I’m heading off to Canada next week for a Saskatchewan whitetail hunt and pretty quickly settled on bringing a lever gun with me. Took my Marlin 336C in .35 Remington out yesterday to get my new scope dialed in (and an interesting little scope it is too…more on that later) and after I got it on paper I cranked off this 5-shot group.

Not too shabby: 0.631 inches. I did it with 200-gr. Hornaday Leverevolution ammo. I turned it down a quarter inch to put it 3.5 inches high at a 100. That will put it dead on at 200 and 15 inches low at 300, which works fine for me.

Having confidence in your rifle before starting off on a hunt–there’s no better feeling.

As a side note, if you have an old lever gun and haven’t tried any of the Leverevolution ammo in it, buy a box and give it a try. I’ve shot a bunch of it in .30-30, .45-70, .35 Rem., .450 Marlin and it has always been as accurate as other factory loads and sometimes a whole bunch better.