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I just bought the Marlin XL7 rifle and I have tried to mount 2 different scopes(Nikon & Swift).
They both were either hitting the bolt or too close to the bolt.I have also used 2 ring heights (med & high)with the same results.This is the first time I have ever had this problem.How do I find out which scope have a smaller power ring? Is this the right direction to solve this issue?
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In this case I will say get a Leupold.  Typically they have much smaller eyepieces than many of their competitors. 
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I do have my eye on a Vx 3.
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Originally posted by kmad61 kmad61 wrote:

I just bought the Marlin XL7 rifle and I have tried to mount 2 different scopes(Nikon & Swift).
They both were either hitting the bolt or too close to the bolt.I have also used 2 ring heights (med & high)with the same results.This is the first time I have ever had this problem.How do I find out which scope have a smaller power ring? Is this the right direction to solve this issue?
..........Take a caliper if you have one and measure the ocular diameter of the Nikon and Swift which didn`t work.
 
Then go to the Leupold site and compare their ocular diameter specs with the Nikon and the Swift.
 
Marlin as far as I know to this point, chambers the XL7 in only the 25-06, 270 and the `06. The 2.5-8x36 VX3 might just make an excellent choice for size and dimension along with good magnification for those cartridges.
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would another option be having the bolt reshaped so it doesn't travel up so high and what would that cost?  Not that a VXIII wouldn't be a good option, but I assume he already has the other scopes.
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

would another option be having the bolt reshaped so it doesn't travel up so high and what would that cost?  Not that a VXIII wouldn't be a good option, but I assume he already has the other scopes.
..........That bolt shouldn`t have any more than a 90 degree bolt lift. If so, I wouldn`t mess with modifying that bolt for warranty reasons or reasons of customer dis-satisfaction. If that bolt is altered with in anyway, the rifle cannot be returned to Marlin to be exchanged. The second option is to find a smaller ocular. If that doesn`t work, call Marlin.
 
To get a rifle and then have to modify its bolt to have adequate scope clearance?? Nope! I`d call Marlin first before doing any bolt modifications or unless they give the approval to do so. 
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Try extra high rings.
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The eyepiece on the Leupold is smaller than the Nikon and the Swift.I have a Varix 3 on the way!!!!
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