My mod. 60 has a BSA 4x40 and my 30-30 has a BSA 3-9x40.
The .35 has the original sights. My eyes are failing also so I'm seriously considering mounting a Sight-Mark Reflex on the .35.
I have 3 already and really like them. One on my CVA 50 cal., another on my crossbow and a third on a 22 pistol that I own.
My Guidegun wears a Leupold VX 1 1-4x20 shotgun scope. it has a heavy reticle. It makes for a great woods gun. My 47 year old lookers ain't what they used to be. Plus the early morning, late afternoon brighter sight picture makes a BIG difference while hunting.
I do like the idea of a skinner sight though. I just might try one on my muzzleloader.
I took the scope off and installed a skinner peep, 2 reasons= I got the 30-06 now for longer ranges and I`m getting lazik eye rurgery in a few weeks so I`ll be able to see, I figured I can use the 30-30 for a hundred yard deer gun on the west side (brush country) and the 06 on the east side (canyon country) its great to have choices..
I have a 3X9 BSA on my 30-30. It's my primary hunting rifle. Aside from using it for deer hunting in neighboring states, I can use it here for coyote. With the new LE ammo, it should be good out to 200 yards which is just about at the max. range at which I feel confident.
The .35 Rem. still has the factory sights but I'm thinking about mounting a Reflex Red Dot on it to compensate for my failing eye sight. I have a Reflex on my 50 cal. muzzle loader and really like it.
So far , no scopes on the Marlins . The area I hunt the range is usually less than 75 yards , and early in the season it's closer to 1/2 that. I use receiver sights when I can.
I inherited a Wrenchester 88 in 308 with a tip away scope . Late season with the leaves down and some snow on the ground you can see a lil farther , so I'll carry the wrenchester with the carry handle once in a while.
My old eyes are liking scoped guns these days too !
Just got back into marlins, sold my 35 ten years ago and sorry since.
Found a pre safety 35 and put a fixed 4x32 banner on it. My buddy sold me his 30/30 last month and he had a 3x9x40. Might shoot it today ?