Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

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Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

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I scratched an old itch this week with a straight grip 1955 ‘pre Texan’ Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington. I’ve always liked the straight grip Texans but hadn’t seen a 35. Marlin just made too few of them. We are about the same age and both showing signs of hard use. It has the early flat-top rear sight, factory bead in good shape and a Ballard cut barrel with nice crisp rifling.

I found three boxes of Hornady 200 grain Leverevolution for deer etc. I’ll scare up some dies and concoct an XTP load for groundhogs and the like. I shot it a few times this AM with 200 grain Hornady. A minor sight adjustment put it in the middle of a 7" paper bowl at 100 yards. Casual shooting from sitting position suggests 2 MOA from this load and I’m sure it’ll beat that from a rest. I really like the old gun.

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Congratulations that's a nice find, good looking rifle with the straight stock.. :mrgreen:
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That is a good looking gun there
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Well done sir! One of the rifles I would like to add to my small assortment.
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Nice old gun. Fine old cartridge. Good find.
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Cool. Nice find.
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I have an older 336 in .35 Rem, but it is not the straight grip. I like the cartridge. In a levergun, it is a great cartridge for practically anything I hunt.
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That is a very useful tool there, capable of doing just about any work required in North America.
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Awesome rifle! Those are still quite popular in my neck of the woods.
I much prefer the straight grips.
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That's a nice rig. 8)

I much prefer flat-topped rear sights myself.

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That's a really great find! Congratulations!
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The .35 Remington cartridge has a decent amount of power without being unpleasant at the bench. I see people using 7mm Magnums around here, and they are not enjoying the practice at the range. The deer they get are pretty well torn up. Those old old timers who use the older cartridges get the job done. A .30-30 or a .35 Remington will put the deer down without overkill. For larger game it may become helpful for more power, but I have never heard of a whitetail deer which would need more than a .35 Remington to do the job. Sure, long distance or bigger animals might need more power.
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Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

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Thank you all for the kind comments. I am still surprised at how slick this old gun works.

I hit a pretty good lick this morning. I got an email from Midway saying they had Lee Pacesetter 35 dies back in stock, so I ordered those along with the trimmer and 100 Hunter's Supply 358/190 cast flat points. Also located a guy with 210 cleaned, deprimed 35 cases for sale so I ordered those too. I'm good on primers and I keep H4895 on hand for 30-30 and 30-06. It's a comfort to know you'll have ammo regardless of shortages or political stupidity.
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Imr 3031 also works well for it and several other calibers.
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Re: Marlin 336RC in 35 Remington

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piller wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:32 am
Imr 3031 also works well for it and several other calibers.
A local shop has several pounds of 3031 and I may give it a whirl in the 35. I've used it before and it's good powder.
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