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Old 10-03-2010, 12:37 PM
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Anyone have any thoughts on a Marlin 336c in 30-30 for an all around survival rifle????
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I've just started looking into lever actions and found this last night.

http://www.warriortalk.com/showthread.php?t=649
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JF, one of the Mods here did just this;
http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=33322
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Anyone have any thoughts on a Marlin 336c in 30-30 for an all around survival rifle????
If the range and the ballistics work for you, why not. Marlin makes a nice gun and you won't be breaking your wallet, your shoulder, or wearing it out anytime soon.

Most of the discussions about picking a survival rifle come down to guessing where you will be and what conditions you will face.
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Thanks Gent.... I just took a look at the other post... Good information.
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I think it's a great idea.
I have a 336 SDT with a Wild West Guns ghost ring and Marlin leather sling.
I remove the stock screw and the whole "Kit" packs into a metal hard case that measures 25"x13".
I can pack 100 rds. of various 30/30 and 500 rds. of .22 in this "Kit".
This is a really neat setup for the trunk of your car or behind the seat of your truck.

Depending on situation this same package can also carry a Marlin 1894p or "CP" and a Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. for the "P" configuration or Gp-100 for the Marlin "CP" .357 mag version.
This allows for a carbine and pistol "rig" that fires the same ammo.

Here it is with a Ruger MKll Stainless 5" BB, Junglee Baby Hattori (the real Hattori with mvs-8 steel and not the 440 Taiwanese junk they are putting out now), and marlin leather sling.
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I don't think there's a serious rifleman in America that doesn't have a 30-30 lever action in their safe. If I could only have ONE rifle it would be my Marlin 30-30. Although I have other choices, right now next to my bed is a 336 Texan with 5 rounds of Remington 150 grain Core Locked in the magazine with nine more in a stock butt cuff.
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I agree that you could do a lot worse. I've still got my Winchester M94 That I bought in High School 40 years ago.
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I don't think there's a serious rifleman in America that doesn't have a 30-30 lever action in their safe. If I could only have ONE rifle it would be my Marlin 30-30. Although I have other choices, right now next to my bed is a 336 Texan with 5 rounds of Remington 150 grain Core Locked in the magazine with nine more in a stock butt cuff.
Can't go wrong with that setup Rice.
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The 30-30 cartridge has served Americans for a long time. Hunters, cowboys, trappers, farmers, homesteaders.......

I can think of three calibers that has put a lot of food on the table: 22 LR, 30-30, and 30:06. All three have been around a long, long time.
(45-70 too.)
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I was thinking along these same lines of using a 30-30 as I have a couple hundred cases for one.
Was at a flea market and a guy had a Marlin for sale in 35 Remington and it was a good price so I brought it home. After I got to looking at it I realized I could load 357 Magnum bullets in the 35 Rem and pulled out some Sierra 180 FMJ pistol bullets. I loaded them to the same OAL as factory 35 Rem and they shoot quite well. I figure I save 50 to 65% of the cost of 35 Rem factory ammo by loading pistols bullets in it.
Also I have a 222 gr. bullet mold for 357 Mag and I need to try some cast bullet loads in it as well.
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Thanks 2rugers... Love your setup as well as Hummers with the 35 Rem/357 Mag. Lots of good info to keep in mind. I will be getting a 336 in 30-30 and more than likely in 44 Mag to go with my Redhawk 4 inch 44Mag.
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Most places in the eastern us 100-200m shots are about the furthest your going to get on average and even less in an urban environment so id say go for it its a great weapon very acurate and fun and another nice thing is they have nice iron sights wich many new rifles are being made now without them
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Do they still make the high mount scope sights so you can see your iron sights under them?
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Yes. I bought a Winchester 94 AE (angle eject) at the pawn shop that had the see thru mounts and a scope. I used the scope for another project, but will eventually re-scope the Winny. The problem is the scope sits real high, and the comb on the rifle was not really made for a scope, so I'm thinking about going to one of those lace on leather cheek pieces that were designed for the Garand. Pacific Canvas And Leather has them.
http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/
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Agree 100% with the cheek addition if youre going to use a see through scope. I recently purchased the marlin 336 myself for its reliability as a "brush" gun here in Northern Pa. So i was very pleased to find this panel affirming my decision. personally i have a simmons scope (50$) with a 3-9 magnification. i find this to be ample for my needs, however if i were to use as my only weapon i would probably remove the scope entirely as the iron sites have proven very reliable 150 m +. ive been trying to round off my firearm collection, taurus 9mm mil pro, marlin 795 (.22), New England Pardner Pump (12ga) Marlin 336 (3030) and a heritage .22 revolver. all very well priced weapons imo. but i am very confident if i had to have only one that the 336 would step up to the task.
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I recently purchased the marlin 336 myself for its reliability as a "brush" gun here in Northern Pa. So i was very pleased to find this panel affirming my decision.
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HEY!!!! I have been looking for that video for SOOO LONG now@!!! I saw it on TV about a year ago and don't know why I never was able to find it. For some reason it wasn't on the midway usa site when I checked it last. Thanks for linking it.
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I think one can make a very good argument for the 30-30 in a lever action. Especially since surplus aint so cheap any more these days and neither are AK's and SKS's although they are still cheaper than many other options. Add to the fact that I can walk in just about any Pawn Shop and walk out with a gently used lever action for a song and dance, they are pretty economical as well. The other option I really like bout the lever actions, especially the 30-30, is the fact that it can digest a wide veriety of loads from the typical 150 and 170 gr flat point expanding ammo, to the 22 accelerator ammo and the soft tipped polymer spitzer type ammo thats now available making it pretty decent at more extended ranges. Additionally the fact that it will digest reduced loads and loads with gas checked lead bullets is an added plus for times when full throttle ammo aint required. When its all said and done I think the Lever Action can do a pretty fair job of holding its own and proving its worth as a reliable defensive weapon. While prehaps not the optimal tool for every job, its very good at doing a lot of jobs very well.
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