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Old April 20, 2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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My new hog hunter

Marlin 336 30-30. Picked this up yesterday for $400 with case and Redfield fixed scope. Used, but condition is like new. I had a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 that I put on it. This is my first lever action and I think I'm hooked!






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Old April 20, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Good eye !!!

Looks to me like you did rather well !! ....

Be Safe !!!
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Old April 20, 2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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Fine rifle. I had one in .30-30 years ago and foolishly traded it away. My son has one in .35 Remington with which he's taken a lot of deer.
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Old April 20, 2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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Beautiful rifle! Well done! The leopard case compliments it well!!
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Old April 20, 2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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There were three types of ammo's that I bought, and not much available Wallyworld nothing, except a lot of .270.

Hornady 140gr lever revolution
Fusion 150gr
Remington 150gr Hog Hammer with Barnes TSX
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Old April 20, 2013, 10:33 PM   #6
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My 336 loves the Hornady. It does kick more but it clover leaf a 3 shot group from 50-75yds. Good find.
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Old April 21, 2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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My neighbor told me this morning that my set up is "over" scoped with the 3-9x40? I wouldn't think so?
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Old April 22, 2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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Nice gun & good deal! Are there any more??

A 3x9 being too much scope is "old thinking". With tired old eyes like mine, its nice to study things at 9x occasionally.

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Old April 22, 2013, 05:56 AM   #9
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I think what your neighbor was saying , is that a big honkin 3-9 scope detracts from the handiness of your little Carbine . It makes the gun heavier than it needs to be too , while making it no more effective . I'd be happy to take that 2 3/4 X redfield off your hands , at a fair price !
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Old April 22, 2013, 06:29 AM   #10
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I think what your neighbor was saying , is that a big honkin 3-9 scope detracts from the handiness of your little Carbine . It makes the gun heavier than it needs to be too , while making it no more effective .
It definitely makes it a tad heavy, and just doesn't look quite at home on there. Should I consider a 1-4x or 2-7x?
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Old April 22, 2013, 06:35 AM   #11
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I'd be happy to take that 2 3/4 X redfield off your hands , at a fair price !
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Old April 22, 2013, 09:37 AM   #12
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3-9 is the upper end if you are hunting close quarters, I did a while but felt that I lost the target to much if the animals are running and I would reload and fire a second shot. (but I am using a bolt 308) maybe it works better with a lever with lesser kick

I now have qr mounts and put on a reddot if it is close. I want magnification for the longer shots thou, it can be done without but I don't hunt to survive so I skip on that risk
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Old April 22, 2013, 11:39 AM   #13
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I like the 336..but I would rather have the 2 3/4 power Redfield on it....Those are really good scopes....I had one once and wish I had it back....It's perfect for that setup....
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Old April 22, 2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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I like the 336..but I would rather have the 2 3/4 power Redfield on it....Those are really good scopes....I had one once and wish I had it back....It's perfect for that setup....
I really have to agree. After seeing how much lighter my rifle is with it, and how much better it looks (classic)... Redfield it is! I have a friend selling me a Marlin medium DNZ mount for a better cheekweld.

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Old April 22, 2013, 02:30 PM   #15
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mitranoc...I like that look..and those little scopes are perfect for a carbine....The one I had was on a Ruger 44 carbine....
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Old April 22, 2013, 04:27 PM   #16
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Good move on the redfield. I bought a 2 3/4 power some where back around the later '70's. Still on a older h&r 44 mag single shot used for thick florida hardwood hammicks Sent it off before redfield turned belly up some years ago to be gone thru and cleaned up. Oh nice marlin too.
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Old April 22, 2013, 04:58 PM   #17
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One of my buddy's just picked up a 336 in 35, and now he is looking for the same Redfield. I couldn't be any happier with my purchase
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Old April 22, 2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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Put a set of Skinner Sights on that Marlin..By the way that will not be your last Marlin..

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Old April 22, 2013, 07:23 PM   #19
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That's a beautiful collection you have! I've wanted one for quite awhile, and can see how they're addicting. Now I just need to put a sling on it. Going to sight it in this weekend.
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Old April 22, 2013, 08:56 PM   #20
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FanACP has it right. Put Skinner Sights on that Marlin! My 39Mountie, 1894, and 1895 wear them.
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Old April 22, 2013, 09:13 PM   #21
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Put a set of Skinner Sights on that Marlin
I am definitely going to check those out.
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:34 PM   #22
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Looks like I'll be looking for a 336. Thanks a lot mitranoc. No really thanks! Gorgeous machines!!
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:45 PM   #23
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Looks like I'll be looking for a 336. Thanks a lot mitranoc. No really thanks!
Glad I could help
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Old April 23, 2013, 06:59 PM   #24
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Should have my scope mount by Friday. Any tips, or is it as straight forward as it looks to mount?



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Old April 24, 2013, 12:17 AM   #25
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Very nice. A friend used a similar 30-30 to kill his first hog recently in west TN.
Luckily the pig stood sideways to the gun for a moment.

The 200-lb. swine in his photo is white with black spots.
The bullet probably had soft lead tip, but might have been jhp.

How do you like your rifle's trigger?
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