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Capt Jack
04-08-2009, 5:07 PM
Just thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on the Marlin 795 as I am sure there were a few calgunners that bought these recently. I picked one up at Big 5 for $187 otd, but it has a $20 rebate from Marlin to bring it down to $167. Not bad for a nice little .22 semi. Some of the free states had them for $120 or less with the rebate.

I could have gotten a 10/22 for $80-100 more but I just wanted an inexpensive plinker to teach rifle fundamentals to new shooters and pop some soda cans. Besides, that money will buy me 5-6 bricks of ammo.

In case anyone is interested in getting one, the sale at Big 5 is over (it does come back pretty regularly) and you can still get the rebate from Marlin so you might be able to find it elsewhere. Sports Authority and a bunch of other places actually.
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/2011-MFCRebate-Form.pdf (This is the new Marlin 795 rebate for $25, expires 12/31/11)

There is also a thread in the centerfire rifle forum about these.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=168138&highlight=marlin


Specifications:
Caliber: 22 Long Rifle
Capacity: 10-shot nickel-plated clip magazine
Action: Autoloading; side ejection; automatic "last-shot" bolt hold-open; manual bolt hold-open; cross-bolt safety.
Stock: Monte Carlo black fiberglass-filled synthetic with swivel studs and molded-in checkering.
Barrel: 18" with Micro-GrooveŽ rifling (16 grooves).
Twist Rate: 1:16" r.h.
Sights: Adjustable open rear, ramp front sight. Receiver grooved for scope mount.
Overall Length: 37"
Weight: 4.5 lbs.

Link to the owner's manual from Marlin's website:
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/pdfs/manuals/MFC_Self_Load_RF_Clip_22LRMACH2.pdf



Some goodies for the 795:

You can get Tech Sights for this rifle that are probably an improvement from the stock sights:
http://www.tech-sights.com/
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/marlintech.jpg



ATI also makes a stock for it, if you want a pistol grip. Shown on a 60 (same receiver) but its supposed to fit the mag fed models as well:
*EDIT - Emailed ATI, they stated that this stock should fit but would require "minor" fitting around the magazine well.*
http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=9&page=1&id=28
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/atimarlin.jpg


As they come from the factory:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/zoom795ep9.jpg


After the average calgunner gets a hold of it! :p
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/100_0327.jpg


Feel free to add anything helpful or just show yours off, I'll have some pics of mine up soon!

bombadillo
04-08-2009, 5:53 PM
Dear god whatever you do, don't use casey birchwood gunscrubber on any of the parts of this rifle. It will flat out eat the trigger group. After much work, I finally got it working again, but it was a bear. This was my first gun and has been an absolute trooper. I got a tube fed marlin revelation with matching japanese glass from the late 60's at a gunshow for 45 bucks and its been wonderful too after fixing the last round open feature. I can't say better things about these rifles, but i'm going to the 10/22 side for features. Also, if i'm not mistaken, I don't think that the ATI stock fits the 795, only the 60 unless some recent additions were made. I looked for it a little less than a year ago, and absolutely no add ons for it.

bombadillo
04-08-2009, 5:55 PM
Yup, sure enough, look at the link above, fits the "Model 60, 75, 990, 995, etc. Tube or Detachable Mag Models .22LR" I'm assuming since it doesn't say 795 anywhere that it doesn't fit it, unless its saying that it fits any detachable mag model.

Capt Jack
04-08-2009, 6:16 PM
Yup, sure enough, look at the link above, fits the "Model 60, 75, 990, 995, etc. Tube or Detachable Mag Models .22LR" I'm assuming since it doesn't say 795 anywhere that it doesn't fit it, unless its saying that it fits any detachable mag model.

I read that as it fits tube or detachable mag models but you may be right. I'll send an email to ATI to see what they say about it.

Thanks for the heads up!

bombadillo
04-08-2009, 6:55 PM
Right on, subscribed and I'll be waiting to hear their response.

SDgarrick
04-08-2009, 7:05 PM
Hmmm Coulda sworn that just the other week this rifle was on sale for something like $125 after the rebate. Some big 5's have teh policy of honoring a sale if it was within the last 30 days. That's what I did on a mosin anyway.

Anyway, I almost picked this up, but alas I need a new shift lever and the utility bill came. oh well. maybe next time.

