Marlin 336 RC .35 rem - Shooters Forum
» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Leverguns > Marlin 336 Lever Guns
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2006, 10:27 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Panama City,Florida
Posts: 8
Marlin 336 RC .35 rem

Registered Users do not see the above ad.

I Have just been given a Marlin 336 RC .35 rem and a .35 rem lee loader.I have purchased neww ammo and love the rifle.Just goes to show new is not always better.
I would like to reload with the Lee Loader before going the press route and need some help as to what bullets to use in the reloading and powder suggestions. I have on order the reloading .35 rem and winchester cases.Looking thru Cabelas it appears that you can get hooked on gagets as bad as you do in fly tying.Any recomendations as to what I need to GET BY with the Lee loader case cleaning kit,etc?
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 12:54 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 370
Get yourself some 200grain bullets from Horn. or speer etc. and a can of 3031 powder ! The lee loader will work fine if you don't want to go for more money ! It should have a powder scoup and a list of powders to use ! Check to see if the butt stock is loose ! JAGG
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 12:58 PM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Laramie, WY
Posts: 817
I assume you have at least one reloading manual from Hornady, Hodgdon's, Speer, etc. If not, get one. Lots of powders will give reasonable loads in 35 Rem.

The standard bullet is 200 gr. RN or FN. Some say the Remington CoreLokt is hard to beat, the Hornady gives less expansion, and the Speer is okay. You'll find a bunch of folks who prefer the 180 gr. FN for deer but I haven't tried them. Finally, the Hornady manual gives some useful practice/varmint loads using their 158 gr. .357" pistol bullets. Makes for cheap practice but probably requires resighting your carbine when you switch between these and full power 200 gr. loads.

If you are careful to keep you brass out of the mud and sandy grit you can get by with not cleaning the brass except to wipe it well or at the most wash it in real hot water with a little dish soap, rinse with real hot water and air dry.

You are right about the gadgetry. It can get out of hand. You'll figure it out as you go along.

Congrats on the "new" gun.
"Hunt close, then get closer."
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 02:12 PM
Jack Monteith's Avatar
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 7,788
Here's a very through test report on .35 Remington bullets. Believe it.

3031 powder is a good one. 36.0 grains with a 200 grain bullet has been the standard load for years. It won't hammer the old Remington Autoloaders, but IMR's 37.5 grain load is fine in a Marlin.

The Lee dipper gives you a safe starting load, but a powder scale and funnel is next on your shopping list. Look for a 500 grain balance beam scale. The better electronic scales are great, the cheaper electronics aren't. If you're thinking about reloading shotshells, get a 1000 grain scale. A loading block and a manual. Lyman #48 is best, but Hornady, Sierra and Speer are good too.

The .35 Remington isn't bad for case stretching, but you'll need a case trimmer eventually.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 09:37 AM
Beartooth Regular
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: North Bay Canada
Posts: 1,339
Speer 180 Gr FN and 42 grs of BLC-2 goes good in my 54 Rc. Then I load a case full of Varget with the 205 RCBS mould Lead gas check bullet for plinking.
The nice thing about these two loads is that my sighting can stay the same and the groupings are both good.
As far as the 200 RN , I could never get my rifle to print a decent group.I have tried the 3031 powders and the best other was 4895.
Varget works great with the cast but groups seem to open up with the jacketed round nose.
I have tried the 220 load also but the spread is wide.
Read some of Marlin owners Data on Remington 35 data.

The older RC with the ballard rifling are great guns.
I am sure you will enjoy yours once you have found a load it likes.
Your welcome to PM

Last edited by Harry Snippe; 01-09-2006 at 09:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 03:33 PM
SFT SFT is offline
Site Supporter
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
Posts: 1,686
That's a fine configuration of the Marlin you've got there, and welcome to the .35 Rem faithful. When you're not reloading, Buffalo Bore makes a 220 grain Speer loaded .35 that is in my experience an astonishing boost in power, as well as Hornady's new LeverEvolution. The Cor-loct is indeed hard to beat, but handloading either the 180 grain flatpoint or a 190 grain hard cast bullet will give you good results too. Keep us informed, we're all eyes.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2006, 05:55 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Panama City,Florida
Posts: 8
Thank you all for the information you have shared with me.I found out from Marlin That my Mariln 336 .35rem was mfg. in 1961 would any one know if this had "Ballard" rifling" and what is Ballard rifling?I may be a senior citezen,however,I try not to let a day go by without learning something new concerning Hunting,fishing,and life.I ahve given up on trying to leard something new about Women,I just accept (:>)
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The New Marlin .35 Rem SS Where To Order VTDW Marlin 336 Lever Guns 13 10-19-2005 08:11 PM
marlin 336 35 cal rem wiskerfish Marlin 336 Lever Guns 22 01-30-2005 04:01 PM
Problem with a Marlin .35 Rem CEJ1895 Gunsmithing 3 11-29-2004 05:01 AM
Marlin 336 .35 vs Marlin 444 ALLAN Big-Bore Lever Guns 27 11-08-2004 07:07 PM
Price Check On Marlin 336 35 Rem Jimmy Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 3 12-24-2002 05:41 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:25 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive - Privacy Statement >


All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
Privacy Statement | Contact Webmaster
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1