So I have shot the Marlin .22's for decades. Now i picked up a 336BL and 1895GBL for a re-enlistment and Christmas gift. I love the rounds and will probably watch my daughter use the 30-30 while I get some deer with the 45-70. I look forward to build some loads up once I have the components. For now factory fodder is on tap. Want to ring steel and see how far I can push it. I will be asking for some cast loads for these. Unfortunately, the barrel in the 1895GBL was really rough and copper fouled in 14 rounds. I also couldn't get the sight up high enough to get the rounds up to paper at 50yds. I am sending her back to be worked on. Marlin's service seems OK for now. Just hope I get it back in time to take with me to 29 Stumps and kill a couple yotes with in the latter half of Feb.