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Old February 11th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #1
 
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Marlin 60 Metal Shavings? (Scopes?)

I bought a brand new Marlin model 60 today. I ran a brush down the barrel and hit it with some light oil and took it straight to the range. I fired 100~ rounds or so and had some extraction issues with WWB .22lr, so I took it home for a complete break down. Inside the trigger group I noticed a lot, and I mean a LOT of small silver shavings. They were on the bolt as well and one was stuck by the extractor. Clearly this was my issue.

I love this rifle already, it's super accurate. But I am wondering if those shavings may be a sign of poor quality at the factory? I've only had a few brand new guns (mossberg 500 and an LCP were my only NIB guns). Neither of those ever had any issues. Of course my 1903 and Garand were free of anything that could have ever happened when they were made, same with my Colt 1911 (series 70) and ar15 (sp1 pre-forward assist sr# 0150x)

Is this normal for brand new guns?

And more importantly, can anybody reccomend an affordable scope? I want the best glass for the LOWEST price (under $50 if I can).




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Glass ? get a Tasco 3x9 variable it will drive tacks with your Model 60. The shavings,weel its an aluminum receiver and either the parts are working their way to normal use but should stop within a reasonable amount of shooting say 200 rounds and clean and blowout with compressed air.So far no issue,should remain that way its a dependable 22lr.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #3
 
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Does anybody think it is worth $60 for the Sweet 22 scope? With the range adjustable turrets set for .22lr?

The concept seems neat but I question how much I'd need anything past 75yds, and how big can that gap be? With iron sights at 82yds I was able to keep all my shots in a paper plate, firing while standing upright in some light snow. What that did show me was this .22 is amazingly accurate and worth a scope but I'm still cheap by nature.
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personally i feel you get what you pay for when it comes to optics. stay away from the Wally World scopes that come in a plastic wrap and hang on hooks.

imo, which IS based on personal experience, tasco, bsa and simmons are all junk nowadays. spend the money, get a decent mid priced scope made by a quality brand and then do a comparison with a cheaper one. you will see what im talking about. that 60 really could be a tack driver if you dont set it up to fail by buying inferior gear.

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personally i feel you get what you pay for when it comes to optics. stay away from the Wally World scopes that come in a plastic wrap and hang on hooks.

imo, which IS based on personal experience, tasco, bsa and simmons are all junk nowadays. spend the money, get a decent mid priced scope made by a quality brand and then do a comparison with a cheaper one. you will see what im talking about. that 60 really could be a tack driver if you dont set it up to fail by buying inferior gear.
Any suggestions? My only scoped rifle is a m1903 with a m82 Telescope on it ... both have 40+ years on me!
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ive had high dollar scopes, cheap ones as well, and ive found Nikon stuff is as good as the higher end stuff, all my scoped guns sport Nikon and i love em, and they cost considerably less.

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Simmons makes an affordable .22 scope.
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So I was looking for reviews on the BSA Sweet 22 and noticed something odd.

Cabela's: BSA Optics Sweet 22 Riflescope @ $170

BSA Optics Sweet 22 Rifle Scope - Dick's Sporting Goods @ $60 <--

Sweet 22 Rimfire Rifle Scope 3-9x 40mm Side Focus Duplex Reticle Matte @ $105

Why the big price gaps? It's all the same 3-9x40 scope, right?
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So Dick's Sporting Goods had a sale on a CenterPoint 3x9x32 with illuminated red/green mil-dot reticle. I have it mounted and it seems to be a bit close for eye relief but it is on a .22 so I'm not too worried. The scope itself is very clear and well made for $40 I spent on it, can't wait until next weekend to get it zeroed in. If only it were summer and it was light after work ...
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Super deal at Walmart Scopes they do have Leupolds,they were marking down some prices on scopes that were handled and I got get this a Leupold vari-lux II for $129,This is the 3rd Leupold I have been able to get at reduced cost,saved me over $150.
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