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Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« on: March 27, 2011, 02:20:32 PM »
I have read quite a bit about the LTR.  I have two ruger 10/22.  One with a 4X fixed and one with tech sites.  Both shoot rifleman almost every time.  They are also modified for appleseeds..... bolt release and extended mag release. I decided on picking up a marlin for an extra......Can't have too many.  (And for a loaner for up coming appleseeds).  Holy *&%# batman.  Accurate is an understatement.  It shoots groups almost as good as my savage 17 with an acutrigger.  I did have a problem with the last round feeding out of the magazine.  About 50% of the time.  Anyone have a solution to that?  I will never buy another ruger 10/22 again.  No need.  Marlin out shoots it at half the cost.  I shot today my highest score on the Q and D AQT 246. I was a ruger fanboy until I shot this rifle.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 02:31:08 PM »
Welcome to The Resistance!  I never had a feed problem.  Does it do it on all of your mags?
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 02:36:30 PM »
If my 795 won't put five rounds of CCI MiniMags in a 3/8" hole, it's my fault. I have done it several times and that is with tech sights. I have yet to scope it.

All three of my mags feed perfectly. What ammo are you using? I have seen feed issues with some longer ammo like Winchester T22. CCI all feed flawlessly.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 02:39:03 PM »
So does the cheap Walmart Federal 550 box.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 02:53:18 PM »
I am using the federal bulk ammo.  I just have to push on the bottom of the mag for it to feed.  It's like it's not pushed all the way up.  I will try other ammo.  That might do it.  I only have one mag at this time.  Store only had 7 rounders.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 03:17:47 PM »
Which model Marlin did you acquire?
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 03:17:57 PM »
Another plus was that it was so cheap I wasn't afraid to paint it. Always wanted to paint a gun but I was always scared it'd turn out bad and I'd ruin my $1000+ gun!



Turned out OK, I think. As for ammo, I found that the 40gr CCI blazers have been pretty good for me. Nice, consistent groups, and no malfunctions yet.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 04:38:53 PM »
I got the Marlin 795 model.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 06:51:07 PM »
You can get in the mag well with a file and sandpaper and they will drop free.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 08:51:35 PM »
For those looking for mags. I haven't seen them any cheaper. I will let you know they are very slow shipping though. Took about 2 weeks to recieve the 6 I ordered. 12.86 for 10 rounders


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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 09:08:53 PM »
For those looking for mags. I haven't seen them any cheaper. I will let you know they are very slow shipping though. Took about 2 weeks to recieve the 6 I ordered. 12.86 for 10 rounders


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Good price.... I pay $16 at my local gun shop.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2011, 09:16:59 PM »
I painted my Marlin as well, it's a lot cooler in the summer if it isn't black. Federal Bulk feeds well in mine also. I am running all 10 round mags.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011, 11:31:02 PM »
Paint the whole rifle.  While I have no intention of painting the metal on my M1 or M1A my ARs get painted.  ARs don't have a "soul" like the M1 and M1A.  I've been meaning to paint my 10/22 for a couple of years to give the metal some protection from the sweat, salt, dirt, etc. folks subject it to at Appleseeds (then I quit loaning it out and just never got around to painting it).

What I do with the ARs is go over the surfaces to be painted twice with alcohol and a lint free rag.  You've got to get the oil off the surfaces to get the paint to stick.  On the ARs I even paint the optics.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 02:39:47 PM »
I know that this is off topic on Marlins, but since the topic changed to painting Rugers, here's a picture of a Ruger 10/22 that I put in a dragunov stock and gave it a duracoat treatment.  The AMStripe effect was extremely easy!  Anyone can do it.  It will make it's debut at the next AS in mid-TN with my son as he makes his second attempt at rifleman :~.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 02:54:43 PM »
Ruger?!!  We don't need no stinkin' Rugers!

