Marlin 336 in 44 Magnum

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by spittinfire, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Does anyone here have any experience with them?


    I've been shopping for a 336 in 30-30 and came across one in 44 magnum. It's in great shape and I could own it for $375 with some ammo and scope rings. Anyway, I've been researching them and I've learned that some of them have feeding issues due to the long action using a pistol cartridge. For me it would be a 100 yard or less hunting rifle, a fun gun and possibly a camping piece.

    If I decide to go with a 44 mag would I be better off going with the 1894?

    The fact that it's a little less common is interesting to me but not a major factor.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I dunno' Spitty, I had an 1894CS in .357 mag and it was an excellent carbine. I also had two .45/70's, an 1895 Limited and an 1895 SS and they were both excellent. I haven't looked into the 336 and didn't know about the .44 mag problems.

    I was very happy with all three rifles. Maybe stick with a '94 for .44 mag and go .30-30 with a 336 to avoid potential problems.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    No one eles has any thoughts?
     
  4. natman

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    A 336 in 44 mag is a bit of a collector's item, but as far as a practical shooter goes you would be far better off with an 1894. Lighter and more reliable.
     
  5. Hairtrigger

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    I think you will end up regretting walking away from the $375 44 mag!
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    If I can get my money back out of it I wouldn't have a problem with picking it up.