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    Xmas came early

    From the Deep South!

    I ordered my Marlin 336 SS back in October from Willsoutfitters as a bush carbine for down here as most of my hunting is sub 50 paces.

    What better rifle than a 30-30 for such a task. Plenty of oomph out to 200 once she's scoped and handles like a lever gun should(lovely).


    I'll leave it unscoped and then scope it once it's got a trigger job as it's quite heavy.

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    Very nice, mate! Yep a practical rifle for all sorts of situations.

    I have a little Marlin .357 carbine with a Leupold VX2 1-4x20 in Weaver super low rings and of course a hammer extension. Absolute honey of a gun. Have often thought a 336 like yours would be a great companion with maybe a 2-7 x 33 scope.

    What are you thinking scope-wise?

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    nice

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    Had an early model Marlin .44 Mag years back. Shot my first deer and my first stoat with that gun. To this day I regret selling it but I was younger and sillier back then.
    If you a shooting close range, look at a nice set of ghost sights. Very fast target acquisition, light weight and no bulk, and you don't have to contend with all the lens issues when its raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockland View Post
    Very nice, mate! Yep a practical rifle for all sorts of situations.

    I have a little Marlin .357 carbine with a Leupold VX2 1-4x20 in Weaver super low rings and of course a hammer extension. Absolute honey of a gun. Have often thought a 336 like yours would be a great companion with maybe a 2-7 x 33 scope.

    What are you thinking scope-wise?
    Vortex Diamondback BDC 2-7 :-)
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    Nice mate, great bush gun, good choice of scope as well, be an effective combo

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    Zeroed at 100y it's trajectory with the fusion/lever evolution means it's only 1" out at 200 on the black powder drop values. At that range I'll call that close enough:-). I wouldn't be shooting a huge stag at 220 but at 170 I would.

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    Good Choice
    When we were buying our first house I sold every rifle I owned to help make the deposit.
    Once that was done and we were in I looked about for a cheap do all, bought a Marlin 30 30 and shot everything from rabbits hares pig wallby etc until I could once again afford a decent bolt action
    Still have a hankering for another marlin 30 30.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    jakewire that's what I did when I got married, sold my Sako 222 and 243 then picked up a Winchester 94 30 30 great rifle for ranges it was designed for, put deer down real good.
    Often thought of a lever gun in 44 Mag some day.

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    That's a thing of beauty right there @hotbarrels

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    I had a play with a Marlin lever in a gun shop a few years back, forgot to do the "pull ya finger out" cowboy bit & farken destroyed the end of me finger.

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    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

 

 

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