Pushing the Limits of the Marlin 336 (or, How my .30-30 Got the AX)
I got to wondering recently. Typically, if that goes on long enough, the ol’ measuring stick comes out, then unusual credit card charges begin to appear, and before you know it, there’s a fresh pile of chips on the mill table. Sometimes a small pile of discarded parts sacrifice themselves to the cause of science. Tragic, yes, but necessary, and not without ceremony, which mostly involves uttered incantations that would prevent the offending part from having a place in heaven.
Reaming a Marlin 336 to 30-30 Ackley Improved for Handloads
Not too long ago, Hornady’s ballisticians returned from a lengthy absence, shimmering with a divine afterglow, and bestowed lever action acolytes with the new gospel: LEVERevolution. After some initial skepticism and confusion (gimmick? God’s gift?), it didn’t take too long for the .30-30 faithful, in particular, to realize they were living in sweet times. But long before LEVERevolution happened to the .30-30 Winchester, Parker Otto Ackley happened. The .30-30 Winchester resp
The Marlin Lever Action Rifle for the 21st Century
Over 150 years, the lever action sporting rifle has held a well earned place in the hearts and hands of American hunters. We've always loved their superb handling, traditional beauty, and rapid rate of fire. But we at Ranger Point Precision LLC felt like they were capable of, and deserving of, so much more. We decided to speed evolution with the Marlin LeveRecon. The Marlin 336's proven model is the obvious platform for this leap forward into the 21st century. The receiver ca