Hi all, my name is Gareth Holland and I am a game keeper and Deer manager on an estate in Somerset Southern England. I use a marlin 336 30-30 for woodland stalking (hunting) Roe deer. I use a 3-12x50 scope on swing off mounts, I would like to fit a receiver site but the rear site base is in the way. I have purchased a Lyman site which I rather like, the solution would seem to be to move the rear site base forward and re-tap new screw threads. Now you all know and I know what a brilliant calibre this is for woods work on small deer (a very big Row Buck is 90-100lb) but technical information is a bit thin on this side of the pond. Guy's help me out, I guise the thread size is in A.N.F. can you please tell me the thread side to re-tap the receiver. Ps the reason for a scope that size is that when you are looking in the woods, the deer are in the fields and you may be shooting at 200yds. I hand load Speer 130gr fp. at 2500 fps, Zero 180yrds 1in high at 50yds 2in high at 100yds 1in high at 150yds & 2in low at 200yds. Thanks Gareth
8/40 top screws
“Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.” Aldo Leopold
Team Shotgun #6
Marlin League #56
Team 30-30 #366
Team Old Pharts #42
Team 35 #298
Team 39 #230
Team 60 #166
Team 1894 #366
Team 444 #648
Team .45-70 #1332
There are better areas of this forum to ask questions and get answers too. Look over the entire forum so in the future you`ll know where to go.
The best part of the hunt is not the harvest but in the experience.
Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! We're glad you're here! 48vintage is right on screw size. John
"Windage and elevation, Mrs Langdon. Always remember, windage and elevation!" John Wayne as John Henry Thomas in The Undefeated
Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
"There are two kinds of people in this world my friend, those who have loaded guns, and those who dig...You Dig..."
1960 Marlin 336 "TEXAN" .35 Remington / Team .35 #224 / 1964 Marlin "TEXAN" 336-44 magnum / Team 336-44 #15 / 1959-1961 Marlin model 99M1 .22lr (before serial numbers)
Welcome from Oregon. Have you considered a Tang Sight? Then you wouldn't have to move the scope.
"High spirits are just no substitute for eight hundred rounds a minute." Pvt. Cooper.
"I Aim to Misbehave." Malcolm Reynolds.
Welcome from Long Island farm country, happy shootin'. Cheers
"a man ought to have a good rifle, needn't be an expensive rifle, needn't be a powerful rifle, just a good rifle" - Old Moe
Veteran 68-74, NRA Member
Team Old Pharts #131….."I prefer old guns, old whiskey and a mature woman"
Team 60 #133, Team .22 Magnum #37
Team Crown Royal
"No second place winner in a gunfight" (Bill Jordan)
Team 39 # 250, .Team 30-30 # 781, Team 32 Special # 79, Team 35 # 436, Team 1894 # 270, .Team 44-40 # 15, .22 Magnum # 40
Team 444 # 503, .Team 45-70 # 935, Team Shotgun # 5,Team Old Pharts # 153, Team Browning # 33, Team Bikers # 47c, Team .375 # 3, Team Winchester # 5
Life Member NRA
Life Member TSRA
Thanks, can't see the wood for the tree's point me in the right direction please, thanks Gareth.
Hi, scope is on Apel quick detachable mounts so is no problem. I picked up a tang site at the same time but am taken with the receiver site, its just that information on lever guns is a bit thin on the ground this side of the pond. thanks Gareth.