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Old 01-11-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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Yes, he does deserve whatever he wants. Please thank him for his sacrifice and service for me.
As he was a sniper, I think he'll enjoy how accurate the .35 is in the Marlin. Mine amazed me and I'm in no way a sniper!
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I sincerely hope your son is doing well. I am a 30% DAV and have had almost 20 yrs of dealing w the VA. It is a beaucratic labyrinth that will require all the courage and patience you can muster.

Back on thread. A long time ago, a gun writer was irritated about people heaping praise on the 30-30 at the expense of the .35 Rem. he said the 35 leaves a 20% greater wound channel before expansion and somehow, I always remembered it.

All things being equal, your son would appreciate the ballistic advantage of the 35 Whelen. It's a 30-06 necked up to 35 caliber and comes into its own w 250 gr. projectiles. Have heard tell of the 35 Alaskan which will break the 3K fps barrier but I have never seen one personally nor due I know what case it is based on. (other than its got to be Big)
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I agree the 35 Whelan is a great cartridge but can't be had in a lever action. You can get the Remington 7600 pump, the 7400 semi-auto or bolt actions. The 35 Alaskan is a monster from what I've read but it's only a bolt action affair. You may find someone cambering it in a single shot also. If he wants a conventional lever action in a .35 caliber that ammo is easily available in, the 35 Remington is it.
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I got the Marlin in .35 Rem. The guy went down $100. This is an older 336 in excellent condition. It has the longer 24 inch barrel. That will boost the MV a little. On the down side, it is not drilled and tapped for scope mounts. But, it is drilled and tapped for a peep sight. But, I think my son will just use it the way it is w/ the conventional open sights.
Thanks to everybody who suggested the .30-30 and the .35 Whelen. Those are good suggestions, but he wated a .35 Rem. like the one he used to have. It is a perfect gun for the hogs and deer we have down here.
Jeepjeep, thanks for the well wishes. I told him what you said and he said to tell you thanks.
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Line of sight is too short w open sights. Go w peep sight. I've got one on my Marlin and replaced front sight w white post for low light. Minor investment, major improvement.

Personally, I don't like to scope a lever action rifle but lots of people do and successfully stock their freezers year after year.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions of the .30-30, but the rifle is for my son. And, a .35 Remington is what he wants. He is a disabled vet from the war in Afghanistan. I guess he deserves what he wants. He was also a sniper and had to endure conditions for long periods of time that I can't even think about.
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I salute your son for his courage and unconditional service to his country, and i salute you also for being a good, proud of your son dad. I purchased my first marlin 35 in 1974, it was a great gun. I passed it on to my son and he brought it to a gun shop for some reason, and somehow they they lost it. They did give him another not as nice a newer model, but he loves the gun, and caliber. It's a little high, but not for your situation. I say buy it, and i wish you and your son the best.
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I'm glad he got the gun he wanted. It should do the job for him well and since he's a sniper, he won't need the glass! He may want the peep in the future and if he ever does want a scope, it can always be drilled and tapped. Good luck to you both.
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