The old Wildcatting fever has got me again....or still. I found some 356 Winchester brass while unpacking some stuff the other day. (lots of unpacking to do) I stopped and began to run this case through expanders until it was straight (mostly) It can be made to hold a .429" bullet or a .411" bullet with some slight taper. This last one intrigued me some. This 356 round was made for the AE Winchester M94 and Marlin made the 336 for it back in the early eighties. This cartridge was loaded to about 43,000 cup pressure (along with the 307 Winchester) on what is essentially a 308 case with a 30-30 rim. A stronger case, a stronger rifle and a cartridge loaded to about half way between the 30-30 and the 308 in pressure. It would exceed the 405 Winchester in performance and in a shorter case that will fit the lever guns. I'm thinking a Marlin 336 re-barreled to this wild kitty. Would this be a bear gun for the lever gun shooters?