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#769357 - 06/05/08 09:06 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: CZ284]
Plateau Hunter
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The .35 Rem is a great classic old round having come out in 1906 with another old more well known classic. I have several .35s- a few Marlins, Rem 760, Encore, and a Rem Model 81. I have killed several(12-15) or so deer with the .35 too. It is softer recoiling and quieter than most of the typical high power 'whitetail' rounds and is very effective. Inside a 100 yards especially it really puts the whack on whitetails.

One of my cousins uses a .35 Marlin occasionally and he has had the same experience with great knockdown, big blood trails(if they go anywhere) and handiness in the woods.

I load my own ammo using the 200g Rem or Hornady bullets over IMR 3031. I think my ammo is a little hotter than the standard factory stuff but isn't overly hot. It can be loaded with the Speer 220g flat points for a real whacker of a load also.

I have a first year of production(1950 I think-G prefix) .35/336 SC with the shorter magazine tube and ballard type rifling. It is a great old rifle but was drilled and tapped at some point-if yours is pre 1956 or so it will have the standard and not microgroove rifling. I like the ballard style rifling better. If yours is not d&t I wouldn't alter it. Just get a Lyman or Williams receiver sight and go hunting. The .35 will do the job. Nice rifle. Plateau Hunter
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#769480 - 06/05/08 10:22 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: Plateau Hunter]
CZ284
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Thanks Guys, really appreciate the insight. I cleaned it the other day and it does not appear to have the micro-groove rifling. I'll check again to be sure.(I've had a Marlin bolt action 22 with the MG rifling since I was 16- worn a couple flat out!) It is definitely not D&T, so will look into the other sights if the factory ones don't work for me.
Tikka, understand the 50s thing... going through it myself but not so bad that I've had to make adjustments while shooting yet. Fortunately I'm not in bifocals!

I'd rather reload, so will pick up a couple boxes for initial sighting in and brass, then cook my own later on.

Again, thanks. Your insight and ex[erience has been very helpful.

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#770406 - 06/06/08 12:47 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: Plateau Hunter]
Tiny
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 Originally Posted By: Plateau Hunter
I have a first year of production(1950 I think-G prefix) .35/336 SC with the shorter magazine tube and ballard type rifling. It is a great old rifle but was drilled and tapped at some point-if yours is pre 1956 or so it will have the standard and not microgroove rifling. I like the ballard style rifling better. If yours is not d&t I wouldn't alter it. Just get a Lyman or Williams receiver sight and go hunting. The .35 will do the job. Nice rifle. Plateau Hunter


Excellant info,was going to mention some of that myself.I don't Think I would drill it either my uncle goofed and drilled a 30/30 of that era IMO.Of corase he wasn't worried about collector value only user value. ;\)

The Hornady LeverEvoluation loads should shoot well in that 35 they did in the above 30/30 and do in my late 60's 35 with mirco grooved rifleing.

If you reload or know anybody that does close to you the Speer 180 gr makes a dandy deer bullet in it from what a few have told me,the blame deer didn't/don't want to play with me when I have had it in hand though. \:\( \:D

May you fair better with yours.
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#770427 - 06/06/08 01:24 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: CZ284]
8pointbetter
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I got one I love it for thiket hunting shot through any thing I shot the new hornadays in it
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#772214 - 06/08/08 08:29 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: 8pointbetter]
CZ284
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Curioisity got the best of me so I called Marlin on Friday. They looked up the serial number, turns out this gun was built in early 1953. I'm for sure not going to modify it, just shoot and enjoy it, then pass on to my son.
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#772289 - 06/08/08 10:17 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: CZ284]
.444 Marlin
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best medium bore caliber ever imo.
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#773371 - 06/09/08 12:48 PM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: .444 Marlin]
CZ284
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Cool- I'm really looking forward to playing with it this season!
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#775660 - 06/10/08 10:50 PM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: CZ284]
Locksley
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I bought a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington in 1967 I had to pay 120 dollars for then. Still have the gun also. I have shot a bunch of deer with it, I used it mostly when still hunting and a very little stand hunting . I never bought a stand till 1975.
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#776205 - 06/11/08 09:03 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: Locksley]
CZ284
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I'm going to try it out this weekend when I go to our lease to bush hog. Hope it shoots good!
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#776272 - 06/11/08 09:30 AM Re: Marlin lever action in 35 Remington [Re: CZ284]
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I had one about 10 years back. I only used the iron sights and factory ammo. When a deer came across my path out to 75 yards on a cloudy day I could see it and the sights. On a sunny day I could only make shots out to 30 yards. Whenever I close my non-firing-eye I can only see out to half my both eyes open depth. Bright sunlight makes it worse. Limbs and the natural camoflauge of the deer make sighting difficult for me. Hopefully you'll bust at least a ten point with it this coming season \:D
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