I know that this is off topic on Marlins, but since the topic changed to painting Rugers, here's a picture of a Ruger 10/22 that I put in a dragunov stock and gave it a duracoat treatment.  The AMStripe effect was extremely easy!  Anyone can do it.  It will make it's debut at the next AS in mid-TN with my son as he makes his second attempt at rifleman :~.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2011, 03:06:12 PM »
I'm about to do the same job on a Marlin 795.  I'll repost after that :-[.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2011, 04:11:22 PM »
I will never buy another ruger 10/22 again.  No need.  Marlin out shoots it at half the cost.  I shot today my highest score on the Q and D AQT 246. I was a ruger fanboy until I shot this rifle.

Cyclops WY

Welcome to the party, pal! The only downside I've seen is the Marlin seems to be more sensitive to maintenance. That is to say, it wants to be kept clean. It seems to like some ammo better than others, too, but most rifles have a preference.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 04:29:34 PM »
I did have a problem with the last round feeding out of the magazine.  About 50% of the time.  Anyone have a solution to that?   

Yup, go to rimfirecentral.com forum and check the instructions for disassembling, cleaning and reassembling the factory mags. Give them an extra turn when reassembling, and no more last round feed troubles.
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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 06:21:58 PM »
I think he's talking about Marlin 795 straight mags not the ruger rotary mags... and not I don't have experience of that problem nor a solution...  :-[
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I did have a problem with the last round feeding out of the magazine.  About 50% of the time.  Anyone have a solution to that?   

Yup, go to rimfirecentral.com forum and check the instructions for disassembling, cleaning and reassembling the factory mags. Give them an extra turn when reassembling, and no more last round feed troubles.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 07:16:44 PM »
Another Marlin shooter/loaner/collector here.

They really do work well as loaner LTR's.

My $99 marlin didn't shoot well out of the box.  6MOA was the best I could do from prone.

Mine needed a bit of barrel-channel relieving on the stock and then a hint of pressure upwards at 6 oclock at the tip of the stock under the barrel.  I also removed all the slop in the trigger by building up the trigger lever with JB Weld, and got rid of the overtravel by putting in a trigger set-screw.

Shoots great, now.  It's a 1.5MOA gun with cheap ammo.

You can get in the mag well with a file and sandpaper and they will drop free.

Good idea, Dart.

I've got a new 795 that won't drop free, and an old "Coast to Coast Hardware Store" model 42 (basically a 795 without the last shot hold open and double-function bolt release) where the mags will drop free.  Always felt that the 795 should drop free, but never got around to ordering a spare mag well and experimenting with sanding.  I thought it would have more to do with the magazine/trigger interrupt.  I once had a way to get around that problem but it had unintended side effects, and I undid the changes.

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 10:07:15 PM »
I know my mags drop free if I close the bolt after the last shot, takes but a flip of the lever to do it. Mostly I just yang them out. Simple and painless once you get the hang of it, easier than reaching over a AR to hit the bolt release.

I keep thinking I will tinker with it, but then I put into someone elses hands and the idea passes.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2011, 11:21:58 PM »
OK.  I fixed the mag problem ^:)^...........Just buy new ones.  The ten round mag that came with the rifle just didn't want to work. Picked up a couple of 7 round mags and now it's just as reliable as my Ruger.  O.......the Marlin still shoots straighter then the Ruger.   :)

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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011, 12:08:15 PM »
Bought our second Marlin 795.  This one is for my 11 year old daughter.  Shoots great.  AS ready for under 160 dollars.  That's a 4X fixed scope and a GI sling.  Shoots as well or better then mine.  Shot a 245 this morning with mine.  Great rifle.  Junk.......Not so much.  Had one malfunction in 400 rounds this morning.  I can handle that at the cost of a Ruger.  I might have to buy another one just to make sure these rifles are really that good.  Maybe I just got lucky with my first two purchases.   :)

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2011, 02:28:02 PM »
There's a Marlin factory rebate on the 795 through the end of the year. $25 back by mail. I've seen the display at Walmart, plus the rebate is available online.

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Re: Marlin?? Opens eyes.
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2011, 04:11:36 PM »
You can get in the mag well with a file and sandpaper and they will drop free.

Wanna post a video or printable tutorial? That's the one thing I don't like about the 795.

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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2011, 08:08:16 PM »
My mags fall free 1/2 the time.  I just pull them out if they don't drop.

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