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Old January 6, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Remington 760 35 Rem

I just bought a pristine 760 Deluxe in 35 Rem. I have two other 760's in 30-06. One is a carbine. I am curious about anyone's expierence with the 35 Rem.
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Old January 6, 2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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The .35 Remington was the first centerfire cartridge rifle I ever owned. The rifle was a Marlin 336 that I bought NIB in 1975 and I paid the princely sum of $87.00 for that rifle.

The .35 Remington is one of the older centerfire cartridges, originally produced by Remington in 1906 for use in the Model 8 semiauto rifle. One was used, most famously, in Frank Hamer's ambush of Bonnie and Clyde. The cartridge itself is a medium powered cartridge, long touted as a "brush cartridge" (whatever that is). It launches a 200 grain bullet at just over 2000 fps and is generally useful out to about 175 yards.

The three deer I've killed with the cartridge laid down right there and expired. No tracking, DRT. I really like the 200 grain Remington Core-lokt bullet in that cartridge. I push mine with a charge of IMR4895 and I'm able to keep five shot groups under 2" at 100 yards. My rifle wears an ancient 2.5x scope, and I believe that is the perfect scope for the rifle and cartridge.

I'm a fan of the cartridge, and if I ever see a Rem760 in .35 Remington, it's mine. Would you like to turn a little profit on your purchase.
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Old January 6, 2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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For those who have hunted with both 30-30 and 35 REM they all say the 35 is better-- it just punches a bigger hole .Sad that the makers abandoned it .

'Brush Busting' is a dumb comment but still is repeated.ANY cartridge can be deflected .Some more than others perhaps but still deflected. I use a scope to find an opening in the brush.
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:16 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Paw Paw I paid a whooping $350.00 for it. I also have a Savage lever gun made in 1901 in 30-30.. it is a shooter as well. The older I get the more I appreciate the older guns..
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:43 PM   #6
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Old January 6, 2013, 06:48 PM   #7
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35 Rem = thumper

great old "woods round", I can say that, cause I live in Western Washington and hunt lots of thick, coastal woods.
I have seen the 35 Rem drop a deer in it's tracks at 85 yards, without as much as a twitch. Very impressive caliber with low recoil.
If you hunt the thick stuff, it is more than enough.
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Old January 6, 2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Ive had my best results with accuracy and dropping deer on the spot using the Hornady LEVERevolution 200gr. in my marlin 336 levergun. Idk if those poly tipped bullets will affect feeding through your 760, but if not thats the ammo Id use. The .35rem is a great short range deer hunting caliber
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Old January 6, 2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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I use the leverevolution in my marlin 45-70 and they work great. I will give them a try. Thanks.
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Old January 6, 2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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The 336 in .35 Rem. was my first deer gun too. 1969 I think. Never had a deer go more than 10 ft. I joined the USAF and after school I was sent to Montana. Not quite as useful on the plains so I sold it to help fund a Rem. 700 in .25-06.
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Old January 7, 2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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The .35 Rem. is a great deer cartridge (head and shoulders above the 30-30) for shorter ranges . I don't have a Marlin , but I have two Rem. 141s in .35 . I rechambered my 760 to .358 Win. , so I don't use the .35 much anymore !
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Old January 7, 2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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My son shot a decent sized bull elk in Wyoming last autumn. His rifle? Marlin levergun in 35 Remington. Those big 200 grain slugs do a lot more damage than mere paper charts would suggest.

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Old January 8, 2013, 05:48 AM   #13
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Thats cool to hear someone is elk hunting with a .35rem. Im sure it does great on em. Its also the black bear gun of choice for most of the bear hunters I know in northwest NC. They like the heavy slow bullet to get through that tough hide without blowing apart. I havent shot a bear with mine yet but Ive only bear hunted a couple of times last season. I devote most of my time to deer hunting.

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Old January 8, 2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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Thanks. It is good to know that some old things like the 35 and myself are still useful. I have feral hogs on the farm I live on. I see back strap, sausage and chili on the menu this winter. I have a safe full of rifles but I really seem to shoot those 760's
. Great guns. Now I need one in 308.
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:58 PM   #15
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I would like to run across a 760 in a lower recoil round for faster followup shots if needed or in those cases when two deer walk out in front of me and I want to shoot them both. Hmm, I wonder if they ever made the 760 in 6mm remington...
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Old January 9, 2013, 08:24 AM   #16
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I would like to run across a 760 in a lower recoil round for faster followup shots if needed or in those cases when two deer walk out in front of me and I want to shoot them both. Hmm, I wonder if they ever made the 760 in 6mm remington...
Not 6mm rem, but there were some produced in .243.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:14 PM   #17
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They made a bunch of them in .300 Savage , they don't kick too bad !
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Old January 9, 2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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My "friend" has a new, unfired 760 in 35 rem he bought for $125 a few years ago. He knows how bad I want it so he won't sell it to me. He does that just to aggravate me. Its working too.

But since I found I can load a 200gr bullet to a little over 2000fps in my Marlin 44 mag it has sort of cooled my desire for a 35 remington. That a close match in power.

But if my "friend" called me today and said he would sell for $400-450 I would be all over it. Too bad its not more common and loads and brass aren't easier to find.
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Old January 9, 2013, 05:33 PM   #19
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@Doyle-

A .243 would do the job but a 6mm would do it about 10 times sexier
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Old January 10, 2013, 07:59 AM   #20
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Ratshooter , he would have to be your best friend , to sell you a $1,000 rifle for $450 !
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Old January 10, 2013, 12:10 PM   #21
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Oneoldsap don't say that!!!. He might read TFL and he will know who I am talking about. I did have a chance to buy a very clean used one from an older man at the dallas gunshow show for $350.00 a couple of years ago. Trust me, I have been kicking my own but for not buying that gun.

I seemed like the last time I looked them up on GB clean guns were around $400-500. But I could be wrong. Oh well, I don't need another hungry gun to feed. Plus I can't find brass or factory loads most of the time anyway.

His brother has a 35 rem Marlin 336 for sale but I don't know what he wants for it. Maybe I'll ask.
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Old January 11, 2013, 12:06 PM   #22
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Clean and NIB are two different things !
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