Side-mounting a scope on a Marlin 336?

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  1. WhichWayToday

    WhichWayToday New Member

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    Can I get a scope side mounted on the left side of a Marlin 336 lever gun with a reasonably low amount of hassle and cost?

    Here's the reason for the need to side mount a scope. I am cross-dominant which means I shoot right-handed but sight with my left eye. Handgun shooting is not much problem but in order to get my left eye to see through a top mounted scope I have to crane my neck over and lay my cheek on the stock.

    I want to buy a 30-30 lever action rifle for hunting. Mossberg makes the 464 lever gun which is top eject. As such it must have a side mounted scope. A Marlin 336 lever gun has a better reputation though.

    What do ya think? Can a scope be left side mounted on any lever action rifle particularly a Marlin 336?

    Thanks.
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    a gent here who is blind in his right eye from a welding accident ( the whole thing blew , older oil cooled unit) has one i fitted

    we got the above unit from the US for a win 94 and drilled and tapped the mount to fit then made over long bolts to mount it using the factory holes in the rifle

    not a easy job but doable and not expencive

    contact scopemounts.com for more info

    heck they may even do it for you

    they where very helpfull

    this was done early 08

    S&K SCOPE MOUNTS
    70 SWEDE HOLLOW RD.SUGAR GROVE, PA 16350-9306
    PHONE: (814) 489-3091

    is the details i have ....

    if not suitable for you try this

    http://ultimak.com/pic36.htm


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    i have no experiance with this but looks ok

    cheers and good luck

    jack
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  3. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    If you are under 30, just teach yerself to shoot with only the right eye open ;)
  4. WhichWayToday

    WhichWayToday New Member

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    Um...30 years of age has come and gone for me already. I am stuck with just the eyes I have. :eek:

    Left eye sees good, Right eye sees fuzzy.
  5. wpage

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    Jacks idea seems best. Why not get a left hand rifle and set up!
  6. WhichWayToday

    WhichWayToday New Member

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    I will look into these good suggestions. I have tried shooting a left-handed rifle and it just didn't feel right. I'll have to use a right-handed rifle with left mounted scope.
  7. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    You might also want to look into Laser Eye Surgery...it's fairly inexpensive now, most insurance plans cover it as well...

    Although yer wife might punch ya if you look at too many hot babes in bikini's ;)
  8. Gabob

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    Many years ago I put a dogleg stock on a Remington auto fora fellow with a similar eye problem. The stock was offset and the scope in the normal position. I don't know where he got the stock blank or if they are still available
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