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For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

Just wondering which is a better round, but in terms of economy (so I can practice with it) and effectiveness for deer and bigger game. I can get either type for the same price, but I'd like to know what people recommend,
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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

go with the 35

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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

i have 3 35s marlins get the 35 much better knock down power 200 grainers for deer and bear,if you really want a great bear load get buffalo boar 220 grainers .good luck
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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

also i picked up 35 round nose at dunhams this year on sale for $15 bucks a box, you also have the option of hornady 200 flex tip, but i dont care for them they do shoot great on paper, but imo they just dont leave a good blood trail,dont know y maybe they dont open up, i am not sure i did shoot two bucks with them and found them both with in 70 yards of the shot , so they did do there job, but i could not find blood i mean hardly any . so i am still confused on that one, but not the case with the 200 grain roundnose, always blood and i can see the reaction of the deer when hit with a roundnose,
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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

LOL.....I was just going to type this very question!

Actually, it was going to be a two part question;

1) .30-30 vs .35 Rem

2) Winchester vs Marlin

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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

i say marlin all the way.
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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

I was leaning towards the Marlin myself.

I've had a hankering for a Marlin 336 .35 Remington for a while now. I've heard that the Marlins are built better than the Winchesters. I don't know this for a fact, just what I've heard from several people.

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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

I have owned both the Marlin 336 35 Rem and the Winchester mod. 94 30/30. I would choose the Marlin 336 in 35 Rem over the Winchester.

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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

yes marlin has side eject where i have a 94 winchester 30/30 also that is top eject.but my 94 is a old one, does winchester even make a 30/30 now a days with side eject like marlin, just mounting a scope is much better on side eject let alone.
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Re: For a Marlin 336 should I get 30-30 or 35 rem?

1) .35 Remington, superior power to the 30-30. I've shot deer with each and the .35 drops them better. With all due respect to mdmlm's opinion, I prefer the the Hornady Leverrevolution to either Winchester or Remington round nose. I get slightly better accuracy with the Hornaday's and more importantly the wound channel is better. With the Remington's and Winchesters, if I did not hit a rib or shoulder blade on the way in, then the exit hole was just barely larger than .35 and there was not a lot of tissue damage. I have put 9 hornadys into deer and the damage is much greater whether I hit bone or not. The blood trails, while short, have been impressive. Note: I have not shot the 30-30 Leverrevolutions, and they supposedly are also a good >100 yard deer round.
2) Marlin is the better gun. Easier to mount a scope. I have never had one of my .35's jam. Built like a tank, although a little heavy.
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