Looking to put a cheap 2x7 or 3x9 scope on a Marlin model 60, which has the 3/8" (11 mm) dovetail style scope mount. One option is to just get good 3/8" dovetail style scope mounts, or the other option would be to get a good 3/8" dovetail to Weaver mount adapter and then use some nice Weaver scope mounts. Also, any recommendations of an inexpensive scope ($40~$50) that would go well with this rifle?
This is my Marlin Model 60 scope / base set up. It's the strongest, and easiest to install I've found when dealing with 3/8" dovetail .22 mounts. And I've tried several. The bases are B-Square 3/8" Dovetail to Weaver adapter bases. I got them from Brownell's. The scope is a Tru-Glo 6-24X I purchased from Natchez Shooters Supply. It's been a fantastic scope. The pictures show it with both sun shades installed, (3" & 6"), but they simply screw on and off as needed. They really help when shooting in the bright Arizona Sun. Both come with the scope, and are not extra. The scope also comes with the battery installed for the illuminated reticle, which has several brightness settings, and both front and rear screw in lens covers.
These B-Square mounts are fairly easy to install, and they provide a nice wide clamping surface, that at the same time allows you to separate them for the best ring placement depending on your scope tube. The Hex Head Cap Screws they come with can be easily torqued nice and tight once you place them where you want them located. The rings I used were a set of Burris Signature Zee Rings I had from another project. They have the plastic inserts that really hold well, and won't mar up your scope tube.
I, like many, have had nothing but trouble with 3/8" dovetail scope mounts coming loose over the years on countless rifles. They also tend to scratch up your receiver when they do, which makes for a marred up looking rifle over time. These mounts will never come loose.
Overall it's the best base / rings / scope set up I've found for this purpose, that's affordable, and works very well. I have 2 other Marlin Model 60 rifles that I will eventually equip with these bases.http://www.brownells.com/optics-mounting...-prod18690.aspxhttps://www.natchezss.com/truglo-infinit...ir-reticle.html