Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?
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    Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    The 336 Sc gets tecommended a bit. Was wondering why. Is the style a little more accurate or something without the bands? I kinda like the looks of the RC.
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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    Some report experiencing better accuracy with the SC and A models. I think there's an aesthetic preference as well.

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Halloween Jack
    Some report experiencing better accuracy with the SC and A models. I think there's an aesthetic preference as well.
    I believe Halloween Jack has the right prospective here. The Sporting Carbine (sc) has the 20" barrel and short magazine (2/3 mag) with the barrel bands. It a shorter version of the older 336A which has the 24" barrel and short magazine. Both tended to have the larger (fatter) forearms.

    The short magazine tube does have aesthetic appeal to some (me included); and both models of the Marlin have been long time favorites of a lot of American hunters. Some prefer the heavy (fatter) forearms. There is no proof of better performance that I know of, but I tend to "think" that the end cap is a better set-up than the barrel bands for accuracy. But that is just my opinion!

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    I do not like barrel bands, so the A models are for me. Most generally have birch stocks unless you are lucky to find a walnut A from the early '80s or the '50s. Best of all are the cowboy models .. Good luck.

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    I just like the looks of an SC.

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    I like em both,for different reasons.But do like the thinner forearms on carbines..
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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    The Marlin that commenced my addiction is an SC, and I have come to really like them, as well as the old A's and ADL's. I believe that, all things being equal, the ones with the short magazines and the end caps instead of barrel bands, are a touch more accurate. Other than that, it's just an issue of aesthetics. Mind, I've got quite a few with barrel bands, and I like them fine, but there's just something about the SC's and A's and ADL's and all the others with the short magazines and end caps.
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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    The ad explains all. An A for open country long range shooting. An RC for horse back or brush shooting. The SC is the perfect balance between the two, fast handling and accurate too.

    Hey Plumber - Check out this ad from 1949

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    Re: Looking at used 336 models, folks seem to like the SC, why?

    Saved that ad, perfect for this thread, thanks.

    My old faithful is an early straight stock 444S, or 336 chambered in 444 for this forum, with the RC uncapped forend and short 444 mag. That rifle is the perfect Canadian Bush rifle in my never humble opinion. Know a few moose and bear who no longer have an opinion. It is the one rifle that I am truly attached too.

    I have been looking for a 32 Special in Canada for fun and cast shooting. The Marlin's I found were often SCs but always 30-30. I've put a 336 RC on my wish list and if a 35 ever showed up when I'm a little flush that would really round out my safe, 32-20, 32 Special, 35 Rem, 444 Marlin (always a little proud my cartridge carries the fine Marlin name).

    Confession time, I bought a 1957 bone stock Win 94 in 32 Special this time. It has the right parts in the right places but it isn't a Marlin. I strayed but not too far. Thanks for all the help, what a great forum. See you all on the 444 page.
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