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Posted: 6/23/2002 9:18:55 PM EDT
There is just something fun, handy and to my liking when it comes to Marlin's lever action rifles and carbines. I know they aren't an AR-15 but I do really like them just the same. I have been thinking about dressing one up and trying to make it just a bit more useful and practical as a general purpose gun. I really want to try a red dot sight of some sort on either a 30-30 or .357 magnum gun for fast shooting capability. I know a Leupold or Aimpoint is probably the best, but these are just a bit too pricey for me at this time. I saw a Simmons priced very cheap in The Sportsman's Guide Summer catalog. I have also seen a BSA model for about $69. Here's the BSA: www.impactguns.com/store/bsa_50sb_red_dot.html. I don't expect these to have the very high quality of the nicer scopes I mentioned earlier, but for a guy on a budget, would these be good enough?
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 12:09:12 PM EDT
I use a BSA on my Marlin 94.

It's a good choice.
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 12:22:30 PM EDT
NO!!!
spend the money and get a aimpoint.
cheap scopes will give you problems like:
they will fog because they will not stay sealed
the rheostat will fail or not work
the scope base will strip out
the adjustment turrets will not work or be linear. ie on adjusting up the first click will be 1" up at 50 yds and the second will be 3" up and if you click back down you move 2-4"

you should be able to pick up a aimpoint at a gun show for $80.00-120.00
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 12:27:23 PM EDT
308wood is right
go the expensive route

Have considered putting one on my guide gun.
.444Marlin

No grizzly Bears in Ga
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 1:27:01 PM EDT
Isn't that like putting chrome on newer cars?

You could, but it just isn't right.

Excuse my ignorance.
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