View Full Version : 336 cut down

March 10, 2012, 09:01 PM
So, about a year ago I got inspired by MadOgre and asked for some advise about cutting down a 336, and promised to post pictures when I did. I just finished it tonight, so better late than never I guess.


Since I bought it I've installed a Wild West trigger/ejection spring and had the action smoothed out by my gunsmith. I also added a DRC lever, and Ram-Line stocks, as well as a XS lever rail, and a Vortex sparc. Most recently I cut the barrel to 16.25", and Duracoated the whole thing. Not everyone's ideal lever gun, but I'm hoping it'll be a pretty effective brush gun. Hopefully I'll have a chance to sight it in tomorrow, but tonight I'm just basking in the excitement of having it all put back together.

March 10, 2012, 09:39 PM
I like it. Looks very handy. Let us know how she shoots.
Just curious but how much $ you got in it?

March 11, 2012, 05:14 AM
I like it.....

March 11, 2012, 07:42 AM
not including the gun it's self or the optics, maybe $350? I wound up buying a recrowning tool form Brownells and cutting it down myself to save the cost of having a smith do it for me. I had a couple buddies who needed a recrown, so we were all able to split the cost of the tool (~$100), and it turned out to be very easy to use.
I'll be sighting it in this afternoon - unless Murphy's law gets in the way.

March 11, 2012, 01:05 PM
All I have at the house is 50yds, and no bench - that close sitting against a tree works almost as well. But mathematically groups at 100yds should be double - or in nerd-speak, Diameter of group = 2([distance to target]*tan(accuracy))
So I'm happy.

edit: This was with Horady Leverevolution ftx

March 11, 2012, 01:18 PM
I´m just curious as to know if my eyes are decieving me or not.... But is that rifle loaded? In the picture, it seems I can just spot a caseing inside the loading gate?
And, by the way, I like the length of it! And that lever looks really nice to use!

March 12, 2012, 05:41 AM
lol, yeah, I'd loaded the tube to see what the new mag capacity was (5), and took the picture before I brought it outside to cycle it. Good eye.

March 12, 2012, 06:24 AM
I like it, good job! Looks like a handy brush gun. :cool:

March 13, 2012, 04:36 AM
Heh, I knew it! :) No problems feeding ammo into the longer tube?

March 13, 2012, 05:31 AM
The tube is actually shorter. I took 4" off the barrel and 3 off the tube.the tube had originally been about 1" shorter, but I thought leaving them the same length would give it more of a snub nose look.

March 13, 2012, 05:44 AM
Of course it is. Temporary brain malfunction... Sorry!