I shot my first deer with a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington.
This would probably never happen again, but the 200 grain remington core lokt bullet went in one side in between two ribs and straight out the other side in between two ribs. The exit wound was only slightly larger than the entrance wound. Deer ran about 50 yards into the woods and crashed. We could not find a single drop of blood anywhere, as far as shot placement was concerned it was a perfect shot.
In the future I will probably go with the Hornady Leverevolution instead of the core lokt.
All in all its a great caliber for thick woods hunting. Most of the time it will knock down a whitetail deer in its tracks.