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Old 01-17-2018, 05:04 PM
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Good afternoon guys. I recently came upon a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. I have am having an issue and needing some help. The rifle came with 6 rounds of Remington 200 grain bullets. They appear to be older and chamber and shot well.
I purchased two boxes of Remington 200 grain core lokt bullets at Bass Pro. They will not chamber. I can get the lever up but have to squeeze really hard to get the lever to the frame allowing me to shoot. I have not shot as I want to be sure what is going on. As a test I bought a box of Hornady Leverevolutions in 200 grain. They cycle and shoot perfectly. Anyone have an idea or have had this problem? I love the rifle and any help would be greatly appreciated. Blessed day to you!
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:28 PM
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ammo problem. Not an issue with the gun.

Double and triple check the ammo to make sure it is not mislabeled. Get a mic and check the case dimensions against the standard for the ammo.
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ammo problem. Not an issue with the gun.

Double and triple check the ammo to make sure it is not mislabeled. Get a mic and check the case dimensions against the standard for the ammo.
This^^ And the further you stay away from Remington ammo the better off you are.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:38 PM
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When in doubt give Remington a call. Sounds like an ammo not rifle problem. I’ve had good results using the Hornady 200gr Lever Evolution ammo. My grouping improved tremendously and my range has been extended to 200yds.
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Thinking it's mfgr. quality control. I was gifted a box of 200 Rem's, ran them through my old 336 and most of them fed just fine. A couple seemed a little "thick" but did chamber without extra force. I do not plan to buy any as I reload, the casings will fit properly next time.
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Cerebus Capital Management ammo is not your dad's Remington ammo. Constant issues with it, I no longer buy it.
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Cerebus Capital Management ammo is not your dad's Remington ammo. Constant issues with it, I no longer buy it.
Ditto. Green touching yellow will jip a fellow.

In my 35, I've had fantastic luck with the hornady leverevolutions for deer.
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Ditto. Green touching yellow will jip a fellow.

In my 35, I've had fantastic luck with the hornady leverevolutions for deer.
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Stick with the Hornady's and you wont have any problems
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Thanks guys. I agree with you on the bad batch of Remingtons. As for the Leverevoltions, I shoot them in my 45-70 also and think there is no better round. Blessed day to all of you and again, thank you!
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Ditto. Green touching yellow will jip a fellow.
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