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Old 10-01-2014, 07:07 PM
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This is my new Deer Rifle. Glenfield Model 30, 30-30.

Bought it slightly used for $400. All I know is its got the same Machinisms as a Marlin 336 & a Birch stock.

What do yall think? Any recomendations? Any extra Info youve got would be great!

Im gonna get it scoped tomorrow, I'll post more pics then.

Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:24 PM
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Should shopped around buds gun shop has a new marlin 336w for $408 if you pay cash plus the price your dealer urges to transfer. But that rifle looks in good shape. Or for $444 you can get the combo with a scope.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/41183

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...Birchwood+Stoc
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:33 AM
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Looks good to me. What are you going to scope it with. I wouldn't think much more than a straight 4X would be necessary.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:44 AM
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Yea I kinda thought that as well, I may just go with 3-9 x 40.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bbj270 View Post
Should shopped around buds gun shop has a new marlin 336w for $408 if you pay cash plus the price your dealer urges to transfer. But that rifle looks in good shape. Or for $444 you can get the combo with a scope.
Used Glenfield/Marlin vs. a new production Remlin? No contest, better value in the $400 Glenfield than the $400 or $440 Remlin.

What pill you looking at feeding it?

I'd look at a 3-9x40 or so. Nothing wrong with a fixed 4x, but if it ever comes off and needs to find a new home, a 3-9x would be more versatile than the fixie...
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
Used Glenfield/Marlin vs. a new production Remlin? No contest, better value in the $400 Glenfield than the $400 or $440 Remlin.

What pill you looking at feeding it?

I'd look at a 3-9x40 or so. Nothing wrong with a fixed 4x, but if it ever comes off and needs to find a new home, a 3-9x would be more versatile than the fixie...
Yea thats kinda what I thought with the scope. Im usin 160 Grain LeverEvolution.

It disgusts me what Remington has done. Marlin was always dependable, But I wont buy a Remlin. Its really upsetting. Im just glad I could get a good, solid, Pre-Remlin Rifle!
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:54 PM
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Congrats, love the old Marlins. Consider buying a scope that has a 32mm objective instead of the 40mm, lever action rifles don't have a raised comb and anything over 32mm will have you lifting your face off the stock to see through the scope. Also stick with low rings to keep the scope as close to the barrel as possible. I've got 3 of these rifles; one has a Bushnell Elite 2-7x32mm, one has a Bushnell Banner 1.5-4.5x32mm, and the other has a Nikon P223 3x32mm fixed power scope. All three of my scopes can see deer beyond 200 yards during legal shooting hours. Anything larger just adds unnecessary weight and bulk to a rifle that is meant to be a quick handling carbine. If I had to go buy a new scope today, I'd buy another Bushnell Banner 1.5-4.5x32mm. This scope is simply the best value out there, the lens' are clear and bright and there's more than enough magnification to hit a deer as far out as the 30-30 can reach. Don't be surprised if your gun doesn't like the 160 grain LE ammunition, a lot of the older guns just shoot better with the 170 grain flat or round nose bullets. Each one of my Marlins has their preference, but they all shoot Federal blue box 170's really well.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:29 PM
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Woods gun from yesteryear.....................

For me - no scope, iron sights.

.30-30 classic cartridge !

"Beware of the man with one gun,,,,,,,,,"

BTW - I like the "scare" on the bluing near the top right side of the receiver.

Character !!!

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Old 10-03-2014, 03:05 AM
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Don't over look a peep sight either. Work great on older lever guns, lend themselves to quick handling in tight brush spots.

I also second the Bushnell Banner dusk to dawn 1.5 x7 x32 scope. I have one on my 870 slugger.



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Old 10-03-2014, 10:42 PM
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I agree with Alleyooper on the Peep sight too.

Only problem you have to watch out for with the Glenfield/Marlin's is that the SN is often on the tang where many peep sights would mount, so you have to have a smith relocate the SN elsewhere on the rifle before you D&T the tang (or buy a stamp set and do it yourself - cheaper to have a smith do it than the price of a good stamp set though).

Receiver mounted sights don't have that problem, but you still gotta D&T the receiver, so migrating and touching up bluing for the SN really isn't THAT much of a problem.
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