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OK, I couldn't find a good place to ask this question so it's here. I just bought a 1974 Marlin 336 20" in 35 Remington. I have fired the round in a friend's gun but never owned a rifle for the 35 REM. I didn't look at the ammo.

I can't find the ammo locally so was looking online. I saw a post that said .357 Magnum rounds would work. That didn't seem correct to me??

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NO.
they are not even close.

here's what you do.
put the gun in the closet and wait.

then in about 3-4 years when second tier stuff like the 35 Rem. may or may not be available again, get the rifle out and try,,, again.

if it's there buy some, if not keep looking.
just be glad it isn't a 250 savage, 303 brit, or 348 Winchester.
 

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I bought a brand new Marlin 336C in 35 Remington back in the early 80's. I sold that rifle because most rifle hunting was stopped here. I still have a few rounds of ammo laying around.
 

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Good to hear. Nice gun and caliber. Recall when those JM Marlins 336 guns could be had for just over $100 back in the early 70s. An older cartridge that held on from the past.
I only paid like $150 for mine new in the early 80's. Wish I would have gotten a few other calibers. At the time they even had a few odd ball calibers.
 

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Thanks,
I went to the Outdoor Unlimited and bought the last two boxes (and some 30/30).
10-4, it's probably much higher than it should be but based on the current situation in the firearms/ammo marketplace we might not have a better choice for a long time. Glad you got some coming your way.
 

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NO.
they are not even close.

here's what you do.
put the gun in the closet and wait.

then in about 3-4 years when second tier stuff like the 35 Rem. may or may not be available again, get the rifle out and try,,, again.

if it's there buy some, if not keep looking.
just be glad it isn't a 250 savage, 303 brit, or 348 Winchester.

I just stocked up on .303 PPU @ 15 bucks a box
 

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the brass is vastly different between .357 magnum and 35 remington but the projectiles have some commonality. Hornady uses the 158 grain #35780 projectile for both.

I have loaded some 35 Remington for my 336 but don't recall what the Hornady 200 grain part number is.
 

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the brass is vastly different between .357 magnum and 35 remington but the projectiles have some commonality. Hornady uses the 158 grain #35780 projectile for both.

I have loaded some 35 Remington for my 336 but don't recall what the Hornady 200 grain part number is.
Hornady part number is #35105. I also use LEVERevolution powder.
 

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Hornady part number is #35105. I also use LEVERevolution powder.
That is for the 35 Remington only.. The LeveRevolution is the only factory stuff I have been buying for the 35 Remington.

The Hornady book shows a loading with the pistol bullet #35780 that works for both the 35 Remington and the .357 Mag. Actually the Hornady manual shows both the HT XTP and the FP XTP (the # 35750) in the manual. With a full load of H322 it pushes the pistol bullet to 2200 fps. Thats 700-800 fps more than a .357 mag round in a rifle. Me thinks that would be a nasty varmit whacker.
 

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I can say that the 158gr Hornady HP made before the XTP does make a mess out of a groundhog. My load for the Marlin 336 is a 200gr Sierra RN over a charge of IMR 3031 with a CCI LR primer. It prints cloverleaves at 100 yards.

Between dad and I, we own 4 35 Remingtons. A Marlin 336C, a Remington Model 141, a Remington Model 760, and a Remington Model 700 with a Douglas barrel in it.
 

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You really should get into reloading since you own the 35 Rem. It is a great deer gun for sure, but it has the added versatility of being chambered with a .357 barrel which lets you use 357 pistol bullets. I load for several 357 Mag rifles and can get over 2,000 fps with 125 grain bullets. Your 35 Rem can be loaded to over 2,600 fps. That is screaming and they are cheap to load and flat out to about 200 yards. Here is one article. https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/ammunition_st_35rem_201003/99953

You can load those for about 47 cents each, powder 18 cents, primer 4, bullet 20-Hornady and 5 case, 50 cents per for 10 reloads, actually they last much longer. If you cast or load a cheaper brand, maybe on 37 cents each or $8-$9 per box.
 

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Had an opportunity to buy a JM Marlin 336 basic in 30/30 for $400. Offered $350 came up to $375. He was firm at $400. It was still new never fired in plastic in a dilapidated cardboard original box. Still had cosmoline coating. Very basic no checkering or frills. I passed on the offer, and don’t know why. Still kicking myself.
 

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the 35 rem is a awesome caliber i had one and sold it stupidly now i keep my eyes open for another. they hit hard and drop animals fast. mine like 'd any flavor of bullet as long at it was 200gr.
 
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