I have purchased ( on lay by - if you have that in the US and elsewhere) and 336SS in 30/30.
As you would know, this has the shorter 20inch barrel compared to the new 24 inch barrels of the new model.
What are your views as to the affect on accuracy of using the new Hornady ammo for the new XLR Marlins which have the advantage of a 4inch longer barrel?
However, to be quite frank, I did not purchase my "old" 336SS to shoot at much beyond 100 yards to 150 yards max.
Am thinking of getting a scope for the Marlin when it arrives shortly. Any recommendations. I see quite a few 336 30/30 owners have opted for say 1.5-5 type Leupold scopes. I not determined to purchase a Leupold , however they do make fixed and lower powered scopes for this rifle which have proven very popular, certainly in Australia where I live.
The 30/30 is a very popular close quarter rifle for big pigs, a 4-9 or 10 etc x30 or 40 takes away the ability to aim quickly at a pig running at you!