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Hornady advertises 2225 fps for their LeverEvolution .35 Rem, but that's tested using a 24" barrel. I've seen reports of velocities in the range of 2130 from personal guns with shorter barrels. Has anyone chronographed that ammo from a Marlin 336C with its 20" barrel?

I tried searching the forum archives but couldn't find anything.

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Generally, you'll lose somewhere between 15 and 25 fps, per inch of barrel lost. So, in this case, your barrel is 4" shorter which means you'll get 60-100fps less. That isn't an exact science, but then again, what someone else gets from THEIR 20" barreled Marlin isn't going to tell you what you'll get, either. Only way to know for sure it to chronograph your gun. However, the above calculation will be close enough for the 150-200 yards maximum range the old 35 Remmy is good for, anyway. :)
 

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I got out for some shooting with my new 336C this afternoon and ran a string of 10 LeverEvolution .35 Remington over my CED Millennium chronograph. My average velocity was 2115 with a Standard Deviation of 14 fps. Not shabby.

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I got out for some shooting with my new 336C this afternoon and ran a string of 10 LeverEvolution .35 Remington over my CED Millennium chronograph. My average velocity was 2115 with a Standard Deviation of 14 fps. Not shabby.

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That's some good stuff, Spence. Here's a trajectory chart for that particular bullet and velocity. Sight in 3" high at 100 and you're good out to 200 and maybe a touch further. The fascinating thing to me is how this cartridge has been noted as an excellent deer killer, which just goes to show you that higher velocity isn't always better. I personally feel a heavier bullet, driven fast enough to ensure expansion, and a jacket/point designed to expand at slower speeds, results in more predictable terminal results with less damaged meat. I hope she hunts as well as she shoots!

Load Data
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Name: .358 Cal, Hornady FTX, 200 grn
Ballistic Coeff: 0.300
Bullet Weight: 200
Velocity: 2100
Target Distance: 175
Scope Height: 1.500
Temperature: 70
Altitude: 500

Ballistic Data
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Range Elevation Velocity Energy ETA Drop
0 yds -1.50 in 2100 fps 1958 fpe 0.000 sec 0.00 in
25 yds 0.47 in 2037 fps 1843 fpe 0.036 sec 0.25 in
50 yds 1.91 in 1976 fps 1733 fpe 0.073 sec 1.02 in
75 yds 2.83 in 1915 fps 1628 fpe 0.111 sec 2.32 in
100 yds 3.14 in 1856 fps 1529 fpe 0.151 sec 4.23 in
125 yds 2.80 in 1798 fps 1435 fpe 0.192 sec 6.79 in
150 yds 1.76 in 1742 fps 1347 fpe 0.235 sec 10.04 in
175 yds 0.00 in 1687 fps 1263 fpe 0.279 sec 14.02 in
200 yds -2.52 in 1633 fps 1184 fpe 0.325 sec 18.76 in
225 yds -5.82 in 1581 fps 1110 fpe 0.371 sec 24.28 in
250 yds -9.93 in 1530 fps 1039 fpe 0.419 sec 30.60 in
275 yds -15.00 in 1480 fps 973 fpe 0.469 sec 37.89 in
300 yds -21.05 in 1433 fps 911 fpe 0.520 sec 46.15 in
 

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Sight in 3" high at 100 and you're good out to 200 and maybe a touch further.
Thanks for the chart, that one goes in my file.

I sighted my new 336C in yesterday, first time I ever shot a big caliber lever gun. Great fun. I followed Hornady's advice and sighted it to hit exactly 3" high at 100 yards. Another trajectory chart I ran across said that would put far zero at 185 yards, so I fired at that range. Not the best group, but it makes a 175-185 yard far zero look about right and point blank range about 200.

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