Deer Hunting Today - powered by GutPileStyle - Hunting & Fishing

Hunting Main Board => Hunting and Fishing Gear => Topic started by: 2labs on January 18, 2013, 09:20:47 PM

Title: st croix rods
Post by: 2labs on January 18, 2013, 09:20:47 PM
I recently broke the tip on my St Croix ice rod. I contacted them on Facebook & they said to call their service center for a replacement tip kit. I called & got the surprise of my life. They would not sell me a replacement tip & told me to buy a new rod. I have been using these rods for over 15 yrs & own several rods of this brand. For a premium rod company to to treat their customers this way was extremely infuriating.  I expected better of them. They apparently haven't learned yet that products attract customers, but service keeps them. This is part of what is wrong with America today.
 St Croix...your customer service sucks. :tickedoff
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: John Andrews on January 19, 2013, 05:49:45 AM
Yeah on that!
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: 2labs on January 19, 2013, 08:50:48 PM
There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. After attending the "Guns Across America Pro 2nd Amendment rally in Lincoln today, I took the rod into the Scheels store to buy a tip. After I told the clerk what happened,  said they could fix that & went to the shelf & got another rod. I told him I didn't want to buy another rod, he said St Croix's reply was BS & he would exchange the rod for a new one. He said Scheels would get a refund & I got a new rod. Now that's customer service. Take note St Croix. Thanks Scheels!
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: MOSPARKY on January 19, 2013, 11:40:14 PM
Glad to hear somebody knows how to treat customers and potential customers. O0
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: John Andrews on January 20, 2013, 03:10:52 AM
 O0 Yeah on that!
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: bohicajuan on February 01, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
Man that really blows, but it almost seems par for the course these days.

Back in the late 70s I bought a travel kit spinning set made by Daiwa, I kept it in my truck and the darn thing must have traveled several thousand miles with me. I even stuck in my ruck once when I was deployed to Germany for REFORGER. I never got to use it but how many guys can say they had a spinning outfit as part of their TO&E? :twisted: :roll: ;D

I didn't use it for several years and it was in a box in my closet for a long time. I took it out and looked it over in 1995 and saw that the piece that covers the exposed handle slot on the right side of the reel was missing. It was just a tiny piece and not important for any real function. This particular model was no longer made and I figured I'd never find a replacement.

I kind of it let it go and a few months later went to the annual fishing show they have here and saw a rep for Daiwa and told him what a great little package they made and it how I'd used it all over the place. When I told him after all these years I only had lost that one little piece, he asked me for my address and said he would send me the piece no charge.

I wasn't sure if I believed it but I gave him my address and 4 weeks later I got a little box from California and the piece was in it. Free of charge.

Things like that are so rare these days as to almost be unbelievable.

That same year I went to the fall hunting show and there was a rep from Marlin there who put the douche in douchebag. After speaking with him my faith in mans worthlessness was restored! :knuppel2 :tickedoff
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: John Andrews on February 02, 2013, 07:31:41 AM
Well, you know about those junky Marlins,......................................... !

I bet this gets BC going!  ;D
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: Big58cal on February 02, 2013, 08:52:43 AM
Well, you know about those junky Marlins,......................................... !

I bet this gets BC going!  ;D

It's cause he was a transplant from Savage.  ::)   Due to no one wanting to buy Savage rifles, they had to lay off their sales reps.  The guy had to try to find a job somewhere and Marlin took pity on him.
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: John Andrews on February 03, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: bohicajuan on February 06, 2013, 05:25:39 PM
I'm not joking. The idiot didn't know a thing about the rifles. I don't know if he was a stand in or mentally retarded. He couldn't answer a single question posed to him, and was a jerk to boot. He didn't know the prices, he didn't know about the new models that were due to come out. Didn't know how many rounds fit in the 1895 or the 336. If his IQ was 2 points lower, we'd have stuck him in the garden and watered him twice a day!! :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: Big58cal on February 06, 2013, 11:09:02 PM
I'm not joking. The idiot didn't know a thing about the rifles. I don't know if he was a stand in or mentally retarded. He couldn't answer a single question posed to him, and was a jerk to boot. He didn't know the prices, he didn't know about the new models that were due to come out. Didn't know how many rounds fit in the 1895 or the 336. If his IQ was 2 points lower, we'd have stuck him in the garden and watered him twice a day!! :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :knuppel2 :tickedoff :tickedoff :tickedoff

As I said...........

