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So I’m having a dilemma and I figured I’d leave it up to the forum, which gun should I use Saturday, my marlin 336 in 35rem or my Remington sps in 308win. The Remington has a better scope on it which is good because we have AR and it’s easier to count points. I will be hunting at the top of a steep hill covering a funnel in the woods. Longest shot is about 150 yards. My last two bucks have both been killed with a lever gun but the way the deer has been moving my shots may be close to the 150 from that stand. So yea what do you guys think

 

 

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I think you answered your own question my friend

...but what do i know.

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I'd still go with the lever

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I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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Go with the better scope....I HATE  antler restrictions  !!.. It is the main reason I quit hunting PA....

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I'd go with the 308.

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For the longer shot, hands down the bolt Rem 308 with the better scope. Best tool for the job at hand.

And best of luck to ya sir!

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I have the same dilemna in a way. My 94 Winchester 30/30 is hands down my sentimental favorite but where I am hunting I know the 30-06 is the better choice. Have a chance at  175 yard shots and on opening day the 06 is more of a wallop too so that deer may not go into other people's land if not a perfect hit. 

Days I am out in other spots the 30/30 will def get out with me. 

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I have the same dilemna in a way. My 94 Winchester 30/30 is hands down my sentimental favorite but where I am hunting I know the 30-06 is the better choice. Have a chance at  175 yard shots and on opening day the 06 is more of a wallop too so that deer may not go into other people's land if not a perfect hit. 
Days I am out in other spots the 30/30 will def get out with me. 

Yea I think for opening morning stand hunting I’m going to go with the 308, if I wind up still hunting later in the season I’ll take out the 35


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I love the 35 Rem cartridge.

That said the 308 would be better for long shots but should have a better scope.

Picking from what you have today I would take the 35 with better glass.

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The 35 Remington is very capable of making a 150 yard killing shot as long as the rifle being used has the accuracy, sighted dead on at 100 yards with a 200 gr bullet it is only 3.5 inches low at 150.

The 308 has more power and slightly flatter trajectory.

Go with what you have the most confidence in.

Al

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What happened I thought you were going to use the M1 ?

I will at some point I may wait till a year when I get a doe tag.


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So I sat opening morning with the 308 didn’t have any chances sat the afternoon with the 35 had deer in range but nothing I wanted to shoot.
The 35 just feels so much better in my hand I will be using it the rest of the season


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