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.
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...