Range time w/ the Marlin CST

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Range time w/ the Marlin CST

#1 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:05 am

Finally had some time to get out to the range to sight in the scout scope on the Marlin CST.

I got it on paper at 25 yds with some .38 Spl. 158 gr LRN handloads. Moved back to 50 yds. with some Federal/ American Eagle 158 gr JSPs. First shot went a little high, overcorrected and #2 was low. next three went into 3/4". Overall 5 shots off a rest was 2 1/2". I thought I'd grabbed a box of .357 handloads, but I left them sitting on my bench. :shock:

I really like this little carbine. It feeds and functions with everything I run through it. I burnt up a couple partial boxes of .38 Specials ringing a gong at 75 yds. That was a hoot.

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Re: Range time w/ the Marlin CST

#2 Post by FWiedner » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:15 am

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I noticed your diagram related to sight alignment at the upper right.

Do you aim center bull or 6 O' clock?

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Re: Range time w/ the Marlin CST

#3 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:41 pm

Fred,

With a scope I aim dead center of the bullseye. With open sights I usually shoot at the 6:00 on the target. Always shot that way for some reason.
We didn't have many scoped rifles when I was a kid. My dad was all about open sights, even with his Mr. Magoo glasses. I still only have a handful and half or those are scout scopes.

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Re: Range time w/ the Marlin CST

#4 Post by claybob86 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:05 am

2ndovc wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Fred,

With a scope I aim dead center of the bullseye. With open sights I usually shoot at the 6:00 on the target. Always shot that way for some reason.

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