If proven accuracy and dependability are what you look for, the Marlin 336W 30/30 Win Rifle w/Birchwood Stock has the dependability, pinpoint accuracy and durability you are looking for. With its compact build and proven Marlin accuracy, this no-frills hunting machine is a great gun to have when hunting heavy brush areas. Fitted with a checkered Birchwood stock and fore-end, this proven rifle features Marlin's extremely accurate 20'' barrel with Micro-Groove® rifling. The gun's solid-top receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Adjustable rear and bead front sights. Blued finish. Capacity: 6+1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wapiti38 Workhorse
I have a .35 Remington 336CS Marlin.
If you can pick one up, do so. A great all around rifle. Good up to 200 yrds. Maybe more, but you know that depends on the shooter.
February 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by greycloud Great Lever Action 30-30
I recently purchased the Marlin 336w as a combo pack with scope and sling and what a great gun. A real pleaser to shoot and carry in the woods. I haven't had the chance to bring down a deer with it yet,since I purchased it after my states gun season was over but I look forward to next years hunting. Super great deal from Base Pro and Marlin both.
January 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by elcidbulldog Excellent rifle
Zeroed in in three shots straight out of the box. This is an excellent buy. Price is right. More deer killed by this rifle than any other.
January 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by leedew Great first Deer Rifle
I'll let others debate the advantages of a bolt action rifle in larger calibers vs. a .30-.30 lever action. I own both types. My Marlin 336W is a good gun when stalking in the thick stuff (if I sit on stand over an open field I prefer my bolt action .308). If using your Marlin for deer hunting you will definitely want to check out Hornaday's LeverRevolution round. You can't beat the fun target shooting a lever action gives you. I've owned my Marlin for 4 years now and never had a problem.
January 2, 2011
I'm looking for a nice deer gun for my first gun that I buy myself and I really like the specs of it and what people have said about it. Would this be a good choice or should I check out some slug guns?
This gun is perfect for deer hunting and i recommend it. I have also seen other sites about the same gun and their reviews were positive and all of them recommended it. This gun also has no disadvantages that i know of.