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As with any rifle, lever, bolt or semi-auto they vary, some a bunch. My wife's 336A is capable of 1.5 MOA with my reloads using 170SP bullets. Factory loads will do no better than MOA. But Minute Of Deer is about 8" so plenty go enough for hunting. If you are looking for a sub MOA gun, very few leverguns achieve that. I do have an old 336SC built in 1950 that will do MOA groups with one load and that load only.

Reliable, yes. The only issue I have ever had was screws coming loose. Which is a maintenance issue.
 

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I bought one last year in 30-30 and I absolutly love it.
 

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I have a Marlin 1895SS in 45/70 (same action as the 336) that I've hunted with for the last 10 years. Never had a problem with it and with my home rolled load it will shoot MOA if I am doing my part that day.
 

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I've got a 336 in 30-30 and can't hit the broadside of barn with it. Shoot way to high (2') @ 100yrds. also have the sights moved way to the right. Hoping a scope will solve this.
 

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in my opinion they are probably the most accurate 30-30 on the current market aside from a TC with a 30-30 barrel. I have a marlin 30AW essentially the same gun but sold as 30AW through discount chain stores. with winchester 150 grain super-x loads will shoot under an inch at 100 yards.
 

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I bought one a little while back in .30-30 and I just can't miss with it. Plinking with my boss, I was popping the eyes out of an Osama head target at 50yds with no effort at all and I'm usually a horrible shot with irons.
 

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I bought one in the fall and it shot low and right out of the box with the irons; they are adjustable in elevation, not so much for windage. With the scope it's accurate enough. I was able to keep it within three inch groups, and I wasn't really trying hard.
the rear sight is drift adjustable which means you need to tap on the sight from left to right or right to left with a small hammer and brass rod whichever direction it needs to go for adjustment.
 

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Glad you brought that up. I really didn't understand the windage adjustment as described in the manual and there is no illustration:

BUT after reading it again, I assume they mean the forward part of the sight ramp, where it attaches to the barrel.

Frankly it irks me that it wasn't a bit closer out of the box. I would be okay with it being off a few inches, but not even hitting the paper? That's pretty bad.
Mine were way off too. I honestly dont think they really bother adjusting the irons they probably figure most are just gonna scope it anyway. If they do any actual adjusting im sure its based on bore sighting alone.

the dovetail is the portion of the sight base that sits in the groove on the barrel. its called a dovetail because the shape. But i can see where you could get confused its looks nothing like a doves tail maybe a fish tail lol they should change the nomenclature to fishtail might be less confusing lol
 

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I've got a 336 in 30-30 and can't hit the broadside of barn with it. Shoot way to high (2') @ 100yrds. also have the sights moved way to the right. Hoping a scope will solve this.
2" at 100 yards is not way too high .

Did you move the front sight or the rear sight ? Try moving both ( in opposite directions . This means you only move each 1/2 as much .

This no big deal . Switch to different ammo & it will probably change .

Also , check the fit of the handguard .

God bless
Wyr
 

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I should have put the abbreviation for feet in instead of the apostrophe. I meant it was shooting two feet high at 100 yards with iron sights. I'd actually spent money on an xs peep sight for it .... appears to have made the impact point worse. Scope is next. That doesn't work I'm probably going to send it back to Marlin with a "what the heck is wrong" type note.
 

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I should have put the abbreviation for feet in instead of the apostrophe. I meant it was shooting two feet high at 100 yards with iron sights. I'd actually spent money on an xs peep sight for it .... appears to have made the impact point worse. Scope is next. That doesn't work I'm probably going to send it back to Marlin with a "what the heck is wrong" type note.
If it is shooting 2 feet high at 100 yards , it means the front sight is too short . Write marlin and ask them to send a taller front sight . If they do not , I will bet you can get one at Midway or Brownells for not too much $$$ .

Or , if you are a field engineer like I am , build it up with J B Weld , let dry and shape it with a file . Take your file to the range and slowly file it down till you get it where it needs to be .

No big deal for us C&R people .

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Thanks, W.T. I'll give that a try.
 

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I should have put the abbreviation for feet in instead of the apostrophe. I meant it was shooting two feet high at 100 yards with iron sights. I'd actually spent money on an xs peep sight for it .... appears to have made the impact point worse. Scope is next. That doesn't work I'm probably going to send it back to Marlin with a "what the heck is wrong" type note.
Sorry to respond to a month-old question, but it doesn't sound right to blame Marlin if you were the one who installed the mismatched sights. The Marlin front sight is designed to work with the Marlin rear sight, and the XS front sight is designed to work with the XS rear sight. There is a huge difference, as you found out. If you go back to the Marlin rear, or put on the correct XS front (or equivalent), you should be able to adjust to get it on target.
Also, you mentioned your sightS (plural) were set off to the right. If this was not a misstatement (which it may have been), you should never move them in the same direction, but you can minimize the movement off the centerline by moving them in opposite directions to move the point of impact. That is, move one of them a little one way, and the other a little, instead of moving one of them a lot.
To make a correction: Move Rear sights in the same direction you want your shots to impact. Move Front sights in the opposite direction you want your shot to move.
If you knew all of this, apologies, the windage problem just isn't clear from what you wrote.
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The 336A is a 2/3 mag tube rifle, 24" barrel. The attachment to t he barrel is different. I have two of them. On the 336c, The standard 20 barrel the full length mag tube is held in place with two barrel bands that put pressure that varies from gun to gun and one may shoot good and the next may not.

That said I prefer the 336A as I have shot less than 1" groups with factory Rem. 150 gr. core-locts with it with a 4X leupold scope.

John
 
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