It's cause he was a transplant from Savage.  ::)   Due to no one wanting to buy Savage rifles, they had to lay off their sales reps.  The guy had to try to find a job somewhere and Marlin took pity on him.

Just going from memory here................  but the 1895 was chambered in 45-70 Govt. and has a 4 round tube I believe.  The 336 I'm not sure about, but it probably has a 5 round tube.  Not really sure of the calibers. 
Title: Re: st croix rods
Post by: Big58cal on February 06, 2013, 11:51:22 PM
According to the Blue Book of Gun Values.....

45-70 Govt. cal., 4 shot tube mag., 22 in. barrel, open sights, straight grip stock with curved buttplate, forearm cap, sling and swivels. Mfg. 1972-1984.

About the only exception is the Cowboy edition which is a 9 shot.  There's another exception that's an oddity also:

.480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh cal., 6 (.480 Ruger) or 5 (.475 Linebaugh) shot tube mag., 18 1/2 in. barrel, walnut pistol grip stock, otherwise similar to Model 1895, 7 lbs. Limited mfg. 2004 only.

Several 336 models.....

MODEL 336A (DISC.)
improved 36A, .30-30 Win., .35 Rem., or .32 Spl. cal., round breech bolt, 24 in. barrel with 2/3 mag. Mfg. 1948-1962, re-introduced 1973-1980.

MODEL 336ADL
similar to Model 336A Rifle, except has deluxe checkered walnut stock and forearm, quick detachable swivels and 1 in. sling. Mfg. 1948-62

MODEL 336A/336AS (30AS)
.30-30 Win. cal. only, 20 in. barrel, 6 shot tube mag, walnut finished birch stock (pressed checkering became standard 1995, cut checkering became standard 1998), open sights (adj. rear sight became standard 1995), no frills version of the 336CS, 7 lbs. Mfg. 1983-2007.

MODEL 336W (30AW)
similar to Model 30AS, except has carbine barrel with band and gold trigger, laminate stock became standard 2012, 7 lbs.

MODEL 336Y SpikeHorn
similar to Model 336W, 5 shot tube mag, 16 1/2 in. barrel, shorter stock (12 1/2 in. LOP) with vent. recoil pad, 6 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 2003-2005.

MODEL 336CC
similar to Model 336W, except has Mossy Oak Breakup camo stock and forearm, 7 lbs. Mfg. 2001-2004.

MODEL 336RC CARBINE
.30-30 Win., .32 Spl., or .35 Rem. cal., standard model carbine. Mfg. 1948-68.

MODEL 336BL
.30-30 Win. cal., 20 in. blue barrel, 6 shot tube mag., brown laminated hardwood stock with pistol grip, large loop lever, 7 1/2 lbs.  New 2010.

MODEL 336C CARBINE (DISC.)
.30-30 Win., .32 Spl., or .35 Rem. cal., standard model carbine with 20 in. barrel. Mfg. 1969-83.

MODEL 336SC SPORTING CARBINE
similar to Model 336C, with 20 in. barrel and 2/3 length mag. tube, raised comb buttstock (1957-63). Mfg. 1948-63.

MODEL 336SC .219 ZIPPER
similar to Model 336SC, in .219 Zipper cal., 5 shot mag. 3,230 mfg. 1955-60.

MODEL 336SD CARBINE (SPORTING DELUXE)
.30-30 Win., .32 Spl., or .35 Rem. cal., deluxe sporting carbine with 20 in. barrel, checkered stock and forearm, raised comb, no cheekpiece, quick detachable swivels and 1 in. sling. Mfg. 1954-62.

MODEL 336C (336CS) CARBINE
.30-30 Win. or .35 Rem. cal., 6 shot tube mag., 20 in. barrel, hammer block safety, American black walnut pistol grip stock (cut checkering became standard 1994), 7 lbs. Introduced 1984.

