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I picked up this 35 at a local pawn shop lets say I paid a little more than what I should but I was ready to get one.it is a 72 336. w/ see thru mounts and a japanese 4x40mm Armsport scope havent found any info on the scope, took her out to the woods just to see if she was still on i shot using a tree as a brace and used rem 200gr core lock, acuracy to me was perty good considering I had the target taped to tree limps, groop was low but centered with one flier my falt for that one) upon coming home I saw that 3 of the shells were split in the necks after they were fierd, from the shoulder 3/4 the way up the neck but not at the mouth of the case, i was told by many reloaders that win, fed, hornady, brass is beter than rem this might prove there point. i got a ruff esimate of a 2 inch groop shot in rapid susession under not perfect conditions I consider my self an avrage/good shot it definatly is a min of deer grooop but what do yall get out of yalls 35s and what factory loads do you prefer I wanna use HOR LEs do they function good in old marlins? IMAG0285-1.jpg IMAG0292.jpg
 

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Hornady Lever groups well for me. It is all I shoot now in my .30-30, .32 Sp., and my .35. Going to do some handloads for my .35, with Hodgdon LV powder, and 200grain FTX Hornady. It will be interesting to see how they perform compared to factory Lever loads.
 

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I am very new to reloading, so I can't comment on the cause of those neck splits, but I have shot a lot of factory rounds (including a lot of Remington) in many calibers over many years and never had that happen on new factory loaded brass.

Something's wrong and I doubt it's the Remington brass. There are many here who should have some insight for you.

I have a new 336c in .35 Rem and it really likes the Hornady LE ammo. Can't imagine an older one would be any different, simply because of age. Different examples of the same rifle of similar vintage may have a different appetite, but that is not a factor of age.
 

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All factory 200gr loads work very well... the 150gr Core-Lokts didn't shoot very well out of my 336.
 

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if you can shoot us some close clear pics of the brass before/after ..we might be able to tell if there may be a problem like headspace etc.
 

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if you can shoot us some close clear pics of the brass before/after ..we might be able to tell if there may be a problem like headspace etc.
I have to agree with our colleague here, something ain't right and I doubt it is the ammo. Did the action close completely, the lever flush with the receiver? Is there soot on the brass? I suggest you have the rifle looked at before shooting any more. I have had excellent results with both Remington and Federal.
 

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The HOR LE ammo functions fine and is accurate in my 61 year old Marlin.
 

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Post some pics of the split cases.
 

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As others have said, I doubt its the brass. I would stop shooting it now until you find out the problem.
 

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Had the same thing happen awhile back with some feds.Seems to me shes shooting fine though.Tell ya something these boys taught me that works.When shooting a lever try your rest(sand bag) further back than normal,closer to the lever and see if it dont shoot better.It shrank my groups atleast 1/2 a inch at 50yds with peep sights.Works well on my 336s and my 99.Hope it works for you.
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All I shoot in my 336SS LTD is Remington 200 gr corloks. Never a problem with the load or brass(and I reload). Accurate & deadly out of my Marlin.
 

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Well I had some brass do the same thing. It splits right on the shoulder. The rifle shoots good and doesn't split them all. It was the 30yr old Remington in .30-30 150gr that was spliting. The Go, No go gauges checked it to be OK. Has me talking to myself. :hmmmm:
 

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Sometimes brass splits. Bad batch, no big deal. Vertical splits at the neck / shoulder aren't a danger to you or the gun. If your rifle splits all cases from a few different lots, then you can look for a problem.
 

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I apreciate all the feed back it is helpfull and infomative here is a pic of one of then the other 2 are identical i shot her 7 times total, 4 at the target and 3 at a tree stump 3 out of seven split like this one tell me what yall think this was new 2oo gr corelockt in the new box not the old all green box, IMAG0293.jpg
 

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I apreciate all the feed back it is helpfull and infomative here is a pic of one of then the other 2 are identical i shot her 7 times total, 4 at the target and 3 at a tree stump 3 out of seven split like this one tell me what yall think this was new 2oo gr corelockt in the new box not the old all green box,<IMG id=vbattach_18430 class=previewthumb alt="" src="http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18430&stc=1" attachmentid="18430">
 

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got a pic posted

I got a pic posted of one of the shells the others are very similar in size thanks for the feed back on my thread
 

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I have a newer .35 Remington, not likely a pure Marlin but close enough.
The factory ammo I've shot through it was all 200 grain jacketed stuff. Hornady Flex-tips and Remington have been great, right around an inch group at 100 yards.
Winchester, I've been getting more like 2"-3" at 100 yards.
 

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I apreciate all the feed back it is helpfull and infomative here is a pic of one of then the other 2 are identical i shot her 7 times total, 4 at the target and 3 at a tree stump 3 out of seven split like this one tell me what yall think this was new 2oo gr corelockt in the new box not the old all green box, View attachment 18430
The vertical split doesn't bother me, but what is that horizontal ring right in front of your fingers? Is it an exterior scratch? Is it on all your cases, just the splits, or only this one?
 

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Hey Hogger. I shoot Hornady almost exclusively in my Marlins including my latest 336SSLTD35. Not sure from your original post if the 4 shots in the target is all you shot and 3 of those had the split cases or did you shoot more and only 3 had the splits? Wish I could come out to Concord and shoot some with you but I am having knee surgery Monday. May be a little while before I can get out your way and this 30 degree weather round here lately has not been makin it feel any better!

If you can get some closer pictures of those cases some of the more knowledgeable reloaders on here may be able to tell what is happnin....

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Sounds like you have gotten lots of advise regarding the brass issue, so I'll comment on your scope. I bought a couple of 4X32 Armsport scopes back in the 70s. They proved to be great scopes and are still clear and accurate to this day. Have one on a 303 Jungle Carbine that I use to hunt whtietail with. They were cheap scopes back them but well made. Wish I had a few more of them, they would serve well on a levergun.
 
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