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ixta70
03-17-2011, 12:05 AM
So today I bought my first Rimfire rifle at Gun World :36:, i still find the name funny. Anyway I bought a Marlin 70 SB .22lr and I paid a total of $331.31? Well something like that basically $330 including taxes and the DROS fee. I somehow feel like I overpaid for it. Did I? Anyway I get it in 10 days of course and can't wait. Any suggestions on some scopes/sights I could put on it that won't cost too much? Well let me know

OH! and what ammo should I buy for it? Any recommendations ? :13:

jackandblood
03-17-2011, 12:39 AM
eh dont dwell on whether you overpaided, vendors keep a hefty chunk of your money if you return, well turners does anyway dunno if Gun World ::36:: does. If the Marlin 70SB uses the larger weaver rails, Big5 has the Barska 1x reticle sight for on sale for cheaper than anywhere i've looked online. For a scope someone chime in. I have the Barska illuminated reticle 4x scope. It's good for the price but ridiculously heavy on account of the scope housing has is a block of billet aluminum with 3 rail mounts on it for some reason (its looks good on an m4 styled rimfire but its just weight for looks). A more traditional tubular scope with rings is probably best. I think you're either going to be using 3/8" dovetail rings or weaver rings.

ixta70
03-17-2011, 12:50 AM
eh dont dwell on whether you overpaided, vendors keep a hefty chunk of your money if you return, well turners does anyway dunno if Gun World ::36:: does. If the Marlin 70SB uses the larger weaver rails, Big5 has the Barska 1x reticle sight for on sale for cheaper than anywhere i've looked online. For a scope someone chime in. I have the Barska illuminated reticle 4x scope. It's good for the price but ridiculously heavy on account of the scope housing has is a block of billet aluminum with 3 rail mounts on it for some reason (its looks good on an m4 styled rimfire but its just weight for looks). A more traditional tubular scope with rings is probably best. I think you're either going to be using 3/8" dovetail rings or weaver rings.


Yeah I suppose I shouldn't since I am going to keep it for a while. As for the rails well it has the spot to add the scope or sight. I guess to add the rings or rail but I'm still a newbie so idk what size to get. Once I get my gun after the 10 days I'll probably measure and go to big5. Thanks for the advice.
Any suggestions on ammo? I heard CCI Blazers are good

wc12
03-17-2011, 10:37 AM
Yeah I suppose I shouldn't since I am going to keep it for a while. As for the rails well it has the spot to add the scope or sight. I guess to add the rings or rail but I'm still a newbie so idk what size to get. Once I get my gun after the 10 days I'll probably measure and go to big5. Thanks for the advice.
Any suggestions on ammo? I heard CCI Blazers are good

This would fit. You can get it with free shipping. Remember however that this comes in three heights, low, medium and high. Pick one depending on the scope size you're buying.

http://www.amazon.com/NcStar-RB27-1-Ring-3-Dovetail-High/dp/B000T3SO56/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1300383213&sr=8-15

Link for a decent scope:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Barska-AC10032-Huntmaster-3-9x40-Riflescope-w-EasyShot-/230596124802?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b099a082

You may want to buy thread lock from harborfreight so your scope won't move.

Happy shooting noob!

Bigdaa
03-17-2011, 11:10 AM
What is a 70 SB?????

Are you talking about the stainless take down?

If so, I dig that little guy.


If you got what you wanted, don't sweat it if you did or did not pay a bit to much, just like said above.

The 22 chow for the thing..........I like the Federal plated 525. Think about it: Even if you pay 20-25 bucks for a box of 525, you got a hell of a day's shooting worth there for the price of a box of 50 of some pistol ammos!

Two things for this gun and it's ammo choice: Which ammo funtions reliably AND remains the cleanest in your action!


Please post a pic of your new purchase, ixta!

ixta70
03-17-2011, 12:50 PM
This would fit. You can get it with free shipping. Remember however that this comes in three heights, low, medium and high. Pick one depending on the scope size you're buying.

http://www.amazon.com/NcStar-RB27-1-Ring-3-Dovetail-High/dp/B000T3SO56/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1300383213&sr=8-15

Link for a decent scope:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Barska-AC10032-Huntmaster-3-9x40-Riflescope-w-EasyShot-/230596124802?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b099a082

You may want to buy thread lock from harborfreight so your scope won't move.

Happy shooting noob!
Oh thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out those scopes and some rings for it.

ixta70
03-17-2011, 12:52 PM
What is a 70 SB?????

Are you talking about the stainless take down?

If so, I dig that little guy.


If you got what you wanted, don't sweat it if you did or did not pay a bit to much, just like said above.

