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diverwcw
10-04-2013, 1:00 PM
I dearly love my 30-30 and have always been a fan of the round. It's got a great history and who can argue it has brought down more than its fair share of game.

Back in the 1970's there was an article in Guns magazine entitled, "30-30 in Africa" (or something like that). The author had taken nearly every species on that continent with that round, with the exception of a few of the largest and/or most dangerous. The only modification he had made was to put a better rear sight on it.

The problem with my rifle is I don't like the wood stock that came with it and I am looking to upgrade it to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing. All of my shooting is done on the range and I guess there is a small chance I would take it on a hunting expedition.

Any thoughts?

zfields
10-04-2013, 1:03 PM
Ramline used to make a synthetic stock for them, but all I have seen says they are discontinued. Also, IIRC marlin sells the laminated stocks from the GBL and SBL series also.

I have the 1895 GBL, and love the stock color on it.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ks9WhJEJrcM/UhLeLHDZyCI/AAAAAAAADF0/5qhoeFKBQRA/s960/lever.jpg

RipVanWinkle
10-04-2013, 2:06 PM
I dearly love my 30-30 and have always been a fan of the round. It's got a great history and who can argue it has brought down more than its fair share of game.

Back in the 1970's there was an article in Guns magazine entitled, "30-30 in Africa" (or something like that). The author had taken nearly every species on that continent with that round, with the exception of a few of the largest and/or most dangerous. The only modification he had made was to put a better rear sight on it.

The problem with my rifle is I don't like the wood stock that came with it and I am looking to upgrade it to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing. All of my shooting is done on the range and I guess there is a small chance I would take it on a hunting expedition.

Any thoughts?

Are you looking for different wood or ?

http://www.ramlinestocks.com/images/ram_78026.jpg

http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/880x660/primary/423/423876.jpg

http://www.gun-parts.com/synthetic/Sybtgetic%206.jpg

There are wood stocks in walnut on eBay and other places, google "Marlin 336 stock", lots of possibilities.

smittty
10-04-2013, 2:48 PM
Back in the 1970's there was an article in Guns magazine entitled, "30-30 in Africa" (or something like that). The only modification he had made was to put a better rear sight on it.

The problem with my rifle is I don't like the wood stock that came with it and I am looking to upgrade it to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing.

Any thoughts?

I have one of the early stainless models when they first came out. It has a pretty walnut stock. I changed my sights to the XS sights. It in hind sight I should have just changed the rear to the Marbles Bullseye sights.

Your stock looks plain but it's better than synthetic. If you change it I recommend finding a nicer looking walnut set.

The Marbles Bullseye rear sight costs under $20. Worth a try IMO!

Bastard
10-04-2013, 8:13 PM
looks fine to me; just remove the front sight hood & throw a receiver mounted read sight, an old lyman or redfield if you can find them (ebay)

the only other thing that I would recommend would be to try to find a walnut stock for it... but I think that you would be better off spending that money on ammo.

elSquid
10-04-2013, 9:49 PM
Sounds like a job for Pugsli, the Appalachian Assault Rifle...

http://i40.tinypic.com/of82z4.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh300/enis75/DSC_0324.jpg

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=2&t=240316

-- Michael

smittty
10-04-2013, 11:46 PM
I tried the SX scout rail on mine and hated it. You need to raise the comb if you plan to use a scope which changes the feel of these otherwise awesome guns....which are still designed from the get go for iron sights.

The only improvement I recommend would be a $16 Marbles bullseye rear sight. If your eyes aren't young enough to see the front sight then change it to red fiber optic sight. No batteries required.