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The 336 Club

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

  1. AStone

    AStone Member

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    Only problem is, there's a bunch of us in here already with that name. :D :p
     
  2. Brassman

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    Savetheclaypigeons

    I don't think you'll ever remorse over getting that rifle, especially at the price you paid for it. Mine is a C Model, but it's a shooter, even with the semi-buckhorns still on it. I have been thinking about putting on an aperture sight, but I can still use the buckhorns very well on the .30-30. I did change over to an aperture on the 39A, though. It tightened the groupings up a bit. Happy shooting and welcome here!
     
  3. Sav .250

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    I`ve owned a 336RC in .35 since the early 60`s. Liked it then, like it now.
    Nice to see folks on here like them as well.
     
  4. savetheclaypigeons

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    haha you have me there Nema.

    I figured I'd throw a few pics into the thread(as if you haven't seen one before...)
    The lighting in the room was rough, I'll have to wait till tomorrow for some decent ones.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. AStone

    AStone Member

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    Au contraire!

    The lighting was magnifico.
    Really like the color ... hues ...

    But if that's bad lighting,
    I look forward to more with "good" lighting.

    :cool:
     
  6. savetheclaypigeons

    savetheclaypigeons Member

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    well thank you for the kind words but I'm looking for something a little more crisp.Since the camera's out another new gun's getting the photo shoot. This is more of what I am trying for. I think you can tell where this college kid's $ is going!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. AStone

    AStone Member

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    Direc'tione bueno.

    Check out 'sharp' filters (digital, oc) ...
    _______

    Turn it up ...
     
  8. Tomcat47

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    Marlin Firearms Book!

    This is an indepensible book on the 336 and will most likely create a collector of the lever guns as it did me. I had so many years ago, the old ones too! Ones now that you can hardly find.... I sold off my collection but of coure I kept the 336's and a few others.

    This book is incredible for the Marlin enthusiast!

    Marlin Firearms - A History Of The Guns & The Company That Made Them
    by: William S. Brophy

    Good idea 336 club!:)
     

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  9. savetheclaypigeons

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    It's not going to be a physical filter, I took those pics with the same setup, only difference was the room and lighting. I can play with photoshop filters but I can't quite perfect it.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Z_Infidel

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    Took the 336C out to the range this weekend. I had luckily hit a sale at Cabelas and bought several boxes of 170gr .30-30 ammo for 7.99 per box and wanted to try it out. It shoots a bit higher than the Winchester stuff I had been shooting but actually groups better so I adjusted my ghost ring accordingly and was good to go -- nailing varmint size target at 60 yards from several positions including offhand. For me, that's pretty good and it's the type of shooting that rifle is set up for -- get on target and get a shot off quickly, at ranges below 100 yards.

    Got the irons on my CZ550FS sighted in as well -- next I'll zero the scope I bought for it.

    SAVETHECLAYPIGEONS -- just wanted to warn you about that type of cartridge holder as they can dull the finish on a Marlin's stock if left on a long time.
     
  11. AStone

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    Welcome in, T'cat.

    Just something about that 336,
    even if it's not an FAL or an AK.

    Views: 16,490.
     
  12. electrode1998

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    Z

    Hey Z.,
    Thanks for the info. about the cartridge holder on the butt of the gun. I use the same type of holder when I am hunting and have left it on my gun several times without thinking bout it affecting the finish. It does make sense.
    I'll remember to take it off after a trip. I like to use it since it is one of the most handy ways to carry extra ammo.
    e'trode
     
  13. electrode1998

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    Lever gun porn!!!

    Hey Nem.
    I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I saw your post on the marlin lever pics thread with this title. It is SO TRUE!!!!!
    e'trode
     
  14. AStone

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    :D

    Yep, it has the feeling of porn.
     
  15. Z_Infidel

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    e'trode

    e'trode: Yeah, those are convenient to be sure. I had one on my 336C for quite a while then took it off before sending the gun to have some work done on it. It was then I discovered it had dulled the finish on my stock just a little. It isn't very noticeable, so I'm glad I discovered it when I did.

    I had put the sling swivel screw right through the material, and the seam never tore and the hole never enlarged. It worked well. I'm wondering if the leather type of cuff will dull the finish -- anyone out there know?
     
