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Dov
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USA
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Posted - July 11 2018 :  03:37:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Think Iíve mentioned before we got the gf a 30-30 Marlin 336Y a while ago, first centerfire Rifle she liked.

Though she's had the rifle for quite some time between work and health issues hasnít really had a chance to take her new rifle out and shoot it.

Only put three loads through it, was more familiarizing & trying the new rifle out than anything real serious.

Loads used were Hornady low recoil 150 grain, the Federal 125 JHP recommended by Evan & Keith, and Federal 170 Nosler partition.

I was pleasantly surprised by how mild the 170 Partition load was, I was worried it might be a bit stiff in the Youth/Spikehorn Marlin.

For me it was actually the most comfortable load, though it was also the last load we shot, so I might have just been mounting the gun a bit better or something.

The gf on the other hand liked the Federal 125 JHP load, but was fine with the 170 laid as well.

Note this was with the factory hard plastic buttplate, not sure if we are going to put a recoil pad on it or not.

Also trying to figure out sighting options, gf doesnít care for aperture sights at all, but the factory semibuckhorn sights arenít worth much at least with my eyes.

Might go with a Red Dot, need to find someplace weíre she can try Red Dot.

Might try a 1-4X or so Leupold.

ironhead7544
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USA
53 Posts

Posted - July 11 2018 :  05:09:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The new Leupold 1-4x is reasonably priced and looks good.

Most gun shops will have a red dot in stock she can look at.

I like the Leupold 2.5x light weight for a lever rifle.
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Ace
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USA
5426 Posts

Posted - July 11 2018 :  10:19:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Take a look at the lower-power (1-4x, I think) Leopold Fire Dot. Compact, so it won't over balance the little gun; got the lighted dot option for low light, and....well... it's a Leupold. Ace

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Chris Christian
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Posted - July 11 2018 :  1:36:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ace

Take a look at the lower-power (1-4x, I think) Leopold Fire Dot. Compact, so it won't over balance the little gun; got the lighted dot option for low light, and....well... it's a Leupold. Ace



+1. A 1x4 is about ideal for that gun and its likely use. Add a lighted dot and it gets even handier.

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Ace
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USA
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Posted - July 11 2018 :  3:04:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm quite fond of the 336Y, wish I hadn't sold the one I had. Thinking hard about putting another one together---then again, a former co-worker just contacted me about a Security Six she might be willing to sell..... Ace

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Arvinator
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USA
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Posted - July 11 2018 :  10:04:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got one last fall, put a 3x9 Bushnell scope with se thru mounts. Not shot it yet... I'm hoping to get to that soon.

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gauchobill
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Posted - July 12 2018 :  07:18:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Marlin 336 in .35 Remington and it is a great little rifle. Have downed a few hogs with it and didn't have to follow any of them.
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Dov
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USA
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Posted - July 13 2018 :  12:56:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the idea with Fire Dot that you can use it more like Red Dot when scope is on low magnification?
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Ace
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USA
5426 Posts

Posted - July 13 2018 :  11:04:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe, but I haven't tried it that way. The Fire Dot has a small illuminated dot at the center of the crosshairs (if you turn it on). Works great for those last-five-minutes shots on a cloudy evening, or would be really helpful on, say, a nighttime pig hunt in Texas. Those times the crosshairs disappear in the dark, the dot keeps you centered, and makes those last-minute shots possible.
I'll have to get the rifle out and experiment; hadn't thought of it as a regular red dot sight. One of those 'I shudda thought of that' things. Ace

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LittleBill
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Posted - July 13 2018 :  11:35:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, the Meopta 1-4x22 is the same way: on the lowest setting, it works just like a red dot. You can keep both eyes open. Then if the battery fails and the dot disappears, there's still a crosshair.


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