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I do not currently own a 336 but I want one. I did a search, but might not have asked my question correctly, so please bear with me. I will be using the rifle to hunt pigs with in a spot and stalk hunting situation in thick stuff. I'm leaning towards a .35 Rem. but they are few and far between (used) and the .30.30's are plentiful. I'm thinking the extra horsepower of the .35 will be nice to have. Your thoughts please and thank you in advance. I will go get the popcorn now! LOL! ;)
 

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The 35rem is an excellent choice for what you plan on doing...factory 200gr Remingtion Core-Lokt's will do the trick.
 

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pinenut said:
I will go get the popcorn now! LOL! ;)
Eeehh, you can get some popcorn but you won't get any vain arguments, from me, for or against either caliber. Were I on a hog hunt, and you placed either a .30-30 or .35 Remington in my hands, I'd hunt enthusiastically not feeling personally diminished in any way. I'd hunt smilingly with either caliber and go kill a hog! :D
 

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With those two choices, I'd choose the .35...

I would not hesitate to take the 30-30, however it it's all I had. I've see both of them used, and a well placed bullet is not going to let you down in either.
 

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Either rifle is a good choice. My son killed two pigs this weekend with his 30-30 Spikehorn using 150 gr Win Super X ammo. I shot one with my 1894S in 45LC, can't realy say we were at any disadvantage. I did have my 35 Rem with my but never pulled the trigger.

How things usually work......you will wait, and look for a 35 Rem and won't find one. Then once you get a 30-30 you will find several 35's for sale :eek:
 

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Either rifle would be a good choice..........whichever 1 you find or choose become proficient with it because its not the caliber that kills its where you put the shot
 

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I usually grab the .35 when I head to the woods, but I will say either caliber would work well for you with a well placed shot and quality ammo...
 

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What big medicine says is strangely true. That is what happened to me!

I would buy the 30-30 since ammo is available all over the place and quite reasonable in price.
When the .35 turns up (and it will....), get it as well. Even if .35 ammo is sparse, you will always have the 30-30 to fall back on.

Good hunting!

Sincerely,

JDP
Team 35 # 88
Team 30-30 # 82
Team 39 # 31
 

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I'd hold out for a 35 also............but I've hunted with one for many many years..........That said, if you study the ballistics of the 30-30 and the 35, you won't see a large difference, but in the field, I like the 35 better..................but, handloading a 30-30 hot, with 170's probably closes the gap.........if there is one.

Tom
 

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I have a number of Marlins in both calibers, but my first choice would be the .35 Remington. Now, don't get me wrong. If all I had was a .30-30 for hog hunting, I wouldn't just curl up and die. It will also get the job done, but the .35 is a favorite with me.
 

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In the 336, I have several 30-30s, two 35s and a 38-55. If I were going after a hog I would not feel one was all that greater than the others. Just make sure you pick the right bullet to do the job.
 

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You want go wrong with either,But I lean toward the 35 evertime.Gunrunner,
 

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hey bill, ;D
i've got a .35, & have been workin' up some
handloads for these big n.ga. bucks.
your welcome to test fire it.

.30-.30 looks to be less expensive to reload,
and easier to find components. YMMV

i got mine on woody's a few months back.
 

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They both are good hog cals.
Get a 30-30 and you'll want a .35 then you'll want a 45-70. ;D
Then you'll find there are a few in between that you missed, it's never ending. :'(

Welcome.
 

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Pinenut,

The 30-30 has a wide array of good ammo as of recently that almost puts it in the 35 rem class. ;D

If you determine your levergun yardage is around 150 yards or less, get the 95GS Stainless 45/70 and be done with it.

If I would've practiced what I'm preaching, I'd a spent a whole lot less money and had a lot less stress. During the ammo crisis, 45/70 was all over the shelves.
 

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the 30-30 will always be a great choice...so will the 35Rem but it has an extra dose of "cool"....now if you go up to the 375,..that just shows you have pure class!
 
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