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I received a new Marlin 336 today, and it had a Tasco scope on it, with adjustable power 3-9 (I can see this on the magnification ring).  No other identifying wording I can see.  I searched the database several times and could not find any info, so I apologize if this info is somewhere (will appreciate help finding any threads).  Here is problem.  When I first turned the pewer dial (with scope on rifle at range), the magnification did indeed increase as I moved from 3 to 9 (the target got larger), though the ovrall focus was off.  I took off the scope to use the irons sites.  When I got home, and set up the focus for the scope, I could not get the magnification working.  Nothing changes as I move the magnification ring throught the powers.  Did I "break" the magnification somehow?  Did I turn it off?  I tried searching also on general internet (which I have done many times sucessfully on many other items/issues) but I couldn't find anything to help.  I hope I am simply making some simple newbie mistake.  Any suggestions to get this working, if possible? Thank you!!
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Sounds like the scope is bad. Time for a new one I guess. The focus should remain throughout all magnification as long as you aren't looking at something super close. Adjusting the focus should also not make the magnification quit working. 
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http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11227.aspx

IMO this would be a heck of a scope on a Marlin 336. These are a closeout special right now and I think just about everybody here has one in one form or another on everything from a 22LR to Dangerous Game calibers. I think your Tasco is done for....


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Originally posted by biggreen747 biggreen747 wrote:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11227.aspx

IMO this would be a heck of a scope on a Marlin 336. These are a closeout special right now and I think just about everybody here has one in one form or another on everything from a 22LR to Dangerous Game calibers. I think your Tasco is done for....
It is. I have one on a 336 in .35 rem.
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I have thought about this one for a while and tried to picture what may cause the scope to not respond to the power ring brought on by adjusting the focus adjustment. I really can't unless for some reason you cranked the eye piece all of the way out/in and it somehow caused the magnification ring to disengage ( not likely). Anyway I'm afraid you might be cooked just as some have said here in which case it's time to go shopping. There are a number of scopes better than what you have avaliable for pretty reasonable costs. If you can share a budget then you will get some good suggestions as to what is actually avaliable.Sorry I can't do better for you.
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thank you for the replies, and the scope suggestion.  It does look pretty.  I think I will have to pass on that right now, though ($$$ - and see below).
 
Just in case anyone searches in the future on this problem, I figured it out, and it was indeed my own (newbie) fault.  I had loosened the magnification ring screw too much (beats me why I loosened it at all) so that it no longer was in the retaining hole, so the outer ring just turned without the inner ring turning (so no magnification change).  When I then positoned the ring so I could screw the retaining screw into the hole, the magnification adjustment worked just fine.  Not a super duper scope by any means (was on the rfile when I bought it), but now I can see how it works and what kind of groups it can give me.
 
thanks again to you who replied.  I appreciate your help!  
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In the long run you probably will want to go to better glass.  Good Luck.
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