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Old 09-16-2011, 05:11 PM   #11
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:52 AM   #12
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If you are a good shadetree-gunsmith, there are quite a few tweaks that are useful in making your Marin 795 to perform better!

If not, the rifle is inexpensive & well built, so you can afford to learn a few things if you wish

Pillar Bedding is a very good place to start...but follow the directions CAREFULLY and make sure to use plenty of release compound!!
Stress-Free Pillar Bedding

Trigger Jobs work WONDERS for the feel of the trigger!!
DIP helps to shortcut some of the work with their Silver or Black Adjustable Target Trigger & Guard combos!
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Polishing the bolt & action rails can be very beneficial!!

You could literally beat someone to death with the OEM Marlin plastic stock...but a Boyd's Laminate looks WAY better
Several styles to choose from!!
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm

For pawn shop/gun show antiques...
Replace the buffer & action springs on older used Marlins (10+ years old) with a J&P Spring Kit...
Clean the Mag tube on Marlin 60's & varients just like a shotgun barrel...
do that & the above & your old guns will run like New!! Some better than new

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Old 09-21-2011, 02:47 AM   #13
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Go with the Ruger 10-22.
Accurate, clip fed, ez to clean and when you have a extra cash there are a ton of after market parts to get for it.

Stay away from a 22 Mag, ammo is too mush cash. Stick with 22 LR.

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Another vote for the Ruger 10/22. I'm biased though, as it's the only .22 I've owned, but I've had mine for over 30 years.

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I have five 10/22s but have to recommend the 795. Great bang for the buck. I bought one last spring. Fun and accurate little rifle.

here is a review on one. Actually 2 part review.

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Don't forget, you can go NUTS on a 795...

You can slip it into a $30 "Well P90" airsoft stock


Or a Ramline 70 stock...


Or any of the Boyd's stocks listed below....www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm?searching=Y&sort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1& brand=Marlin%2060%20795

Or into a Muzzelite Bullpup stock...


Or one of the OEM Marlin Grey Laminate stocks if you can find one...probably easier to get a Boyd's tho...


There's more, but this darn thing only lets you post 4 pics at a time...lol

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You guys are so helpful, yet so not at the same time!

I was dead set on the Marlin 795, it's only 75 bucks, buuuut then I got ahold of a 10/22 and that was sweet too. Didn't get to shoot a savage mark II yet, but that could happen this weekend.

I guess I just don't think I'm going to do a tooooon of customizing, but then again who knows what I'll want when I get the gun. For what I'm going to use it for I really just want a good straight shooter out of the box. I don't want to have to put a ton of money in it the second I buy it!

On a side note I saw on the AR forums about building your own AR.... That's definitely going to be my graduation present to myself I love building things and knowing everything about them.

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You guys are so helpful, yet so not at the same time!

I was dead set on the Marlin 795, it's only 75 bucks, buuuut then I got ahold of a 10/22 and that was sweet too. Didn't get to shoot a savage mark II yet, but that could happen this weekend.

I guess I just don't think I'm going to do a tooooon of customizing, but then again who knows what I'll want when I get the gun. For what I'm going to use it for I really just want a good straight shooter out of the box. I don't want to have to put a ton of money in it the second I buy it!

On a side note I saw on the AR forums about building your own AR.... That's definitely going to be my graduation present to myself I love building things and knowing everything about them.
If you start with the Marlin, you won't have to change much. The Stock is the favored change...the OEM Micro-groove barrels ROCK!

If you start with a 1022, you'll have to buy a heavy barrel just to catch up to the cheaper Marlin in accuracy.
Then you'll want a Tuffer Buffer...
then some Volquartzen parts...
next thing ya know, you've spent $1500 customizing your 1022...and my Marlin 795 that I've got $200 in will STILL beat it

Marlin 795 with a few toys added...still under $200 in it.
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I guess im pretty biased when it comes to the ruger 10/22 because the only .22 rifle that ive ever owned. I got it when i was 11 and im 33 now. That little rifle has thousands of varmints under its belt, and has always been accurate and faithful. I cant tell you when the last time i cleaned it was, A LONG TIME!. i dont shoot it as much as i used to but it shoots when i want it to and never jams up. Its a damn reliable little rifle

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I plan on buying one of these for my ruger in the NEAR future..... Whats not to like

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