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Hello All,
       As I mentioned in the thread "Question for John Kort" I picked up a new toy the other day! I just bought the SBH, but I found a Marlin 336A in a pawn shop and couldn't resist! I've been looking for one of those rascals for a long time, and it's just the version I was looking for too, with the more slender forearm and no checkering. It's in pretty good shape, a couple dings in the toe of the stock and some blueing wear where it was carried in a gun rack. The mechanical parts of the gun show very little wear, and the bore is pristine! I think it was carried a lot, shot a little.
       I cleaned the heck out of it and took it out to shoot this morning. Looks like it's going to be a shooter- I shot one cast load and one jacketed load and they both grouped 1" or a little less at 50 yards. I didn't have enough ammo loaded up to try longer ranges but with other open sighted guns my groups usually open up about 25%-30% at 100 yds. This rifle is the best fitting most comfy rifle I've ever shouldered. The weight and balance are just right for me! I'm excited!!  <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->      ID
 

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ID,

There is nothing like buying a good used gun! Good old/used guns need caring homes. :biggrin:

Don't worry about the wear and dings, gives it character.

30/30 or 35 Rem?


Enjoy it

Regards, Ray

(Edited by Contender at 9:52 pm on Aug. 9, 2001)
 

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Contender,
       I got the 30-30. Wouldn't have minded the 35 Rem. but I already have the stuff to reload 30-30 so it works out well. I'm very happy to have found it. They are pretty scarce in my neck of the woods.
        It'll be well fed and cared for now!
                                          Take care,        ID
 
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