  16. ZeSpectre

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    Polish up the stock with some auto wax (carnuba polish) before you put one of those "spandex" butt cuffs on. It does a good job of protecting.
     
  17. Z_Infidel

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    You know, I wondered if something like that would work. If so, it's a great tip.
     
  18. electrode1998

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    It seems like the leather would "sweat" and not breath like the spandex.
     
  19. ZeSpectre

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    The trouble is (I think) that the rubber component in the spandex "outgasses" for a long time and that's what discolors the wood unless you wax it.
     
  20. AStone

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    E'trode, I don't think leather "sweats" once it's off the animal.

    Then again, I'm not in BR, LA,
    where moisture hangs in the air.

    Still, I'd take leather over off-gassing plastic fumes next to the wood.

    Leather may need to be laced on
    (rather than held on by elastic);
    but I'm willing to lace it up.
    _________

    Just pulled out the 336 from the closet
    where it's been standing patiently,
    even if lonely, during the last few weeks
    as I was overly busy at work.

    Once again, I'm so deeply impressed
    by the ... sheer quality of this rifle.

    Must call XS about the taller front sight ...
     
  21. ugaarguy

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    Georgia boy here to throw out some general rifle advice. Any material used for a butt cuff is gonna hold moisture. I've seen guns come into the shop with discolored wood and metal from butt cuffs of leather, elastic/spandex, and neoprene. Wax or give it a good oiling before putting the cuff on. Take it off occasionally to clean, inspect, and reapply the wax or oil. Silicon treated gun socks / Sack-Ups are great for preventing rust on the metal and protecting the wood. Hope that helps you folks and your rifles.
     
  22. AStone

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    Good advice, Georgia.

    You guys deal with more moisture "back there" than we do "out here".
     
  23. Mr. 16 gauge

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    I just recently bought a 'preowned' 336 in .35 Remington.....'sentiment' bit me in the butt!;) My Grandfather owned one (it was his 'deer' rifle) and he was the one who taught me to hunt/shoot/fish. It was also the first centerfire rifle I ever fired.......Gramp's put a 2 lb coffee can on the edge of the woods and let me fire at it at about 60 yards or so. I can still hear that 200 grain slug ripping through the brush after I missed!
    Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet........hopefully this weekend.
     
  24. electrode1998

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    moisture

    Hey Nem.
    yea we do have ALOT of moisture down here. This whole past two weeks you can build up a huge sweat at 6 a.m. before the sun comes up. I hope to take the 336 to the outdoor range on Father's day and see what she does at 100, 200, and 300 yds. If I don't make it then I'll make it soon before I go nuts from lack of gunpowder smell in the air. I also want to take my oldest girl to the range to shoot her birthday present(.22 rifle).
     
  25. AStone

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    My ghost ring sights: the saga continues

    Well, I just called XS to discuss my sighting problems with the ghost rings. (Finally! Should have done this a month ago, but ... busy ... ).

    Looks like this is not going to be a quick fix. :(

    To review, when I mounted the sights and took the rifle (my 336A) to the range, even with the rear sight screwed all the way down, I was still hitting very high - 8 to 10" - at 50 yds. This suggested that I needed a taller front sight so that the barrel would be lower, thus lowering the groups.

    First, I'll say that once again I was impressed with the kindness and efficiency that I experienced in the conversation. Very professional, all questions answered, no impatience demonstrated. A+ service.

    His recommendation: go back to the range. Set the rear sight "three full turns" from 'bottomed out'. Shoot at either 50 yds, 100 yds (or some other measured distance), then measure the distance from center group to POA. Let them know the range (50, 100, etc) and that average distance of group from POA. Using that, they can send me another front sight.

    I also discussed the fact that the front sight they sent has two holes, whereas there is only one in the barrel. After making a rather disparaging remark about Marlin's tendency for lack of consistency in that regard, and how difficult it makes life for after-market manufacturers, he said, "we do make a front sight that has only one hole that should work for you".

    Hmm. The "should" part raised my eyebrow after I hung up. (Didn't think quickly enough.)

    I'm wondering if I should just get a new sight that will definitely work for getting the rifle sighted in properly, then have my smith drill and tap another hole for it if that front sight is a two-holer? For security of attachment, isn't two holes better than one?

    Any thoughts?

    Nem
     

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