Proud new owner of a marlin 981ts

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  1. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    I went to a gun shop near me today because I felt like getting a new rifle I got there and loved the marlin 981ts it's great looking and real accurate with that micro groove barrel couldn't be happier.
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    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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  3. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    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.
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    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    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,
    no problems.

    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 :D
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    That scope mount rail is NICE! And agree, for that price, you cant go wrong!
  6. big steve

    big steve New Member

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    Yes I agree it is nice I am going to have to look into it.
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