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#5583799 - 02/05/15 09:25 AM .35 Remington - Do I want this?
denton Offline
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Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 397
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I've been looking for an older 336 in .35 Remington. I'm having a hard time finding one in great, not good, condition. Having never owned a .35 rem., should I just settle for a 30-30 or will I be pleasantly surprised at the load difference? Thanks

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#5583811 - 02/05/15 09:31 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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What is your intent for the gun? If you just gotta have a 35 rem I bet you wont be happy.

If you just want a neat old lever gun to hunt with I doubt you will ever notice its not a 35 rem except ammo is much easier and cheaper to find.
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#5583844 - 02/05/15 09:48 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
denton Offline
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I want a good brush gun with a low power scope. I have a pre-64 model 94 in 30-30 and wanted another lever gun.

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#5583847 - 02/05/15 09:52 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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What about a 44 mag?
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#5583853 - 02/05/15 09:53 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Or 357?
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#5583875 - 02/05/15 10:03 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
denton Offline
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I wanted something to deliver more power than the 30-30. I'd like to stick with true rifle cartridges. 44 mag and 357 just don't do it for me.

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#5583895 - 02/05/15 10:12 AM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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I have the gun you describe. It packs noticeably more punch than a .30-30. I like it-especially for hogs.
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#5584262 - 02/05/15 12:48 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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45-70
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#5584685 - 02/05/15 03:53 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 500
Loc: Allen, TX
I owned a Remington 760 in .35 Rem for years. I loved it and passed it on to my grandfather. It was a good cartridge in heavy brush. I never felt "under-gunned" when hunting whitetail with it. Most of my shots were in East Texas brush and under 100 yds with open sights.

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#5584742 - 02/05/15 04:16 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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It is a great cartridge and the 336 is the longest run of firearms chambered in it. If you rely on factory ammo it could be an issue. Shelves & web sites been bare for some time, a year or better. I've always cast and handloaded for the cartridge to get a bit more performance out of the compact cartridge. I've owned two Marlin, a 336D & 336SC, still have the "D" which is a 336 based on the Guide Gun series. I also have one of the 3K Rem 600s chambered in the cartridge, wouldn't rid myself of it for anything! I had a Savage 170B pump chambered it and always will regret getting talked out of it. Last year, I bought a CVA Hunter single shot chambered in the cartridge and loved the rifle. A fellow that helps me quite a bit here on the ranch took a shine to it and I sure enough owe him more than that rifle cost for all he does around here so I stuck it in his truck.


Factory ammo is loaded to the SAAMI Spec, 35.0K PSI but you can bump that a bit in the Marlin. I push it a lot harder in the Rem 600.

I started to look through my files for this cartridge and came across this article to introduce my 35 Rem bullet. I had a business that sold bullet molds and in 2006, the 100 anniversary of the 35 Rem, I decided it needed a bullet to honor it's achievement: Ranch Dog’s Bullet for the 100 Year Hunter

I had a 336ER, chambered in 356 Win, but felt there was no real gain in the performance of the two cartridges so let it go. My "D" has killed a whole bunch of hogs...

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#5585476 - 02/05/15 09:08 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Another vote for the 45-70. But the 30-30 is a fun lever action to shoot. Nothing wrong with it at all and it's one you can take for hogs, coyotes or deer and enjoy shooting. I've had one for a few years and probably always will. Ammo can be found just about anywhere ammo is sold. Can't go wrong with a 30-30. However, if you want to step it up a notch, the 45-70 is a lot of fun too. Not a bad kick at all. More of a push to the shoulder. 325 grain works like a charm for hogs. I really enjoy mine in the field. That was my step up lever action from my 30-30 and I don't regret it at all. Fun rifle.


Edited by TxYoteHunter (02/05/15 09:13 PM)

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#5585506 - 02/05/15 09:31 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
RWH24 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/04
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Loc: Denison/North of Sherman, Tx
38-55, 375 Winchester, 45-70 or 358 Winchester, 308 casing necked up to a 35 cal bullet.
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#5585537 - 02/05/15 09:51 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
nothing wrong with a 336 in a 35 Rem. For a short range thumper, more frontal diameter (fast energy transfer to target) on the 35 cal bullet than the 30-30 and does not have to be beefed up receiver like the 375 big bore Winchester or the others that rifle was chambered in, to contain 50k+ psi.

The 35 Remington has been getting the job done on deer and bear for longer than any forum member has been around and will be going for a long time to come.
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#5585557 - 02/05/15 10:04 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Loc: Smith County
I have a 35 Rem that someone gave me for a next to nothing. Only shot it a couple of times but it does kick a lot more than my 30-30. Finding ammunition can be a little problematic. I would feel a lot more comfortable with the 35 on something like a bear hunt than a 30-30. So yes I do think there is difference. My two cents.

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#5585572 - 02/05/15 10:11 PM Re: .35 Remington - Do I want this? [Re: denton]
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Reason why the 35 are in good condition not great is everyone who has one hunts with it. 35 is my favorite under 100 yard round. I currently have a Remington model 141 chambered for it.

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