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Offline sluggo

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Good Mapleseed Rifle
« on: March 14, 2015, 12:28:10 AM »
Just a note to say that Canadians looking for a very affordable first rimfire should checkout the Marlin 795 Cabela's Canada has them for ~$200
Add a GI websling and swivels and would work well for Appleseed
I am thinking about picking one up for my daughter.
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/3789/marlin-model-795-semi-auto-rifle
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 10:05:06 AM »
795 is a good rifle.  My experience is that these are accurate and reliable.  A couple of things to consider - 795s are extremely light...they tend to be "whippy" and are more difficult to get them to settle down for stage 4.  Another consideration is that the mags are not drop free.  They require you to pull the mag manually under time pressure of the reload.

I'm sure you'll enjoy the rifle and clearly this is a good deal. 
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 10:11:50 PM »
Search "795 drop free mag" and you'll find a tutorial on the modification. Just be careful next time you go shoot ptarmies in the snow that you don't lose your mag.
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 12:46:06 AM »
Tech Sights are a nice addition too.
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 09:49:11 AM »
Well you convinced me- ordered one "for my daughter"  should arrive next week at the post office ( and the shipping was free!). Thanks  for the great info.
Maybe a oversized charging handle and a mag release extension of some type is a good idea too?- It will be a good project to play with.
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 06:36:07 PM »
I am 5'3" and have tried to lie in prone with a 795.  The stock is too long.

Depending on shooter size, a wider than normal index to the target may be needed.
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 07:12:43 PM »
Are you talking length of pull is too long?
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 09:15:40 PM »
Yes, the length of pull was too long for me.

Full length Ruger stocks have the same problem.

It's just something to consider, especially while in prone.
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Re: Good Mapleseed Rifle
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 09:33:28 PM »
More good info -thank you.
I checked Numrich and I think one option would might be to buy a wood stock and cut it down- I guess you could do the same with the plastic stock, but if you were accommodating a growing shooter the wood stock might be easier to lengthen at a later time.
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