Marlin 336?

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Marlin 336?

Postby thomashamm2 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:01 pm

Can anyone tell me who has owned a new marlin 336 what is the max range you would fell comfortable shooing a deer with? and also i heard that they lack accuracy but have also been told that is a myth. So what type of accuracy can you get out to 200 yards?
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby blackrock » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:01 pm

I don't have a new 336, but my dad has one that's very accurate, out of the box from Walmart. I have a 444 Marlin and a 45/70 Marlin, both accurate. Look in to the relatively new Lever Evolution ammo from Hornady. It does turn a lever in to a 200 yard gun!
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby thomashamm2 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:29 pm

blackrock wrote:I don't have a new 336, but my dad has one that's very accurate, out of the box from Walmart. I have a 444 Marlin and a 45/70 Marlin, both accurate. Look in to the relatively new Lever Evolution ammo from Hornady. It does turn a lever in to a 200 yard gun!

No offense but that is the anwer everyone gives. Im looking for an answer along to lines 1 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards with scope and blah blah blah ammo.
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby blackrock » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:09 pm

Sorry buddy, but to be honest I haven't really sighted mine in enough to give you a group size. I love the rifles but we usually always hunt with flat shooting calibers in bolt action rifles. I'll ask my dad about his group size and what ammo he used.
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby ajmorell » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:06 pm

What caliber?
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby thomashamm2 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:43 am

ajmorell wrote:What caliber?

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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby ajmorell » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:32 am

The max range isn't really a function of the gun itself. If you can get that gun to group at 200 yards I'd take that shot all day. I have a model 94 in 30-30 that shoots well enough at 200 with factory 170 federal blue box to kill a deer
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby talltimber » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:09 am

I just saw this post. I can go out and shoot a scoped 336 in the next couple of days so you can see at 50 yds (backyard) just to give you an idea if you haven't found anything yet to compare? I anticipate inside two inches easily enough, possibly inside one.
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Re: Marlin 336?

Postby Freezer » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:05 am

The answer to your question is the Marlin 336 is a 200 yard rifle with a scope. You'll get 1 1/2" at 100 yards with factory ammo. Most folks shouldn't try 200 yards with the iron sights provided. Peep sights and help a lot. 30-30 Win has a rainbow trajectory. Leverlution ammo is a bit flater shooting and will strech you capibilities to 250 yards. If memory serves me correct sighted at 1" high at 100 yards will put you 1" low at 200 yards. The main fault I have with the Marlin 336 is not with the gun but the owners. Most of the time they are ridden hard and put away wet. If you bought this gun new or know it's history that would be a plus. Otherwise I would take a couple days to clean the barrel and get all the copper fowling out. If it's an older piece I would completely strip and re-lube it. In time the lube in these guns dries out and hardens making them a lot stiffer than they should be.
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