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Re: Marlin 336 questions
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2017, 07:34:38 PM »
Well, here's what we've got, so far.  I've replaced the front bead with a red Firesight from Williams, along with a rear peep from the same source.  Cleaned it up, polished the bolt a little bit, replaced extractor and ejector, and cleaned up the trigger, so that it breaks pretty clean at 3.5 lbs.  Added a Weaver scout rail, and installed a Burris 2 3/4X IER scope, and got the scope and irons boresighted at 25 yards.  Still waiting on the recoil pad to cut the stock down, and the ammo cuff, which should be started Monday, and will hopefully be here the week after. 

Have powder, cases, primers and dies, just waiting on the bullets to get here so I can start working up loads.  Going with the 160 gr. FTX bullets from Hornady, and Hodgdons LVR powder.  Don't tell anyone, but this has been a fun project, and I really hope she likes it when it's finished.

And she should be equipped to deal with anything she's apt to run across, this side of the Mississippi River.

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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #26 on: February 24, 2017, 08:48:30 PM »
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    That's looking mighty nice.
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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #27 on: February 24, 2017, 09:01:21 PM »
    Thank you!  Coming from you, I consider that quite a compliment!

    I'm sure that you could have done it faster and easier than I did, but I had a lot of fun with it, and learned a few things, so I'm still calling it a win!
    Alabama"Stand your ground!  Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!"  Capt. John Parker

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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #28 on: February 24, 2017, 11:35:57 PM »
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    That's looking mighty nice.

    I agree.  That rifle just quietly says "All business."  .    :thumbup1
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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #29 on: February 26, 2017, 02:24:47 AM »
    You do realize, I hope, that you've named that rifle?  It will be known, henceforth, as "All Business."

    Which is gonna tickle me to no end, when I see that note in a picture frame somewhere.
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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #30 on: February 26, 2017, 03:15:42 PM »
    I can't tell from the picture, and didn't re-read everything to see if you mentioned it.  Does that have see-under rings, or is the scope on a QD mount?
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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #31 on: February 26, 2017, 04:47:00 PM »
    The scope is mounted using Weaver Quad-Lock medium height rings, and isn't exactly a QD mount, but a dime and ten seconds will have the scope off the rail, if you need to use the irons.  As it sits, the irons are strictly back up in case the scope goes south without warning.
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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #32 on: February 26, 2017, 06:14:40 PM »
    Nice rifle!

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    Re: Marlin 336 questions
    « Reply #33 on: February 26, 2017, 08:55:09 PM »
    You do realize, I hope, that you've named that rifle?  It will be known, henceforth, as "All Business."

    Which is gonna tickle me to no end, when I see that note in a picture frame somewhere.
    I'm glad to contribute anything at all to the finished product of such a worthwhile endeavor.   :cool
    Arizona"A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness.  Bad manners.  Lack of consideration for others in minor matters.  A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."
                          Robert A. Heinlein ,   Friday

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