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Old June 8, 2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Marlin XS7

My dad just bought a new Marlin XS7 .243 with a Redfield Scope. We had it mounted at the gun shop we bought it from. Is there a mount that will allow us to move the scope back farther? It's hard to get a good view from that far away.

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Old June 8, 2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Looks like you could put an extension Ring on the front and gain all or most of the setback that you need !
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Old June 8, 2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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Appears to be Weaver type rings--no catalog in front of me and I don't remember if anyone makes offset rings of that type. I you'd get a proper Leupold or other steel mount you can easily find offset rings to solve your problem. Goatwhiskers
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Old June 8, 2011, 07:42 PM   #4
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Yep, Leupold "standard" base and Leupold low or medium "extended" standard mount rings will give you an extra inch.

HOWEVER, I don't believe that is your problem. That scope looks to be properly mounted. If you are having to crane your neck to get close enough then you have a stock problem. You said "your Dad" bought it. I'm assuming you are still young? I'm thinking you need a youth stock. It will be about 1 1/2" shorter than a standard sized stock. They are available from Marlin for a very reasonable price.
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Old June 8, 2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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HOWEVER, I don't believe that is your problem. That scope looks to be properly mounted. If you are having to crane your neck to get close enough then you have a stock problem. You said "your Dad" bought it. I'm assuming you are still young? I'm thinking you need a youth stock. It will be about 1 1/2" shorter than a standard sized stock. They are available from Marlin for a very reasonable price.
No, I'm not a youth. It's hard for him to see out of it also, but thanks.
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Old June 8, 2011, 08:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for setting me straight. Assuming both of you are a normal sized people my next thought is that maybe this scope has really short eye relief. That being the case, you are either going to have to move the scope back or replace it with a scope with longer eye relief.

Like I said earlier, Leupold extended rings will probably give you about an inch or so. With their extended rings, you get one funky shaped ring that is offset and one normal one. Using the normal one in back and the funky one in front with the offset facing the butt you can move the scope back until either the turrent bumps into the rear ring or the bell bumps into the front ring. I can't see the bell in your picture, but if you will have receiver clearance problems when backing the scope up you can go to high or extra high rings to give more vertical clearance.
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Old June 8, 2011, 08:14 PM   #7
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Thanks Doyle, I will check it out online, hopefully it will work out.
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