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I've never owned a semi-auto Marlin. Never felt a burning desire. I have my 39A, a Mountie and a couple Levermatics. I never thought I needed another.

My father-in-Law went to Wally World and bought himself a stainless Model 60. He asked if I might dial it in for him. Sure. No need to twist my arm.

Well he wanted the crap-o-la "scope" that came with the gun mounted. It was awful. I got it on the gun but then took it off and tossed it in the trash.

I went to our local Bushnell Factory Outlet and picked up a fixed power Tasco. It was clear and light enough to ride on top of the gun.

After dialing in the new scope I was taking a few pics of the gun and targets to e-mail him...the dang forward lug bolt falls out! I had to counter-sink the bolt head into the stock...but it worked once that was done.

Well, I took the rifle out today to make sure it was all dialed in after the bolt fiasco. It took a few minutes and it was ready.

Other than the bolt issue...it was a pretty fun experience. I like this little rifle. I don't know that I "need" one...but when did need ever enter into my gun purchases???

Knowing he frequents Wally World, I used the Federal Bulk Ammo sold there (besides, I have LOTS of this ammo on hand). This rifle liked the stuff! His birthday is next month so the new scope and a box of ammo are part of his birthday.

I can see why folks like the M-60s

Bob
 

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Thanks for your post. I've been enjoying "dialing in" my Marlin 60 with it's new scope too. Gives you a special purpose to use up the ammo and see how accurate you can get. Maybe you and the Father in-law can get out for a little target time.
 

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I inherited my fathers model 60, the trigger pull is nothing to write home about. Is there any simple tricks that can be done to the trigger to lighten the pull and reduce the creep?

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vonfatman,
As long as you're gonna grab him a better scope, check out the CenterPoint 3-9X32 at Wally's. I have one on my 60W and love it. I also have the 4-16X40 on my Savage MkII and like it as well. Great scopes for the $.

Rick, check out rimfirecentral for trigger fixes.
 

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I know how it is. I didn't need one either but couldn't pass this one up! :)

 

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Dogtrot,
He gave my bride over a dozen guns a few years ago...he's a pro-gun kinda guy, just can't get him out to shoot...he got the M-60 for his pesky tree-rat situation. I ask him to shoot every time he comes up to visit!

riflerick,
I wish I knew...I recently purchased my first 10/22 (mid-70's gun) and the trigger is better on the Ruger.

radar1,
Thanks for the head's up on the scopes. I gotta go with the Bushnell...that $14.00 scope is so darn clear!! AND...a lifetime warranty. With Bushnell here in KC...it's hard not to go with their products, local service center & primo customer care.

cody77,
Nice! I know what you mean...I do!!

Bob
 
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