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Posted: 10/22/2016 1:08:04 PM EDT
A local guy has a 70's vintage Winchester Marlin 336 chambered in .35 Remington for sale.  Asking $400.  I have no experience with this cartridge, but I'm a sucker for old lever guns.  I have a few .30-30's and a 45/70, so I'm guessing .35Rem fits somewhere in the middle.  

Is factory ammo decent or do I need to handload for it?  I doubt it will see much use, but I might try it on hogs to give my 6.5x55 an excuse to rest.  

Thanks for any info.

Edited because I had a brain fart.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:14:58 PM EDT
[#1]
Neat old round,  but factory ammo and brass are hard to come by. I've got a '40s waffle top Marlin in 35 Rem.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:17:40 PM EDT
[#2]
Winchester 94
Or
Marlin 336

Either way, the .35 is a great round.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:18:52 PM EDT
[#3]
The 336 is a Marlin and not worth $400 unless it's new/mint.
Otherwise It's a $250 gun.

Basically just a 30-30 necked up to .35 cal.

Great brush gun
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:22:04 PM EDT
[#4]
It's a hoot to fire out of an XP-100 pistol!
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:22:47 PM EDT
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One thing...if it's a Model 336 it's a Marlin, not a Winchester.

Now that that's out of the way....the .35 Remington is a great woods round, much better than the 30-30 IMO.

Ammo is going to be a problem...it's not a big seller, ammo runs are seasonal and brass runs are rare.

What's worse is that the brass has a unique head size and can't be formed from other commonly available brass.

Bite the bullet and stock up now, it's not going to get any cheaper in the future.

ETA: Starline is now producing bottlenecked rifle brass...wouldn't hurt to send them an e-mail.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:27:12 PM EDT
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The 336 is a Marlin and not worth $400 unless it's new/mint.


Otherwise It's a $250 gun.





Basically just a 30-30 necked up to .35 cal.





Great brush gun
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Bull Hockey! New Mint Rem-Marlins are not worth it. Those old 1950's - 1980's Marlin lever actions with out cross bolt safety, deep blue and nice figured walnut are worth $400-500 depending on condition.





.35 Rem is a heavy slow under 200 yard brush gun. Best 50-100 yards. Outstanding hog buster!


 
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:37:07 PM EDT
[#7]
There are old-schoolers who love that round for deer. It is hard to come by, if only for lack of demand, but I'm pretty sure Remington still produces it in the standard core-lokt load.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:45:28 PM EDT
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Or a Contender.  I got one of the Armor Alloy barrels cheap from TC ages ago in 35 Remington.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:45:42 PM EDT
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That is a great general purpose hunting round. Hornady makes a really good load for it, and not too hard to find.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:47:37 PM EDT
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I shot my first deer with one. Excellent deer round.

It is to the 30-30 what the 35 Whelen is to the 30-06.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:50:34 PM EDT
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I took my dad's old 336 in 35Rem on a bear hunt last month.  Great cartridge for a lever gun and I've never had a problem ordering ammo for it though there is not a large variety of loads out there.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:51:20 PM EDT
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Is it a North Haven or New Haven gun? Both are far superior in fit and finish as compared to today's.  I've never had a problem finding 35 Remington around here.  $400 seems to be typical nowadays.  I haven't seen one for $250 in 15 years at least.  That was the typical mid 1990s price but not anymore.  If I saw them that cheap I'd buy every one.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:56:08 PM EDT
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One of my favorite lever guns. A little more than 30-30 but not as punishing as a 45-70. Ammo is plenty available here but does cost more than 30-30. I'll be at the range Tuesday working up a load for mine now that I have brass from the factory ammo I bought. I'll be using either the 200gr Hornady FTX or the Speer 220gr fp.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:09:43 PM EDT
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LIke has been mentioned, not easy to find on all the shelves, maybe expensive. Few rifles chambered in the caliber.

Does a good job in the field. Not necessarily a long-range round.

Deadly on Missouri deer.

Lots of comparison to 30-30.

I think it's more comparable to the Winchester .356 or .358 which is nearly impossible to find but was availalble in a 220gr soft point.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:12:43 PM EDT
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Came to post in a Contender will get your attention.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:14:15 PM EDT
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Do it and then add a Model 8 in 35 to the family!


Yes, ammo runs are seasonal, but it can be ordered online usually.  With 2 guns in 35 you can justify a larger stockpile


ETA:  midway stocks 6 different flavors with 5 in stock right now.  Average of about $1.50 a round, you won't be plinking a lot.

https://www.midwayusa.com/35-remington/br?cid=7538

I've seen them all out of stock before...
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:16:23 PM EDT
[#17]
That's a fair asking price if in good condition. The cartridge has fallen on hard times and isn't nearly as popular as it once was. Ammo is difficult to find on shelves and expensive when you do find it. Brass too. It's not a necked up .30-30 as someone mentioned above. It is rimless and in some individual rifles, it has feeding issues. The .35 Rem is outpaced at range by current .30-30 loads and bullets, which is a big part of the drop in popularity. Still, I'd imagine that at close range the .35 has a slight edge.

I'd buy only if you're a collector and reload.

.02
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:21:10 PM EDT
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it cannot be a Winchester 336.  it will be a MARLIN 336.  Provided its a decent condition specimen $400 is a fair price.  Given that it is an original, and not a REP marked model, value will go up.

.35 Rem isn't super common, but its not in danger of extinction like 375 Win or 356 Win.  You likely won't find it at walmart but any decent gun shop will have it.

The 35 is a super-effective woods rifle.  Many people compare it to 3030.  While 30-30 and 35 are chambered in the same rifle models, and share similar trajectories, the 35 is a better killer.  Remington recently discontinued the 150 load, which is no loss.  The 200 grain soft points are fantastic.  Those 200 grain round nosed bullets are used only in the 35 rem.  Unlike a basic 180 .30 cal bullet used in everything from 308 to 30-06 to 300 mags, the single use of that bullet means the maker can tune it to offer ideal expansion and penetration in the 35 Rem.  I am NOT a Remington ammo fan, but I have to admit Rem likely has the best .35 load.

If you do not reload, no issues.  You'll find ammo.  If you do reload, you can easily substitute heavy 357 revolver bullets (they are the same diameter) for lower cost target and plinking loads.

The 35 doesnt have the velocity for massive expansion and explosive hits.  But its a thumper.  It would be IDEAL for hogs....  Yes, it would very much fit the gap between 30-30 and 45-70

Fro
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:31:27 PM EDT
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A local guy has a 70's vintage Winchester 336 chambered in .35 Remington for sale.  Asking $400.  I have no experience with this cartridge, but I'm a sucker for old lever guns.  I have a few .30-30's and a 45/70, so I'm guessing .35Rem fits somewhere in the middle.  



Is factory ammo decent or do I need to handload for it?  I doubt it will see much use, but I might try it on hogs to give my 6.5x55 an excuse to rest.  



Thanks for any info.
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Never heard of a 336 Winchester before.

 
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 2:32:38 PM EDT
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The 336 is a Marlin and not worth $400 unless it's new/mint.

Otherwise It's a $250 gun.



Basically just a 30-30 necked up to .35 cal.



Great brush gun
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No it isn't a 30 30 necked up.

 
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 3:19:12 PM EDT
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