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I just picked up a used Marlin 336 CS in 35 Rem, spur-of-the-moment purchase. I was wondering if this a good caliber for deer hunting and if so what factory ammo would be a good choice? Thanks, RP
 

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Not a chance! Get a Red Ryder ;D








Seriously though, the .35Rem is a great caliber for most any game here in N. America!
 
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The federal ammo clocked 2045 fps out of my 35 remmy. Never killed any thing with that ammo. Shoots real well out my rifle. Midway usa always had some in stock. Never could get my hands on any Remington ammo. I'd stay away from Hornandy ammo caued my rifle to jam up all the time. Was real accurate though. The best ammo will be the stuff you make yourself. ;D
 

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Check Cheaper then dirt for Remington 200 Grain Core-lokt. Great for deer or what ever else you find in the woods.
 

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Howdy RLPMD,

You are now the lucky owner of a great rifle! The 35 Remington is thought of by many as one of the all time great deer cartridges ever made. It's not a speed demon or super powerhouse but within it's limits, it gets the job done as well or better than almost anything out there. Great rifle for woods hunting. It handles quick as lightning and really smacks a deer or hog. The ammo of choice for most and the one that has stood the test of time for decades is the Remington core lokt 200 grain round nose ammo.

Somewhere on here there was a post a while back about some serious penetration/performance testing done with the 35 remington and various bullets. It's a pretty long read but well worth it. I did a quick look but don't remember where it is. Perhaps someone else here will point it out to you.

By the way, WELCOME TO MARLIN OWNERS!!!
 

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Nov. 30, 2010 5:22PM. Dropped where she stood. Approx. 85 yds. Guess which rifle. Hint; It's born date was 1986. ;D

 

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Great deer rifle! I hunt with a 2007 vintage 336C in 35 Rem most of the time with 200 grain bullets.
 

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My first deer rifle was a 336rc .35 rem made in '55

I was young and wanted a levergun, win94, or a 336 in .30/30..
A friend of mine inheritted a gun collection from his grandpa and sold me the .35 for $100..
Even through in all his old ammo along with it..
I had never even heard of a .35!!! :-\

I still have it to this day!!!
Harvested many a deer with that old rifle!!!

My favorite factory load is remington 200 grain core-lokts.
Favorite reload slug is the speer 180 grain soft point.

Extremely accurate, good knock down on deer!!!

It won't let you down!!!
 

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A 336CS in .35Rem was my first deer rifle 24yrs ago. I'm still using it... it gets the job DONE ;D

Stick with 200gr if yer using factory ammo. Federal, Remington, Winchester, Hornady all work. Just experiment and see what works best in your rifle ;)
 

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RLPMD said:
I just picked up a used Marlin 336 CS in 35 Rem, spur-of-the-moment purchase. I was wondering if this a good caliber for deer hunting and if so what factory ammo would be a good choice? Thanks, RP
This is a joke, right? We all know that the 35 Remington is incapable of killing deer, only shooting a 200 gr bullet at 2050 fps, as modern deer take bullets in excess of 3000 fps to penetrate their armor-like hides. ;D

Now, if this is indeed a serious inquiry, there is a tone of information on the site, including information on the 200 gr Remington Core-Lokt ammo, which is some of the best standard info for deer hunting.
 

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Check Cheaper then dirt for Remington 200 Grain Core-lokt. Great for deer or what ever else you find in the woods.
I strongly second that -- that is the best cartridge for your 35 Rem and Cheaper than Dirt is a company you need to get to know if you haven't checked them out. They are great. Here's a link: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/66223-5.html
 

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Great choice for deer.
The Remington core-lokt 200gr is the best choice IMHO.
I don't like the Hornady Leverutions, loaded to hot from my experience compated to the Rem 200gr.
 

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The .35rem is a sweet rifle...deer will fear you as you walk through the woods. However, your friends and family will ostracize you for not buying a 'whizz bang super mag'. ::)
 

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The .35 Remington is one heck of a deer caliber. The paper ballistics may not appear impressive compared to some of the super magnums. However, it is a balanced caliber. A friend of mine got me hooked on the caliber this past rifle season and I bagged a spike with a 1951 336sc using 200 core-lokts. It was about 75 yards and never took a step. Since then, my wife bought me a .38XLR and I am looking forward to using it this fall.
 

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Thanks to all for the great info! I feel a lot better about my purchase and feel very comfortable shooting it. Got my brother hooked on a Marlin 30-30 this year and after he took 2 nice deer with it (one shot kills), I hoped I would be just as capable using the 35 Rem. Sounds like that should be the case, based on all of the comments so far. Just seems like deer season is so far off, but that will give me plenty of time to practice and see what ammo works best in my Marlin. Thanks again, RP
 

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Not a chance! Get a Red Ryder ;D
I would love to have a Red Ryder ;D ;) But they are not legal in NYC something to do with the assault weapon law. It might knock your eye out.

As much as I respect the 30 30 I rather have a 35R If a big back bear soar should think I'm going to harm her cubs.

I think you're pulling our legs with this thread. But good luck with the rifle anyway.

T ::) NY
 

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I have 2 Marlin 35's and the 1957 model cycles and shoots the Hornady LE ammo as well as the 08 does. Try all the 200 gr. loads and see what your 35 tells you she likes, then use it with confidence cause it all works well. DP
 

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I do have a Daisy "RED RYDER" (no compass in the stock :(), but I prefer my '50 336A .35 Remington,it's got a Weaver K4 on top and with the Remington 200grn CORE-LOKT bullets hand loaded over H335, well ;D!
 

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Give the factory 200 gr corlokts a try, you will not have any problem killing deer. Dont overlook the 200gr. hornady leverevolution a try too. My rifle loves to shoot them but can and will occasionally jam with them but I still use them for hunting.

I think you will love the 35 rem. Plenty of killing power with not much recoil.
 
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