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Discussion in 'Rifles' started by FireInTheWire, Sep 13, 2019 at 3:32 PM.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control. TGT Supporter

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    I know nothing of Marlin. But, I saw this at the store the other day. I stood there for a few minutes mesmerized by it. Thought it would be a great gun to pass down.

    Any knowledge to Marlin's quality would be much appreciated.

    https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/model-336/model-336c-curly-maple
     


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  2. EZ-E

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    I've got one that was passed down to me by my FIL when he passed. I've shot it once, it's been in the safe since.

    As far as newer Marlin vs newer Winchester I wish I could have more advice. The one I have shoots good & the lever is smooth. I'm pretty sure it's late 70's - early 80's model
     
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  3. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Purdy. Some thoughts of newer Marlin stuff aint as good as it once was. I have a 70's era 336, and its been very reliable and accurate. I;ve killed all sorts of stuff with it. That is a cool gun, love the wood.
     
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  4. IXLR8

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    If your lever action guy, it is a fine weapon. The combination of room underneath for cycling the action, and the choice of flat nosed ammo has kept me away.
    On the other hand, who did not like Chuck Connors as “The Rifleman “?
     
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  5. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    I have some 125g flat HPs I load for mine. That round is devastating. Last hog I shot it almost blew the backside shoulder completely off.

    Likely would not shoot them past 150yds though.
     
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  6. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    I have Marlin and Winchester lever-actions. I would buy it without hesitation. The 30/30 is a great 100 yd deer/hog chambering.
     
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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control. TGT Supporter

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    Ok gents- Mucho thanks for the input.
     
  8. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    That said, you could easily get an older Marlin 336 in 30/30, with a LESS pretty stock for $300-$400 if you take your time.
     
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  9. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control. TGT Supporter

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    Well- my plan for the rifle is send the components off to get color case hardened. I thought it would make really beautiful rifle to pass down.
     
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  10. Moonpie

    Moonpie DILLIGAF Lifetime Member

    Thats a good looking rifle.
     


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