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The 336 Club

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

  1. possom813

    possom813 Member

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    It's just the primary everything gun around here. I think I'm about to have mine completely redone. Mossy Oak stock and a brushed nickel finish from the gunsmith.
     
  2. Z_Infidel

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    336 as a SD rifle: Yep, my shortened 336C loaded with hollow points. And the ghost ring sights are perfect at any reasonable self defense distance.

    The 336XLR on the other hand, is set up strictly as a hunting rifle.
     
  3. shane638

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    I took the my 30-30 out today to run some drills. The rifle shot fine, but did not always eject the shells. It is a fairly new gun, what could be the problem.

    Thanks,
    Shane
     
  4. AStone

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    Shane, how new is that rifle?

    How often has it been cleaned?

    Has it had a lever gun tune up?
     
  5. Chester32141

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    For MannyNY

    The movie you mentioned was "Track of the Cat" 1954

    In this experimental 1954 Western, director William Wellman uses black-and-white backgrounds with occasional splatches of color on certain characters' bodies and clothes. On a snowbound ranch in northern California, the Bridges family is trapped by winter weather and its own internal conflicts. It is run by a stern matriarch, Ma Bridges (Beulah Bondi), who lords it over her weak, alcoholic husband (Philip Tonge) and her bitter, unmarried daughter, Grace (Teresa Wright). The three sons squabble constantly. Staying at the ranch is a young neighbor, Gwen Williams (Diana Lynn), who is smitten with one of the sons, Harold (Tab Hunter). But the arrogant Curt (Robert Mitchum) wants to take control of the ranch and take possession of Gwen too. During the winter, a black panther has been killing the cattle on the ranch. Curt and the third brother, the quiet Arthur (William Hopper), set out to kill the panther, but when Curt leaves to get more food, the cat kills Arthur. The grief-stricken family blames Curt, who then sets out on his own to kill the beast. ~ Michael Betzold, All Movie Guide


    It should be available in Video and DVD ... :)
     
  6. shane638

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    This 336 is new, first time it has been shot. Never been tuned up.
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

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    shane638,

    Are you working the action briskly? If not, don't be afraid to do so. Manually operated repeating arms generally function better if you work the action briskly. Don't baby it, you won't hurt it.
     
  8. MannyNY

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    Chester

    Hey, thanks for looking into this - that could actually be it - like I said, it was a long time ago but the write-up sounds promising! I ordered it from Amazon (8 bucks - how cool is that) along with another "possible" called the The Big Cat. It looks like Track Of The Cat is the one though. I'll let you know - and again, thanks for the detective work!
     
  9. Rule556

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    I guess I can now join this club, too. I just picked up a 336 in 30/30, made in 1976.

    It lacks sling swivels and I'd like to put a set on. Right now, I'm really liking the looks of the Shooters Ridge Sling Lok Quick-Detachable Sling Swivel Set that Midway has for sale. Have any of you fine gents installed these sling swivels on any of your Marlins? If so, how exactly does one install the set and how difficult is it?

    This thread seems to contain a wealth of information, thanks to the informative posts submitted by the Club's members. I look forward to reading over the contents of this thread and learning more about my new rifle.
     
  10. MannyNY

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    Follow-up Chester

    Just an update…

    Both Videos arrived and I watched them.

    Track Of The Cat – was not it. Similar plot in that the focus was a family, brother, rivalry, a panter and of course a 3030, but this was not what I’d seen as a kid


    The second movie was the one - The Big Cat. Made in 49 (my dob) but set in 1933. Although the story was not quite as I remembered it, this is the movie I’d seen and the main story revolves around a bounty on a mountain lion and a young city boy that can’t tell a 22 from a 3030 (and they goof on him for that) - he also "leaves the 3030 behind" and as a result someone dies. In the end, he gets the cat (with a 3030). There are many references to the 22 vs 3030 aspect of the hunt – it’s odd movie and it great to see it again. The message was clear – you need a 3030.

    The Big Cat
    Preston Foster
    Forest Tucker

    I don't really recommend either, it's not great stuff here but I enjoyed it because of the time period and the fact that it brought me back to when I'd see them. It's a bit of a laugh for anyone over 50. For you younger guys - it's no Silverado or The Quick and the Dead.
     
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  11. jfountain2

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    possom813

    I am new here and this is my first post but your question about Ramline Mossy Oak Stocks caught my attention since I just put one (bought on e-bay) on my 336.
    I am very happy with the stock so far. It is light, it is hollow but I don't have a problem with either.
    I will try to post a picture of it so you can see how it looks.

    The only thing I don't like on the Ramline is the butt plate. It is just a cheap thin piece of plastic that I will replace soon.
     

