Hello. Just got a 336 35 Rem and I am looking forward to shooting it. I had a 30A 30/30 for a breif time and I regreted parting with it so I decided on this Marlin and I think it's great. The only thing that disapointed me was the grain on the buttstock. Kind of irregular on both sides. I was expecting the grain on the walnut to be straighter than on the birch stocks I have seen before. Oh well, maybe Ill just put a Galco Butt Cuff on it to cover it up. I really dont want to restock it. I love wood on guns but Im picky on color and grain patterns. I plan to reload using cast bullets. Looking forward to learning how to cast my own.