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The 336 Club

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AStone, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. murphys_law

    murphys_law Member

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    My 30aw. This was my first rifle and has killed quite a few deer. Shoots just under an inch at 100 yards!


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  2. AStone

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    I never fully understood scopes on 336's. (I'll add a Skinner to mine soon.)
    I read early on that scopes tend to make them top heavy in the hand.

    On some level, I know that they extend accuracy with range. OK.

    But I just think of mine as a close in (50 m or so) rifle.

    But clearly you guys do understand them, and use them,
    and they do look like sexy hybrids,
    so more power to you. ;)
     
  3. MrDig

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    For me the scope is a matter of having age related visual deterioration, (I'm in my 50's and don't see the target and the iron sights like I used to) The scope gives me a cleaner view of the target therefore a better more humane shot when hunting.
     
  4. Eaglestroker

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    Some folks dont have a choice. My vision is far from good but I can use a peep effectively. Here is the skinner on my 1895, I'll have one on my 39's and 1894 before I'm done.

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  5. Abel

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    They feel fine. No negatives to having a scope on a 336 that I can see.

    But you are missing out on 3/4 of your 336's effective range. A 336 is my only hunting rifle. I don't keep any bolt actions, so I have to use 100% of me & my 30-30's abilities. For us, that means 0-150 yards in most cases and we couldn't do it without a 2-7x32mm scope!
     
  6. BoneDigger

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    I would not be effective without a scope. I have never been good with open sight, having been raised on scopes on everything except shotguns. But, with my eyesight the way it is these days a scope is a must for me anyway.

    It in NO way takes away from the gun or makes it feel odd.

    Todd
     
  7. texsun69

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    i bought a 336y and right out of the box i shoot 1 1/2 groups at 100 yards.using hornady leverevolution ammo. i shot a 4x4 at 15 yards and blew it into. ive owned 8 rifles over the years in different calibers. this 336y is the best to me. found my gun for life :)
     
  8. Irish Bird Dog

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    ad says "early model 1960 manufacture.....

    Found an ad today:

    "Marlin Model 336 RC lever rifle, .35 Remington, early model, manufacture 1960 with excellent walnut $450"

    So, you Marlin experts out there a bit of help here.....refresh me on what the RC is again please.....Regular Carbine???? Any special features or design that makes a 336RC, 1960 made, that is different from a regular 336C????

    From what the ad says is the asking price in the ball park for what the ad describes?..not much detail.....if it is accurate. No other info but the above in quotes (except phone #).
     
  9. Abel

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    Nope, its just a 336C. Its worth $375-$400 tops...unless, 1. it has really, really, nice walnut. 2. it is new in the box.
     
  10. Irish Bird Dog

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    THANKS Able for you assessment on such thin data.

    I tend to agree after some searching for costs on net but am not a Marlin expert. My interest was the .35 rem cal. & figured a 1960's gun would be a "good 'un" cuz things were still pretty much well made then. Same ad listed 2 336's in 30-30, 1 for $425 & other for $375. Maybe price was higher for the .35 caliber?????
     
  11. utbrowningman

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    I just picked up a 2002 336 a few months ago. My son (10) wanted a .30-30 after shooting my Marlin Model 1893 (ca. 1901) so I was on the lookout. A few weeks before I found one, I thought it would be nice to find one from his birth year of 2002. Well, I walk into a new pawn shop in town and see a nince walnut/bullseye Marlin on the wall. I ask to see it and notice the serial starts with 98, which means a 2002 date of manufacture. I knew right then I'd buy it.

    After talking to the owner about Marlin, Remlin, and how do identify the year, he dropped the price to $375. This rifle looked like it had never been fired. No scratches, dings, or blueing wearing away. I'd say it was probably cleaned after it was purchased (was not fouled up when I cleaned it) and was then put away. If it was shot, it had very few down the barrel. I had looked at other 336 laminate stock rifles at WM and local store but all had QC problems. Glad I found the one I did. I'll be mounting a Nikon 2-7x32 to finish it off.
     
  12. Sheepdog1968

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    To help give you an idea of an upper limit, I bought a pre crossbolt 336 Texan (essentially just a straight instead of pistol grip 336; since it's a bit more uncommon and less exist, I'd imagine it should command a bit more money) for $500 on one of the online gun action sights.
     
  13. Abel

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    I forgot about those straight-grip Texans. I believe that several 336RC stamped carbines have those Texan-style straight gips. That would make $450 a great price instead of the upper limit.
     
  14. AStone

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    I haven't seen my 336 in 2 years, 3 months.

