Seeing that my dad started quite a long and prosperous thread a few threads below this one I figured I'd start one here too. He'd have known the answer.
Today, I ordered a Marlin 60SN (70650). I've been looking at them for about a week and today I broke down and did it. They can actually be ordered with a little scope already on them, but since I'm kind of picky and couldn't find any details on that scope anywhere I ordered a rifle without it.
The clencher is that I really know nothing about scopes but want to put a scope on it. Optics are something I've never spent a lot of time researching so I'm here hoping my new friends might help me out with some good suggestions.
I think since the whole rifle only cost around $150 that the scope should be $50 or less. The whole reason I bought it was because it'll be fun, and I wanted it. There's no "real" use for it, , so I want to keep the scope (and cost!) modest. Give me some good suggestions, and I'll buy you a Coke and let you come shoot it.
As my Marlin 60SB is the silver/stainless finish, I managed to find a Simmons 3-9X32 scope in silver finish with matching rings at the local gunshow. Looks very nice, and has performed flawlessly. The rifle came from Wally's with the little 3-7X15 "Trashco" BB-gun scope - those are pretty much useless.
Since Wally World is also clearing out a few things to make room for Blackhawk merchandise...
keep an eye out for some scopes to go on sale...I picked up a nice Simmons Black Diamond for $40 a few months back
I have used this scope for 4 years with ALOT of shooting and Knob turning for shooting long range. it has held up great. I have since got a new scope, but passed this down to my nephew and its still working sweet.
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I have a Bushnell 3-9 power that I ordered from Midway Usa a few years ago on mine. I forget the exact one but it was for a rimfire and was a 32mm I believe. It works great with my 60. It would take one heck of a scope for me to replace it.
For What it's worth, I have a couple of 10/22's and when I bought the one it had a Bushnell Circle X reticle on it and I really like the sight picture, so much so that I bought another one for my other 10/22. They come in different magnifications and you should be able to pick one up for under $100.
I have tascos from wal mart on my m-60's. They work just fine & you can get a 3x9, recommended or even a 4x12 for $30 & $40. I like the the bigger scopes to see the targets without a spotting scope at 100 yards which is all we shoot at. Pretty much anyway. The little skinny scopes are just as accurate for us, just need a spotting scope at the range to go with them. I say just find one you like that fits your budget and go with that one. I think you will be happier with at least a 3x9 though.