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Old August 2, 2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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Trijicon ACOG

Can a Trijicon ACOG scope be mounted on a Marlin .17HMR?
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Old August 3, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Of course. Mount a proper base. I have a Sig red dot sight on my Marlin 1894CB in 45 Colt. Great fun!!
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:51 AM   #3
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how do you mount a 20mm rail.
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Old August 4, 2009, 09:59 AM   #4
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The rail should just screw on, as long as the rifle in question is drilled and tapped for a scope base.

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Old August 4, 2009, 12:51 PM   #5
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ok i dont have much experience with mounting scopes and all that. thanks for the help
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Old August 11, 2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Don't know much about a Marlin .17 but have more knowledge of the Trijicon ACOG Scope. Got one on my AR -15. Scope cost more than my AR which is by Bushmaster, not inexpensive. Is it worth the price of admission? If the answer is yes, by all means go for it. I am extremely curious, although it is none of my business, what you would do with that combination?
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Old August 11, 2009, 08:36 PM   #7
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coyote hunting
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Old August 11, 2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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The ACOG adapter base - the one that you buy extra - will mount on a Weaver base with a little filing of the slots. I have an ACOG that I put on a .223 barrel on a T/C Contender.
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Old August 11, 2009, 09:29 PM   #9
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Even if you figure out how to get it mounted the BDC will be off...
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Old August 12, 2009, 01:11 PM   #10
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My gun has an 11mm base. so im gonna buy an 11mm to 20mm conversion mount. problem solved.
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Old August 15, 2009, 01:17 PM   #11
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Are there any less expensive alternatives to a trijicon acog??
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Old August 15, 2009, 07:31 PM   #12
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"Are there any less expensive alternatives to a trijicon acog?"

Of course. About a million of them. What exactly are you looking for in an optic? I don't mean to sound snotty but putting an ACOG on a .17 for coyote hunting never made much sense to me.
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Old August 15, 2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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An ACOG is completely the wrong optic choice for a .17 HMR coyote gun.

You're looking at a combat optic designed to handle the abuse inflicted in a war zone, intended to be mounted on a 5.56x45mm or 7.62x51mm (depending on model) AR-pattern rifle, for rapid target acquisition and hits on torso-sized targets out to that rifle's effective combat engagement range. The bullet drop compensator (which I'm guessing is the feature you think makes the ACOG a good coyote gun optic) will be completely wrong for .17HMR, because it's calibrated for one of the two aforementioned military rounds.

What you really want for a precision coyote gun is a traditional higher magnification variable power riflescope, like the Leupold VX-x series or similar. You want finger-adjustable target turrets, a rangefinder, and ballistic software to figure your adjustments for wind and range. This is a much more suitable setup for cleanly taking varmints at extended ranges.

What you're suggesting is a bit like putting an Aimpoint T1 on a sniper rifle.
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