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Old 03-30-2009, 11:33 AM
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My dad may get this rifle http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.c...18540&offerid=

They said in the store that you can mount a scope on the little rail it has. What type of rail is it, and also is there a red dot that fits it?

Im just unsure its a rail, it barely sticks up and is very tiny.
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My brother has that gun. It is the smaller rails found on airguns. he got a scope for it that was made for airguns, but it still works great!
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I believe its called a dovetail mount as opposed to the "normal" picatinny mount.
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You can get the rigns at Optics planet or any gun store. I have a tube fed Marlin 60, but I think the receiver is the same. I use a Tasco pronghorn on mine.

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I'm going to buy one of these:



It's for my Marlin 60, but like they said, it's the same receiver.

I don't have it yet but I've heard that cheap rings can move on that rail. The Gamo mount seems like it would be really secure with it's four bolts.

If you look at air rifle web sites you can find a lot of different mounts for 1" and 30mm scopes, fakepoints and other scopes. Some red dots are designed specifically for this type of rail.
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So I assume this would work, also thanks for all the info


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Kudos to them for calling it self loading instead of semi-automatic.
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Also, a lot of scopes are made just for rimfire and come with the rimfire dovetail mounts. I bought that same rifle from Big 5 a few weeks ago and ended up putting a cheap Barska scope on it (also from Big 5 for ~$35). The Barska came with dovetail rings that fit perfectly on the receiver.

A word of caution, though: when you are installing the rings/base, make sure that you don't get too greedy with eye relief. I had a salesman at Big 5 try to convince me that the mount was still okay even if the rear ring was only halfway on the receiver grooves. It's a rimfire, but there is still enough recoil to shake it free.
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Kudos to them for calling it self loading instead of semi-automatic.
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Also, a lot of scopes are made just for rimfire and come with the rimfire dovetail mounts. I bought that same rifle from Big 5 a few weeks ago and ended up putting a cheap Barska scope on it (also from Big 5 for ~$35). The Barska came with dovetail rings that fit perfectly on the receiver.

A word of caution, though: when you are installing the rings/base, make sure that you don't get too greedy with eye relief. I had a salesman at Big 5 try to convince me that the mount was still okay even if the rear ring was only halfway on the receiver grooves. It's a rimfire, but there is still enough recoil to shake it free.
My dad loves my eo tech, he has trouble seeing so a red dot would be best for him so eye relief isnt a big deal.
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This is such a good shooter! The one I fire the most is the marlin 7000 (bull barrel model discontinued) but the autobolt mechanism on empty is cool to have. I use a weaver scope holder
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For a little bit more why not a 10/22? There is so much more offered for the 10/22 and they are so efficiant.
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all the 795s I have had the chance to use have been excellent shooters. They are cheap and they are extremely accurate out of the box.

Sure you can spend money on a new barrel, stock, etc for a 10/22, but the stock 795s will surprise you with its accuracy.

And the magazine on the 795 is much more user friendly than the 10/22's.

Of course the may be good reason to buya 10/22 is if you legally own standard capacity magazines for it. Otherwise I lean toward the 795.
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Wow, that's as cheap as a BB gun at my stores specials
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Most Marlins will surprise you with their accuracy.

One note on rings... don't assume cheaper is better. The four bolt unit on the first page is a solid looking set. Have a little blue Loctite handy when you mount the scope on the rings. As noted above even a .22 can shake things loose after a while.

One more note... don't gorilla the ring screws. Denting or crushing the scope tube sucks.
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I, too, have a Marlin 795. First .22 I ever bought. It takes a 3/8" dovetail mount, but I bought a UTG 10/22 picatinny rail and drilled & tapped the receiver and mounted the rail, so I can use regular scope mounts on it.

The 795 is a surprisingly decent rifle for the price. Accurate and reliable.
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I am partial to my 60, but I like all marlins out of the box. I want to put a scope on mine also. I messed around with a set of cheap leupolds from walmart and the scope kept creeping back. I think the more solid unit pictured earlier is the ticket.
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Most Marlins will surprise you with their accuracy.

One note on rings... don't assume cheaper is better. The four bolt unit on the first page is a solid looking set. Have a little blue Loctite handy when you mount the scope on the rings. As noted above even a .22 can shake things loose after a while.

One more note... don't gorilla the ring screws. Denting or crushing the scope tube sucks.
I always liked my Marlins. Need to pick up a 22 again. I always had the tube mag type that held about 17 shots. This one looked like a regular mag type. That might be good with a bunch of mags, for when the midget zombies arrive
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For a little bit more why not a 10/22? There is so much more offered for the 10/22 and they are so efficiant.
The rifle is for my dad, and he is on a limited budget. He wanted what I use, a converted ar but that would be way over his budget. I think the 10/22 was over $250. So the marlin is a good starter for him. I would of picked the 10/22 as there are many add ons for it but im not the one buying it.

This way he can shoot instead of spending all his time reloading my mags, plus I can shoot it too. Probably save more ammo if I have to reload all the mags.
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I got my Marlin 60 for $50.00 at auction. After the buyers premium, sales tax and half of a DROS, it came out to about $80 total.

If you look around you can find something cheaper than a new gun. I have read many stories about people buying a Marlin 60 in a pawn shop really cheap.

Mine had a spot of rust on the barrel but it rubbed out with just a little oil and a brass wire brush. It's the rare model with the long barrel, long magazine tube and bolt hold open. They only made that combo for a year or two in the 80's. The previous owner knew how to pick them. I'm guessing he became ill, his rifles were neglected, then he died and they went off to auction. I also picked up an awesome Remington 41P for $70 or $80.

