a pic of mine with a Leupold vxiii 1.5x20 sitting as low it can go. I only shoot with Rem Cor-Lokt 200 gr. Thats one bad bullet... LOL. Thanks for the photo
     

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    I like your set up. I would have gone with the same scope but in a 1-4X only to get an even lower power, but there is nothing wrong with what you have. I prefer the looks of iron sights on a lever, but there is no denying the advantage of optics and your choice clearly makes more sense than the huge 3-9X40's and larger some guys put on them.
     
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    The .35 was a favorite of ne hunters for quite sometime. It never caught on in the south though. I like it.
     
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    Nice set up. I might do the same to mine. I really like Talley mounts. Could you tell me what Talley mount you are using ?
     
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    Nice setup!

    A marlin and a 2.5x20mm is a great combo. I went with Weaver for mine. A K2.5 on the 1894 and a V3 on the 1895G.

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    It's perfect!

    I like little straight tube 1-4x's too. ;)
     
  8. chas08

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    The mounts are the Marlin 336- 1895 (LOW) I stayed away from the extra low because I was afraid it might allow too much of the front sight to show in the center of the scope! as it is there is a shadow of the front sight in the bottom of the scope but not enough to bother me! the link below shows Talleys full line!

    http://www.talleymanufacturing.com/cgi-bin/public_controller.cgi?view=products&category_recnum=6
     
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    That was actually what I set out to buy! but when I ran across the fixed 2.5 Ultralight at 6.5 ounces I was smitten!
    Thanks for the replies guys! I think I did good too!
     
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    I love my 336 .35. I personally think there is no better woods gun for deer and pig. Drops em quick. I have a bushnell trophy 1.75x4 on mine. Good out to 150-175 yds
     
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    Thank you all who posted pictures! All are very nice! But I got to admit Asherdans Marlin 1894 made me drool a little!...lol
     
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    I've had very good luck with this sturdy 2X - 8X scope by Simmons. Millett mounts and rings.

    TR

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  13. chas08

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    Update;

    Well I finally got a decent weather day and got my 336 .35 Rem. and new Leupold FXII 2.5 scope to the range yesterday.

    I tried three different brands of ammo in it;
    Remington Cor-Lokt 200 gr RN
    Winchester 200gr RN Soft points
    Hornady Leverevolution 200 gr Flex Tip

    All shot about 1.5 moa at a 100 yards, though the impact points were vastly different with the Remington shooting the lowest and the Hornady the highest.

    I sighted it in 3 inches high at a 100 yds with the Hornady ammo and moved over to the 200 yd range just to see what it would do. It shot about 4 inch moa at this range with the highest shot being about mid bullseye in elevation and an inch or so right. And the lowest being about 3 inches low aligned with the bullseye. Some were left of center and some were right but all but the one high were about 3 inches low. I am sure a 4 inch circle would cover them all. And had it been a Deer shoulder, I would be eating venison.

    The main problem at the 200 yd distance was the intersection of the crosshairs obliterated the Bullseye and the ring around it! All in all I'm satisfied that anything between the muzzle and 200yds would be meat on the ground, the crosshair covering so much had not occurred to me. Although, that where this gun will be used, a 200 yd shot is very unlikely. It's comforting to know it can do it, if I can do it!
     
  14. heeler

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    That's a nice scope setup for your Marlin.
    Not only a quality scope but the size and weight of it compliments your carbine.
    A very good looking rig.
    In my opinion nothing looks worse than smothering your short carbine with a scope the size of the Hubbel.
    My 336 has a now discontinued Burris Timberline 2x7x28 that was mounted on a Weaver base with low Millet rings.
    Actually it's about the same length of your Leupold.
    One of the reasons I chose my 2x7 instead of the smaller and even more compact Timberline 4x was because my eyes are no longer young and for those distance shots you spoke of I need all the help I can get.
     
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    For shooting groups at 100 yards, you might try making a target with a 5" or 6" white bull, and for 200 yards, a white 12" bull.
    Just center the crosshairs in the circle. It's possible to shoot little groups with a heavy crosshair on a big target.
     
  16. AlbertH

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    circa 1970 Marlin 336 with Bushnell 3X-9X

    Here is a picture of my first and only deer hunting rifle. I bought it used in 1970 from a sporting goods store that was going out of business. I can't remember what I paid for it but the price was right and the 35 Remington is the perfect round for Northern Michigan swamps.

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    You can't see it in the pic but there is a hammer standoff on the left side so you can cock it.

    Al
     
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