The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 7, 2019, 09:01 PM   #26
Pathfinder45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 7, 2008
Posts: 2,664
There are so many great options on lever-action 30-30's if you don't limit yourself to a new one. For a carbine, I like the Winchester model 94's made between 1937 and 1948; for rifles, the model 55 appeals most to me. And then there are some particularly nice Marlins like the 1893 and 336T. Just get one that you can live with for now, while you keep looking for the one that you find particularly appealing.
Pathfinder45 is offline  
Old February 7, 2019, 10:29 PM   #27
Charlie_98
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2011
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 923
Since we are talking .30-30... The friend I sold my 336 to (as noted above) went and shot it today. He called me a bit ago... to complain about the recoil! I had given him a box of medium velocity (2000fps) cast bullet loads...
__________________
Dennis

Wherever you go, there you are...
Charlie_98 is offline  
Old February 8, 2019, 11:00 AM   #28
Road_Clam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 21, 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,264
I have the Henry 30-30 brass, absolutely love the rifle. Very nice craftsmanship for a new priduction gun. Only downfall for some is the tube only type feed. You can single load a Henry through the ejection port but its a very tight opening.
__________________
"To be old an wise you must have been young and stupid"
Road_Clam is offline  
Old February 8, 2019, 11:42 PM   #29
bbqncigars
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 1, 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 455
Most of my lever guns are Marlins, the oldest turned 125 this month. The lone non-Marlin is a gun no one has mentioned yet: the Savage 99. Mine is in 38-55 like my oldest Marlin. A fun cartridge to shoot if you reload.
__________________
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most." A. Brilliant
bbqncigars is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 06:28 AM   #30
Capt Rick Hiott
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2010
Posts: 339
I just bought one of the new Marlin 336 C with the curly maple and love it!

https://youtu.be/u8io292ClVo
__________________
Capt Rick Hiott
Charleston,SC
Capt Rick Hiott is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 07:35 AM   #31
silvermane_1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 6, 2011
Location: Burien,WA
Posts: 605
Juancts see if you can't find a pre-Remington Marlin 336 or 30AS/30AW, they're side ejecting and optic friendly.
__________________
Rugers:SR1911 CMD,MK 3 .22lr 6",Sec. Six '76 liberty .357 4",SRH .480 Ruger 7.5",Mini-14 188 5.56/.233 18.5", Marlins: 795 .22lr 16.5",30aw 30-30 20",Mossberg:Mav. 88 Tact. 12 ga, 18.5",ATR 100 .270 Win. 22",S&W:SW9VE
9mm 4",Springfield:XD .357sig 4", AKs:CAI PSL-54C, WASR 10/63, WW74,SLR-106c
silvermane_1 is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 12:45 PM   #32
FrankenMauser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: Potatoes and Hops
Posts: 11,583
Quote:
Most of my lever guns are Marlins, the oldest turned 125 this month. The lone non-Marlin is a gun no one has mentioned yet: the Savage 99. Mine is in 38-55 like my oldest Marlin. A fun cartridge to shoot if you reload.
Also a good rifle.
I think it wasn't brought up because the OP stated that he wanted to buy new. ...And the 99 went out of production 20+ years ago.
__________________
Don't even try it. It's even worse than the internet would lead you to believe.
FrankenMauser is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 02:43 PM   #33
reinert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 455
I've got a good friend that bought a new M336 (two years ago now) that had the scope package, and he really likes it a lot. Bagged his whitetails both years since he's gotten it, and nothing but good remarks about it; he's a re-loader, too. I wouldn't be afraid to get a new one, as long as you KNOW it's a newly mfg'd one from these days.

Also, don't be afraid to get on gunbroker and hunt a nice vintage, pre-safety, M336; lots available. I bought two through gunbroker a couple of years ago (one '64 vin, the other a '53 vin.) and they're both fine rifles/shooters, and I got them both for well under 500 bucks. Check G.B. and ask questions if there's one on there you might be interested in (FWIW/IMO).
reinert is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 03:00 PM   #34
reinert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 455
On gunbroker, I'd probably consider something like this if I was on a bid quest, but that's just me. Nothing more than a suggestion as to how things go on g.b.

www.gunbroker.com/item/798824567

Lots of this sort of thing going on all the time on g.b. (FWIW). Love my 30-30, 336s.
reinert is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 03:31 PM   #35
reinert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 455
Sorry for all the posts here, but couldn't help it; love the .30-30 too much. Been shooting mine the most lately of all my center-fire guns, and just reloaded 20 rounds up yesterday (though I really didn't need too...) to plink out in the prairie.

If I was to get JUST ONE MORE .30-30, it will (would) no doubt be one as this:

http://www.icollector.com/Marlin-Mod...ifle_i25754162

My brother has one of these, and loves the thing. Why not? Only a couple of years ago this rifle from the website went for 300 bucks! Geeze!
reinert is offline  
Old February 9, 2019, 04:44 PM   #36
FAS1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 9, 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 451
@Juancts, I know you said you were looking for new at this point, but you might search for a Marlin 30AW. I bought mine at a pawn shop and was with the sling and box that it came in. It was several years ago and I paid $175.00 for it. It was like brand new.

I think these were just plain wood with stamped checkering, nothing fancy and were sold through Walmart. You might find a deal on one and sounds like you are going to be hunting with it and not collecting.

Mine looks just like this one.
__________________
Glenn
FAS1 SAFE
FAS1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05665 seconds with 8 queries