Thanks, I did try that (but kicked it over to the left, not the right) after I submitted this question and it did move the pattern to the right as it needed. I also have a Savage 64 with a scope that does as well as your Marlin does, great ground hog/raccoon gun (Didn't lose even 1 ear of corn this year). Mine I think I'll leave with open sights due to the plain fun of it. I got it for $45 at an auction, refinished the stock with a slightly darker stain, removed the barrel rust and did a cold re-bluing to it. Looks and functions as new now. Like having 18 rounds much better than the 10 of the Savage (although I do have extra clips for it it still takes longer to load those than the tube). Thanks again, John.