Marlin 336W Rifle
Really a good gun
A great beginner deer rifle. Not a lot of kick when staring down the scope at your backstraps. Does the job easily, and when paired with the right ammo you can really take down a deer at a far range if needed. I would recommend Hornady's LeveRevolution. They can do the job out to 200 yards easily.
November 29, 2010
Good rifle now
I've been a shooter for 25 years but last year was my first deer season. The gun out of the box wouldn't cycle at all. I had to send it to a Remington repair center. 6 weeks later I got it back and they had adjusted the action and it cycles smoothly now. 4" groups at 100 yds with the iron sights. Nikon Prostaff scope zeroed in quickly to 1" groups at 100yds. Killed my first buck at 85 yards standing. Good shoulder shot but had to track him 150 yds. I may upgrade to a .35 Remington 336C to get more knock down power and a walnut instead of birchwood. I like the gun. Simple, accurate and easy to carry with a strap. And I don't have so much in it that I'm worried about scratching it.
June 13, 2013
the Marlin 30/30
I don't have the one displayed here, but I do own a 30/30 Marlin that I have had for yrs and its still the best gun I have ever owned. If the newer models are as good as mine...get it...you won't be sorry. I have a model 336...I love it
January 27, 2014
Granddad gave me this gun to me new in 1973 , with all the round shot never a miss or miss firer . With hand loads 1 in groups at 100 meters .
But with age I did put a scope on her and now 8 in groups at 200 meters , not bad for a 40 year old gun in 30-30!
I have other guns , but granddad said this is all you need , and if you think about it he's right . So thanks Granddad for when I pick up the gun I remember all the time with him , great gun and great company.
The Marlin company are the best, broke off the buck eye sight with a drop call them up , they sent out a new one free of charge , no shipping just free , and that was 5 years ago !
So great gun! great company !!
Thank you Marlin and most of all thank you Granddad (god rest )
January 26, 2013