Opinions fo Marlin 336c

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hawkman1, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. hawkman1

    hawkman1 New Member

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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
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The Marlin 336c is an excellent deer rifle out to 150 yards. You can't go wrong with it.
     

  3. mwsfarm

    mwsfarm New Member

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    everyone should own a 30-30
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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.....
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  6. ItsmeShane

    ItsmeShane New Member

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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.
     
  7. m72law

    m72law New Member

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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:confused:
     
  8. Fleetman

    Fleetman New Member

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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.
     
  9. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I loved the one I had and still wish I had it in my collection
     
  10. Nomad 1

    Nomad 1 New Member

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    Marlin

    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!
     
  11. SHSBulldog06

    SHSBulldog06 New Member

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    Got 2, in my opinion it's hard to beat a good 30-30. I might be bias though as it was my first gun and from my dad. Like the other guys already said, not the most powerful, but it will certainly get the job done for 100-150 yds. I use the 30-30 when I am in the woods hunting and 30-06 for open fields.