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I'd like to get a simple red/green dot optic for my Marlin Model 60 for my son to use while plinking. He's used open sights on a bolt-action and an old Winchester pump, and I'd like this to be an option. I got it new in the 90s and have put tens of thousands of rounds through it.

I've got a BSA in my Amazon cart right now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Any other suggestions before I purchase it? Really looking for something simple and inexpensive. No magnification needed, just for plinking cans and such. But I want it to fit on the dovetail without adding rings.




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Aren't you going to need a picatinny rail to install that optic on a firearm?

For a .22 rifle dovetail, you 're going to need an adapter of some kind to install an optical sight since you don't want to install rings.

Here is one option:



UTG snap-in rail adapter.
 
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You'll need the above, or an optic with integral 3/8" mount, like this:

https://www.amazon.com/NcStar-...il-DP3/dp/B00150WIJ0


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Not really what you described but Tech Sights is what I put on mine.

https://www.amazon.com/Tech-SI...zo81caIcL&ref=plSrch
 
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Simple, cheap, and works pretty dang well. I have one of these for my 795.
https://www.amazon.com/Simmons...rds=simmons+4x+scope


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That BSA is supposed to have the correct size rail, switchable.

But I think I may go with the peep sight linked above. That will probably be a more satisfactory solution for now.

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Tech Sights are an excellent addition.
 
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Vortex make some nice red dots for good prices. Also have lifetime warranty.
 
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It seems like all the options are much higher than the typical open sights ... he may be lucky to get a chin weld

or have you got a cheek-riser lined up too?


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