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Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

I recently picked up a really nice Marlin 336A 35 Remington (lever) in trade.

I want to outfit this with a nice scope and I'm leaning toward a putting a Leupold (56550) Shotgun/Muzzleloader (2-7x, 33MM) on it. I currently have this same scope on a slug gun and I really like it.

Any thoughts or suggestions otherwise?

I was kicking around mounting a Cabelas Lever 3-9 on it (a lot cheaper than the Leupold), but the reviews I've read have been terrible.

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

My dad has one, and he loves it! I've used it several times, and I think it's a great gun as well.

He just has a wide angle 3-9 refield scope on it. Wide angle on 3 power makes it a nice brush gun/scope combo.

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

The Cabelas scope isn't one of their top of the line scopes they get from one of the bigger companies to make for them. You really can't go wrong with a Leupold And you picked probably the best power range for that particular caliber and application. The 2x gives you great field of view for quick or up close shots, while the higher power 7x gives you the ability to make a longer shot with confidence. I have those particular Leupolds in stock and I do give site members here a better price than what's on the my website. Just PM me if you are interested. Good luck!

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

I think you're on the right track with the Leupold in terms of size, but I really wouldn't go with the VX-I. If that is you're absolute ceiling in terms of price, I would spend less and get a 2-7 Vortex Diamondback which is quite widely accepted to be a better scope than the VX-I. If you can spend a little more (~$260 I believe) you can get a Vortex Viper 2-7 and have very nice optics.

Another scope worth considering is the Fullfield II 2-7, which I believe can be had for around $150.

I personally feel that a VX3 1.75-6 x 32 would be just about the ideal scope for a 336, but I understand that is quite a bit more than than the scopes you are considering.
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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

I will second the fullfield II or even suggest a redfield 2x7. I have a weaver k2.5 on my 35 rem, but they are not that easy to come by or I would recomend one.

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

Great input guys, I really appreciate it.

Can I ask...what is the knock on Leupold's VX-I, say versus the VX II or VX III?

Mackgee - I appreciate that offer, and may very well take you up on it.

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Leupold Vari X II 1 x 4 power.

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

"Leupold Vari X II 1 x 4 power."

What WildTigerTrout said. I have one on my 336T and it's perfect for the rifle and the practical range of the cartridge.

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Re: Marlin 336-A (.35 Remington) - Scope advice

I absolutely love the .35 Remington, minimal kick and smacks deer hard. I suggest buying a bushnell banner (decent for the price) or any nikon or leupold.
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