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Old 05-31-2016, 05:55 PM
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Need help with scope and mounts for Marlin 39A



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Picked up a very nice '77 39A about a month ago. Would like to get input on scope and mounts for it.

It has the 2 holes drilled and tapped on top of the receiver.







Found this Weaver mount, but that's as far as I've been able to get.

http://www.mountsplus.com/AR-15_Acce...WVR-48090.html
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:25 PM
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I put a Leupold 2-7 rimfire on a Mountie and a Gru-bee Wolf pup on a 39A. The Wolf pup is a 3/4" scope and looks good on the 39A. It's a copy of the old Redfield and comes with rings. It's a decent scope but not up the Leupold in quality.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:43 PM
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I was looking at one of these.

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shoo...t-riflescopes/

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shoo...x33mm-efr-cds/
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:57 PM
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I think the Weaver mount is pretty much the standard. There are probably some others out there that I'm not familiar with. The cantilever style allows for more leeway in the positioning of the scope. Both the Marlin 39A and the Winchester 9422 have a very short receivers that limits your options. Scope wise, there are more options, the Leopold noted above the Weavers with the 32mm bell. Most others are a little larger.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:59 PM
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Added comment - too bad Weaver doesn't offer their mount in a matte finish.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:25 PM
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I put this on my second 39-A

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111837116078...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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I put a leupold 1x4 on mine, great scope gun combo. They are not target rifles but plenty accurate for critters. I really like mine.
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DNZ ONE Piece MOUNT and Rings

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local dirt, If you just want the least expensive set-up, Weaver mount will do. But it sometimes flexes out toward the free-hanging end. Not everyone has trouble with it. But some noticed changes in their POI at longer distances.

I can't say enough good things about the DNZ One-Piece Mount. Largest screws with biggest threads I've ever seen for any scope Mount. Torque on according to instructions and you will probably break the rifle or the scope before you budge the mount!

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The Weaver scope base for the 39As is probably as good as any you'll find. We have some members here on RFC who are convinced (probably justifiably so) that the Weaver base provides a less than stable 'platform' for their scopes with its 'cantilever' front portion. Most of 'em probably have a large, bulky scope on their rifle. I've had mine mounted for 15-20yrs & it has yet to fail me on a shot in the squirrel woods. My scope is a relatively heavy yet compact, older Bausch & Lomb Balvar (I think) 1.5-6X with no objective bell. IMO it looks completely 'at home' on my 1978 39A, & with my aging eyesight I need all the help I can get vision-wise... I think there are pickatinny(sp?) type rails now available for the 39a but I'll keep what I have since it works for me




This pic is the only time I ever 'benched' the rifle. I usually use Win Powerpoints (when I can find 'em) with this gun but I used the S-K Standard Plus for this target. The Powerpoints shoot nearly as well...
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:38 AM
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Most of 'em probably have a large, bulky scope on their rifle. I've had mine mounted for 15-20yrs & it has yet to fail me on a shot in the squirrel woods. My scope is a relatively heavy yet compact, older Bausch & Lomb Balvar (I think) 1.5-6X with no objective bell. IMO it looks completely 'at home' on my 1978 39A, & with my aging eyesight I need all the help I can get vision-wise...

100% agree. I'm sorry, but a massive target scope just looks aesthetically goofy on a lever gun.

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Old 06-01-2016, 12:40 PM
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I went with low warne quick release rings, leupold vx-2 2-7x33 like this setup.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:31 PM
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Paul, what mount are you using under those Warne QR rings?
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local dirt, Perhaps if you could tell us what kind of scope you are leaning toward, we could offer some more specific advice.

If you are thinking of a 2-7X, such as the excellent Bushnell AR 2-7X with Dropzone Reticle for .22 Long Rifle HV cartridges then Burris or Leupold would work fine.

I didn't know about the TALLEY option. Talley makes only good stuff. I used Talley on my Dad's .270 WSM and I love my Dad, so you know Talley is great. His rifle shoots straight every time for many years now.

But if you want a scope that is "a massive target scope that just looks aesthetically goofy on a lever gun" then you need the DNZ. I have one on my Marlin 39AS. I don't know if a 4-12X40AO qualifies as a "massive target scope" but one thing is absolutely certain--DNZ is the most massive, sturdiest mount for this particular rifle--so if yer planning to mount a massive aesthetically goofy scope, I recommend the DNZ.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:50 PM
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Sorry, squirrelbark. Thanks for your input. Guess my post upstairs kinda got lost in the shuffle.

I was looking at one of these.



https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shoo...t-riflescopes/

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shoo...x33mm-efr-cds/

I think I'd prefer the 3-9x33 EFR CDS, maybe the Windplex reticle, possibly duplex or thin duplex.

May even get the CDS windage, too. Only because I'm getting old and can't see as good as before and not denying myself so much any more is starting to feel good.
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