GUN My new Marlin 795 .22LR

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I am waiting on my 03FFL-C&R to get done, and to fill the time until that happens, I have purchased a Marlin 795 chambered in .22LR. It was extremely inexpensive, at only $129.95 brand-new from Sportsmans Warehouse. I also picked up a 525ct brick of CCI Blazer for $14. This is a welcomed departure from feeding my AR 250 rounds each range visit, lol.

    Anyone know where I can find a nice stock for this thing? I'd really like something in black laminate.

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    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Why did you pick this over a 10/22?
     
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    I'm going to go ahead and say that the "out of the box" reliability and accuracy of the Marlin is superior to that of the 10/22.

    But yeah... if the intent was to immediatley start modding it then 10/22 all the way.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    the only mods is a scope (definitely) a sling (definitely) and a new stock (maybe -- probably not). That's it.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i was going to make a new thread, but i'll hijack this one:

    what's a good bolt action .22 i should get? or should i say fuck it and get a .17hmr or something :hs:
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I hate Ruger.

    I also love Marlin/Savage. I originally wanted this beautiful Savage with a black walnut laminate stock... But it was over $500 and I'm not spending that on a 22LR. In the end, the Marlin is just an amazing deal. They are so accurate, and reliability is tops. And for $130, you can't lose!

    I don't understand why anyone sackrides the 10/22. The only benefit is that the original firearm is cheap... But then you spend nearly a grand modifying it. The benefit is there's a lot of aftermarket selection.... But you basically replace everything except the receiver.

    The Marlin provides an extremely inexpensive package that gets me great reliability/performance without having to modify.
     
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    i am in no way going to spend a grand modifying mine. shit, i plan on putting $375 into it and that is including the scope.

    as for why people sack ride them? because they're excellent starter guns as well as plinkers to mod the shit out of.
     
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    Marlin makes good guns, I've got a tube fed Marlin .22WMR and it's smooth as shit. I'm going to buy this one soon in .22LR:

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    As for .17HMR, I think personally I would just get a .223 bolt gun. Ammo is a little more $ but it has a much higher maximum range
     
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    well, in all honesty, it really depends on the price range, i could tell you savage, ruger, marlin, or i could send you to the likes of kimber and anschutz

    i've read great things about the CZ Lux as an excellent .22 rifle, as w/ the surplus Tula .22 marksmanship trainers
     
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    okay. Well I think the Marlin 795 is a better plinker, so thats what I bought.
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    perhaps. my GF has a savage in .17HMR (she she actually bought from pandaace) which is nice. a remington 700p in .223 would be a nice shooter, but at that point why not move up to .308? i guess ammo prices are a factor :dunno:

    i suppose if i had a modded up 10/22, a .223 would be a nice step up, then get a .308 later on :dunno:

    i change my mind way to much :o
     
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    thats fine if you dont plan to mod it :dunno: there IS a bigger market for modding 10/22s
     
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    The only answer? Buy them all, then you don't have to make up your mind :big grin:

    Nothing wrong with .17HMR, I'd probably buy one if I didn't get the .22WMR for free. I guess the advantage to the .17HMR rounds is the availability of varmint rounds and perhaps a little flatter trajectory.
     
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    no questions there... The 10/22 has amazing aftermarket support. And if you were a .22LR freak, then perhaps a bare 10/22 receiver would be a good starting point and you can build your rifle from square 1. But for me it's nothing more than a cheap alternative to dumping $$$ into ammo for my AR just because I want to go to the range and shoot cans/clays.
     
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    By the way, nice rifle P07r0457. Have you gotten to take it out yet?
     
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    :h5: nice solution. i just need to figure out what comes first after modding my 10/22 :o a .223 precision rifle would be advantageous because a) i dont have frequent access to long ranges and b) i have about 2k rounds of .223 :hs:
    :werd: thats basically what i did. got a cheap 10/22, and this summer i'm going to get a new barrel, stock, internals, scope and bi-pod, find what ammo it loves, and fed it a case of ammo for $20 [​IMG]
     
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    Thank you. I have not been able to take it out as I purchased it at 6:30pm this evening and the public range had already closed. You can bet I'm taking her out tomorrow, tho!
     
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    The cz 452 series is tops of what most people consider their price range. A step down cheaper would be the marlin 981t. I personally want to compromise and want the lever action marlin 39.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I messed around with some lever actions and didn't care for em. bolt or semi is the way to go. I ended up with semi for the .22LR. I'll end up going bolt for something in .308Win/30-06Sprg/.300WinMag.
     
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    Ha, now I was not the only one to call him Panda.

    As for a .17HMR vs 223 vs 22lr, what is the point of the gun? having both a 22 and 17hmr in bolt action I would also say move up to the .223 considering ammo for 17hmr is about $13 for 50 rounds.

    It is a fun gun to shoot rabbits and squirrels with though. Took the 10FP in 308 out and it was insane and way overkill on the rabbits lol.
     
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    it would be for bench shooting, mostly. i'd like something with more "oomph" than a .22lr and i think a remington 700p in .223 would be perfect for that
     
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    For bench I would definitely go with .223 over .17HMR.

    Doesnt bench shooting get boring to you guys though? I cant just sit on a bench and shoot at the same dot over and over. I am even starting to think that shooting cans, golf balls, and other sitting objects are boring when shooting rifles.
    Kind of weird though, I can shoot a standing paper target with a handgun for quite a while.
     
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    I can't wait to take my Mosin out to my uncle's ranch to shoot rabbits and coyotes and shit :rofl: Its gonna be fun.
     
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    i take it you're not gonna want to eat them... It's just gonna be guts flying everywhere :lol:
     
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    I took her apart tonight and fixed that stupid mag-safety thing. Basically from the factory there is a disconnector that prevents the hammer from being dropped when there is no mag installed. I have disabled that so it will fire with or without magazine present.
     

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