20 April 2010
Well I sent the dealer close to me an email about the 336BL . While I was waiting I ran across a 2001 Marlin 444 on GB with a Leupold 2-7 shotgun scope . I knew this dealer as well , having been in there shop quite a few times . So I called him on the phone . We struck up a fair price to us both , then I sold someone the Leupold and had a old beater 1893 Marlin I sold to another guy at the shop and these two sales covered the entire price of the gun including shipping !
So now I have a decent platform for my Mountain Molds 433-400GC bullet and my mutant version of your design the 432-400GC (if Al finds time to cut it and the 432-375GC for me) !
If this 2001 rifle shoots I plan on having a nicely figured monte carlo stock and forearm made as we just purchased a stock duplication machine . Also have another friend who has agreed to do a nice checkering job for me !
With the 400 grainers I'll most likely have a KickEezz recoil pad put o the new stock as well as some kind of tastefull grip cap . May even give seriouse thought to cutting the barrel to either 18 or 20 inches .
So anyway that has killed me buying a 336BL !