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Old 01-28-2018, 10:31 PM
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1951 Winchester model 94 -- and Marlin 336



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Both are 30-30 caliber,
I've had them for many years..
I never could pick out which one is my favorite.


Do you have one that you like alot ?
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:06 AM
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I really like my Marlin 336Y, 30-30. It is light, feeds and fires OK.. even hits the target once in a while. I wish I had something like this when I could hunt.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:46 AM
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Why pick?

I have or had had examples of each and like them for different reasons. Much prefer the action on the 336, both in terms of cycling and ease of maintenance, but nothing carries and balances like the good old Model 94.
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:45 PM
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Why pick?

I have or had had examples of each and like them for different reasons. Much prefer the action on the 336, both in terms of cycling and ease of maintenance, but nothing carries and balances like the good old Model 94.


Those are my exact same reasons too..
Both are good.
Sadly..
May have to scope out the Marlin..
Eyes just ain't what they used to be
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:48 PM
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I have one of each in different chamberings. The 336 is in 35 Rem. It is a hammer on wild hogs. The Winchester is a Ranger AE in 30-30. I use it on white tails when I hunt in dense woods.

Truth be told, my preference runs like rimfiregal's - towards the 336.

The 94 does balance well, but no better than a No. 4 Mk 1 Enfield. It is lighter, though.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:24 AM
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I have both. The Marlin has a lot going for it but the Winchester is just a sleeker rifle. Thank you, John Browning.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:32 PM
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Sent the Winchester I had down the road.
Not home to double check?, but I believe that I've got 16? centerfire Marlin lever guns.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:39 AM
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More opinions about the Winchester 94 on this previous RFC thread some years back . . .

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...inchester+1894
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A bit of Apples and Oranges, but my son has my father's '51 Model 94 in .32 Spl, and I have a Marlin 444 Sporter. I definitely like the lever better on the Winny, the curved one on the Marlin hurts to use for extended periods. Both are good shooters, that's for sure.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:15 PM
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I like the 94's for the history you are holding but for shooting I like the Marlin. My daughter has the 336 that has been rode hard but still shoots like a champ and my 1894's in 357 & 44 mag are a joy to shoot. I don't care for the top eject of the 94's mainly because I have reach to point where I need to have a scope if I expect to hit anything short of the side of a barn, just don't put it to far away.
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