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Old 09-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #21
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I have found lately that scopes for my part of the Universe are for the most part, expensive mostly unnecessary window dressing. Fine for good weather or shooting benches, just try to hunt with a scoped rifle on a wet snow day. Now change locations and it's a different story. Additionally the distances I would be comfortable shooting an animal at are not in the multiple hundreds of yards, but I guess that's just me.
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This is a personal opinion. But shooting with a scope will help someone shoot without one. In over 50 years of shooting, I have found that seeing your target without the front post covering it up is essential to hitting the target in the correct place. (or do you use a 6 o'clock hold?)

The OP has never fired a rifle before and unless someone is willing to sit down with him and teach him how to drift his front sight and walk in the elevation on his rear sight a scope will have him learning trigger control and proper breathing much faster and make shooting much more fun for him. A scope requires the rifle to be locked down, take one shot and then adjust your cross hairs to the bullet hole and you are ready to go.

This is not a hunting post, but if it was I would tell you:

A) After any amount of travel, check your scopes zero in camp, BEFORE going in the field.
B) Always take 2 rifles with incase one fails (jams) or is dropped down a hill or into a stream.
C) Don't, let me repeat this, DON'T drop your rifle or put it on a slop where it will roll down hill.
D) When all else fails, take a second scope (or optic) with just incase or get a compond bow. (it might be safer for you, LOL)

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Marlin Model 60!

FUN FUN FUN TO SHOOT AND CHEEEEEEEAAAAAP
Also exempted from the 10 round magazine limit in Kali, i think (not a lawyer & don't live there). They last pretty well; i bought mine when i was in Jr. High and i'm now in my early forties, still works.
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Marlin compromised and reduced the capacity of the model 60 to 14 rounds. They are legal every where to my knowledge. I read an article on marlins compromise a while back. One could likely restore the model 60 to 18 shots with a couple magazine rods for guinea pigs.
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He said good rifle.
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He said good rifle.


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Yes sir! Got mine out today just to test the bolt action. I haven't had a chance to clean it yet, it's brand spanking new bolt slides nice and smooth for me.

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Some 150 grain and some 180. Hopefully I will get to test it out this Sunday.
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Why do people keep saying this? You can eat with your fingers or you could eat with a fork. Me I'm a fork guy, most of my rifles don't even have iron sights on them. Why in the world would I want to use iron sigths, I wouldn't. Use whatever will make you happy and don't listen to old wives tales.

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Come on now. You can't really beleive a 24x scope has any use at 100 yards in the field. I've been shooting for 40+ years. If I really want to work on skills, I take out my Dads old .22 single shot. Iron sights. Do I have scoped rifles, sure I do. Most of my scoped rifles also have irons and you don't need to remove the scope. Old technology works fine.
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Yes sir! Got mine out today just to test the bolt action. I haven't had a chance to clean it yet, it's brand spanking new bolt slides nice and smooth for me.

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Some 150 grain and some 180. Hopefully I will get to test it out this Sunday.
I hope you have good luck!!! 770 is a major POS!!!
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Best of luck with the R770 I held and operated one and couldn't stand the feel AT ALL. I instead purchased a savage axis xp in .308 with a 3-9x40 Bushnell for $329 and I love it.

Definitely start with a .22 and lots of ammo. Marlin 60 or 795 are great, any kind of bolt action would be fine too possibly better. Savage Mark II I've heard are great. Join a range club or find people who have experience and are willing to teach you things like good trigger control.

Best of luck.
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HBB, i wish you luck with that M770! i bought one several years ago, in 30-06, absolutely the worst rifle i have ever owned. sold it at a loss and was glad to get rid of it. if you are simply going to sight it in and hunt a few times a year, you will probably be fine with it's group size. if you plan on any extensive shooting and wanting tight groups, sell it and get something better or you will be disappointed, as most people are or were.
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