Marlin 981T 22 cal.


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hilltopper55
October 6, 2008, 09:32 PM
I just bought a new Marlin 981T 22 cal rifle. I like the rifle overall except for the butt plate. The stock is synthetic and the butt plate is made into the black stock. Does anyone know what would work as a rubber butt plate to keep it from sliding around on my hardwood floors. Thanks

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fletchbutt152
October 6, 2008, 09:35 PM
you could get a limbsaver to slip over it...i should do that with mine

glockman19
October 6, 2008, 09:37 PM
I can't answer your question but I also have a981t. It's a great little rifle. Only $150, I couldn't pass it up.

hilltopper55
October 6, 2008, 09:48 PM
Yes, It is a great little rifle. Becoming hard to find for some reason. Mine was $185.00. Going to use a Simmons 22 Mag Scope. Do you have to order the rings and bases from Marlin, or will other work? Which ones?

Feanaro
October 7, 2008, 04:27 AM
Great little rifle. I amuse myself to no end firing 20+ .22 shorts without having to reload.

For the scope, anything made for 3/8th grooves will work, which is most every base marketed for .22 rimfires. As for the stock, you could try a slip-on model, though I don't know how well that would work. You could also get a grind-to-fit buttplate. Cut the stock flat, grind the buttplate to fit, drill some holes, and install.

hilltopper55
October 7, 2008, 05:21 PM
Great information, Thanks

Ratshooter
October 7, 2008, 10:13 PM
I really like my 981T. I wouldn't modify my gun just so I could prop it in a corner. Why don't you get a non-skid rug and put it where you store your gun instead?

You can buy a red rubber pad about 5" square in the plumbing dept. at Lowes and I promise your gun wil not slip on it. I used this same stuff for coasters under the legs of my chairs, I have laminate flooring in my house, and you would think the chairs are screwed to the floors now.

Also a side note. If you remove the buttplate and sand a small amount off the sides (its a tight fit) and remove the butt filler you have a storage area for extra ammo, fishing stuff and matches. This makes it a good grab-n-go survival/truck gun.

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