Marlin 60


February 27, 2009, 12:13 PM
I get to pick up my first rifle today. Thanks for all the suggestions in a previous thread. I found a Marlin 60 and now I just need to find a scope to put on it. ANy decent scopes for under $300?

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February 27, 2009, 02:33 PM
um, yeah, TONS OF THEM!

February 27, 2009, 02:41 PM
Look into a Leupold 2-7 or 3-9 rimfire series|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Whatever scope you opt for, get either a shotgun or a rimfire scope as the paralax will be set more for the ranges you will be shooting.

February 27, 2009, 03:08 PM
Nikon 4x32 fixed for about 100 bucks is probably the best value. Amazing optical quality for 100 bucks!

Leupold's rimfire scopes are a great choice, too, as you go up the price scale.

Burris Fullfield II with the Ballistic Plex reticle comes with a drop chart for .22. I have one of those and like it, too (3-9x40mm on a .30-06). A few bucks more than the Leupold rimfires, but a great choice if you want to shoot well past 50 yards.

Bill B
February 27, 2009, 04:12 PM
I bought this Tasco 6x24x42 so i could see the bullets hit at 50 yards.It works great for me and for only 69 bucks delivered you might give it a look.

February 27, 2009, 04:23 PM
out of all the scopes I have shot on a .22 LR I like a varible 3x9, and I keep it on 6x most of the time. 6x is a good .22 LR power.

I would suggest you getting a Bushnell Elite 3200 ( Rain/Fog Guard and a FireFly reticle in 3x9. That would make an outstanding .22 LR scope. Your glass would not fog up for those chilly early morning hunts/shoots when your breath hits it. Also the reticle is just quick and very percise.

That is my 2 cents....

February 27, 2009, 04:58 PM
Early model Japanese Tasco OmniView ...

I just put the twin to this scope on my Remington Fieldmaster today ... the one for sale here is New Old Stock (according to the seller) and is a darned fine scope for the money ... According to the seller it also comes w/ the rings for a 22 ... the one I have, works beautifully on my rifle ...

I'm trying to get someone to buy his scope so I don't buy it when I don't need it :)

February 27, 2009, 06:53 PM
I've basically got 3 scopes on my rifles, the tasco varmint series 6x24's, any old Jap made Tasco or Bushy glass,and lastly, a new made Tasco air rifle scope , spring piston adult rated, with an adjustable AO, and it is adjust down to 7 ft!!!!! all for less than 50 bucks, and can it is the golden antler series, 3x9x32 power so it is smallish, and adult spring piston air rifle rated means, recoil will not do anything to it at all, including probably any magnum round as well.
but dont get the other golden antler series, which is a centerfire, and has no
adjustable objective.
For regular outstanding but nothing fancy centerfire glass, burris, Nikon, or Pentax, will all fill the bill for 150 to 200 bucks, and give you some great glass.

February 27, 2009, 06:57 PM
oh yeah, if you don't use at least 2 screw wide on each side, scope bases, and you try and use the bases that just have 1 screw going through the bottom, you are asking for scope walking-mod 60's are notorious for it. use 2 screw bases, or the widest ones you can find. if you can't find what you want that way, get weaver tip off blocks, from Kwiksites, and put them on the dovetail rail first. once you squeeze those on, put on your regular rings/mounts.
Like this;

this will make your scope sit kinda high, but it will not 'walk' around all
over the place, on that rail.

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