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Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by David108, Feb 21, 2013.
What is The right ammo for this rifle
22lr (long rifle) rimfire ammo. I prefer Federal brand in the 500 box... Good luck finding any in that caliber though.
Just saw 1100 rounds for $199 on gunbroker. Absolutely ridiculous, not against making money but against taking advantage of fellow shooters.
But I can only use .22 lr ammo only
22 short will jam it... Do not load 22 mag... Have never tried any shot shell 22... I would only use only what the factory recommends. What do you want to shoot through it ???
22LR is what that rifle shoots, and either standard velocity or high velocity will work fine. I have very good success with CCI minimags, or Blazer, it also shoots Federal Bulk fairly well also.
What my friend here said... but I've had problems with jamming using Blazer in my (aftermarket) 25 round magazine... but not in the factory supplied 10 rounder ????? .... Just throwing that out there, your milage may vary...
I use CCI Standard Velocity or Remington Sub-Sonics, have no problems. Remember each rifle is different and some will like different rounds! Cliff!
I hear you man. I think it's the (again...aftermarket brand) mag rather than the Marlin itself though. Knowing what I know now... I should have spent the extra and bought a Ruger 10/22 simply for the amount of custom parts available for it.
I have had great results with Winchester M22 rounds and Federal. Like the others stated .22lr ONLY!!! The recoil spring is not soft enough for subsonic rounds and you will end up getting a lot of fte/stove pipes.
And no Hypervelocity either.
NC1760, I like the Ruger but all the extra parts would run even more money just to be as accurate as a Marlin. Sure it would look kewl but the marlin is a classic American rifle.
My wife uses Federal Bulk in her 795. She's got 10 10-Round Factory Mags, and they all shoot just fine. 920 22LR Rounds have gone through the pointy end of that 795, and not a problem to date.
CONGRATS & Best of Luck!
Honestly.. I am happy with the rifle as is, right out of the box. It took a Bushnell scope and stays zero no problem.. and the 10 rounder mags function flawlessly. The upside on both the Marlin & Ruger is they are quality AMERICAN made guns.
...In that aspect, you can't go wrong either way!
Agreed. I bought one a few months ago and haven't got around to doing anything to it yet, aside from putting about 50 rds of cheap 22 though it. No malfunctions.
I was originally looking into finally buying a 10/22 but when I found the Marlin couldn't pass it up.
I have two Marlin 795's and they eat pretty much anything I put in them. Plus they are more accurate than most stock .22 rifle. The 10/22 is a good gun if you have $450+ to spend and want something very thick with reliable high-cap mags. But for that same amount of money I bought two Marlin 795's, several 10 round mags, a scope, a red dot sight, two soft cases and two slings. That's a lot of value for guns this reliable and accurate.
Just for info I saw some 25 rd mags on the ProMag site last night I think they were about $20. Have no idea how well they function. It didn't say they were on back order but I would assume they are.
I don't have any need for them just thought someone might.
My wife bought me a 795 last month for my birthday. I was very suprised at the accuracy this inexpensive rifle can produce. I put a Bushnell banner 3-9x40 AO scope with a BKL mount and added some weight inside the buttstock to balance the rifle out. I was hitting 4" clay targets at 150yds with no problem. I just need a few more factory 10 round mags and a rifle sling. Can't seem to find mags anywhere at a resonable price, saw some on ebay but the sellers were jacking up the price. I won't play that game.
I agree, I like both and I find that both are accurate but the Ruger can get you in trouble... $$$$ Too many accessories. I have a few of both and love shooting both. But at 50yds my Marlins are just a bit more accurate than my Rugers. I like building and working on and restoring both.