+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14


  1. #1
    Tenderfoot
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southeast, TX
    Posts
    3
    Member #
    26290

    Considering 336XLR???

    I'm brand new to this site and have been lurking around the forums. Got alot of great info already, thanks!
    This coming year I will be deer hunting for the first time since a teenager. The gun of choice for my dad and consequently his sons were Ruger's 30-06. Although many deer were taken with these rifles I think its overkill for where my lease is. The lease is in the Piney Woods of Texas. Most shots will be no more than 150 yards with maybe one shooting lane reaching out to 200 yards. Several members swear by their Marlin .30-.30's. So, with all that said...I am considering purchasing a 336XLR. I have read much on the newer manufactured Marlins and that I should stick with serial numbers beginning with 92 and earlier. But I'm not sure when they started making the 336 in the XLR package Also, I had considered the 308MXLR Marlin Express, but I couldn't find any ammunition stocked locally. Is the 336 XLR limited to just Hornady Leverevolution, or can I put other rounds though it as well (Winchester Super X etc...) ?
    I would appreciate any info, reviews, stories, pics, or recommendations on the 336XLR. Look forward to becoming a Marlin owner!!! Thanks again!

  2. #2
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Midwest, Wisconsin
    Posts
    135
    Member #
    7839
    Thanked
    12 times
    Welcme to MO.
    Is the 336 XLR limited to just Hornady Leverevolution, or can I put other rounds though it as well (Winchester Super X etc...) ?
    The 336 XLR is not just limited to the Hornady Leverovolution round. You can shoot the cheap stuff also. I have a 336XLR that my daughter uses (has taken over) I have tried different ammo but the Hornady is soooo accurate thats all I shoot through it. Is a very nice gun and you won't be dissapointed. Now I have a 308MXLR also and in that you do have to shoot 308ME ammo and regular 308 will not work. The ammo is out there. I can buy locally gander mountain,scheels. I have bought mostly on line though because has been much better deal on pricing. It is on line almost everyplace that sells ammo.
    Again welcome to MO. Lots of info here. Be prepared to spend some time here.
    Craig

  3. #3
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    1,627
    Member #
    16241
    Thanked
    737 times
    Howdy Jade, welcome to the site!

    The 336 XLR is a fine choice. It was introduced in 2006 and was designed to shoot the Hornady Leverevolution ammo which also came out in 2006. You can shoot any 30-30 ammo in it, but by using the Leverevolution you can take advantage of the increased velocity that the 24" XLR barrel provides. The idea was to add a little more range to the 30-30. I wonder if "XLR" was intended to mean Extra Long Range?

    I have the XLR model in 45-70 and I really like it. I think you'll be very happy with it. If you come across a 91 serial number, don't pass it by, they are usually good too. Just look it over carefully before buying.

  4. #4
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Posts
    153
    Member #
    18208
    Thanked
    19 times
    Marlins are great rifles and the 30-30 is a great choice for many (most) hunting situations. Best of luck in finding a good deal on your rifle.
    "From my Cold Dead Hands!"- Charlton Heston, Year 2000 speech at the NRA Convention

  5. #5
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    137
    Member #
    26985
    Thanked
    201 times
    i recently purchased a 336xlr as well. the store that i bought the rifle from didn't have hornady leverevolution available, so i bought federal 30-30 winchester 170 grain. worked fine.

  6. #6
    Gunfighter
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Posts
    756
    Member #
    9443
    Thanked
    93 times
    Welcome aboard! I have a 336XLR myself and think it's a fine rifle. It does handle a bit different than the 20" 336's, but not a big deal IMO. Still, if you have the opportunity to handle one side by side with 20" 336, you might do so. The Marlin made 336XLR's are still out there, I saw a NIB 2007 model at the gun show a few weeks ago.

    Good luck with your search, and when you find one, be sure and join Team 30-30!
    Team .30-30 #29

  7. #7
    Tenderfoot
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southeast, TX
    Posts
    3
    Member #
    26290
    Thanks everyone! Sounds like I'm making a good choice. The search is on!!!

  8. #8
    Tenderfoot
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southeast, TX
    Posts
    3
    Member #
    26290
    Quote Originally Posted by WV67 View Post
    Still, if you have the opportunity to handle one side by side with 20" 336, you might do so.

    This is a good idea. There are three other gentleman that have 336's on the lease. I believe its two 336A's and one 336C. I might take a look at theirs.

  9. #9
    Site Contributor Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Levelland, Texas
    Posts
    2,296
    Member #
    16639
    Thanked
    2500 times
    Jade - Welcome to the MO site from west Texas. I used to live in east Texas and hunt near Jasper back when Temple-Eastex paper company allowed hunting on their tree farms. I used either a Marlin or a 50 caliber black powder rifle. You will be well served with your 30-30 for that area. Good luck with your search. Shenandoah
    All our life we trade our time for money, hoping to make enough money to do what we dream of, before we run out of time.
    A firearm is not a killer, it is only a tool in the hands of a killer.

    US Army (Ret)

    Member HYPHEN-ATED GANG (Cal 32-40)
    Team 30-30 - member 399
    Sharps (No Team) 1874, 40-65 Win
    Team Old Pharts - member XXIV

  10. #10
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Rising Sun Maryland
    Posts
    1,676
    Member #
    3205
    Thanked
    306 times
    Howdy Jade...If its going to be your one and only (not possible once Marlinitis sets in)rifle that you expect to take after bigger game than deer or pigs one day where extended distance and power is going to be a plus...then the 308/338 Marlin Expresses will give you the horspower ...if you dont ever see a New Mexico elk hunt or game ranch big exotic in your future..then the 30-30 will handle them all in style and definantly be cheaper to shoot and just play with,...good to have you and hope you come to feel at home hanging with us old dudes
    Some days it just doesn't pay to chew through the leather straps
    Studies show that 6 out of 7 Dwarves are NOT Happy
    Revenge is a dish best served cold
    No I'm not a Dr, but I'll take a look
    I just said I didn't have much use for one, I never said I didn't know how to use it....M. Quigley


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. 336xlr
    By biggog in forum 336
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-08-2010, 10:06 PM
  2. 336XLR
    By kpb0605 in forum 336
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 12-29-2009, 08:56 PM
  3. 336XLR 30-30
    By Bob259 in forum 336
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 02:05 PM
  4. 336XLR
    By MattPair in forum 336
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-10-2008, 02:45 PM
  5. 336XLR-35
    By Lance in forum 336
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2007, 03:26 PM

Search tags for this page

336 xlr review
,
336xlr
,
marlin 336 xlr
,
marlin 336 xlr 30 30 review
,

marlin 336 xlr review

,
marlin 336 xlr reviews
,
marlin 336xlr
,
marlin 336xlr 30-30 review
,

marlin 336xlr review

,
marlin xlr 30-30 review
,
marlin xlr 336 review
,
marlin xlr review
,
marlin xlr reviews
Click on a term to search for related topics.