Congrats in the .22, enjoy it.

otteray
04-08-2009, 8:20 PM
Those Tech Sights are just great!
I put some on a (Marlin) Glenfield M70 along with a wooden handguard and band from a Marlin 989M2.
It looks and shoots remarkably like my Inland M1 Carbine now.
Way cool!
I think the handguard will also fit on the 795.

Donut
04-08-2009, 8:24 PM
I pick mine up tomorrow!

I need to see if they have the rebate forms, still. I misplaced mine.

EDIT:

Awww damn... now I want a set of tech sights.

hondamanr
04-09-2009, 2:35 AM
I just got this rifle and I like it a lot... I added a Bushnell 3x9 Rimfire scope on it and it seems to be working well.

Can't seem to find extra magazines for the 795 anywhere... does anyone know where I can get them?

wikidklown
04-09-2009, 4:00 AM
I too picked up a 795 on sale + $20 rebate from big5.
I am in the process of turning it into an MP5 lookalike. It's coming up pretty clean. I will post a pic of it sometime. The transformation is complete I just need to figure out the trigger mechanism.

Sam Adams
04-09-2009, 4:12 AM
Order on -line directly from Marlinfirearms.com . I ordered 6 magazines and received them in about a week. Midway also stocks them but they were on backorder and it took them 2 months to arrive. The 795 is a great little .22 . I own two after converting from the Ruger 10/22. The Ruger is a good rifle with unending options , but they are too ammo fussy. The 795 will shoot almost any .22 ammo you feed it.

TheBundo
04-09-2009, 6:55 AM
I just got this rifle and I like it a lot... I added a Bushnell 3x9 Rimfire scope on it and it seems to be working well.

Can't seem to find extra magazines for the 795 anywhere... does anyone know where I can get them?

Brownell's has them, other places too (online). Search is your friend. They aren't cheap, though.

I DROS'ed 2 last Saturday at Big 5 for $129 each after rebates. Can't wait until the waiting is over.

SDgarrick
04-09-2009, 7:38 AM
Those Tech Sights are just great!
I put some on a (Marlin) Glenfield M70 along with a wooden handguard and band from a Marlin 989M2.
It looks and shoots remarkably like my Inland M1 Carbine now.
Way cool!
I think the handguard will also fit on the 795.

Ummm Ya.... We're gonna need pics to verify how awesome that sounds.
Mmmm K?

hondamanr
04-09-2009, 4:32 PM
I checked online and literally no one has them... they are all backordered and a lot of places that used to sell them no longer do.

shmeare
04-09-2009, 6:53 PM
I have a 795... and use it a lot!!! bought cheap a while back... I think I put close to 5k though it... im getting jams here and there from the mags... but other than that works well. The reason i went with this rifle and not the 10/22was b/c of after market part... this way i won't have to be tempted to buy upgrades... the only thing i bought was a cheppy scope... that's it... fun to plink with

TheBundo
04-09-2009, 10:36 PM
I have to pick mine up soon. The question is, does Marlin include a lock of some sort, or do I again need to hit Wally World for a couple locks only to return them again? What kind of lock would work, a cable lock?

bigthaiboy
04-10-2009, 2:22 AM
My 795. Accurate and super reliable. Shot it yesterday, it's still a super fun rifle as the day I bought it. It was $108 well spent in my opinion.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q163/bigthaiboy/Marlin795.jpg

bombadillo
04-10-2009, 6:43 AM
I guess this answers if the ATI stock fits it or not.

Big048
04-10-2009, 6:51 AM
I have to pick mine up soon. The question is, does Marlin include a lock of some sort, or do I again need to hit Wally World for a couple locks only to return them again? What kind of lock would work, a cable lock?

I work at a Big 5 in the south bay and all the Marlin 795's that we get come with a ShotLock model 10000-ptr4 which according to the paperwork is a CA DOJ approved gun saftey device. Did you happen to get it a Big 5? We would have told you up front if you needed an approved lock for it.

Capt Jack
04-10-2009, 11:32 AM
I guess this answers if the ATI stock fits it or not.

Lol, it sure does! I still haven't gotten a response from ATI, but at least we know.

Chunky_lover
04-10-2009, 11:38 AM
My dad is picking his up tomorrow from big 5, we ordered a $19 red dot with dove tail adapter from midway. He likes red dots better. Thanks to the op for supplying some links for add ons. As for the mags all we could find online were around $25. Maybe the next gun show will have some at better prices.

jkchan83
04-10-2009, 12:06 PM
I recently purchased a Marlin 795 and I have a few questions:

1. For the OP, how is the sling attached in the picture with the bipod? I thought that the bipod connected to the front sling adapter. (ETA: Nevermind, looked more closely at my bipod and saw the sling adapter.)

