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Whats the better lever gun Win 94 or Marlin 336

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by TacoNH, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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    TacoNH

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    I really want a lever gun because why not? It’ll help my cowboy aesthetic and be a great brush gun. Im torn between the two and they are priced very similarly. Give me your opinions!
     
  2. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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    toyodajeff

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    Doesn't the Winchester eject out the top? If you ever want to out a scope it might not be great.
    I have a Marlin with a scope. I like it. Haven't handled a Winchester enough to know if ones better than the other

    Also if you want to get into cowboy action shooting consider a 357/38 lever gun for cheaper ammo. If you hunting go with 30-30.
     
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  3. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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    raventaco

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    I put a scope on my 94 sometimes, you just need to mount it in front of the ejection port, as well as a long eye relief scope/other sight.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    I can't speak for the Win 94 but the Marlin 336 I can. I've had one in .30-30, for I don't know how many years. It's the rifle that I use the most, it's my go to rifle! Actually it's the only one I use to hunt with here in PA.
    I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for but I'll guess that there will be some more responses.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    Good to know about the ejection, that may be the deciding factor. I do a lot of target shooting but this will also be a hunting rifle I use a lot.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:31 PM
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    If you are talking new, I would go with theMarlin. If you are talking an older New Haven Conn made Winchester it would be harder for me to decide. I love my Marlin 336m (first all stainless steel 30-30)
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  7. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    I've had many levers. There is no such thing as best. Quality levers are great. Winchester and Marlin have both produced some turds to avoid.

    Levers weren't made for scopes, unless we are talking 99s or BLRs, so ejection has never been an issue for me. Tang and receiver sights are what belong on 30-30s.

    I'd suggest looking at each and see which you like better. Which ever seems to fit your hand best. You won't go wrong either way.
     
  8. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    You can always get a Henry Big Boy In .44 mag or .357. :thumbsup:

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    I’m in a gun raffle that starts in Feb, that has 2 of them, .357 and .44. Kind of hope I win one.
     
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    IMG_0187.jpg I have a big boy Henry and it's a great rifle shoots great made in America. I am a big fan of pre 64 winchesters and blr's
     
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    I'm for the Marlin. They just feel higher quality... At least the ones I've handled.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2017 at 5:49 PM
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    Marlin 336 gets my vote.
     
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    I have two Henry's, a Big Boy in .357 and a Golden Boy, .22. I don't think you can buy a better lever action rifle. Lever action cowboy caliber (.357, .44, .45) rifles just put a grin on your face. Just plain old fun.
     
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    I went out to buy a 336W this week. I went to three different stores and each display model felt cheap, heavy, and the wood finish was meh. 3/4 I picked up had tubes that weren’t in line with the barrel. I’m not picky, but for $400 I expect a slightly nicer finished product.
     
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    Check out a Henry, any caliber. You won't be disappointed.
     
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