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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on .35 Marlin

This is my first post ever and this website is awesome, i learned alot from it. I want to start by saying I love my 336C Marlin which I have in .35 remington. It is reliable and durable through the tough hunting season. I have been looking around and can not find any bullets other then the 200 grains. I feel that is a liitle overkill for whitetail hunting. The last two deer i shot had massive holes in them big enough to put my thumb through. I am concerned it is doing to much damage to the meat. I am only a junior hunter and your knowledge would be really helpful. What is your opinion?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 12:53 AM
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Re: Opinions on .35 Marlin

An excellent cal.Not as many places store .35 ammo anymore and those who do it is pricey because the demand is down.So theones that do stock it mostly just have the 200 gr core locs.I can,t remember what grain the Hornady lever ammo is but it is probably less than 200.
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Re: Opinions on .35 Marlin

That 200 gr. bullet is supposed to poke thumb size holes in deer. Dead is not a matter of degree, dead is dead. Its a fine old gun and caliber, it will serve you well as is. They used to make 150 gr., but I have not seem them in a long time. You can reload some different ones, but anything heavier will slow her down quite a bit.

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Re: Opinions on .35 Marlin

the 200 grain corelokt bullet is the best choice for the vast majority of 35 remington rifles. i have many 35's in pump and lever and the 200 is the one that shoots the best.

its accurate right? and big holes = dead deer right? don't fix something that ain't broke. you have one of the best gun, caliber and bullet combinations for deer and bear in PA.

a 150 grain won't spare hardly any more meat than the 200 anyway.

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Re: Opinions on .35 Marlin

Stay with the 200 grain thats what the 35 likes i shoot the buffalo bore 220 grainers the 150s are pointed stay away not good for tube feed levers the horandy are 200 also 35 is excellent for pa bear deer. Good luck
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The 150's are fine for tube feed Marlins. I contacted remington about them years ago and they told me they have enough of a flat tip for tube magazines. And since I used to use them in a Marlin I can say for certain they are safe.
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Re: Opinions on .35 Marlin

The hornady gummy tips are 200 gr and pack a bit more punch than the remmy corelokts in 200 gr
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thats the first i have ever heard of that moose, every gun writer in every magazine over the years have always said dont use the 150s they are pointed enough ,just to cause a problem inside the tube if one goes off then forget about it,u will have a major issue on your hand, i have 3 35 marlins back around the early 80s i to tried the 150s and after a couple rounds fired i just happened to check the primers on the ones that where left inside the tube, and well it wasent a big depression on the primer , there was a very small dent, so y even take the chance, i have never put 150s back in , to me it dosent matter cause the 200 and 220s make the 35 marlin what it is. i think the 150s should be left to singal shot rifles or pumps. but thats just my opinion
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Great advice with first hand experience mdmlm.
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