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Old 11-24-2008, 12:18 AM
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I had a couple requests to bring the forum back - so I thought I'd do it right and purchase a vBulletin license. I'm also looking for a few good mods for the forum...

Anyway I'll start this thread off with my latest purchase, it's a Bushnell Trophy MP red dot which I've mounted to my 1973 Marlin 336. It brings the old deer rifle into the 21st century I think, and besides the buckhorn sights sucked.



I've already made a trip to the range and the optic is a great match for the Marlin. It sits at the right height, doesn't screw with the balance, and provides a wide field of view for easy target acquisition. The T-dot is a great reticle, much preferred over a simple red dot, and has made me much more accurate with the old lever gun.

Here's what the T-dot reticle looks like through the scope...

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Old 11-25-2008, 02:06 AM
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It brings the old deer rifle into the 21st century I think, and besides the buckhorn sights sucked.
Eh, dunno. Seems like a juxtaposition to me.

Thanks for bringing the forum back.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:49 AM
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That Marlin looks alright, I wonder what Caliber that is?
Pesonally, Airsoft is illegal in my country, and I am too damn young to own a real gun, so as my toy AK74M (With three round burst and semi automatic) is broken, I now only have a Remmington Pump Action shotgun left. On the box it said "Super rifle", despite the fact it said "Shotgun" on the side of the actual weapon. It deifeintly is a shotgun lol..
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:31 AM
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If it is the standard model, it should be chambered in .30-30 WCF.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:04 AM
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If it is the standard model, it should be chambered in .30-30 WCF.
And thats a Caliber ive never heard of. Maybye it would be better in .308 Whinchester?
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:41 AM
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And thats a Caliber ive never heard of. Maybye it would be better in .308 Whinchester?

Never heard of .30-30?! The .30-30 was a rifle cartridge first invented as a new round to fire the smokeless powder, being first fired in the Winchester 1894 rifle, a gun built specially to fire the high-pressure round. It is an infamous rifle cartridge, most common in lever guns.

Strangly .308 Winchester is somewhat uncommon in lever guns. Not unheard of, but somewhat rare.

Since Winchester cheapened most of Browning's ingenius designs such as the '92 and '94 rifles, the Marlin guns were actually suprerior at the time. Treat the 336 well, Bunni.
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:33 PM
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Well here are a few of mine. Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman (.357 magnum). The two grey ones I had parkarized and then coated with teflon. Very strong finishes. I left one blued.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:10 AM
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Never heard of .30-30?! The .30-30 was a rifle cartridge first invented as a new round to fire the smokeless powder, being first fired in the Winchester 1894 rifle, a gun built specially to fire the high-pressure round. It is an infamous rifle cartridge, most common in lever guns.

Strangly .308 Winchester is somewhat uncommon in lever guns. Not unheard of, but somewhat rare.

Since Winchester cheapened most of Browning's ingenius designs such as the '92 and '94 rifles, the Marlin guns were actually suprerior at the time. Treat the 336 well, Bunni.
I've heard that the .308 Winchester is not used in lever guns due to the combination of the tube magazine and the fact that .308 Winchester is a spitzer round and that the recoil coupled with the bullets touching the primers of the rounds ahead of them causing a chain reaction and resulting in god knows what.
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