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#6535443 - 05/24/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: buzardbait]  
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Redfield has a $30.00 rebate on the 2-7X33 right now. I really like the 2-7X32 Nikon Prostaff and the Bushnell 1.5-4.5X32.


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#6540521 - 05/26/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Swampman700]  
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Marlin 30-30 4x Burris
Marlin 45-70 2.5 Weaver with post
Marlin 25-35 2.5 Weaver with a dot..
All are half magazine guns with 24 in. barrels, except the .45-70 has a 22" barrel....

#6557790 - 06/01/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]  
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Burris 1x4 EER on my Guide Gun, looks almost identical to JD's picture above. I have not shot it in years, I may just load some 405's tonight and go to the range tomorrow.


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#6559520 - 06/02/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: RDW]  
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I have a Leatherwood 2-7x on my Guide gun... shoot some pretty heavy loads and it shoots right on every time, in fact over the weekend I shot a .477 100 yd group with it!


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#6560160 - 06/02/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: The_Yetti]  
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My Leupold 1-4x20, 1.75-5x20, 2-7x33 and Redfield Revelation 2-7x33 have all served time on Marlin levers. Great field of view, eye relief and magnification combinations for a quick handling rifle.

#6561977 - 06/03/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fischer]  
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I've had this Simmons scope on my Glenfield for about 10 years. No problems at all. It holds it zero year after year.

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#7168776 - 12/11/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fischer]  
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The 444 wears Burris quick attach rings.

#7172320 - 12/11/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: valad]  
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Anybody tried any XS stuff like the XS Sight Systems Lever Rail Ghost Ring Sight for Marlin lever guns? I'm interested in their scout-length rail base for my 1895, but I'm not crazy about aluminum. I do like the fact that you can purchase their aperture rear sight.


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#7175671 - 12/12/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: mrchongo]  
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I'm running a VX-III 1.5-5x20 on a DNZ mount. The DNZ is growing on me. I have not settled on a load yet for the CDS dial. I'd consider the VX-6 1-6x24 and it's generous FOV, if'n I had surplus funds.

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#7176735 - 12/12/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: tkinak]  
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Because of my older eyes, body, bones, ect, I took off the XS sight and put on a 4 Power Leupy. I have a 1895, 45/70. I also have a #1 in 45/90, with a 3 Power leupy.

The previous owner had used the orginal screws and a bondo like product to attach the rail. We had to drill out the front screw.

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#7182028 - 12/14/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Elkmen]  
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Might you be interested in parting with that XS Ghost Ring Sight that you took off your 1895? I might like to try it out on mine before I go the scope route. Thanks. John


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#7204067 - 12/19/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: mrchongo]  
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Got her the other day and tricked here out.
Hooked her up with a 2x20 EER Nikon and a Wild West lever.
Now to work up a load.

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#7218200 - 12/23/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fotis]  
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Here's my 444P with a Leupold M8-4x mounted down low. Just picked it up 2 weeks ago.
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#7226553 - 12/25/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fischer]  
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weaver K-4 on 45-70

#7228083 - 12/26/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fischer]  
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I have a handful of Marlins with Leupold 1.5-5x20mm scopes in both VX-III and VX-3 variants. Excellent optics for the money and good enough for the limitations of most big bore calibers.


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#7274088 - 01/05/13 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: kingstrider]  
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Right now my GBL just has factory irons....But I'm thinking about going with a Nikon Monarch African 1-4 with the German #4 Reticle...great scope at a great price. It would be the perfect scope for hunting here in Maine. It's either the Monarch or a Skinner Express peep sight.


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#7505792 - 03/02/13 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: GuideGun]  
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Scopes on lever guns....something's just wrong with that! Ghost ring with a big ivory bead still works well for me! Yes, will cover up bullsye at 100 yds, but not much of a disadvantage when you're shooting at the Bull's these 45/70's were made to shoot at. Just my opinion!!

#7508290 - 03/03/13 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: minnmarcus]  
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Here is my jm stamped 45/70 with a Leupold vx1 2-7x33


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#7531652 - 03/10/13 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Bearschlayerx2]  
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On my 1895SS 45/70 I have an old El Paso steel tube Weaver 2 1/2 power scope I bought off E-Bay. On my 336SC .35 Rem. I have another Weaver steel tube 4X I bought for 25 bucks at a gun show.
Both are entirely satisfactory for my use.


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#7534082 - 03/10/13 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Fischer]  
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I like low-powered scopes mounted low over the bore. The gun balances and carries better, plus I get better stock contact with my cheek looking thru the scope. Here's my choices. All my Marlins use low Kwik Site rings with either Weaver or Kwik Site bases.
Bob

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