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Old 11-10-2011, 05:15 AM   #11
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I have a 94 Winchester in 30-30 and a Marlin 1894 in 44 mag. Both are fantastic. I had a couple marlin 336's but got the Winchester and didn't see a need for more than one 30 30. Very good rifles though. It's easier to get optics on a Marlin being Winchesters penchant for top eject. I don't use glass on a lever rifle so it's never been an issue for me.
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If you do not want a .22 I would recommend one in the pistol calibers. The ammo is less expensive both new and to reload. The .357 mag and .44 mag can match most 30-30 loads if you reload. A plus is if you own a pistol in the same caliber one size fits all.
In no way shape or form does either 357 nor 44mag match that of a 30-30 a44 mag at 50 yards velocity is 1365 with a 180 grain an the energy is only745 ft lbs while the 30-30 at 100 yards velocity for a 160 grain is at 2156 fps an has 1643 foot lbs so not even close by any means the 357 is less than the 44 not the match u were talkin about
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If you are looking for a 30-30 you won't find a better weapon than a Marlin 336.
My only problem with the 336 is it has a short barrel. I would like something around the 22-24" area.
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My only problem with the 336 is it has a short barrel. I would like something around the 22-24" area.
You can get the Marlin 336 XLR which has a 24 inch barrel. The other 336's either have a 20 inch barrel or 18 inch barrel.
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It's easier to get optics on a Marlin being Winchesters penchant for top eject. I don't use glass on a lever rifle so it's never been an issue for me.
Actually you can get an AE Winchester 1894, which means it has an Angle Ejecting system, so instead of the cartridges being ejected straight up and out they're ejected at an angle to allow clearance for a scope.
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My only problem with the 336 is it has a short barrel. I would like something around the 22-24" area.
Well the marlin 336xlr has a 24 inch barrel
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WallyMart sells a .22(short,long & LR combo) Henry for 300$. It's great fun

for the whole family, and accurate.

I have a Marlin 1894 in .44 Rem Mag, it's got a drop-dead gorgeous Black

Walnut stock. The longer barrel increases the

muzzle velocity @35% over the same round in a pistol.

What I'd do- find really nice furniture, pick your favorite caliber and

barrel length, and stay with good name brands. There are a lot of great

lever actions out there.

And consider a Holographic Reflex sight for any pistol round lever gun.

They're fast on target, easy to zero, and very accurate to 100 yards...
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My only problem with the 336 is it has a short barrel. I would like something around the 22-24" area.
Mine has a 24" barrel
Course it was made in 1950

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I say winchester 94. But that's because I have one and love it. Never even held the marlin counterpart, but I hear great things.
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Mine has a 24" barrel
Course it was made in 1950

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To me, those are one of the goofiest looking levers out there.....yet somehow I still want one.
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