2. Has anyone tried to lighten the trigger? I find that it feels like a 2-stage trigger with a very light take-up and then an EXTREMELY heavy break. Even using a bipod, I find my sights moving as I try to squeeze the trigger through what I'm calling the 2nd stage.

3. Red-dot, scope, or tech sights? This gun is mainly for plinking at the local 25yd. range.

4. What are the advantages of the ATI stock over the factory stock?

Thanks.

Arteel
04-10-2009, 12:32 PM
I'm getting one.

Donut
04-10-2009, 6:04 PM
I picked it up last night:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/guttedhatch/Marlin1.jpg

otteray
04-10-2009, 6:12 PM
Ummm Ya.... We're gonna need pics to verify how awesome that sounds.
Mmmm K?

I made a crummy picture of my Glenfield with the hand guard & Tech Sights and also of the Marlin 60 that has a Williams peep sight.http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f179/otteray/22%20magazines/MarlinGlenfield-1-2.jpg

Also, Arrow Dodger at rimfirecentral has a Powerpoint Presentation for the disassembly job on the similar Model 60.
http://www.4shared.com/file/27056203/a17eeefe/Marlin_60_Action_assy_a.html%3Cbr%20/%3E
EDIT 4/14:
Trigger tuning:
http://votefordavid.blogspot.com/2009/02/marlin-model-60-trigger-job.html

bigthaiboy
04-10-2009, 8:55 PM
I guess this answers if the ATI stock fits it or not.

It fits but requires a couple of minutes work with a Dremel to enlarge the opening for the extra length of the 795 trigger guard (as it has the additional mag well). It's fairly easy to do as it appears to be marked out as the synthetic stock in that area is thinner than the rest of the stock, if I remember correctly.

Using a Dremel high speed cutter like this one makes light work of it : http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=115

hondamanr
04-10-2009, 10:16 PM
I picked it up last night:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/guttedhatch/Marlin1.jpg


what kind of bipod is that, and how does it mount up?

Donut
04-10-2009, 10:30 PM
It's a Shooter's Ridge Rock Mount 9"-13" model.

It mounts just like a Harris - to the front swivel stud.

hondamanr
04-10-2009, 11:02 PM
thank you!

mydogsmonkey
04-10-2009, 11:08 PM
im picking mine up on monday, i can actually get it on saturday but im in arizona, cant' wait to mod mine up

SDgarrick
04-11-2009, 11:17 AM
I made a crummy picture of my Glenfield with the hand guard & Tech Sights and also of the Marlin 60 that has a Williams peep sight.http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f179/otteray/MarlinGlenfield-1.jpg

Also, Arrow Dodger at rimfirecentral has a Powerpoint Presentation for the trigger action job on the similar Model 60.
http://www.4shared.com/file/27056203/a17eeefe/Marlin_60_Action_assy_a.html%3Cbr%20/%3E

That Marlin 60 looks awsome, I'd never heard of a 989 m2, this seems like an interesting project.

Chunky_lover
04-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Hey, my dad brought his new 795 over and the charging handle has a little wobble to it, is this normal. I had cocked it a few times then noticed it, so im not sure if thats how it was or if I did it somehow.

WilliamAnderson
04-11-2009, 12:51 PM
yea, mine has wobble perfectly normal. I've shot mine almost 2k since i got it.

Chunky_lover
04-11-2009, 12:53 PM
yea, mine has wobble perfectly normal. I've shot mine almost 2k since i got it.

yeah I just tore the whole thing apart, and it is normal, now have to put it back :(

bombadillo
04-11-2009, 6:11 PM
My marlin (revelation) has the same wobble.

miguel
04-11-2009, 6:22 PM
My very first rifle ever. The one that got me into it. It is still the best for all around fun and memories. I did the pimp bipod/scope thing, now I just enjoy the scope and a sling. Shotgun hull killer!

