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Hi guys whats a good lever action for medium range or brush shooting I was thinking the marlin 336. thanks

Question by J4huntfish. Uploaded on January 26, 2010

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i like the marlin 336 chambered in a 30/30

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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!

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from J4huntfish wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

what kind of peep sight do you recomend

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from TJ wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

30/30, 45-70, 450 marlin, 444 marlin, 308 marlin

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from hnestle wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from buckboy wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i like the .35 remington. it has plenty of knockdown power,its accurate,and its just an all around great gun.

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I too like the .35 rem mine is a marlin, it is a great brush gun!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I prefer the 444 Marlin myself, but a Savage Model 99 308, O"YA BABY!

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from MarlinMan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from J4huntfish wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

thats cool a sako rifle is one of my dream guns

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from johnycakes wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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.

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from 007 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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!

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from buckboy wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i like the .35 remington. it has plenty of knockdown power,its accurate,and its just an all around great gun.

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from TJ wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

30/30, 45-70, 450 marlin, 444 marlin, 308 marlin

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from hnestle wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

i like the marlin 336 chambered in a 30/30

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from J4huntfish wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

what kind of peep sight do you recomend

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from matt wasson wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I too like the .35 rem mine is a marlin, it is a great brush gun!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

I prefer the 444 Marlin myself, but a Savage Model 99 308, O"YA BABY!

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from MarlinMan wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

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.

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from J4huntfish wrote 4 years 12 weeks ago

thats cool a sako rifle is one of my dream guns

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from johnycakes wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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.

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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.

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from 007 wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

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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