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Old 10-10-2016, 01:48 PM
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I've started shooting Cowboy silhouette with a Marlin 39A, but I found that my 9422M seems to balance better for me. That's motivated me to start looking for a 9422 Legacy to potentially replace the Marlin. It took a while, but I finally found a new one last week in Florida that was reasonably priced. It was un-fired, in the box and made in 2000. After a little haggling, the rifle was on it's way to Texas and I picked it up from my FFL Saturday.

You never really know if you have a decent shooter until you put a few boxes of rounds down the tube, so I installed my cheapo $15 Tasco and headed out to a buddy's land with a box of CCI Standard. Shooting off the tail gate of my truck, ran through about 40 rounds at 50 yards before the groups started tightening up to about 3/4".

I had 10 rounds left so I set a couple of targets up at 100 yards, spent 5 rounds re-zeroing the cheap scope, then put a 5-shot group on paper. Needless to say, I was pleased as punch with it. With a concrete bench, a seasoned bore and some extensive ammo testing, I'm thinking this old gun may shoot MOA at 100. Looks like the Marlin may be going up for sale!

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Old 10-10-2016, 02:10 PM
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Wow I am impressed. Maybe I should scope mine. Big Larry
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:59 PM
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A scope really is helpful for ammo testing and finding out how accurate your rifle is. The little 3-7x20 Tasco is a cheapo Walmart special, but it works amazingly well, and it's small so it doesn't overpower the looks of a lever gun. At $16, it's pretty much disposal, although I've used this one on 6 different rifles and it still works great. It's always held it's zero, knock on wood.

I'll be installing peep and globe sights as soon as I have completed some thorough ammo testing. My old eyes need all the help they can get, but scopes aren't allowed in Cowboy Lever Action matches.

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:03 PM
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I have a Trapper Carbine and don't think a scope would look good on it. It also has a large loop lever. I have a Baby Redfield for it though, should I decide on a scope. Big Larry
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:12 PM
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I love the looks of the Trapper Carbine and a scope would probably look wrong on it. Unfortunately, I'm far sighted and I can't see the front sight with 16" barrel.

I even have trouble with 20" barrel, but the Legacy's have a 22.5" barrel and that is just long enough for me to see the front sight clearly.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:12 PM
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One of my favorite 22 plinkers is my 16" chrome plated Rossi M62 SAC. It is more accurate than my M61's, M62's, M63's, and M69's. I carry it on my Hondo Quad. Light and fast handling. Cheap at $140 in case I should have an accident while riding. I like the sights on it. A little larger than those on Winchesters. Big Larry
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:20 AM
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I've started shooting Cowboy silhouette with a Marlin 39A, but I found that my 9422M seems to balance better for me. That's motivated me to start looking for a 9422 Legacy to potentially replace the Marlin. It took a while, but I finally found a new one last week in Florida that was reasonably priced. It was un-fired, in the box and made in 2000. After a little haggling, the rifle was on it's way to Texas and I picked it up from my FFL Saturday.

You never really know if you have a decent shooter until you put a few boxes of rounds down the tube, so I installed my cheapo $15 Tasco and headed out to a buddy's land with a box of CCI Standard. Shooting off the tail gate of my truck, ran through about 40 rounds at 50 yards before the groups started tightening up to about 3/4".

I had 10 rounds left so I set a couple of targets up at 100 yards, spent 5 rounds re-zeroing the cheap scope, then put a 5-shot group on paper. Needless to say, I was pleased as punch with it. With a concrete bench, a seasoned bore and some extensive ammo testing, I'm thinking this old gun may shoot MOA at 100. Looks like the Marlin may be going up for sale!

No pics of gun?
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:38 PM
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No pics of gun?
Here ya go!


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Old 10-17-2016, 01:09 PM
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Wow. Pretty wood on that one!
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:50 PM
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That's a fine rifle, and a great target.

Now how could anyone in their right mind not like a firearm that looks that good and shoots that well?
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:49 PM
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Thanks guys. Was really pleased when I opened the box and saw that wood. The dealer's pics didn't do it justice. Accuracy is always at the top of my priority list, but it's nice when you get an accurate rifle with pretty wood.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:45 PM
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Really like your rifle, they do not make them like that anymore.
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Old 10-19-2016, 01:24 AM
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Very very nice rifle.

I just found a 9422 myself. Can't wait to shoot it.
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