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What scope should I stick on my Marlin model 60?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marklbucla, Feb 7, 2004.

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  1. marklbucla

    marklbucla Member

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    I really don't like the iron sights on my Marlin model 60. So what scope should I put on it? I only need it to a distance of 25 yards.
     
  2. mtnbkr

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    It's a fairly skinny and light gun, so I'd want something that wouldn't make it too topheavy.

    I'd either go for a reddot sight or a 1x or 2x shotgun scope (they tend to be compact, but can cost as much if not more than the Model 60), certainly nothing larger than 32mm obj.

    A reddot is probably going to be your lightest, cheapest, and best option for the distance you are shooting.

    Do they make peep sights or any aftermarket sights for that gun? 25yds doesn't require much in the way of magnification unless you are sniping flies. ;)

    Chris
     
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I fitted an old Herters 3 x 9 to mine and there it has stayed!!! Way more scope than needed I guess but .. it does very well .. absolute tack driver.

    I had thought of ''red dotting'' but to be honest, this works so well I doubt it'll be possible to improve on it.

    IIRC Chris (MTNBKR) saw that rifle when he was over last Oct for a shoot .... not sure if he tried it tho.

    Pretty much any scope will help ... and hell .... 25 yds?! Take out the ''x'' ring!!


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  4. DMK

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    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.
     
  5. Harry Tuttle

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    the Simmons 22mag 3-9 for 30 bucks works very well
     
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    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
     
  7. Chuck Dye

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    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.
     
  8. greyhound

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    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!:)
     
  9. jem375

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    second the Simmons 22 mag......good scope for the money
     
  10. Dionysusigma

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    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... :)
     
  11. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    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.

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    http://daisy.ifworld.com/cgi-bin/daisy/products_maxspeed.html

    #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.

    Regards,
    Rabbit.
     
  12. mtnbkr

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    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!).

    Chris
     
  13. Chuck Dye

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    You will find dovetail to Weaver mounts at Brownell's by B-Square and BKL

    Bear in mind that, greyhound's remark not withstanding, you are spending money not on the rifle but on the shooter.
     
  14. Harry Tuttle

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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