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Marlin 981T 22 cal.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hilltopper55, Oct 6, 2008.

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  1. hilltopper55

    hilltopper55 Member

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    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
     
  2. fletchbutt152

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    A cover may work

    you could get a limbsaver to slip over it...i should do that with mine
     
  3. glockman19

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    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.
     
  4. hilltopper55

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  6. hilltopper55

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    Great information, Thanks
     
  7. Ratshooter

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    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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