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I just bought a 1968 Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. Never shot this type round before. I purchased some 180 grain Remington Core locs to give her a try. I have a Marlin 1895 in 44mag also. My question is, the bullets are rather pointy, not nearly as blunt as the 44mag, are these rounds safe in a tubular magazine?

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Welcome. 150s? I think I have some 150gr. factory loads. Blew up a jackrabbit with them, once. Never heard of 180s in that caliber but could have missed a few.

Anyway, I'm not sure where you found those, but that is an uncommon loading in my experience. Almost everything available is the 200gr. round nose where I live. Superb bullet for deer and pigs by the way.

Congrats and try some of those 200gr bullet.
 

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I'm not aware of Remington ever making a Core-lokt bullet in 35 caliber that weighed 180 grains. If it's a pointed bullet with an exposed lead tip, instead of a flat point, I wouldn't shoot it in a gun with a tubular magazine, unless you're loading them one at a time. The 200gr Hornady FTX would be my bullet of choice, with that particular cartridge and gun.
 

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I don't believe I would put two of those in a tubular magazine while firing a third one in the chamber. Those are "pointed soft point" bullets and I wouldn't recommend them in your gun, unless you are very careful to NEVER have more than one in the magazine tube. Single loading would be recommended, and again, I would look for a round nose, flat point or FTX type bullet, if you want 2 or more, in the magazine.
 

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Broom you are right,

I called Cheaper than Dirt and they said they do not recommend these for tubular magazines. That would have been nice to know up front. The reviews on the ammo were from other 336 owners, who must be either doing single shots or living dangerously.

Are these OK

http://www.ammoengine.com/find/store_frame/2906551?url=http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/66223-5.html

Or
http://www.ammoengine.com/find/store_frame/2906551?url=http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/66223-5.html

I am of course open to other suggestions. I do not hunt, too lazy, just targets.

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I've shot them, too, from the magazine. While I don't claim it is without risk, I also don't think it's as easy to set one off the tube as people would have you believe.
 

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speer does make two kinds of 180gr bullets for the .358cal. one is a flat pt. for tube mags other is spire pt. for single shot pistol. but i've never seen anything but 150's and 200gr. in .35 ammo. and the 180gr. bullets are pretty pricey:eek:
 
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