• Advertisement

Would like your opinion.

Pretty much anything you want to talk about!

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby BamaProud » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:58 am

The Henry Big Boy is a great looking rifle. I have the .17 cal, it shoots great. I would love to have the .45 version.

Image
Save the Little ones for the Little Ones.
Wine-Down Brewing and Winemaking
User avatar
BamaProud
16 Point
 
Posts: 15023
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:13 pm
Location: Shelby County, TN

Advertisement

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby sallee-bo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:50 pm

I think I will get a model 336 in.35 rem.
Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.
sallee-bo
8 Point
 
Posts: 1731
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: palmersville tn

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby JCDEERMAN » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Urban_Hunter wrote:35 rem.

My 336 35 rem would be the last gun I’d relinquish if forced due to circumstance... LONG after wife and kids

Leverevolution makes this gun TRULY unbelievable.


Same here! I have the exact same
JCDEERMAN
14 Point
 
Posts: 9070
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: NASHVILLE, TN

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby shane37110 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:06 pm

mike243 wrote:My son lost the first deer he ever shot with a 45l rifle,haven't looked at the ballistics but would bet they are pretty low,44 mag if your wanting a pistol round and the 35 is great,the 45/70 tops ,lot of choices

Most commercial .45 Colt ammo is loaded very sedately because of the fear of liability in 100+ year old guns. You have to handload to reach it's true potential. And you have to make sure those loads only go into modern guns capable of the pressure. A modern .45 Colt load equals .454 Casull loads with some data.
shane37110
8 Point
 
Posts: 1337
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:06 pm
Location: Smyrna

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby shane37110 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:07 pm

sallee-bo wrote:I think I will get a model 336 in.35 rem.
Thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.

You won't be disappointed with that choice.
shane37110
8 Point
 
Posts: 1337
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:06 pm
Location: Smyrna

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby Hunter 257W » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:15 pm

Both lever actions would be desirable to me with the deciding factor being how they were to be used. Since you say deer hunting is the main justification for the new gun, I think you are going with the right one getting a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. I used to "preach" to hunters who still used lever actions about how poor the ballistics and accuracy were and how they needed to get something more effective for longer range shots. Then I got a Marlin 1894 in 32-20. Wow, what a fun little rifle! I liked it so much that I decided to get a lever action more suitable for deer. As popular as the 45-70 is, I've never wanted one because of the recoil in a light weight rifle. The 30-30 works just fine but I wanted something different and wanting to use only cast bullets, wanted a larger bore that would work well with minimal expansion. The 35 Remington seemed to be the ideal choice. I got a Marlin 336 that was made in the 1970's to the best of my knowledge (it has no safety) on Gunbroker in 35 Remington and so far have killed 2 deer with it. I like it so well, mainly because of how easy it is to carry and shoot, that I didn't even take another rifle out to the woods this past deer season. The 35 Remington cartridge to me is about perfect for a woods deer gun. Very little recoil and those fat 200 grain slugs are heavy enough to behave predictably when they hit a deer and get the job done with minimal fuss.

Speaking to the 45 Colt rifle it's a lot of fun to shoot a rifle chambered for a pistol cartridge. Especially if you have a companion revolver chambered for the same. You can grab a handful of cartridges and head out taking shots at targets of opportunity such as dirt clods or whatever. If you reload the 45 Colt can be real cheap to shoot with lead bullets bought in bulk. It could work for deer if loaded properly but I'd much prefer the 35 Remington if deer were my primary goal for the gun.
Hunter 257W
14 Point
 
Posts: 9105
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:22 pm
Location: Franklin County

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby KENBOB10 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:59 pm

dmonty had one for sale on here the other day, 45 long colt.
KENBOB10
16 Point
 
Posts: 16212
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: Benton tn. Polk Co.

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby Ladys man » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:07 pm

I love my 45/70. But if I was to get another lever gun I would get the 444.

But out of the rounds you suggested I’d go with 35
User avatar
Ladys man
10 Point
 
Posts: 3547
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:12 pm
Location: Corryton, TN

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby sallee-bo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:04 pm

I'm going to look at a Marlin my cousin was telling me about. It was made in 1961 but said it looks immaculate. Said the guy wants $850 for it. Don't know if this is a good deal or not, or if it will handle the Hornady Leverlution ammo.
sallee-bo
8 Point
 
Posts: 1731
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: palmersville tn

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby ronnycl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 pm

fyi you can pickup a marlin 336 in 35 Remington pre safety on gun broker for $425
User avatar
ronnycl
6 Point
 
Posts: 956
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:49 pm
Location: West,TN

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby sallee-bo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:34 pm

Thanks.
sallee-bo
8 Point
 
Posts: 1731
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:09 pm
Location: palmersville tn

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby shane37110 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:24 am

A brand new one is $505 at Buds. But don't buy a new one. Since the Freedom Group bought Marlin and Remington and combined the two quality hasn't been as good as the older ones. Hit the gun and pawn shops, look on here in the classifieds or armslist. What you are looking for is an older one with the JM marking on the barrel where it joins the receiver. That is the one you want. The marking may be in an oval or just plain letters stamped in. Might be right, left or topside depending on when it was made. Expect to pay around $450 to $500 for a clean one. One with more wear should be accordingly cheaper. I'll keep my eyes open for you.
shane37110
8 Point
 
Posts: 1337
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:06 pm
Location: Smyrna

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby Hunter 257W » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:14 am

I got my 336 on Gunbroker about 5 years ago for either $300 or $305. It was a bit rough around the edges but the main reason i think I got a good deal was that the seller had real blurry pictures. Also the seller was brutally honest and only emphasized the flaws. I wanted a gun to hunt with so jumped on the low price. Those kinds of deals roll around every so often on Gunbroker and this far from deer season you can take your time and wait for them a while if so inclined.
Hunter 257W
14 Point
 
Posts: 9105
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:22 pm
Location: Franklin County

Re: Would like your opinion.

Postby huntintn » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:08 am

Got a pre 64 model94 in 30/30 I gave $100 for.

Sent from my LG-K371 using Tapatalk
User avatar
huntintn
10 Point
 
Posts: 3458
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: Adamsville ,Tn

Previous

Return to TnDeer General Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2in1shot, Bass1090, BlackBelt, buckaroo, BuckWild, catm1, chimneyman, david k., DennyB, Drycreek, dryhorn2, HenryCohunter, JBell, Kayman12, Kilby, KJK, Mattt, MSN [Bot], Rackseeker, Tenntrapper, WG Taxidermist, Wildcat, woodyard and 88 guests