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Old 02-27-2010, 08:18 AM   #21
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The MAIN REASON for Marlin jams is twofold...
1. crappy Remington Golden Bullsquish or Thunderduds ammo
2. someone either at the factory or a previous owner didn't set the ejector wire properly.

1. The Bullet thing is easy, just use anything but RGB's or thunderduds. Remington's .22 ammo is the dirtyest and least consistant ammo I've ever run across...NOTHING is dirtyer shy of Blackpowder...and as far as consistancy, I bet blind capuchin monkeys could make better ammo at Remington than the stoners running the .22lr line now...at least they'd get the powder levels right.

2. The Ejector wire should be set at a 45-degree angle twards the feed throat and pointing slightly upwards.
Look at the pics in this thread, your wire should look about the same.
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The Marlin 795 will EASILY outshoot the Ruger 10/22 & Remmy 597's.
They are frankly, much more precise than the average shooter is.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:33 AM   #22
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The MAIN REASON for Marlin jams is twofold...
1. crappy Remington Golden Bullsquish or Thunderduds ammo
2. someone either at the factory or a previous owner didn't set the ejector wire properly.

1. The Bullet thing is easy, just use anything but RGB's or thunderduds. Remington's .22 ammo is the dirtyest and least consistant ammo I've ever run across...NOTHING is dirtyer shy of Blackpowder...and as far as consistancy, I bet blind capuchin monkeys could make better ammo at Remington than the stoners running the .22lr line now...at least they'd get the powder levels right.

2. The Ejector wire should be set at a 45-degree angle twards the feed throat and pointing slightly upwards.
Look at the pics in this thread, your wire should look about the same.
Marlin FTE repair

The Marlin 795 will EASILY outshoot the Ruger 10/22 & Remmy 597's.
They are frankly, much more precise than the average shooter is.
We'll Dicks Sporting goods has the 795 on sale tomorrow for $100, That's what I am going with to save some money.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:35 PM   #23
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So I picked up my Marlin 795 today also got a case and cleaning kit, only thing have to get now is ammo and a scope.

I keep worrying about it because as I was checking it out in the store to make sure all is fine I, dry fired it once . I know dry firing is bad for .22's, but I don't think doing it just once will ruin it, I don't plan on doing it again.

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Dry firing a .22 once should not hurt it, Doing so repeatedly can result in the Rimfire Fairy sneaking into your room at night.

The RFF will blunt your firing pin, ding up the chamber mouth, cause unexplained fail-to-fires and fail-to-extracts, and pee in your ear.

I have a few that MUST be dry fired to take them apart. I just shudder when I do it. Damp ears, y'know.

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