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Old 02-23-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Still doing my home work, for my first .22.

I had my mind set on the Marlin 795, for the price. But I have been reading around and seeing that they tend to jam. One story was a about a guy that bought two of them and One jammed and the other didn't.... that worries me.

I am assuming that the reason for it jamming is the type of ammo?!?! Are there any other factors that could cause the rifle to jam? I know all rifles will eventually jam at some point in time, but hell I don't even know what to do when it does.

But anyways I am still looking around and out of the Marlin 795, Marlin 60, Ruger 10/22, and Savage 64. The only one I have gotten to actually hold is the Ruger, and it was down right sexy. The price has me holding back, because once you add ammo, targets, a scope and possibly the back ground check fee, $250 becomes $300+.

Also I can't seem to find a Ruger that still boxed, But I can go up to Academy and get the Marlin brand new in box. So this is where I am stuck.

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Im no expert but have talked to a few people about this and im sure someone will explain this further if it is true. One reason for jams is because of cheap ammo or using ammo your rifle does not like. Another reason i have heard is because the bolt sometimes does not have enough umphh to throw out the casing. This is because the .22 is such a light load and the kick from the round is what throws the bolt back. Someone please correct me if im wrong because i am not 100% sure

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also i forgot to mention, i am in the same situation as you looking for a good cheap priced .22 rifle semi auto that will last me a while. Of corse every one and their brother has a 10/22 but the modle 60 looks nice too and is significantly cheaper where i live. Ive also considered the 795 Marlin but i am weary if it will not last me a while

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Check out the Remington 597. It's cheap, accurate, and reliable!

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Check out the Remington 597. It's cheap, accurate, and reliable!

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Is it loud? That's another thing about the Marlin 795, it sounds like a B.B. gun.
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I would advise against a Savage 64. I got one about a year back and I'm just not very fond of it. Wouldn't say its junk but there are clearly better .22's out there. Jam's more then it should and the fit and finish is just not up to par. Ok for plinking but I wouldn't do that one over.

That said, I'm very happy with my Savage Mark II. But that's a bolt gun.

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Funny- my bolt guns and lever guns don't jam!

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also i forgot to mention, i am in the same situation as you looking for a good cheap priced .22 rifle semi auto that will last me a while. Of corse every one and their brother has a 10/22 but the modle 60 looks nice too and is significantly cheaper where i live. Ive also considered the 795 Marlin but i am weary if it will not last me a while


Here's my Marlin 60 I got back in 1967.

I think it was $39.

Does that last long enough for ya?
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ruger 10/22 very accurate and reliable not to bad on the wallet either.

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Here's my Marlin 60 I got back in 1967.

I think it was $39.

Does that last long enough for ya?
I like that, Still as accurate as the day you got it too isnt it
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