Marlin Model 336 Extra Fancy variant

Marlin Model 336 Extra Range


40
48 shares, 40 points
Marlin Model 336 Extra Fancy variant

Marlin Model 336 Extra Fancy variant

Q: According to the ninth edition of the Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values, Marlin chambered its Model 336 for the .307 and .356 Winchester cartridges from 1983 to 1987. The model was called 336 Extra-Range Carbine. It didn’t mention any modifications to the basic Model 336 that were required to handle the increased chamber pressures of the two Winchester rounds. If the action wasn’t beefed up, would it

.307 Winchester (L) and .308 Wonchester side by side
Marlin Model 336 Extra Fancy variant
Marlin Model 336 Extra Fancy variant receiver detail

be feasible to rechamber from .30-30 to .307? Or would it be dangerous?
Jeff Eagles

A: In a future Practical Reloading column you will read about a conversion such as you asked about. My friend Ken Harding had a regular Model 336, not a 336ER, rechambered to .307 and it works just fine with both factory ammunition and sensible reloads. However, I believe that Marlin did in fact, beef-up the action of its basic Model 336 to handle the extra pressure just as Winchester changed its Model 94 to handle the extra pressure. I don’t think there’s any danger just as long as you don’t try to equal the ballistics of the .308 Win.


Like it? Share with your friends!

40
48 shares, 40 points

What's Your Reaction?

super super
4
super
fail fail
18
fail
fun fun
16
fun
bad bad
14
bad
hate hate
12
hate
lol lol
10
lol
love love
8
love
omg omg
4
omg
Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey is one of the world's most experienced and knowledgeable gun writers, a true legend of the business. He has been writing about firearms and hunting for more than 65 years, has published many books and uncounted articles, and has travelled the world to hunt and shoot. His reloading manuals are highly sought after, and his knowledge of the subject is unmatched. He has been Sporting Shooter's Gun Editor for longer than anyone can remember. Nick lives in rural NSW, Australia.

0 Comments

Send this to a friend