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Greenhorn
 
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Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby Greenhorn » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:35 am

hello all... I am getting antsy for deer hunting and just finished up customizing my Marlin 336A.

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Marlin 336A
Factory Laminate stock and forend
WWG Happy Trigger
WWG Bear Proof Ejector
DRC Stainless Steel follower
Bushnell Legacy 2-7x32
Leupold QRW Low rings
Hammer and Lever Polish

Chambered in Win. .30-30.

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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby tnt1960 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:24 am

Nice gun! I used to have one just like it in 44 Mag. I took a nice buck with it. You could have been blind, and still followed the blood trail! Good luck, and welcome to D&DH forum! [:)]
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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby kribbz » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:33 am

sweet looking rig! Now you will have to provide pictures of the damage it causes!

Welcome to the forums!

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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby shaman » Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:26 am

That's a cool rig.   Welcome to the forum.

I'd be interested if you could give some more detail on the 3rd-party add-ons, particularly why you chose them.
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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby Greenhorn » Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:37 am

I have been working on a couple 1940's model 36's and really appreciated their design. I dont like plastic in my rifles so I changed out the follower. I had a cracked one before and it gave me headaches till I figured it out. I decided to save myself the pain this time. The trigger was a learning process. I am building a "scout/trapper" marlin and wanted experience with it before I attempted it on the short barrel. The ejector was a part I had laying around, I picked up two from a guy for the price on 1 so I thought what the heck. The stock was because I needed the wood off it, actually had walnut to begin with, but thats going on the scout, so I thought I would try the laminate (which is not my favorite by far) and it worked well with the blued.
I had decided to turn the scope mount around and replaced the rings, and then got a wild hair you know where and this is what is the result. Shot it last weekend and the trigger really makes a huge difference for bad shots like me. I actually did very well, and was so happy with myself I posted pics here of her. Removed the sleeve on the stock and actually enjoy the laminate. Its heavier than the birch, and comparable to the walnut, but with a better recoil pad. My best group was 1.53" which is amazing for me. I shoot out in woods, off a rock at about 97 yards.
Mostly this gun arose from the fact that I cant stop tinkering...its how I learn. This was my beater/learner... only in the sense I could take it apart and check out all the pieces and then reassemble with confidence and it still would shoot well. Think its about done now, feels right, and I shoot it better than most of my others.

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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby 69Viking » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:09 am

Welcome to the forum, great looking gun. My first and only deer rifle is the Marlin 336W 30-30 and I have found that it loves the Hornady LeveRevolution ammunition. I can effectively shoot out to 200yards where before I would have been scared going over 125 yards. If you haven't tried the Hornady ammunition yet I suggest you give it a try. Again great looking gun, I hope to buy a stainless 308 or 338 Marlin Express in that stock before too long.

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RE: Howdy and Pics of my Marlin

Postby thirtywide » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:09 am

I have a MARLIN 336C IN 35 CAL I think i have had it since i was 16 i am 60 now it has the original marlin 2.5 power scope all i need in north carolina woods killed a mess of deer with it one shot is all it takes with 200grain bullet i have a 30-06 but i like the malin the best.


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