Received my Marlin Marauder .35Rem today and now I have a real dilemma. I need to do a little work on stock but other than that it is a fine looking rifle that I will put up some pictures tomorrow. Do I make it an exhibitionist out of it or do I hunt and shoot and hunt with it?
I can't shoot them all and stay in practice so I need to say what do I hunt and shoot with most? I was also thinking about making it a scout rifle that way I wouldn't have to drill it or anything. Just need a XS system scope mount and it came with a Williams peep sight. Everything else in in place so with a couple of screw-on accessories walla its a scout rifle. Caliber is about right and available so it could become a survivor rifle. Could get a CCW permit and it would make a perfect pickup rifle with the short 16 1/4" barrel. That maybe the way to go.
Too many options open with this rifle and so little time.
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Fred, the Scout Rifle setup isn't for everyone, but those of us who have embraced the concept tend to be very happy with them, and one is NEVER enough. I currently have four, only my 30-30 wears a traditional scope and mount, and it shoots so well I refuse to change anything.
My 35 Remmy is an SC, not my favorite configuration, but I still enjoy it. Three of my Scouts wear the NcStar 2X7, a scope that's surprising clear and has an eye relief of about ten inches, perfect for the forward-mount setup. The only mount I've tried is the XS, and it's a very solid mount, and fairly easy to attach. From there all you need is a smallish diameter compact scope and a set of low rings, preferably QD-style, to use the iron sights if you ever need to.
The 35 is the one in the middle. I don't do a lot of snap-shooting with my 336's, I tend to reserve that for the 1894's, but with both eyes open, the setup is VERY fast on target. At 50 yards with the 1894's I can keep a soda can moving non-stop for as long as the ammo holds out. For a woods gun, it's about perfect!
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