Thoughts on the .35 remington cartridge

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  1. angryhart

    angryhart New Member

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    Anyone have an opinion on the .35 rem? Effective range? Drop at 100 yds? The rifle would be a marlin 336. Should I put a scope? Any info is appreciated.


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  2. kytowboater

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    Don't know much about it, a guy I used to hunt deer with used one. Most of his shots were inside 100 and deer were DRT


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  3. yazul42

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    When I was a kid in north Ga.,,, the Marlin 336 in .35 Remington was as common as the 30-30 Winchester. In those woods, a 75 yard shot was considered long due to all the brush and cover, most areas you could only see around fifty, even in a tree stand. Like any other cartridge, shot placement makes all the difference. It served those who used it, very well in that area, most simply used the factory sights, but to me a scope is always a plus, giving one a better sight picture, especially in low light, so I would top it with a nice compact 4 power optic. With a scope and some good loads, and practice at longer ranges, it should serve one well out to 150 yards easily, the few I have shot and one I owned, grouped about 2 to 3 inches at 100 yards, good minute of deer accuracy and it was a popular bear load in those days.
     
  4. John_Deer

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    Ballistics 101, ballistics by the inch or any ballistics table has the answers to your questions about the cartridge. Do you need a scope? How am I supposed to know? I don't know what you intend to do with the gun or if you have good eye sight.
     
  5. JimRau

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    I have one which I started using about two years ago specifically for HOGS :D and so far it is awesome. I load the 220 gr SP but have not yet put this load over the sky screens so I can't give you any exact info, but the hogs don't like it!:cool:
    They make the new Leverevolution ammo in 35 and if it performs even close to the 30-30 I have used it would make the 35a 200+ yd gun. :)
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    .35 Remington is one of those classic cartridges that does not get the respect it deserves because it has been eclipsed by uber high power 1000 yard killers. It is still perfect 100+ yard game getter. It is a great Hog, Whitetail, even Black bear cartridge at 100+ yards and 100 yards or less for Elk w/ a 200gr bullet. It is actually the cartridge that got me looking at older Mauser cartridges like the 9.3x57. I was in love. Never change to a scope on these old thumpers. The .35 carries 1400+fpe at 100 yards w/ a 200gr sp, that is some serious hurt.
    If you Zero at 50 yards, drop is less then an inch.
     
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  7. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A guy I work with had one deer (whitetail)rifle his entire life up until a couple years ago and it is the very gun you are talking about. It was all he needed for 40+ years. I agree it doesn't get the respect it should.
     
  8. SRK97

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    Here's my 336, bought it for $100 last yearwhen err n it didn't kill a black bear.

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  9. SRK97

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    Can't get pic to work :(

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  10. 303tom

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    About the same as a .30 WCF just makes a bigger hole...............
     
  11. towboater

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    I wouldn't scope it. Darn good cartridge.
     
  12. Sniper03

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    Nothing at all bad about the 35 Remington caliber. The only reason I would be reluctant to purchase one would be the availability of ammunition in most stores compared to the 30-30 which is prevalent about everywhere you go. But the 35 Remington is also a good 100 yard brush gun and short range deer gun. A friend and I use to shoot competition Silhouette Matches. We both had Thompson Contender Pistols with 10" Barrels. I had the 30-30 Cal. Loaded to near 308 specs and he had his chambered in 35 Remington and the gun performed well at 200 yards with the right loads. Both the 30-30 and the 35 Remington grouped at 4" at 200 yards! So I guess the issue would be if you have one you have a good rifle and especially in the older Marlin 336 and similar models in 35 Remington you have a nice piece. In fact, I would like to find a good used Marlin 336-C in 30-30 or similar rifle made in the 60s. Sold mine years ago and could kick myself. Need it NO! Want it YES! :D
    Keep us informed on this 35 Remington issue!

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  13. angryhart

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Much appreciated


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  14. angryhart

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    Good to go!! Can't wait until spring really gets here.


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  15. Hookeye

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    Trimmed to be Indiana deer legal (1.8" max case length).
    It's 1 for 1, shot was only 50 yards. 200 gr didn't exit, clipped onside shoulder (was down in a creekbottom, I was partway up ridge in a tree stand.
    Went 30 yards. Internal damage was pretty wicked.

    Mine shoots right at an inch at 100yds, but figure it a 200 max due to ballistics.

    Shortened .35 quite popular here, can't find a 336, 760 or Contender rifle bbl for reasonable anymore.

    If you get a rig with a stock setup for iron sight usage, scoping it might suck. Thankfully one can get lace on/stick on cheepads. I made mine from Kydex.

    IMHO if you aren't going to fit the gun to you, might as well not scope it. And no, see through rings are not a good idea.


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  16. Salvo

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    The small ring Mausers ( like the Swedish Mauser ) are not good for high-pressure cartridges, so the selection of chamberings on replacement barrels is limited.

    The .35 Remington is one of that select few. - You can get a .35 Remington barrel for your small-ring Mauser at Midway.

    I've always thought that a Swede with a light stock chambered for .35 Remington would work out great with a 1.5-4 compact variable scope.

    Sure would be a sweet whitetail rig... Light, handy - and accurate.

    When I was younger, I would've put a Williams peep sight on it.
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    Problem is they are already made in a superior low pressure cartridge, the 9.3x57. My oldest son has a 1933 Husqvarna, I have a 1943 Husqvarna. With the 150 yard express sights they are good to go with no optics.
    .35 Remington w/ a 200gr SP at 2000fps: 100 yards 1104fpe, 200 yards -11.4" drop w/ 50 yard zero.
    9.3x57 w/ 286gr sp at 2100fps: 100 yards 2366fpe, 200 yards -9.1 w/ 50 yard zero. With 150 yard zero, it is still point blank range on whitetail at 200 yards.
    It also would have to travel 750 yards to hit 1100fpe.
     
  18. Salvo

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    9.3x57 sounds like a good cartridge - but I can't remember seeing them stocked anywhere.

    Here in the US, .35 Remington ( the subject of this topic ) is relatively easy to find.

    I would hazard a guess that the .35 Remington, a proven deer cartridge, is not only easier to find but less expensive, and more comfortable to shoot than the 9.3x57.

    Shooters of the 9.3x62 would make comments about the 9.3x57 - very similar to yours about the .35 Remington, then the .35 Whelen shooters would kick in, then we would eventually hear from the .358 Norma magnum crowd etc, etc..

    The topic here is the .35 Remington - and I'm pointing out that it works out well in the small ring Mausers, and barrels chambered for the .35 Remington are readily available for those actions... That's all.

    Of course there are larger cartridges, but here we are talking about the .35 Remington.
     
  19. txpossum

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    The .35 Remington is essentially a 30-30 cartridge necked up to about .35. The ballistics are very close to that of a 30-30, except some say that hits harder than the 30-30. A good caliber, I've been wanting a vintage Marlin in one for years, but have never found the right gun for the right price when I had the money.
     
  20. JimRau

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    Actually they are two totally different cartages. The 35 was originally designed for use in the old Remington autos, rimless.;)