The 22 chow for the thing..........I like the Federal plated 525. Think about it: Even if you pay 20-25 bucks for a box of 525, you got a hell of a day's shooting worth there for the price of a box of 50 of some pistol ammos!

Two things for this gun and it's ammo choice: Which ammo funtions reliably AND remains the cleanest in your action!


Please post a pic of your new purchase, ixta!
Essentially the gun that I bought is similar to this
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/60.asp

Ah thank you I'll check out the federals once I get the gun. And post pictures ASAP. I'm dying to get it and take it to the range

Bigdaa
03-17-2011, 1:29 PM
Let me ask you what the difference(s) are if I may.

ixta70
03-17-2011, 2:03 PM
Well mine is stainless steel. Could you post a pic of the take down you mentioned? Maybe it is the same. But honestly the order form said Marlin 70 SB.

Bigdaa
03-18-2011, 6:50 AM
Well mine is stainless steel. Could you post a pic of the take down you mentioned? Maybe it is the same. But honestly the order form said Marlin 70 SB.



Good, ixta. I like the Stainless and it does command the higher price.


This is the takedown:


http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp

ixta70
03-18-2011, 9:33 PM
Good, ixta. I like the Stainless and it does command the higher price.


This is the takedown:


http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/70PSS.asp

Yeah thanks, I was trying to get a bolt action stainless with woodstock but none in stock :( but its okay i got the semi-auto instead. this is what my order form looks like.
http://i52.tinypic.com/rhl446.jpg

it annoys me because when i look it up i can't find any info on it. :mad:

Rigma
03-19-2011, 12:12 AM
Yeah thanks, I was trying to get a bolt action stainless with woodstock but none in stock :( but its okay i got the semi-auto instead. this is what my order form looks like.
http://i52.tinypic.com/rhl446.jpg

it annoys me because when i look it up i can't find any info on it. :mad:

Please post pics when you get it. I'm sure I am not the only one curious to see a 70SB!

My guess would be that the person writing the ticket got the "70" series and the 60SB mixed up in his head and by the time it got to his hand it came out "70SB"

Either way, I have no doubt you will enjoy your new rifle!

ixta70
03-19-2011, 12:25 AM
Please post pics when you get it. I'm sure I am not the only one curious to see a 70SB!

My guess would be that the person writing the ticket got the "70" series and the 60SB mixed up in his head and by the time it got to his hand it came out "70SB"

Either way, I have no doubt you will enjoy your new rifle!

That's what I'm thinking too, I'm almost too sure of it. But as much as you are curious, I'm simply dying to get it and see and most importantly shoot and name her. :22:

ixta70
04-03-2011, 8:58 PM
AHH okay sorry I'm so late guys on keeping you posted...if anybody is even waiting to see. but anyways it was the 60 SB. Stainless steel, auto loading tube :D
Already took her to the range and shot about 300 rounds through it or more :) well me and my friend. Anyway here are some pics!

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x43/lobiixta/37faa00b.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x43/lobiixta/f04cbfa4.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x43/lobiixta/0efaa99d.jpg


Oh and I shot CCI Blazers, 525 value pack :83:

Big Shrek
04-04-2011, 4:19 PM
Replace the front takedown screw with a fingerscrew from the old ones...Numrich usually has 'em.

Do NOT, Under ANY circumstances, use Remington .22lr ammo of ANY type in it.
Remmy's .22lr ammo is the WORST on the market...

Clean it, lightly oil it, enjoy it :)

Hope ya got the case with it...

ixta70
04-04-2011, 6:45 PM
Replace the front takedown screw with a fingerscrew from the old ones...Numrich usually has 'em.

Do NOT, Under ANY circumstances, use Remington .22lr ammo of ANY type in it.
Remmy's .22lr ammo is the WORST on the market...

Clean it, lightly oil it, enjoy it :)

Hope ya got the case with it...



what would replacing the screws do?

and yeah for some reason i had this feeling to not buy the remingtons even though i haven't tried em. got CCI instead :)

yeah gotta clean it still, jus haven't had time with school and work D: and need to buy it a nice case and gun safe. anything you recommend?

jbush
04-04-2011, 7:41 PM
Not to change the subject, but instead of worrying about the price of the gun, look at your DROS fees. The law clearly states that the DOJ cannot charge more then the actual cost of processing a background check ($19). So, our great state added 30% in additional fees to the process (law enforement and gun saftey fees $6). Even though it's called a fee, they just taxed you 30% of the dros fees to purchase the gun. Then they added all the fees to the total of your gun purchase and sales taxed you 9%+ on all the fees along with the gun. Welcome to the world of California gun purchasing.