marlin 336 30 30

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by chevyman98, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    Looking into buying a marlin 3030 looking into the 336 30 30 heard good reviews, but wanted to get input from yall. Basically looking for something simple and reliable to carry around in the truck for hog hunting and maybe some deer hunting. what do yall think
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Design has been in continuous production over 100 years. Second most popular deer rifle in the US, only behind the Winchester 94. Well made, good pointing, can mount scope with no problems.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Leverlution ammo gave them a big boost in range.
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    The Marlin Model 336 in 30-30 Cal. Is one of the best lever action rifles made.
    I do not own one at the present but have in the past. They are of good quality, a good solid rifle and very reliable. If I were to go with a 30-30 lever gun it would be my first choice. Henry also makes one but more expensive.
    Bottom Line! Great Choice!

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  5. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    thanks what do yall seem em range for, cheapest i found new is $350 at WalMart. Im thinking of picking up one for me and my son, although he's young right now (3yrs) i figure get em now cause the price on em are only going to go up
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    That is a good price! And as much as I hate to say it WALLY WORLD is hard to beat when it comes to buying a standard model rifle or combination. I purchased my first new Model 336 30-30 when I was 18 while working at my friends gun shop as weapon cleaning boy there for two years after school! Wish I had it back!
    That is great you are thinking about your son! You are to be commended!
    They are the future of our second amendment!~
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  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Wally World version may have plain hardwood stock, etc (instead of walnut) but store brand rifles still shoot well.
     
  8. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    From what i have seen and read, its a very simple gun compared to the many moving parts in the winchester, plus the side ejection is nice compared to top ejection and getting hit with the cartridges
     
  9. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    i love the walnut stock, yes the one at wal mart is the cheaper stock but they can get order the walnut stock i think in the price range of $400-425. thanks i firmly believe if we dont start now our ammendments may gone, i hate to say it.
     
  10. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    What do yall think on as far as breaking in the barrel what would yall recomend and what would be the best ammo to break it in with or does it matter?
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if the name of the game is deerhunting and you can get the 336 for $350 with the cheaper stock, get that one. you won't feel as bad when it gets dinged up a little hunting and you are more interested in the working part of the gun, not the pretty. the marlin 336 in 30-03 is a fine gun for deer hunting and taken care of, you will be able to pass on to your son later. from a personal standpoint, as i have owned several winchester 94s and have shot many marlin 336s, i like the looks of the winchester better, but the marlins action is a little smoother and more robust.
     
  12. chevyman98

    chevyman98 New Member

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    yeah i believe im going to pick one up here in the next week or two, what do yall think on break in?
     
  13. dks7895

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    Breaking in a barrel is a myth. The best practice is to clean it first, then just shoot it. Clean as necessary after that.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think you will be very happy with the Marlin 336! they are very good rifles and i plan on adding one to my collection in the future also.

    brand new gun i would clean the barrel before shooting, just to be sure there is nothing in the bore. then i would sight it in with about five rounds, then clean it again, then shoot five more, clean it again. do this for about one box of shells then it should be good to go. this is the method i use on my new rifles.
     
  15. hawkman1

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    I am also in the process of purchasing a Marlin 336c. I am getting it in a .35 Rem rather than a 30-30. Just my personal choice. I have herd nothing but good things about this rifle.
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What would I do to break it in? Take it out of the box, give it a cleaning and then shoot the snot out of it.
     
  17. c3shooter

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    Breaking in a new hunting rifle?

    I usually drag a ring of keys across the stock a time or two to put a few scatches in the finish. Clean bore and action well. Drop it down the steps, or let it slide off the hood of the truck. Take a hot shower with the rifle, leave it in the shower for a few hours, muzzle down to drain.

    Or you could just loan it to your teen aged nephew. :rolleyes:
     
  18. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    C3, that is quite possibly your best post ever.
     
  19. powg

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    marlin

    You will love it as its very accurate ,dependable tough as nails
     
  20. blackhawk51

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    I've used my father's 30-30 that he got new for his 16th birthday (now the gun is 26 years old), and I absolutely love it. It's been extremely reliable and has killed more deer than any gun in my grandfathers safe, as well as my dad and I's.