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Why is it that my 1894fg in .41 mag has more recoil than dad's 336a in 30-30?
Lots of different reasons:

Most .41 have a heavier bullet ....avg. is 210gr vice avg 30-30 at 150gr
Different powder
felt recoil out of two different guns, I have shot the same ammo in two 30-06s, 1 seemed a lot lighter than the other.
Then again is may be just you.

A fair comparison would be to use a round as close as possible to bullet weight, FPS in both.
 

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Lots of different reasons:

Most .41 have a heavier bullet ....avg. is 210gr vice avg 30-30 at 150gr
Different powder
felt recoil out of two different guns, I have shot the same ammo in two 30-06s, 1 seemed a lot lighter than the other.
Then again is may be just you.

A fair comparison would be to use a round as close as possible to bullet weight, FPS in both.
Also; The 336 weighs 7 lb. and the 1894 weighs 6.5 lbs. Not a big difference but lighter rifle all the same. Couldn't fine any info but the pistol grip stock on the 336. It may have more drop than the straight stock on the 1894???? Less drop equates to more felt recoil.
The 1894 being .5 lb. lighter and the bullet being heavier may be your answer.
Is there any difference in the butt plate/pad???
 

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Also; The 336 weighs 7 lb. and the 1894 weighs 6.5 lbs. Not a big difference but lighter rifle all the same. Couldn't fine any info but the pistol grip stock on the 336. It may have more drop than the straight stock on the 1894???? Less drop equates to more felt recoil.
The 1894 being .5 lb. lighter and the bullet being heavier may be your answer.
Is there any difference in the butt plate/pad???
My 94 marlin has a pistol grip stock. The 1894fg is one of the only 1894 marlin variants with that as standard. Dad's 336a has the black plastic plate. My .41 has the red / brown rubber pad the 336c has.
 
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