I hope I steered him right.... - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Rifle Hunting
Rifle Hunting Discuss Rifle Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2011, 10:24 PM
Karl.Luhr Karl.Luhr is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 677
Default I hope I steered him right....

I have recommended the Marlin XL7 rifles to several people after looking at them. It always seemed like a good deal at a very low pricepoint. One of my friend's called a couple of days ago from the store to ask what scope he should buy for the Marlin XL7 that he just bought. Ok, he bought the rifle on my suggestion. Now he is asking me again to select the scope. I suggested that he pick up a Redfield 2x7x33 for his new Marlin.

I will be mounting the scope mount and scope in the morning. We are heading to the range in two days to sight it in.

It is easier buying something for yourself. I always worry someone else may at the end of the day not like what I recommended.

He can't afford to pay what my rifles and scopes cost. This is a major purchess for him.

I will post how everything goes together and shoots.....

Karl
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-17-2011, 10:42 PM
WisconsinDeer's Avatar
WisconsinDeer WisconsinDeer is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 820
Default

I wouldn't worry about it. I've heard those Marlin bolt rifles a very well made and are quite accurate. Those new Redfield scopes seem to get great reports as well.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2011, 06:12 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,642
Default

Don't know anything about the new Marlins and Redfields but the old Redfield scopes are still some of my favorites. I have them on several rifles and have never failed me. I don't see how your buddy could go wrong with his limited budget requirements. I'm sure he will be pleased and appreciate the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Karl.Luhr Karl.Luhr is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 677
Default Done with part one..

This is actually a gift for his Brother-in-law, the guy has helped him alot..

I have the Redfield 2x7x33 mounted, I had him to buy the Steel Weaver Grand Slam medium rings.

The scope looks real nice, he is happy with the scope position I would have prefered to bring the scope back a little farther. If it was my rifle I would use the same rings but their high ones. The Brother-in-law is taller then both of us at 6' 2". We are hoping it will be just right for him.

The Marlin scope base has four locations for the front ring. I used the rear most position. It has two locations for the rear ring, I again used the rear most slot.

We are heading to the range tomorrow morning to sight in this one and the one his Sister bought for his nephew last Christmas. I had recommended she buy her son that Marlin XL7 also. The one his Sister bought has a Nikon ProStaff on it. At the time I thought that was a good choice and I think that it is still a good one. She went with the Nikon 3x9x40.

The Marlin does look very nice for the money. The trigger is very good. If I was buying one for myself to have as a loaner, I would spend the extra 100.xx dollars if possible for a wood stock instead of plastic.

I will post how the rifles shoot after the range session....

Karl
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2011, 06:24 PM
rdrader2002's Avatar
rdrader2002 rdrader2002 is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 824
Default

Thanks for the post . . . . and for the personal insight/recommendations.

Have also heard nothing but great things about both your choice of rifle and scope.

Let us know how things go at the range . . .

RR
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2011, 07:07 PM
waggle's Avatar
waggle waggle is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma
Posts: 139
Default

Karl,
I bought me one last year! It is a XL7 270, i paid I think $25 more dollars and got the camo stock (which I think looks awesome.) And I absolutely love my gun! I shoot remington factory core-lokt 130gr. For the money its a fantastic buy!!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-18-2011, 03:48 PM
turner's Avatar
turner turner is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tn
Posts: 501
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WisconsinDeer View Post
I wouldn't worry about it. I've heard those Marlin bolt rifles a very well made and are quite accurate. Those new Redfield scopes seem to get great reports as well.
+1, I've heard nothing but good reports about the Marlin bolt rifles and a very good Buddy put one of those 2-7x33 Redfield scopes on his new Rem 750 Carbine in .35 Whelen and is very happy with it. I handled the rifle with scope installed and the scope looked very good to me, but I didn't fire the rifle with it. He said it tracked very well at the range during his sight-in of the new rifle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7642
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595399
timberghost3909
joel the signman3608
tator3169
gfdeputy22797
delbert1494
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Fishin Pictures
Slickhead Stalker RN
Fishin Pictures
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8