That is some nice looking wood!
This is my Modified 336,XLR in 35 Remington. I shortened the barrel to 21".
The 24" was just way too long to be a well balanced rifle.
I also got extremely lucky to get this butt stock for my 1885 guide gun in 45-70 many years ago! I love the defined grain! It has served me well on a few elk so far. Love these Marlin levers! Hopefully Remington can refrain from destroying the legacy that marlin levers have left the hunting world! They make a great bolt rifle, but even that has had some drops in QC the last few years!
That is some nice looking wood!
Outstanding wood on that guide gun. Almost make a fellow not want to take it out and maybe get it scratched.
My .35 from 1958. Was a US Navy rental rifle for Ram in Southern California back in the 80's.
Regarding the light...My FIL has a deer nuisance permit for his farm that allows spotlights and hunting until 2300.
Team .45-70 #1308
Team .30-30 #1069
Team .444 #644
Team 39 #346
Team Bolt Action Rimfire #116
Team .32 Special #108
Team Shotgun #96
Team Bikers #60
Team Browning #57
Team Mauser #55
Team .44-40 #34
Team Wheelguns #15
Team Semi-Auto #8
I'd list my guns in this space, but instead let's just agree to tactfully ignore the fact that I can't remember what all's still here after a series of tragic boating accidents.
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All you Remington haters can just scroll on by, for the rest of you that enjoy a sweet rifle I just won an auction on Gun Broker for this here 30-30. It will go just fine with my Henry 30-30. I am sure it is a Remington as the checkering looks like it is laser cut and beautiful and how about the fit and finish. Didn't really want a 30-30 but this gun was just too nice and at a nice price.
Team Henry #27
Henry Golden boy 22
Henry 44 Mag Big Boy
Henry 30-30 Team 30-30 # 1000
Marlin 39A Made in 46 Team 39 # 387
Marlin 32 Special
Marlin 336SC 35 Made in 51 Team 35 # 539
Marlin 336SC 35 Made in 55 "The Red Headed step child"
Marlin 444 Team 444 # 645
Marlin 1895 CB 18.5" Cabela's Limited Edition, Team 45-70 #1324
I'm not from NY, I am from Western NY !!!
Here's my Remmy 336Y sporting a Burris 2-7 on Burris low QD rings on a Williams Ace in the Hole rail. Now I just need a Marbles folding sight and front sight tall enough to clear the Rail.
I've been blessed to find two rifles that shoot cheap ammo like match handloads. My Marlin X7 is very, very accurate with Rem Corelokts. The 336Y is throwing old (i mean boxes with ammo taxes stamps on them) Rem 170 RNs at 2000 fps or just under. I'm hesitant to even post pics of the groups I'm getting because I've was accused of lying/cheating at the range with my buddies watching me shoot. But I'll post this anyway. I usually make + or - 1 to 1.5 inch groups at 100 or 200 yards. But when I'm "on", I'll make a string of groups like this. I'll certainly say, my 70's make Win '94 (sold) or my 70's make 20 inch Marlin won't do this.
Oh,.. that's 5 shots. Like I said. I was really lucky to find a gun that shoots like this.
My hi-speed 125 gr hand loads won't even shoot in this gun. Historically, in all the other 30-30's I've had my 125 gr load is a tack driver. I only have ever shot those ancient 170 JRNs to get on paper. I've got 2 and a half boxes left. I still need to buy a some new manufacture Rem 170s to see if they shoot as good as that old stuff. I need to work out a hand-load with RNs for this gun, too.
X7 in 308
336Y Laminate 30-30
Henry 17 HMR Octagon
Henry 22lr H001Y
"See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like gunpowder...and dynamite...and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They're cheap!" - The Joker