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Old 06-06-2012, 05:51 AM   #11
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SHAWING!!!!! I love my 336 and I got it for a screaming deal ($150), it has Weaver mounts but no scope. Didn't need one till the new flex tip bullets came out but those give you a extra 100 yard accurate range. I've bagged many deer with that rifle and would ALWAYS take it hunting. Its the most accurate medium hunting rifle I own besides my model '92 Winchester in .38/.357 but I worked that up to what it is now. Stock model 336 is a kick ass rifle WITHOUT a scope!!! See if you can get $50 knocked off the price and you will have a great rifle!

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:52 AM   #12
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You'r good if the rifle works. I have a new Marlin that is great. Even the new ones have a newhaven stamp. The old factory rifles will have a "JM" proof mark also.
jm next to the receiver on the barrel? check! whew! i know it probably doesn't matter much, but i wanted mine to be from the old factory.
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I bought mine in the early 93-4, and it is sweet. Trigger could be better but for a medium range, it's perfect. Short, light, quick handling and 30 caliber. It's a legend for a reason. 30-30 is an old round.

Don't put a scope on it. IMHO If you want more accuracy, just put a peep site on it. Faster than a scope, increased sight radius and I replaced the front sight w a white post. I had red on it but it didn't show up in low light.

I read on this forum where a member used 35 rem w the new rounds and they didn't work. Has anyone else had a problem ? I've only used them on targets.

The older straight stock models are harder to find.

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jm next to the receiver on the barrel? check! whew! i know it probably doesn't matter much, but i wanted mine to be from the old factory.
Bingo. There is a small chance it was a transition gun, but from what I have read they were pretty rare.
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Bingo. There is a small chance it was a transition gun, but from what I have read they were pretty rare.
cool, but is there any way to know if it is a "transition gun?"
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The real problems came after they moved production. They shut down the CT factory and moved all the equipment and hired all new personnel to run it. They didn't retain the workers who knew the idiosyncracies of the machines they were running. If yours is marked CT, then you should be fine.

Not all of the transitional guns had problems, and sme of the pre-transition guns had problems just like any other mass produced product. It was just that there was a significantly higher number of problem guns during the transition. Enough of them that Remington shut production down toward teh end of last year and they have supposedly worked out the bugs and put new QA checks in place. I've seen tow 336s from this year. They had no apparent problems. That is a very small sample, but I'm hopeful that they finally gave their issues the attenntion that they needed and have put some of the problems behind them.

Remington has been coming under a lot of fire in the last few years over their guns like the 887 and issues with 870s and 700s as well.

I got nervous about the 870 Express I took in a trade, but so far the first outing with it went without any hitches.

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I love the 336, only if it is in .35 Remington.
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I love the 336, only if it is in .35 Remington.
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+1 on the 35 Rem - 200 gr really makes an impression on critters.
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cool, but is there any way to know if it is a "transition gun?"
Does the serial start with a MR or letter combination?
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Does the serial start with a MR or letter combination?
nope, just numbers.
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