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Question by J4huntfish. Uploaded on January 26, 2010
i like the marlin 336 chambered in a 30/30
Marlin 336 in .35 Remington or 45/70 are great options. I'll take the .35 over the 30/30 hands down. Be careful how you say brush shooting, some folks take that the wrong way. There is no such thing as a bullet that will not be turned by brush but the old .35 with the 200 grain round nose and 45/70 with the classic 400 grain slugs do a good job getting through the weeds!
what kind of peep sight do you recomend
30/30, 45-70, 450 marlin, 444 marlin, 308 marlin
Listen to Beekeeper, "brush gun" means it is small compact and handles well in hard to get to areas. Not shoot through a pine thicket to try and shoot the deer. I have a Marlin 336C in 30/30 and I am quite happy with mine. Nobody makes a better lever gun than Marlin.
For quick action I like the Ghost Ring rear sights. They are made by several companies including a fiber optic front sight insert. The old fellows used to just screw the diopter (sp) AKA eyepiece out of the rear peep after it was sighted in and accomplish the same thing.
I love my Marlin 336w, but I would suggest see thur scope rings and a scope. My vision isn't the best , but far from being bad, and with the see thur sights I have a choice. But if your sold on a peep sight Beekeeper is right. At one time a had a marlin 45-70 with Ghost Rings, awesome to 50 yards with my vision.
i like the .35 remington. it has plenty of knockdown power,its accurate,and its just an all around great gun.
I too like the .35 rem mine is a marlin, it is a great brush gun!
I prefer the 444 Marlin myself, but a Savage Model 99 308, O"YA BABY!
A 336 or 1895 marlin will do plenty well in any caliber especially the 45-70. As for peep sights I like the williams foolproof or the lyman 66, I have found that they are more accurate than gost rings.
I had an 1895SS with micro-groove rifling (still can get on Gunbroker), and a 1895 Guide Gun. The .45-70 bullet is much more immune to brush. The 1895 SS shot 1" groups. When I get up in the morning and review my life's mistakes, trading it is always near the top of the list, even though I traded it for a new Sako.
thats cool a sako rifle is one of my dream guns
Everyone needs to remember Beekeeper's 1st comment. I know too many guys that have wounded animals b/c they tried to shoot through vegatation.
marlin lever 336c in 30/30 is great gun,i carry everytime i go out whether i use it or not,easy to carry and it is a killer at short range.
I inherited a 336 in .35 Remington just in time for deer and bear season last fall and became an instant fan. It carries well and hits hard. It will see many miles in the future. There's a picture on my profile of the first one to fall to it. With Remington factory 200 gr. Corelokts we got 1 1/2" at 100 yards with it with a really crappy scope. I expressed my satisfaction to Marlin customer service, who told me to expect even better with some judicious handloading, which I look forward to.
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