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Welcome aboard kdmarlow. It sounds like what you need is a picatinny rail with multiple slot locations. You shouldn't need to mount anything in the dove tail itself. However, depending on objective lens and the position of your scope the rear sight may have to me folded down or removed. Ring height can have an effect on this as well. I usually prefer to go with a little taller ring set, than removing rear sights, but that's just me. Good luck.
 

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So speaking of the .308ME...the weather cooled off and I made it to the range for the first time in weeks. A fellow forum member and I have been talking about light bullet loads for his .30-30 while we have been house bound. So I thought what the heck...I'm gonna try them in my Marlin Express. So I loaded up a handful of 130gr Hornady spitzers and here's what I learned. It likes them, it really, really likes them.

Here's what it looked like. I started on the first target to shoot four or five rounds to walk it in close, Then I switched to a fresh target. I fired two shots marked them and made an adjustment. I did that one more time and then used my final four bullets. The elevation is perfect. The windage needs to move to the right maybe two clicks. For reference...the green square is 2"x2".

Edit Add: The three upper holes look big don't they?? The green square is taped to the paper. Every place a bullet hits the tape it seals up. The holes almost look like .243's instead of .308.
 

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It's the heavy duty Scotch packing tape. Probably over kill for taping targets, but that is what is in my tape gun now.
 
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