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August 2, 2009, 03:32 PM
Can a Trijicon ACOG scope be mounted on a Marlin .17HMR?

Ralph Allen
August 3, 2009, 09:09 PM
Of course. Mount a proper base. I have a Sig red dot sight on my Marlin 1894CB in 45 Colt. Great fun!!

August 4, 2009, 09:51 AM
how do you mount a 20mm rail.

August 4, 2009, 09:59 AM
The rail should just screw on, as long as the rifle in question is drilled and tapped for a scope base.


August 4, 2009, 12:51 PM
ok i dont have much experience with mounting scopes and all that. thanks for the help

August 11, 2009, 06:49 PM
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?

August 11, 2009, 08:36 PM
coyote hunting

August 11, 2009, 08:48 PM
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.

August 11, 2009, 09:29 PM
Even if you figure out how to get it mounted the BDC will be off...

August 12, 2009, 01:11 PM
My gun has an 11mm base. so im gonna buy an 11mm to 20mm conversion mount. problem solved.

August 15, 2009, 01:17 PM
Are there any less expensive alternatives to a trijicon acog??

August 15, 2009, 07:31 PM
"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.

August 15, 2009, 08:36 PM
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.