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#6532702 - 05/23/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Deputydad]  
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Leupold Scout scope on my WWG Alaskan Guide Gun!!

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#6534328 - 05/24/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: Tim50]  
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I think you are making a good choice with the Leo vxI-2-7x33.
I had one on my Marlin 336c 30 30 but I replaced it with the vxIII-2.5-8x36.I am now thinking I want the 2-7x33 back on it.For 100 yrd shots 7 power is enough for my 59 year old eyes.The quality and power difference is not worth the price difference.
I used the Leo rifleman base and Burris Z low rings.The color of the scope is a personal choice but I like the matt for a SS gun. Pix is the vxIII-2.5x8x36

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#6534423 - 05/24/12 Re: what scopes do you have on your Marlins? [Re: buzardbait]  
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Another thing about the base.The Weaver base has one forward notch where the Leo base Has two notches.This allows you to mount your scope further forward to give you more eye relief especially on a hard recoiling rifle.The Leupold rifleman basses are sometimes hard to find.Try ebay.That is where I found mine.
Good luck and let us know how you decide to go.


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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....

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#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.

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#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 - 12/25/12 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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