Just my thoughts! The 35 is not a bad cartridge! But if I were you I would be looking at the Marlin in the Model 336 30-30 cal. The reason is Hornady for example now has new ammunition available that is far superior to the old round nose ammunition that we use to have to use because of the rounds maintained in the magazine tube. Now with the new soft tip ammunition there are better rounds available. And you can go almost anywhere and buy a box of 30-30s. You should be able to find one for $300-$350 out there!
The Constitution is not an instrument for the Government to restrain the people. It is an instrument for the people to restrain the Government!
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed. Unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
James Madison. Author of the 2nd Amendment