Taylor said:The 35 Remington cartridge is loaded to about 28,000 lbs pressure. The Marlin receiver can withstand much higher pressure. A lot of people reload higher than reloading manuals maximum. We refer to the higher pressure shells as 35+. A 200 grain bullet factory shell averages about 1975 ft/sec from my 35. My 200 grain bullet 35+ loads average 2225 ft/sec. There is not enough difference to justify rechambering the rifle.
The only problem that I have with a 35 Marlin being a 200 yard gun is the accuracy. There is no dought that it will kill at 200 yards. I have owned three 35 Marlins and none of them would hold a good group at 200 yards. All that I am saying is, if you want a 200 yard gun, you need to purchase a gun designed for shooting 200 yards. Marlins are designed to be light, easy to carry, and easy to handle in brush. Marlins are designed for short to medium range. Marlins have low recoil due to slow bullet speed and shot round nose bullets that open up at low velocities. They are designed beautiful for their intended purpose.