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#5828627 - 07/12/15 12:47 PM Model 60 scope mount
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Is it possible to drill and tap a Model 60 to put a scope rail on it? I just really don't like the dove tail mounts and a Weaver style rail and real rings would be a lot more secure.
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#5828657 - 07/12/15 01:08 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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I found that it is not necessary with quality mounts. What I wound up with are the Leupold vertically split rings/mounts.

These are attractive and have given very good service.

You can, of course, drill and tap the Model 60 receiver - but then there's the problem of no mounts being made for that. You'll end up having to make the mounts, too.

I suggest using quality mounts, de-grease the grooves and put a bit of thread-locking compound into them, just prior to installing the mounts.

That ought to hold. - It's worked for me.
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#5828736 - 07/12/15 02:47 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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They make Weaver mounts for a model 60, some Model 60s are even drilled and tapped for them.


https://www.combathunting.com/Marlin_Acc...eaver_Rail.html

I don't really think its necessary. I have had mine mounted on dovetail mounts for about 13 years now, and never had an issue. Then again, with QC of modern Marlin rifles, the dovetail might not be cut square. I have heard of that happening.




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#5828903 - 07/12/15 05:34 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Mines not anywhere near new. And it hasn't been a problem for me but honestly, I don't shoot it a lot. This year though I have been carrying it on the golf cart at the lease and shooting coons and skunks with it. I've just seen them in the past where the mounts slide forward or back with vibration.
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#5829050 - 07/12/15 07:06 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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If you decide to go with a D&T approach, I'd use an appropriate sized Pic Rail for a base, and D&T to that rail's screw holes, and use standard cross bolt rings from there....but I'm not about to D&T the new & unfired looking Marlin 781 that came to me recently.

Believe it or not I'm having trouble finding 3/8th's grooved TipOff's that'll accept a 40mm objective in stock anywhere....I'm mounting a leftover 3x9x40 Sightron S1 on the gun if possible. Found some Weaver Quad Loks at SWFA, but no info on the objective size accepted @ either Weaver or SWFA, and SWFA's shipping was as much as the rings cost...so that's out too. Brownells has some Burris Steel TipOffs in Mediums at $36 + shipping, but they are out of Millets in steel & aluminum that'd work for me price wise. Oh Well
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#5829159 - 07/12/15 08:14 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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The link provided by CWK has one designed for the ones that are already D&T so I will probably go with that. Now to find a smith that will do it for me.
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#5829234 - 07/12/15 08:49 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Agreed that you do not need to drill and tap for the model 60. Like you, I figured I'd get mine done eventually, but before that happened I got a used one with a Bushnell scope mounted already (see link, same setup)

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/388644/...ith-rings-matte

The cheap scopes that come with the rifle are ok, but the rings aren't worth scrap, nor can they go a couple hundred rounds without getting loose. This other setup, when I first got the rifle, I shot close to a brick through it, along with about 70 CCI Stingers, and all without a problem. Don't know who had it before me, but I got it from a pawn shop and it held zero from the last owner and hasn't failed me yet. I've shot about another brick total since then, and it isn't loose in the least.
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#5829249 - 07/12/15 08:58 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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I have a cheap bushnell on it. Have for twenty years or more. Just ordered a Redfield from midway for it. Just have seen the mounts move on a couple of other peoples. I prefer the real rings. If I can't get it done locally and reasonably I'll just live with what I have.
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#5829380 - 07/12/15 10:31 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Leupold 2-7x28 scope, Leupold vertically split rings in gloss.





Edited by charlesb (07/12/15 10:32 PM)
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#5832521 - 07/14/15 10:55 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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I went with a one piece mount made by UTG. It has three screws and the total clamp area is around 4". I honestly think the dovetail would shear before the mount failed.
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#5832911 - 07/15/15 11:11 AM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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The little CZ 527 has groves for scope mounting much like most semiauto 22s do. Wanted something else and found DIP when searching for another mount. This one is solid so far on a Grendel boltaction with a Bushnell 6500 scope which is not a light weight scope.

They make them for your Marlin also

https://www.diproductsinc.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=164828&CAT=3603
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#5832964 - 07/15/15 11:57 AM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Re DIP ...what a neat little website, thanks kmon smile
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#5833095 - 07/15/15 01:36 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Thanx kmon. Think I will order one right now.
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#5833164 - 07/15/15 02:32 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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You are welcome. Had my order from them in 3 days, so shipping ws quick. Go ahead and pickup some blue loctite since you will want it on the setscrews that hold it in place
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#5833688 - 07/15/15 09:54 PM Re: Model 60 scope mount [Re: passthru]
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Hmmm...10/22s come with DTd receiver and a rail with screws. Yes, I'll get flamed. I still thought 60s had DT holes.

BTW, what must one subject a .22 rifle to so as to loosen the rings?
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