I used to not care for the 30-30 much . . .until I got one. Now I have two: a Marlin 336 and a Glenfield, which is basically the same gun as the 336. I have become a fan of the caliber and the gun. Nice gun, nice price.
EVERYBODY should have a "thurdy thurdy"
Mine's a 1948 or so 336A rifle with a 22in barrel. Was my late Pa's deerslayer and first centerfire long gun ever fired by this writer. My fondness for Marlins translated to: 1894 .357, 1895 45/70 and a 336 Cowboy in .38-55 WCF with a 26in octagon barrel that shoots like a dream.