I would keep your eyes open, a deal like that might fall in your lap.

Oh, for $80, who cares about 10-22's? My 60 is more than accurate enough for plinking and close range hunting, eats everything I feed it and I'm not tempted to replace every single part with something better from the aftermarket.

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The marlin 795 is nice and light. I have a marlin 7000 which is the bull barrel version and it is way lighter than my bull barrel 10/22. Mark
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I went into Big 5 yesterday and checked out this little rifle. It is very light and handy and did not feel cheap at all! $129 after rebate sounds like a steal to me. I was thinking of a 10/22 but it would easily be $100 more and that will buy me 5 bricks of ammo.

Besides, I'm not a match shooter and probably wouldn't do all the tacticool upgrades. Plus I can hand this off to newbies without worrying about it so much. Working on the accountant at home to authorize the purchase now
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Too bad the only mags I can find for it online are over $25, maybe a gunshow will have some at a better price. My dad ordered one, should be shooting next sat.
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I also went in and bought this rifle yesterday. Looking forward to my wait being over and shooting it. Now time for me to shop for a cheap scope and mount to go along with it. Cheap ammo here I come!
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I like my 795 a lot more than my 10/22. The Marlin is more accurate and cost less. It's basically a mag fed model 60. You can get mags at midwayusa and brownells for $19.00
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I talked my dad into ordering this red dot, http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...campaign=10611 He has a hard time seeing up close so this should be good enough, plus its low profile and the price is right. It also has the dovetail adapter.

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My dad may get this rifle http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.c...18540&offerid=

They said in the store that you can mount a scope on the little rail it has. What type of rail is it, and also is there a red dot that fits it?

Im just unsure its a rail, it barely sticks up and is very tiny.
I have one, paid $118 OTD. Keep it clean and use lock-tite on the screws!
It is a fantastic shooter. Well below M.O.A., no need for a scope on this one It's extremely accurate.
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I ended up getting this scope, which I'm sure is overkill but free shipping and reading the comments and online reviews seemed to be a good one and made specifically for 22 rifles. Bushnell .22 Rimfire 3-9x32
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I have owned several Marlin .22 rifles, and they all have been very good shooters and a good value. I still have my 39A from my youth. I picked up the Model 60 (same except 14 round tube feed) for my wife a couple of Christmas's ago. We put one of the Tasco .22 scopes on it, very similar to the Bushnel one above (Tasco is now owned by Bushnel) It had the same rings as the one shown. I could not keep them from creeping, even on a .22. I think there was a problem with the fit of the little clips that grab the groove. I called Bushnell (Tasco) and complained, and they sent me a MUCH better set of free Bushnell rings for the .22 size grooves. They run all of $6.95 on SWFA's web site. I don't like the scope either, but it suits my wife - wife happy= me happy! You can also pick up a pair of adapters that clamp in the grooves and give you 5/8" Weaver standard mounting points.


She has already put more than 2,500 rounds down it, seldom cleans it, and it just takes a licking and keeps on shooting.
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Wow, that does look like a steal. My wife and I might get one each! For those of you that own the gun already, is it ok for someone with persistent wrist soreness? My wife really wants to learn how to shoot, but she's afraid that a 6 lb gun would be too heavy. Maybe she'd be better off with something like the Papoose (if I could find one in California that didn't cost a kidney!). What are your thoughts?
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Check out this site for Marlin stuff. I have purchased from them and they are GTG. http://www.marlinfirearmssource.com/
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I like my Marlin more that the Ruger. Slimmer, lighter more accurate. It's a great little carbine. I get my mags at a little mom and pop shop for less than $20 each.
No need to modify the Marlin. Just buy mags and ammo.
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Went to my local Big 5 and picked one up! Now for my 11 day wait.....
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Wow, that does look like a steal. My wife and I might get one each! For those of you that own the gun already, is it ok for someone with persistent wrist soreness? My wife really wants to learn how to shoot, but she's afraid that a 6 lb gun would be too heavy. Maybe she'd be better off with something like the Papoose (if I could find one in California that didn't cost a kidney!). What are your thoughts?
id say it be all right.

find her a place to sit down and set the rifle on some sand bags and she can shoot all day
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Wow, that does look like a steal. My wife and I might get one each! For those of you that own the gun already, is it ok for someone with persistent wrist soreness? My wife really wants to learn how to shoot, but she's afraid that a 6 lb gun would be too heavy. Maybe she'd be better off with something like the Papoose (if I could find one in California that didn't cost a kidney!). What are your thoughts?
It would work fine, they are pretty lightweight. What I do with my wife's is put one of my Harris bipods on it - they already have the front swivel - it is really easy to use with that. Another would be to use one of the el cheapo adjustable rests. Using sand bags or the leather rests are not as easy for people who aren't already used to shooting, but are another option.

These are excelent guns for new shooters. They shoot pretty accurate, are very dependable (no frustration messing with mis-feeds), and are priced right.
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I've got a papoose, the break apart version of this rifle. While I think a cheap red dot optic would be nice and could make aiming faster the iron sites are dead accurate for .22 shooting.
I've shot several thousand rounds through mine. I've actually got a picture of the front site flying off at an indoor range while my daughter was shooting it. It's seen several different types of ammo and did have a couple FTEs while using subsonic federal ammo. No complaint from me though since my .22 pistol would FTE with nearly every round on that same ammo.
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