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Old 12-14-2009, 02:51 AM   #1
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What are your opinions of a Marlin lever action 30-30 model 336c? My friend asked me to ask around prior to buying this gun. He loves the way it feels and all. He doesn't need a gun that goes 400 yards or anything, more of a 100 to 150 yard shooter.

Please let me know if you know any pros and cons for this gun. thanks
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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The Marlin 336c is an excellent deer rifle out to 150 yards. You can't go wrong with it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:18 AM   #3
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everyone should own a 30-30
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Pro's It is a Marlin a much better lever gun than anything winchester ever produced. Con it is a 30-30 not the most powerful cartridge out there.

That being said if he likes it they are a great gun and will out last him and his children. I say get it. I also agree with mwsfarm in that everyone should own a 30-30.....
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The Marlins are very good lever action rifles. In many ways superior to the Winchester 94.
My personal bias that probably will not matter to 99% of the shooting public is the micro groove barrel does not work well with my preferred plinking bullet, 150 gr cast gas check. I have a Marlin 1895G 45-70 w/o the microgrove barrel and love it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #6
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I have one, its a good gun, but I dont hunt with it. the safety is broken so I leave it at home. I have another Marlin bolt .22 thats going on 20 years old. still a great gun. i like Marlin guns.
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i had one & gave it to my father-n-law for a car along with 1000rds or so most reloads...the marlin i had loved the 150gr cast loads w/gas checks but loved the 170grs better...i have a question...what does micro groove barrel mean
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I certainly like mine. I'm partial to any Marlin lever action and also own a .45-70 and .308ME in addition to the .30-30.
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I loved the one I had and still wish I had it in my collection
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I own a 336c in .30 WCF and like the rifle very much. Don't hunt with it as Illinois is a shotgun only state. Great to shoot at the range, though. Nice overall dimensions and accurate at 100 yards. Given my old eyes that's a pretty good range. The ammo is readily avalable and inexpensive relatively speaking.

As said by others, .30 - 30 is not an extremely powerful cartridge. That said, I still like the rifle and the the nostalgia of a lever action. Another good thing, it doesn't beat either your shoulder or your wallet too badly during the time at the range.

Good luck!
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