MODEL 336SS (336M)
.30-30 Win. cal. only, similar to Model 336W/30AW, except is stainless steel, 6 shot tube mag., 7 lbs. New 2000.

MODEL 336Y
.30-30 Win. cal., 16 1/4 in. barrel, features hardwood stock with 12 1/2 in. LOP and forearm, laminate stock became standard 2012. New 2011.

MODEL 336XLR
.30-30 Win. or .35 Rem. (mfg. 2007-2011) cal., features stainless steel finish with 24 in. barrel, broached rifling, fluted bolt, 5 shot mag., black/grey laminate stock with deluxe recoil pad, adj. folding semi-buckhorn rear sight, hammer block safety, 7 1/2 lbs. New 2006.

MODEL 336LTS CARBINE
.30-30 Win. cal. only, 16 1/4 in. barrel, 5 shot tube mag., 6 1/2 lbs. 2,671 mfg. 1988-89 only.

MODEL 336 COWBOY
.30-30 Win. (disc. 2001) or .38-55 WCF cal., 8 shot tube mag., squared off finger lever, 24 in. tapered octagon barrel with deep cut Ballard-type rifling (6 grooves), cut checkered (disc. 2001) straight grip walnut stock and forearm, adj. Marbles semi-buckhorn rear and carbine front sight, ser. no. is on left side of receiver, instead of on tang, 7 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 1999-2004.

MODEL 336ER (EXTRA RANGE)
.356 Win. cal., 5 shot tube mag., 20 in. barrel, walnut pistol grip stock, open sights, 7 lbs. 2,441 mfg. 1983-86.

MODEL 336T CARBINE "TEXAN"
.30-30 Win., .35 Rem., or .44 Mag. (1965-1967 only) cal., similar to 336C, with straight stock, 18 1/2 (1983 only) or 20 in. barrel, saddle ring (1965-1971 only). Mfg. 1954-83.

MODEL 336DT CARBINE (DELUXE TEXAN)
.30-30 Win. or .35 Rem. cal., select stock version of 336T, longhorn and map of Texas carved on buttstock. Mfg. 1962-63.

MODEL 336TS TEXAN
similar to 336 CS, except is .30-30 Win. cal., 18 1/2 in. barrel, straight grip stock and squared finger lever, crossbolt safety. Mfg. 1984-87.

MODEL 336 OCTAGON RIFLE
.30-30 Win. cal. only, with 22 in. octagon barrel, standard model. 2,414 mfg. 1973 only.

MODEL 336 MARAUDER CARBINE
.30-30 Win. or .35 Rem. cal., 16 1/4 in. barrel. 5,856 mfg. 1963-64.

MODEL 336 MAGNUM CARBINE
.44 Mag. cal., 20 in. standard carbine configuration, w/o saddle ring. 2,823 mfg. 1963-64 only.

MODEL 336T
.44 Mag. cal., with saddle ring, 13,895 mfg. 1965-67.

MODEL 336 ZANE GREY CENTURY CARBINE
.30-30 Win. cal., similar to 336 Octagon, 22 in. octagon barrel, Zane Grey medallion inlaid in receiver, select walnut stock, pistol grip, brass buttplate and forearm cap. 7,871 mfg. in 1971.

MODEL 336 PRESENTATION RIFLE
.30-30 Win. cal., one of the pair in the "Brace of 1,000," 22 in. octagon barrel, engraved receiver, sold with Model 39 Presentation. Mfg. 1970 only.

CENTENNIAL MATCHED PAIR (MODEL 336 & 39) "BRACE OF 1,000"
Model 336 and Model 39 serial numbered the same, .30-30 Win. or .22 LR cal., engraved by Robert Kain and Winston Churchill, deluxe wood, inlaid medallions, cased. 1,000 mfg. sets in 1970.




And ya' wonder sometimes why researching guns and pinpointing a specific model is such a PITA sometimes!  ::)

Had all of this done up and posted it and noticed that the model numbers/names didn't show up.  I'll fix it tomorrow (or rather later today).  Gotta go to bed!