    It's in storage with a friend on the left coast. I thought I'd have it 3 months after moving across country.

    If only I could have brought it with me then, but I moved here by plane and bus, and ... well you know.

    And things didn't work out at all like I thought they would. Ce la vi. Que sera. And da'yum.

    I'd have had it shipped by now, but ... business has been tough and I've moved a lot, so didn't work out.

    I hope to ship it by year's end.
     
  15. Sheepdog1968

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    That's tough. What did u bring with u?
     
  16. AStone

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    An expedition backpack, a rolling duffle bag, and three shipped boxes.

    Shipped more boxes since then, and bought some stuff here.

    Still, I can move in the back of a big pickup truck.

    Miss that 336, though.
     
  17. mdauben

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    One caution, if you want to get an idea of fair value for a used 336 be sure to check out successful auctions and not listed prices. If you watch Gunbroker or other auction sites you will see that many, many guns go unsold week after week because the asking price is simply too high.
     
  18. McBuck

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    1968 336RC 30-30...so clean you'd think it was new.
    $265.00 out the door, and that was this past June..
     

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  19. Irish Bird Dog

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    McBuck....where is your geographic location? That could help determine how your recent good buy might compare against other recent sales of similar 336's around the country as values can differ around the country.
     
  20. golfer_ray

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    I am now a proud member of the club, purchasing a 336W at Dick's this past weekend in OKC. I've read horror stories about the "Remlin's", but any used 336 was selling for $500 here, and I got a new one with scope for $414 plus tax.

    Dick's opened 4 stores in OKC, and I visited 3 straight days looking at the 336 combo package. I asked what was meant by combo & they said it included a scope. As no scope was on the rifle, I asked what scope came with it, and was told a Remington scope. Academy had 336W's selling, without scope, for $359, but I liked the darker (probably fake) wood stock on the Dick's version, so I went back on Monday to pick it up.

    So they bring out the gun in a box & I ask to see the scope, & am told it does not include a scope. I then mention the tags on the display models state "combo package" which I was told meant a scope, & they said that was mislabeled. I then mention my previous trips and was told that, being a new store, the new personnel still have a lot to learn. I would've went ballistic, but my daughter was with me (probably a good thing) & I mentioned I could get a 336W w/o scope for $359, & the manager, who'd I'd worked my way up to, said he would match the price. I agreed to that, but then he added that he'd throw in a scope for the $414. I took that deal, & when the deal was done, asked him how crappy the scope was. He looked at me with wide eyes & said that he gave me a Bushnell 3-9x40 scope worth $200. I looked at Academy & they have the same scope for $149.

    So after all the trials & tribulations, I purchased a 336W & good scope for $414. Now I just need to get out & shoot it!
     
  21. Salmoneye

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    I would not consider selling my 1958 336RC .35 Rem for $450...

    Action is like glass, and it is way more accurate than I am...
     
  22. electrode1998

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    I have a question........I have a line on a 2004ish Marlin 336y spikehorn.

    Asking price is $450. This one is pre Remalin or Marlington so the quality looks good.

    I know the new ones that have had LOTS of QC issues are around $450- 500 NIB. this one has been a safe queen for most of its life so do ya'll think it is worth it??? I know my gut says it is a bit high, but with it being pre Rem/Mar???????

    Thanks for the input....I already have a couple of 336's and would like to add this one to the collection.....
     
  23. shell70634

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    I have a well abused 336 in 35 Rem that I just sent off to a friend to have the barrel shortened to 16 inches and refinished. Not sure if it will come back blue, black, or orange. Will be interesting to see. I'll post pics when I get it.

    I paid 100 for it.
     
  24. Abel

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    You may want to go 16.5" or 16.25" just to be on the safe side of lawful.
     
  25. AStone

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    A warm welcome to the new members.

    E'trode, I haven't seen you here in a month of Sundays. I'll not offer an opinion re price; I'll leave that for others who know.

    Re cut and crown, I think I'm going to cut mine to 17.5. Yeah, yeah, I've been saying I was going to for years in this club thread, but finances have said no. And I'm still without it (though plans are in the works to fly out to the storage area on the other coast with a friend and drive back with the rest of my belongings --- most notably, my beloved levers and wheels, two of each still).

    But I digress. When I get my 336 back, I'm going to have it cut and crowned at 17.5". That will only reduce the magazine by one round, and is short enough for maneuvering in these dense woods of fir and spruce.

    'Sides, I just want a shorter barrel. Really curious to see what it'll do at 50 - 75 m.

    Still planning on cutting my 39A down, also. Probably to 18". But that's a different club.
     

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