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I regularly shoot my 336's (30-30s) at the 50 yrd range they have at the gun club that I belong to.Very accurate with iron sights(original).I inherited them from my uncle in 88.They were never scoped.But,I have a new Nikon 4-12x40 pro staff just begging to be put on a rifle.I am gonna scope one of these 336s and take it out to the 100-200 yrd range and see how accurate I can be.
 

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Here you go. Shot this group today with my 2006 336c, 4x redfield, and 170 grain remington factory loads. Should have included a scale, but you get the idea since each hole is .308" diameter. I decided to shoot at 50 yards today because that's about where most of my shots with a 30-30 happen. To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.
 

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Glenny 30A from 1971 loves Winchester SuperX 170s. These are the last 3 I shot. 50 yards single rest with Redfield Revolution 3-9x40.
 

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1948 336, at 100 yards with 150 grain Rem CoreLokt bullets and 37 grains of Leverevolution. Shot using an old Bushnell 3X9 off the bench.

Keith


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I resurrected a 1971 made "basket case" a while back. My old eyes don't handle iron sights well any more so I mounted a Bushnell 3x9x32 scope. It loves the 160 gr LeveRevolution ammunition shooting it into 3/4" at 100 yards. I have a 170 gr Speer hand load and a 186gr cast gas check load that shoots into an inch 100 yards.
 

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With Proper Loads the Marlin 336 Is Indeed a Very Accurate Rifle.
Here's how my JM 1974 17.5in. Bbl 336 .30-30 Shoots @ 50yds:
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8rds of Lee 170gr RNFP over 28gr IMR-3031. Fired in 2 Shot Intervals.
The 3 Shots Out of the Group were Sight In/Scope Adj. Shots.
Rifle Scoped w/ Weaver "Kaspa" 3-9 X 40 (Set on 6X Here)
And, This is with a 5-10mph L Quartering Headwind.

My Dads 1957 336 .30-30 Shoots Blue Box Federal 150's Even Better than This at 100yds.
His has an older Bushnell 1.5-5 Made in Japan.

With the Marlin 336, Accuracy Depends Mostly on the Shooter & Not the Rifle.
If you know How to Point it Right, It Will Shoot Tight.

UncleSarge58
 

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My Glenfield 30A will do sub MOA at 100 if I do my part. Redfield 3-9x40 with 170Powerpoints. I will look for pics.
 

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For greatest accuracy, all of us need to clean the barrel thoroughly. You'd be surprised how much carbon remains in a "clean" barrel. Getting the copper fouling out seems to be the easy part. But the carbon keeps coming, and coming, and coming....... The carbon fouling clogs the leading edge or the rifling and the bullet isn't grabed well. It "slips" and doesn't achieve its maximum spin rate for stabilization. Groups open up slightly. We accept this because all of us feel that "just because I cleaned it, it must be clean". If you use several different bore cleaners during your cleaning process, plus Nylon and copper brushes, you'd be surprised at how dirty the patches keep coming out. Have to have a whistle clean barrel for best accuracy. Try it, you'll like it.
 

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For greatest accuracy, all of us need to clean the barrel thoroughly.
I picked up my .30-30 in a swap with a friend of a friend, I met while killing off a couple cold beers. When the discussion drifted to guns, he mentioned he was getting rid of his .30-30 because it wouldn't shoot. When he showed me the rifle, I could see it was not high mileage, and handed him $175, as he had scratched the receiver with a power tool removing the loading gate. He had cleaned the gun, after every season, by running a patch with Hoppes down the bore, and wiping the gun down with a silicone cloth. It took about a week of JB, and bore cleaner, and half a bag of patches.

I mounted a 2X-7X scope on it, and headed to the range with a box of Winchester PP's. I averaged a tad over 1.5" for four, five shot groups @ 100yds.
 
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