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Old 05-20-2020, 10:20 PM
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A friend gave me a cheap scope for my Marlin 22LR, model 80 DL, that I've owned for 50 +/- years. I mounted it on the Marlin, went to the range a few days ago. The scope was a bust, foggy, couldn't focus it etc.

Took it back off yesterday and remounted my old Weaver 4x that I traded for or bought used sometime back in the dark ages. It was made in El Paso, TX and still a good but somewhat beatup scope.

Went to the range this morning for a short trip to sight in the scope. The groups got smaller, with the best results highlighted with the arrow. I think it measured .562 or 9/16" if you prefer. Not to bad for an old guy, with a old rifle and scope. 14 shots if you are counting. Why fourteen? Cause I have 2 magazines that hold (don't get ahead of me now) 7 rounds each. Sometimes I shake more than others. But today, I was encouraged.

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Old 05-20-2020, 11:36 PM
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I have an old microgroove 80DL and an old weaver 4x scope too that I just replaced with a cheap tasco 3to9x. Shoots great,, but not as well as you shoot. It is a fun rifle to plunk with. I like the fact that the mags allow for use with shorts, longs and long rifle cartridges. I shoot Agulia Colibri .29gr in my suburban backyard without annoying my neighbors!

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Old 05-21-2020, 12:24 AM
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Great target which reflects a fantastic day at the range. I would print out that target and hang it in the reloading room. It is always fun to have days where the planets seem to align.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:53 AM
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I have an old microgroove 80DL and an old weaver 4x scope too that I just replaced with a cheap tasco 3to9x. Shoots great,, but not as well as you shoot. It is a fun rifle to plunk with. I like the fact that the mags allow for use with shorts, longs and long rifle cartridges. I shoot Agulia Colibri .29gr in my suburban backyard without annoying my neighbors!

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They are great rifles, the only negative I have found is the terrible trigger. I have changed out the springs, which helped some, but not much. It is much more accurate than I am. If you decide to throw that old Weaver away, send it my way.

I need to take some better photos of mine.

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My 39a will hit spent shot shells on a post at 50 yds all day.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:44 AM
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My 39a will hit spent shot shells on a post at 50 yds all day.
Mine would do that, if I could. :-)

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Ah the Model 80DL. My first rifle, complete with a 4x Marlin scope that was most likely manufactured by Weaver. Nice to see that you are still enjoying yours after all those years.
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All hail the microgroove!
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Were you the 'Marlin Man'??? Dat's good shootin'.

I got a .22 lever Henry for a 'fun gun'. It works and shoots great (offhand, open sights for me so no tiny groups even at 25).

Somehow my wife was able to make it malfunction about 8 out of 10 times. You know, you operate it by cocking it all the way forward and all the way back. Somehow I was able to point out about a dozen things she was doing wrong to cause it to malfunction, but she never caught on. I was happy though, because she DID go to the range with me and we had phun.
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