My buddy and I went to the range yesterday to break in his new 1894SS, and it was shooting 3" groups at 25 yards. One club member was watching, and was telling my buddy those were good groups for a lever gun.....I about choked. I had brought my 336/35 Remington, and had shot a couple of groups at 50 yards, three shots apiece, each under an 3/4 inch. I pulled the target on the next break, showed it to the onlooker, and told him not to believe everything he read in gun rags. He about swallowed his tongue when he saw the groups, then he wanted to see the rifle, the shell, the scope, everything. Then he looked over at his gun, a Remington bolt-action 30-06, and said that his gun didn't shoot as well as mine. He handled my gun for a long time, worked the butter-smooth action, peered thru the scope.....He finally set it down, started to pack up his gear, and said, "I think I'm gonna hafta git me one of them. What's that shell called again?" "35 Remington" I said, and he wrote it down. Another skeptic converted. It was a good day!