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  12. electrode1998

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    Possum,
    I like the look of the ramline stock. Interesting choice of scopes, How does it work compared to a traditional scope?

    e'trode
     
  13. jfountain2

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    Are you talking about the 336 with the Aimpoint Comp M2 I posted earlier this evening?

    jfountain2
     
  14. electrode1998

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    j2,
    Yes that is the pic. sorry I read the post wrong and thought possom had the pic and 336. My bad, I guess I was realy tired last night.

    e'trode
     
  15. jfountain2

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    The Aimpoint is great. It's not a scope in the traditional sense because it doesn't magnify, although you can get an add on 3X magnifier. I don't really need any magnification so I didn't get the add on. The Aimpoint is a red dot sight. It takes some getting used too. One of the strangest things for me was learning to keep both eyes open when looking through it. I was so used to closing one eye while looking through my old scope. With the Aimpoint you use both eyes and have a full field of vision at all times. After you have it zeroed, all you have to do is make sure the little red dot is on what you want to shoot. I can take it on and off all day long and it doesn't have to be re-zeroed. It can be used with night vision goggles (I don't have any yet) and even if I leave it turned on all the time the batteries are supposed to last 5 years (not gonna test that though). Since all your looking at is where the red dot is it makes it great for off hand or fast shots. I wouldn't use anything else now. I can use it for shots up to 100 - 125 yards just like it is or I can attach the 3X magnifier (after I get one) for distant shots.

    Here's a picture of what it looks like looking through it. You can barely make out the red dot in the pic but when I turned up the brightness on the dot it didn't photograph very well so....
     

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  16. electrode1998

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    Hey J,
    That is pretty cool. I would need the magnification since my 40 year old eyes NEED the bifocals all of the time now. Damn there are some things that suck about getting older and some are great!

    E'trode
     
  17. AStone

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    Update on the "optimum minimalist tool kit"

    Way back in post 1 of this thread, just over a year ago, I wrote the following:
    Wow, how things change.

    My optimal minimalist tool kit - designed for the nomad on the go - is now comprised of the following:

    • 336A (.30-30)
    • 1894C (.357 mag/.38 spl)
    • 39A (.22 LR)
    • Mod 65 (.357 mag/.38 spl)
    • 642 (.38 spl)
    On my list of "to get" is a 20 ga O/U for upland birds,
    and - pending a move northward - an 1895 or 1895G in .45-70.

    Of course, that doesn't include the blades ...
     
  18. jcord

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    I have the opportunity to purchase a 336, reportedly manufactred in the late 60s that is like new. It is in 44 magnum. Did Marlin ever make the 336 in 44 magnum? Is it collectable?
     
  19. JustsayMo

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    They did make a 44 mag version of the 336. There aren't many so its collectability would be higher than the ubiquitous 336 30-30.

    I know of a few guys that have them and they don't seem to want to part with them. My understanding is that the 44 Mag cartridge cycles better in the 1894 platform. I haven't owned a 336-44 but I really like it in the 1894. It is a fun cartridge in a levergun, outstanding on game performance with quality bullets - go with solids, not hollow points.

    I found this:
    "The 336 in 44Mag was produced from "63-"67, straight grip carbine with 20" barrel. There was also available a "Marauder" with a 16 1/2" barrel, also straight grip, microgroove barrel and rounded lever. A 336T (T for Texan) in 44Mag that had a square 'cowboy' lever, as in the current 1894's, was made untill the introduction of the 35Rem in the 336 in "65. And a few of the 44Mags had a brass saddle ring on the left hand side."
    All of the above from Brophy's book, "Marlin Firearms"
     
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  20. ECVMatt

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    Here are some pictures of one I just finished...

    I tired to post them before, but they did not work. Let me see if this works.
     
  21. Dave Markowitz

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    FYI,

    MidwayUSA has Remington .30-30 170 grain JSP Core-Lokt ammo on sale now at $12.74/box of 20. This is a pretty good price nowadays. With the way ammo prices have been going up, it's a good choice for stocking up if your rifle shoots it well.
     
  22. jfountain2

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    I found another cool thing about the Ramline stock last night. Since the stock is hollow I put a small survival kit in it. I managed to fit a magnesium fire starter, small knife, signal mirror, and about 30 feet of paracord in a small padded envelope and stuffed it inside the stock. I doesn't rattle around and if I ever get stuck in the woods over night I can use the cord to build a shelter and the envelope as kindeling for the fire starter.
     
  23. hotlead

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    Hi guys.

    Just wanted to know if anybody else was having issues using the new Hornady leverevolution ammo in the 20" microgrooved barrels? I am close to buying a 336c or 336xlr. I would like the 336c if there isnt a issue with the new ammo and microgrooved barrels. If it is a problem then its the 336xlr. I want to be able to reach out 300+/- yards if need be. Thanks for your time.
    Josh
     
  24. Ford

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    New Member Alert..............
    Picked up a 336W Today. I wanted a "C" but the W was only $318 so it was hard to pass on.
    This is my first lever action. I have really wanted one since my Brother in Law got a Winchester a couple years ago for Christmas.
    What type of mount do I need to put the scope rings on?
     
  25. Dave Markowitz

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    Ford, welcome to the club.

    The easiest way to mount a scope on a 336 is to buy a Weaver #63B scope rail and rings. Together, they should run about $20 - $25 at Wal-Mart.

    You might consider putting on a peep sight, though. You can get very good accuracy with a peep without the weight penalty of a scope. For example, check out the Williams FP-336. When paired with a Williams FireSight fiber optic bead up front, it's a really nice combination, and what I have on my 336.
     

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