TheBundo
04-11-2009, 6:56 PM
IS the 795 the same as a 60, action-wise?

otteray
04-11-2009, 8:35 PM
Other than one being mag fed and the other with a tube magazine, the actions are very much alike, IMHO; as are most (if not all) the Marlin .22 autos.

railroader
04-11-2009, 8:45 PM
Mags here for $16.95. Shipping is $5.95 for 1 $8.95 for 2. Mark

http://www.teacreekoutfitters.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=0648-0070!HENRY

Chunky_lover
04-11-2009, 8:54 PM
http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?pid=5984

wonder if they are black mags like these

Donut
04-11-2009, 8:58 PM
\

2. Has anyone tried to lighten the trigger? I find that it feels like a 2-stage trigger with a very light take-up and then an EXTREMELY heavy break. Even using a bipod, I find my sights moving as I try to squeeze the trigger through what I'm calling the 2nd stage.

No joke! That trigger is TOUGH!

railroader
04-11-2009, 8:59 PM
http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?pid=5984

wonder if they are black mags like these

Same mags but those are plated or stainless, not black. As for the trigger I have a marlin 7000 which is the heavy barrel version. A few years back I worked on the trigger. If I remember right I tweaked some springs and did some polishing and got the trigger down to about 3 and a half maybe 4lbs. The trigger definately is way better than it was. Mark

TheBundo
04-12-2009, 2:17 AM
Is there a magazine loader thingie for the 795?

Chunky_lover
04-12-2009, 5:57 AM
Got my dads rifle yesterday and installed the red dot.
So far disappointed with the brightness, at least outside
surrounded by blinding white concrete, the green setting
seemed to show through better then the red. The dot is
huge, like a q tip size, alot bigger then I was expecting,
but probably make it easier for my dad to hit the target
since he has trouble with vision. Couple of pics

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o56/mikegigabyte/Marlin%20795/mar2.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o56/mikegigabyte/Marlin%20795/mar3.jpg

Ezekiel2000
04-13-2009, 5:06 PM
So my silly question of the day:

I'm filling out the rebate form and it says to include the proof of purchase sticker from the back of the owners manual...I don't see it in the back of the owners manual or anywhere else! Any advice on where I can find this proof of purchase sticker???

hondamanr
04-13-2009, 5:43 PM
i had trouble locating mine also... on mine, the sticker was attached to the clear plastic bag that the rifle was in, in the box... hopefully you didn't throw that bag away...

Ezekiel2000
04-13-2009, 6:07 PM
i had trouble locating mine also... on mine, the sticker was attached to the clear plastic bag that the rifle was in, in the box... hopefully you didn't throw that bag away...

I hadn't thrown it away yet and that's exactly where mine was also.

Thank you Hondamanr!!!

Chunky_lover
04-13-2009, 6:50 PM
so is there a rubber houge stock for these rifles

hondamanr
04-13-2009, 8:40 PM
I don't think the 795 has enough of a following yet... trying to find accessories for it has been very difficult.

otteray
04-14-2009, 5:48 AM
No joke! That trigger is TOUGH!
:(
Okay, the previous link I gave earlier was the wrong one but gave good pics of disassembling:
http://www.4shared.com/file/27056203/a17eeefe/Marlin_60_Action_assy_a.html%3Cbr%20/%3E

:thumbsup:
This one tells how to work on the Model 60 trigger and I think that is very similar to the 795:
http://votefordavid.blogspot.com/2009/02/marlin-model-60-trigger-job.html

cdtx2001
04-14-2009, 6:45 AM
I don't know if anyone else has covered this, but here goes...

The 795 seems to be an upgraded model 70. The model 70 didn't have a synthetic stock or the feature that holds the bolt open on the last round. The 70 and 795 use the same mags.

I bought my 70 years ago from B5 and payed about $120 for it. It's been a great shooter, and still is. Back then, there were hi-cap 25rnd mags available for it. I bought all that I could and am glad I did. I've added a scope and a bipod lug. I've noticed that over the years, my trigger has almost become a 2 stage. I've figured out where the slack is, then after that is where the hammer drops. The distance isn't much and takes a little bit to find it. This is the best varmit gun I have.

It seems that some are having difficulty finding mags for their 795s. I've got about a half dozen each of the 7rnd and 10rnd mags I could part with.

otteray
04-14-2009, 7:44 AM
Sending you a PM

Chunky_lover
04-15-2009, 6:09 PM
So my dad bought a new barska 3x9 scope from big 5, $40 I think. In about 5 shots had the scope zeroed. I was really surprised with the clarity of the glass. Little foggy at full zoom around the edges but he is mostly using it at 3x which is crystal clear. I like the finger adjustments, instead of using a screw driver. For the price and it came with rings it was really worth it for a plinking scope. The red dot he bought online had power problems so he ditched it right away. Had 1 inch groups at 50 yards and it was really windy, and I was using a backpack for support.

