Marlin model 25 .22lr opinions?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by sgttessnc, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    I am going to make a trade for a Marlin .22lr model 25. It is scoped and in good condition. Any opinions on how these guns stand up and their overall reputation?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Decent hunting grade 22 rifle. Been around a long time. Well made, reasonably accurate. How much?
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I can't really think of a bad bolt action 22 Marlin made :)
     
  4. ianred1

    ianred1 New Member

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    I personally love my 917 .17hmr
     
  5. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    okay I did the trade on friday. In good shape with an unnamed 4x scope. decent see thru rings on it. no rust, good bore clean action well maintained. The trade was for my coleman 15' canoe. straight across. he got extras in a few paddles life jackets and car top carrier. I got a soft case 200 rounds of .22lr and some shoot n see targets. Figuring I bout the canoe on craig's list a few years ago... I think it is a great trade.

    I took it to the range on Saturday after a good cleaning and had a ball shooting it. It was so much fun to just plink away. I did all shooting at 50 yards and kept all groups within 2 inches. I have to figure out which rounds it really likes and get a few more magazines for it. Now I have something to start my son out on to get him into the marksmanship.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    It's a good gun. Accurate in hunting ranges for a 22 and parts are easily had.

    You should be able to tighten those groups up quite a bit at 50 yards. What ammo were you using?
     
  7. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    I was using remington yellow jackets I believe. I am going to try out some different weights/manufactures after the holidays, any suggestions?
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Mine likes anything from Federals or CCI. Winchester 333s weren't bad either.
     
  9. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    ill get some variety after thanksgiving and have an afternoon at the range. What kind of groups should I expect if I do my part? I also had a question on free floating the barrel and doing an "pencil spring trigger job" I would like some explanations please.
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    The pencil spring trigger means changing the trigger spring to a pen spring because it's lighter. I believe wolf makes a spring and there is also a drop in adjustable trigger for the 25s.

    If I do my part, I can get a 3 shot group with all 3 touching at 50 yards.
     
  11. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Get onto Rimfire Central's Marlin bolt-action section for specific tweaks with really great pics :D

    IF it has two action screws, you can free-float it, if not, you will have to add a second screw (D/T) before doing so.

    Pen Spring...easiest mod on earth.
    But I've found that once you take the trigger assembly apart, and carefully stone all mating surfaces & re-oil...
    it makes the trigger MUCH nicer...some no longer need lighter springs...that's in detail on RFC as well ;)
     
  12. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    did the pen spring trigger modification and have a new set of rings and mounts on the way to make it a picatinny rail. I will add some sling swivels as well and in the future look to add a bipod. I will post pics in a few days when all of the parts arrive. Thanks for all of the info everyone... One last thing can anyone help me identify when my rifle was manufactured?
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Email marlin your numbers and they will tell you exactly
     
  14. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    My son has a Marlin model 25. Great gun....can't say a bad thing about it. Its a solid performer.