Originally Posted by big steve
Thank you very much for your input and advice. And you really like that rail?? I might have to look into buying one its a bit pricey though.
Best $37.87 you'll spend
It allows you to use Quik-Change scope rings, so you can switch scopes back & forth.
Say you've got a really nice Leupold or some ungodly expensive scope...you can only shoot one rifle at a time
It makes a fast change easy...especially if you keep range books on each rifle so you can reset the scope fast
Also, it's a MUCH more versatile platform than the 3/8'ths rail...not to mention being extremely stable.
Also gives you a wee bit more height, which makes it easier to put scope covers on
There are only a few things needed to Hot-Rod any Marlin Bolt-action...
A good scope & mounts are one...
Bipod & sling are another...
Boyd's Laminate Stock & a Pillar-bedding job are perennial favorites...
Trigger Job, or RifleBasix Trigger, if needed, to put it around 3 pounds...
Do the above, it'll shoot better than you can.
Folks wonder why I use .22WMR on Coyote...my Marlin 25MN with the above pimping drops 'em out to 150 yards,
Also, like a Hot Rodded car...you'll spend a few bucks to get premium performance...
although with Marlins, it's MUCh less expensive to do, because you don't have to change much