My Marlin 336 was made in 1969 I bought It 2nd hand and It's seen some hard use. On the range It will shoot 2" groups at 200yds. with Hornady 160gr leverrevolution ammo. I have a Vortex Viper 2-7x32 bdc scope on It. The action is very smooth with a nice 3lb. trigger. I paid $200.00 for It about 3 years ago. I don't shoot It as much as I'd like, I have some bolt action rifle's that I use with more range. When I do take It deer hunting I don't feel underguned. Like others have posted Leverevolution 30-30 160gr. FTX ammo is great ammo.