Why no love for the marlin 795

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by dalefan88, May 10, 2014.

  1. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    This was at 25 yards with a 25rd promag. Using rem thunderbolts.

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    It's just as accurate as my daughters ruger 10/22 that cost $100 more than what I paid for my marlin. I'm not knocking the 10/22 cause I love shooting hers. But for $150 the marlin is a sweet gun.

    The couple of fliers was the shooter (me) not the gun.

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  2. therukh

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    Maybe your 795 just doesn't like thunderbolts. I loved my Marlin's when I was younger but sold all but one when I got older.
     

  3. dalefan88

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    It loves thunder bolts. I almost shot the bullseye out with them. It has eatin every bulk ammo I've put in it. I love this gun.


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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 795 is the box magazine version of the model 60 Marlin, which has the tube magazine. pretty much the same action.

    i like my model 60. great little rifle and decently accurate with pretty much anything i want to shoot through it.
     
  5. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I also have the Marlin Model 60 version and love it. It was my second firearm after a Marlin 336C. Got them both in 1971 and no real trouble with either over the years. I have no idea how many thousands of rounds I have through the Model 60 but it's gobbled up most everything I've put in it. No doubt the 795 is just as good.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i bought mine used a few years ago. it was made in either 1980 or 1981. no telling how many have been down the tube in this model 60. i know i have put quite a few trhough it myself. even after refinishing it and mounting a scope on it i already had, i still have a little less than a $100 in it. cheap fun!
     
  7. Quentin

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    Yeah definitely cheap fun! I think mine cost $30 new in 1971 with a little Marlin 4x scope. It's actually the Glenfield version and I got it at Globe Shopping City, Mesa, AZ. Got the 336C there too for about $90 with cheap scope. I usually shot iron sights but both scopes did work ok and held zero. Crappy optics of course but hey, if it's free it's for me!

    It would be fun to play around with the 795 and I think the barrel is a few inches shorter than my old 60.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the older model 60's have 21" barrels and 18 round tube magazines. Marlin dropped the Glenfield from the name about 1981 or 1982. mine says Marlin Glenfield and they didn't add the LSHO feature until about 1983. that was how i came to date mine about an 1980 or 1981 model.

    i have heard that they made a version in about the early to mid 1970's that had a 22" barrel and a 20 round tube magazine. but so far i haven't seen proof of one yet.
     
  9. Winchester94

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    My girlfriend is thinking of getting it or the Mossberg 702 Plinkster. I've only heard good about both except they have cheap feeling stocks, but what can you expect for a sub $150 gun.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    DrFootball likes his. i really haven't heard a lot of bad reviews about the 702.
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I'll try to answer directly. Because the Marlin looks very plain, and the 10/22 beats in with the variety of options.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 10/22 is a good option if you like to customize or tinker, but there isn't anything wrong with the Marlins. not near the parts and accessories for the Malins like there is for the Rugers, but then again, it really doesn't need them as it's pretty damn good right out the box.
     
  13. Winchester94

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    All the reviews I've read on both have been positive and they're close to the same price. Its really just a matter of whether or not she likes them in person.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then all you can do is try them out and see which one she likes better. personally i don't think you can go wrong with either one.
     
  15. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    To me the 795 is awesome straight for the box. All I did to mine is add a scope, sling, and two 25rd mags.




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  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    that's all they need.

    my model 60 didn't have any swivel studs so when i refinished it, i added some. the grooved receiver rings were the only thing i had to buy for mine to install a scope i already had.
     
  17. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    No doubt it is. You were asking about the public in general. So much the better: Outshooting someone who paid twice as much for his rifle is better than sex. Well, okay :)
     
  18. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    Here it is with my daughters ruger 10/22

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  19. Quentin

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    Yeah, my 1971 has the 18 round tube magazine. I've never seen a longer tube but wouldn't be surprised if some are out there. Recent Model 60s have a 14 round tube.

    Marlin has sold millions of them since 1960!
     
  20. DrFootball

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    Like it so much the Wife has my 10/22 until I get a newer one. The 702 is as good as any other 22 Semi auto with a Std barrel
    ...just keep it clean. My best investment for that rifle has not been the Ext. Mags, the TruGlo 2X42 electro prismatic optic, the $12 Bi-pod or the sling. It's the 22 caliber Bore Snake I bought to clean the Barrel with. I'm going to do something so foolish, it just might work. I'm going to shoot Rimfire Challenge with it this Summer & Fall...
    The Entrance fees for most Matches are $35 early reg for one, $50 for 2, we're doing it as Husband & Wife...I have an idea but I need to talk about if with a few folks first.

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