January 30th, 2016, 08:45 PM
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Nashville TN
As a fan of the 35, first thing off. It is its own cartridge, not to be formed from anything else.
Second, factory fodder is underloaded for old Remington pumps and autos. Reloads can really juice it up, look up Marlin forum for more info. The Marlin is made for 42,000 PSI rounds, the 35 factory is way under that.
Third, it is NOT a long range round. It made its bones with the 200 gr RN bullet at around 2000 fps. I have loaded up to 2300 fps in the 336 with Accurate 2520. The Remmy bullet is about the best. It is finicky to load, thin brass. Marlins typically have tight headspace, a good thing with the 35.
Rounds must be safe for tubular magazines. Even single loading a 150 gr pointed bullet is an exercise in futility. Low velocity, low BC.
It is a 125 yard deer rifle, and with the right ammo is good for small bear up close.