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Best sights for Marlin 60

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by briney11, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. briney11

    briney11 Well-Known Member

    I'm wanting to change the sights on my Marlin 60. What do you all recommend? Or should I just get a decent scope?
  2. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

    Tech Sight. Period.;)
  3. melski

    melski Member

    What he said:D
  4. mberoose

    mberoose Well-Known Member

    X3 on Tech Sights
  5. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I'm going to break from the group and recommend tech sights.
    ... Or if you don't like those, tech sights.

    (I have a set of TS on my (4) 10/22s, and an SKS. The Mrs uses them on her mini-14 and Papoose. The papoose sights are the same as Marlin 60/795 sights, and they're quite good.)
  6. mainmech48

    mainmech48 Well-Known Member

    Due to my aging eyes inability to get a sharp focus on the front sight of the old Westfield-branded M60 my late father had, it sat idle in my safe for a number of years.

    When I noticed that replacing the factory gold bead front sights on my several Marlin LAs with a Williams Firesight FO unit was all that it took to allow me to start putting my hits where I wanted again, I looked into finding something that'd replace the old M60's one-piece front sight without having to resort to a gunsmith or spending close to what the old rifle was worth. Unfortunately, there wasn't much of anything that met those criteria at the time.

    One day when visiting the Williams web site to order a 'windowed' replacement front sight hood for my 1895 Guide Gun I ran across a listing for a drop-on Firesight front and rear replacement set specifically for the M60. At about $17 plus S&H, I figured "what the hell" and ordered a set.

    The swap took about 15 minutes and only required a flat blade screwdriver, a small hammer and a brass drift punch. HUGE difference! Not fancy or 'trick' looking but works like a champ. After the approximately twenty rds. it took to establish and verify a new 'zero' at 35 yds. I ended up putting another 200-odd through Dad's old rifle just for grins. I can now get good definition on my front sight and put my hits where they're supposed to go with it, so it's been getting out a lot more since.

    Just my $0.02, but if you want to upgrade your sights without dumping a lot of cash into the deal, you might want to give these a try.
  7. v8stang289

    v8stang289 Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried the tech sights for the marlin 60, but I do have them on my 10/22 and I love them. Tech sights are what I would go with.
  8. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    My 60 has Tech Sights. They took it from "The other .22" to "makes every single range trip".

  9. aka108

    aka108 Well-Known Member

    If you decide to go to glass as opposed to iron sights, look into the Clearidge scopes. These are made in Japan and one model is 22 rf specific. Probably cost a bit more than the rifle but will really show you how accurate a 60 can be.
  10. Recon Ron

    Recon Ron Active Member

    tech sights
  11. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    I have two Model 60's a 90's vintage stainless that has had numerous scopes on some as large as 16X, currently it's a Leupold M8 4X that I found in a pawn shop. The scope was ~125$ it's small and simple with great glass, it fits the size of the rifle well and I find I don't need more than 4X. The second rifle is newer and has a shorter barrel, that has a set of Tech sights on it. The way the front sight post is, it's a lot more accurate than the firesights if your eyes are good.

    The Tech sights are good, just don't crank real hard on the mounting screws. If they start sliding back on you, it's not the sight but the dovetail on the rifle. I had to rough mine up a bit before the rear sight mount got a good grip.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013

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