Originally Posted by Jeff56
I'm a Marlin guy but if you want to build a super accurate semi-auto you start with a Ruger 10/22. If you want a "tacticool" dress up gun that looks like something it isn't then you start with a 10/22. If you want to buy a rifle that will shoot great for 25 years right out of the box then buy a Marlin. I have a bunch of Marlins. I don't have any 10/22's. It's not that I dislike Ruger. I have a Ruger pistol. But for budget .22's in the semi-auto realm there's nothing better than a Marlin.
One can dress up a 795 quite nicely
Boyd's has a selection of Eight stocks for the 795 now, (some not in stock at the moment...sold out FAST!!)
you no longer have to mod a 60 stock to enjoy wicked laminates...
and the Marlin 800/900 series stocks fit the XT22...drop in with minor fitting as with any stock change.http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm
Then there are the other options...any synthetic airsoft stock that fits the 1022 will fit the 795, as the 795 is 1/2" less wide...
which means some stocks that the 1022 were too wide for, (Well P-90) are perfect for the 795!!
Zet70 did this one!! (You have to manually cut the magwell hole out in the bottom of this one...)
Ramline used to make a model 70 stock (precursor of the 795) to which one needs to drill a hole for the LSHO lever to go thru...
still found occasionally on gun auction sites & fleabay...feel free to write a letter to Ramline asking them to start making them again!!
So other than the LSHO hole, its a Drop-In with minor fitting needed...as with any stock change...
And by tomorrow this one will be wearing a Simmons Black Diamond scope...decided to change it up a bit...
And Bullpupstocks.com carries the Muzzlelite Bullpup for $129...it may look big, but its real light!! (795 installed)
Just a small sampling of the available options...there's also a guy (Defcon) who is all over the 'net who is taking XT22's & 795's
and putting them in stocks nobody ever expected they would fit!!!
Google "Defcon Marlin stock" or check out his vids...here's a Tavor (Tar21) build that he did!!
He needs to file that ejection port a little finer, tho...and figure out a better mag release extension...hehehe...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOGaZ__PsLE