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Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

Old 02-26-2004, 07:41 PM
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Default Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

I am thinking about buying a 30.30 lever action Marlin 336. Is this a good gun? and what is a fair price to pay for it (brand new). I have a 30.06 now scoped but we do alot of driving for deer and am thinking i would like a guns with sights that i can pull up quickly and is easy to walk with in the woods.

anyone have opinions on this gun..?? (for white tail deer in the midwest)

what's a good price ? $299 is what i can get if for.

plus i want to add another gun to the cabinet (who am i trying to kid)
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:03 PM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

If you are dead set on a 30-30 Win and are aware of and prepared to operate within its limits, the Marlin 336 is probably the best lever action 30-30 out there.
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:12 PM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

Gotta agree the 336 is a good reliable gun. I have had several and never had a problem with any of them. The Winchester may be a little lighter to carry but The Marlin operates better. (smoother) IMO.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:32 PM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

I own a Marlin Model 336 in 30-30 Win. which I really enjoy shooting. Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:19 AM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

I have one and it is a good reliable rifle , I have used a nother rifle for awhile, but next year the 336 is going to the mountains with me. It doesn't seem to be a bad price that $300. price. I"ve had mine awhile it was cheaper than that , but I don't remember how much....
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:24 AM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

$299 is an excellent price for that gun, and it is the best 30-30 on the market. The 30-30 is more than adequate for deer, people here in CO use them on elk sometimes. The Marlin guns are stout too, but I am biased, I have a few and love them!
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:43 AM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

Without a doubt the Marlin 336 is the best lever action 30-30 on the market today. Just a second thought, you might want to look at a Remington pump gun in 30-06 since you already have a 30-06 and can use the same ammo for each rifle. This is a fast handling rifle equipped with iron sights. Follow up shots with the Remington pump will probably be quicker than with the lever action and you will have a more effective range if needed.
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Old 02-27-2004, 09:23 AM
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Default RE: Marlin 336 30.30 Lever action ????

Walmart has them for $299 I think, K-mart has them for about $20 less. Mention the price to a gun shop and they might try to beat them (I usually don't say walmart, I just say "at this shop up in North east Kansas"-they'll compete with other shops, not with walmart)

I had two of them, sold both, not because of the gun, but because of the round, I can get basically the same performance from a Marlin 1894 .44mag as the .30-30 gives, but with 1/3 the powder and twice the magazine capacity.

As far as the 336's go, they're great guns, really accurate, I had 4-16x glasses on mine, and a buddy has one on the one he just bought last fall, mine were definately accurate enough to hunt at 200yrds with, his is probably 250yrds in my hands (150 in his[:'(]). VERY reliable feeding/extraction/ejection, and like I said, very accurate.

I don't know if they still offer the straight stocked version, or if all of the new ones are pistol grips, I don't really like pistol grips, but they tend to be more accurately shootable for some, that's your preference...I always think that pistol grips look funny on leverguns.

My advice is buy it, you won't likely be sorry!!!
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