I only need it to a distance of 25 yards. You don't need any magnification for 25-50 yards. Get a Red Dot. I've got a cheap one on my '60 and love it.
February 7, 2004, 11:05 PM
the Simmons 22mag 3-9 for 30 bucks works very well
February 7, 2004, 11:10 PM
Last summer, I took a 3-9x40 scope off my Marlin 60 that had been on it for ages (fully planning to put if back on) and realized how handy of a rifle it was without the added bulk.
The rifleless scope is now eyeing the Remington 597 .22WMR. :D
February 7, 2004, 11:15 PM
I have been happy with my Leupold 2x7 Rimfire Special on my Ruger 77/22. However, if I ever have the money to spend on it, I would like to mount a long eye relief scope forward of the action, scout style. I spent a day a few years ago hunting jack rabbits with a 10/22 set up with a pistol scope in a kloodged mount clamped and epoxied to the barrel and fell in love. Mounting the gun and getting a sight picture was more like shotgunning than rifle work.
February 8, 2004, 09:20 AM
I put a super cheap $15 Tasco on my Marlin 60 and its just fine for plinking.
I figured $15 was enough to spend on a $100 rifle!:)
February 8, 2004, 10:15 AM
second the Simmons 22 mag......good scope for the money
February 8, 2004, 12:33 PM
Where on earth does one find a Holosight that'll mount to a 3/8" dovetail? Not long after buying my 60, I bought one of those BSA Red Dot sights that Wally World carries. I wasn't happy when I found that the thing wouldn't mount.
P.S. If anyone out there has the means to produce a 3/8" dovetail to Weaver/ Picatinny mount, it'd be a pretty marketable thing... :)
February 8, 2004, 01:11 PM
Try any of the 'holosights' made for BB guns for the 3/8 in. dovetail...ie: Daisy, Crossman, etc. from the big box S-Marts. I found one years ago for something like $9 US that worked fine until I traded my extra Marlin 60 to my little brother for a nice set of golf clubs.
(edited to add link)
#7811 - Max View Electronic Point Sight $19.95
Features adjustment for variable red dot brightness. Provides 18' field of view at 30 yards. Fits standard 3/8" dovetail mount. Battery included.
February 8, 2004, 01:22 PM
Where on earth does one find a Holosight that'll mount to a 3/8" dovetail?
Several years ago, I bought a closeout Tasco reddot sight that had a 1" tube (they also had a model with a 30mm tube). That way, any set of rimfire rings for a 1" scope could be used to mount it. I put it on my BSA Supersport springer and promptly shook it to pieces (about 20 shots!).
February 8, 2004, 01:25 PM
You will find dovetail to Weaver mounts at Brownell's by B-Square (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=18690&title=3%2f8%22+DOVETAIL+TO+WEAVER+ADAPTER) and BKL (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=19530&title=DOVETAIL-TO-WEAVER+ADAPTER)
Bear in mind that, greyhound's remark not withstanding, you are spending money not on the rifle but on the shooter.
February 8, 2004, 01:46 PM
my 30 dollar Simmons Blazer red dot has a weaver rail on one side
you flip the clamp over and its a 22lr rail mount on the other side
February 8, 2004, 06:34 PM
i have a 10/22 and also a model 60. the ruger is a little tricked out with a heavy barrel and stock combo and i have a bushnell 3x9x40 scope on it, however on the m60 i bought a tasco 4power scope with the rings built into it for $4 brand new and i can shoot sweet gum balls out of the tree from 40 yards away with this super cheap setup.
February 8, 2004, 06:47 PM
I went the other way.
On my Model 60 I put a Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40mm. It cost more than the gun!
I didn't buy the scope for the gun though, it was bought for another rifle, but didn't work out. It works great on the marlin though. I always meant to replace it with a cheap little '22' scope, but....they're a good team.
If you enjoyed reading about "What scope should I stick on my Marlin model 60?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!