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scope for my marlin .22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gun_lover_87, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. gun_lover_87

    gun_lover_87 Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Riverside, California
    so i want to scope my marlin 795 .22, for some shooting out to a 100 yrds, money is an issue so basically i have been looking at geting one of these 3 scopes from tasco http://www.tasco.com/riflescopes/rimfire_main.shtml

    very noobish, but can someone explain what the numbers mean, also if i scope my marlin will i have to take off the iron sights?
  2. rangerruck

    rangerruck Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Texas, baby!
    dont get any of those, if you wish to target shoot at 100 yds. power numbers on a scope are like this; I have multiple scopes that are 6.24.42
    6=lowest visual multiplier setting, such as 6 times as strong or 6 times closer to the target, than your eyesight.
    24= highest visual multiplier. with a 18 power or more, you can usually read the
    print on the target at 100 yds.
    42= the diameter size of the front bell housing on the front of the scope. the bigger the bell you get , like a 50mm or 56 mm, you have to get very high scope mounts, so it won't ride on top of your barrel, or bbl.
    the larger the diameter, usually the clearer and more light the scope lets in, which is very important for a clear, bright image.
    those scopes you are showing are more for still hunting, squirrel hunting, and such.
    if you wanna shoot at 100yards on targets on 1 inch circles, you will want something that goes at least 16 power or higher. you can also get them fixed power, Weaver makes a lot of fixed power scopes, and fix power, because they have few moving parts, are very sturdy. however, the drawback is, you can never go to a lower power, if you need to shoot something up close.
    I like the Tasco Varmint series scopes, I have 3 of them, you can get them for 100 bucks or less, and so far they have functioned flawlessly for me.
  3. ndh87

    ndh87 Member

    Oct 26, 2005
    i've got a tasco .22 scope on my marlin, it works great and holds a zero extremly well. its a 4 to 12 and has a focus adjust on the front from 10 yards to infinity, got it from cabelas several years ago, think i paid about 100 bucks.
  4. Limeyfellow

    Limeyfellow Member

    May 31, 2005
    NC, USA
    I have a similar Tasco on my Marlin 60. I don't really take shots over 50-100 yards with it and its usually my pest control and plinker so I don't really need a super powerful scope. The only advantage I guess is my Tasco is from the 1970s back when they were using Japanese optics still. When they switched to Chinese optics they became a bit of hit and miss with the quality control, but they should be able to do the job at an el cheapo price, though you get what you pay for.
  5. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Québec
    I'm not a huge optics guy, but do note that those Tasco scopes are 3/4" scopes, rather than 1" scopes. 1" scopes are standard on larger rifles, with 3/4" being used almost only on .22 and air rifle.

    To add a 1" scope to a Marlin, you just need a set of 1" scope rings for a "grooved receiver", which you can find all day for under $10 at a gunshow or on eBay.

    Just saying that you don't need to restrict yourself to a specific "rimfire" scope, then you can add a standard rifle scope for only $10 worth of rings. Plenty of good-quality barely-used 1" scopes floating around cyberspace for cheap.

    Once you figure out what brand you want, post a WTB on THR Sales forum, or watch eBay for a bit. I just picked up a Weaver 2.5J (old school steel 3/4" scope, made in El Paso) for $17, will pick up some 10" Millett groove-mount rings for it at next gunshow.

    Good luck, Marlins rock,

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