I have a good buddy who is going to be gone for awhile and he asked me to keep his gun collection for him. He not only gave me permission to shoot them but made me promise to. He didn't want them just sitting in a safe. I have been having a coyote problem of late. They know the dogs are inside the fence and they are getting braver and coming closer to the house. We have lost two kittens in the last couple of weeks and I imagine that is where they went. So the last few nights I have been going out a little before dusk and walking the woods around the house trying to get a shot at them. I didn't want to take an AR or my Fal and my MN has a scope mounted that would be in the way for a snap shot. My buddy has a Marlin lever action, model 336A in .35 Remington caliber. It has a windage and elevation adjustable peep sight. So that is what I have been carrying. I have to say I am mighty impressed with this rifle, and caliber. I had never heard of the .35 before and had to look it up and do some research on it. Seems that it predated the 30-30 and is considered by many to be superior. The marlin rifle is certainly not what I would consider a "pretty" rifle. It is all function. But it is well put together. I can snap it to my shoulder and it feels natural. It is light and easy to carry. The .35 Rem is a hard hitting round that should take care of anything I might come across. Including some pretty big hogs that have been killed close to me. I really haven't had a chance to do a by-the-book, MOA type of testing with the rifle but I have shot it at a few improvised targets just to get a feel for it. And it has hit dead on to where I was aiming at. I was shooting dead limbs 2-3 inch diameter from an old tree out about 70-80 yds. So far I haven't even got a sighting of the coyote's but their day is coming. I am going to go out every night until I get a shot at them. I am learning their patterns and where they are running at. Just a matter of time. I am confident that when I do see them that I can snap off a deadly shot with this rifle. And I am curious to see what kind of damage it will do to old Wile E. So anyone else have or had a rifle in this caliber? Or this specific rifle? BTW, I have seen the new models and they are nothing like this one. IIRC he said that his Dad gave it to him, probably sometime in the 60's.