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is it ok to shoot 170 grain ammo through a marlin 336c for deer hunting

Question by miller37388. Uploaded on February 03, 2010

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Yeah, it's fine. I would recommend 150 grain ammo (or 160, if you use LeverEvolutions), but I've hunted with 170s and haven't run into any problems. The trajectory will be different, ofc, but there shouldn't be any negative side effects (if that's what you're asking).

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

That will certainly get the job done but bullet weight is only 1 thing that should be considered when choosing ammo. Also consider what type of bullet you are using (soft point, hollow point, ect) and what type of performance and energy it will give you.

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

The .30-30 made it reputation with the 170 grain bullet, and for a long time that was the only bullet weight available. The lighter, faster bullets are flatter shooting, but basically the .30-30 is a close-range deer caliber and it excels at that. It has always been one of my favorites.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

dukkillr a +1 for you!

150 factory loads work the best. I use Sierra 125's every once in awhile.

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Thanks, Clay.

Sierra 125's? Never tried those. I'll have to make a mental note to give them a shot (pun intended).

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

i shoot rem 150gr out of same gun and have never had a problem.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Yes, but my load of choice has always been the 150 grain Remington corelokt round nose.

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from johnycakes wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

It's hard to beat the Hornady 160's. I've had great succses with them.

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Yeah, it's fine. I would recommend 150 grain ammo (or 160, if you use LeverEvolutions), but I've hunted with 170s and haven't run into any problems. The trajectory will be different, ofc, but there shouldn't be any negative side effects (if that's what you're asking).

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

That will certainly get the job done but bullet weight is only 1 thing that should be considered when choosing ammo. Also consider what type of bullet you are using (soft point, hollow point, ect) and what type of performance and energy it will give you.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

dukkillr a +1 for you!

150 factory loads work the best. I use Sierra 125's every once in awhile.

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

The .30-30 made it reputation with the 170 grain bullet, and for a long time that was the only bullet weight available. The lighter, faster bullets are flatter shooting, but basically the .30-30 is a close-range deer caliber and it excels at that. It has always been one of my favorites.

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from dukkillr wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Thanks, Clay.

Sierra 125's? Never tried those. I'll have to make a mental note to give them a shot (pun intended).

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

i shoot rem 150gr out of same gun and have never had a problem.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

Yes, but my load of choice has always been the 150 grain Remington corelokt round nose.

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from johnycakes wrote 4 years 10 weeks ago

It's hard to beat the Hornady 160's. I've had great succses with them.

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