Marlin 336 FTE

Marlin 336 FTE

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    Marlin 336 FTE

    I have a Marlin 336 in .30-30 that I bought a couple of years back. A few months back I was at Bass Pro with my father, and I stumbled upon a Bushnell combo pack, spotting scope with a 3-9X rifle scope, fow what would usually be about the price of one. He needed a spotting scope, and well, he doesn't have a rifle for that scope, but I do (awfully nice of him to give me a free scope). Anyways, back to my problem, I installed the scope over X-mas break (most of my firearms reside in my parent's gunsafe, and do not come to C-bus) and took it out to zero it in. Out of my box of 20 rounds, I had 5 that did not eject properly. As I worked the lever, the empty brass would just stay in the receiever, and I would have to rotate the weapon so that gravity would do the work of getting the casing out of the rifle. I don't recall having this problem before, but then again, the rifle sees maybe 100 rounds a year. (prolly about 250 through it). Any ideas on what would be causing this problem?
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    Hard to say

    Hard to diagnose from a distance, but I'd suggest a good disassembly and cleaning as a starting point. If you're not comfortable doing it with that particular rifle, maybe a quick trip to the gun plumber.

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    Already did the disassembly and cleaning. But Ill have to wait a month or two prolly before I can shoot it again due to work and stuff. Hadn't had the problem before, and I was thinking about it one night and decided to see if anyone had any ideas about it. I thought the scope might have some bearing on it, but upon further thinking that doesnt make much sense. Maybe the extractor wasn't grabbing the casings or something.
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    Might be an ammo problem, lever actions tend to be a little sensitive... also are you really flicking the lever all the way forward? Most common reason for this is short stroking and moving the lever to slow.

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    Ammo was Remington Core-Lokt 170 soft points, which is all I have ever shot out of it. I was shooting it from a benchrest position to zero it in, which I don't usually do, so maybe I was short-stroking it because of that.
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    That ammo should be fine. Could have some thing gummed up near the port but my bet is short stroking.

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    Well, it is in Cincy, and I am in C-bus, and I work weekends so I won't see it or any of my other rifles till spring break probably. All of my firearms get a good cleaning after every range session they are used in or before I have to go away for a couple of months. Short stroking on my part due to it being bench-rested very well coulda been the problem, thanks for the help.
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