Capt Jack
04-15-2009, 7:27 PM
Just picked up mine today!

I read one comment about not using Birchwood gun scrubber or it will damage the trigger group. I was planning on using CLP to do the first cleaning, what have you guys used?

Sweet little rifle, just need to go try it out, hopefully this weekend. I bought 300 rounds of Mini mags to break her in. Also picked up a bore rod, since this is my first .22 anything.

bombadillo
04-16-2009, 7:06 AM
Yeah, I posted that. Darn near melted the frickin whole trigger group together. Just flat don't use anything but CLP and hoppes #9 on it. That should be plenty. If you use bore solvent or anything like that, take the trigger group and stock off first.

Capt Jack
04-16-2009, 6:05 PM
Thanks Bomb,

I'm going to take it apart tomorrow and give it a good cleaning. I will just use CLP for now as that stuff seems to work well.

Now, I am trying to figure out if I want optics or if I should go with that Tech sight... Hopefully hitting the range this weekend so I am gonna have to pick up a brick as my 300 rounds suddenly doesn't seem like enough!

bombadillo
04-18-2009, 10:41 AM
I just got another 5k rounds at the reno gun show and man its a zoo. Out of 5 wal-marts not a single one had anything I am looking for????

Capt Jack
04-18-2009, 10:59 AM
I was out and about yesterday and on my way home stopped into a small shop in Atascadero to see if I could find some mags for my new toy. I figured it was a slim chance and didn't expect to find anything.

To my surprise, they had a few nickel plated 7 rounders (#707046) for $16.99. I should keep the location a secret so I can hoard all the mags for myself, but in the interest of fair play, it was Uncle Ed's Outfitters. :p

I wasn't sure if these would fit as the 795 was not listed on the package. It did list the 70PSS, 995SS and 70L which I believe are similar. They also look identical to the 10 rounders, just a bit shorter. I bought 1 to try out and will run back for some more if it works.

Check your local gun shop, you might get lucky if you are looking for mags!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/bug012-1-1-1.jpg

Mine definitely needs more upgrades!
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/bug017-1.jpg

jkchan83
04-18-2009, 12:22 PM
To my surprise, they had a few nickel plated 7 rounders (#707046) for $16.99. I should keep the location a secret so I can hoard all the mags for myself, but in the interest of fair play, it was Uncle Ed's Outfitters. :p

I wasn't sure if these would fit as the 795 was not listed on the package. It did list the 70PSS, 995SS and 70L which I believe are similar. They also look identical to the 10 rounders, just a bit shorter. I bought 1 to try out and will run back for some more if it works.

You should be fine. I have found that 7 rounders from my Marlin 925 fit in the 795. However, the reverse is not true: my 10 rounders will not fit in my Marlin 925.

AbinSur
04-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Ordered mine today from B5, $18x otd. I have a model 60 and love it. I haven't cleaned it yet and it's at about 1K rounds...still works like the day I bought it. Maybe I'll clean the 60 now that the 795 is coming. I can't wait.

otteray
04-19-2009, 7:42 AM
Yeah, I posted that. Darn near melted the frickin whole trigger group together. Just flat don't use anything but CLP and hoppes #9 on it. That should be plenty. If you use bore solvent or anything like that, take the trigger group and stock off first.

I think electronic parts cleaner spray works fine on plastic.

doc66
04-20-2009, 12:15 PM
I too picked up a 795 on sale + $20 rebate from big5.
I am in the process of turning it into an MP5 lookalike. It's coming up pretty clean. I will post a pic of it sometime. The transformation is complete I just need to figure out the trigger mechanism.


Ya Pics would be great. How much does it cost to make it look like an MP5? with all the parts etc. :confused:

Thanks Bomb,

I'm going to take it apart tomorrow and give it a good cleaning. I will just use CLP for now as that stuff seems to work well.

Now, I am trying to figure out if I want optics or if I should go with that Tech sight... Hopefully hitting the range this weekend so I am gonna have to pick up a brick as my 300 rounds suddenly doesn't seem like enough!

Also, since this is my first rifle, how do you take it a part for cleaning? All of my plastic handguns are basically 4 parts- takes a few seconds. But rifle, im not too sure of.

Thanks!

bombadillo
04-20-2009, 1:41 PM
If you take it down past the action, trigger unit, and stock you're potentially in over your head. I took mine apart ONE time and that will be the last. You don't really have to do much more than go through all the parts with some picks and patches to keep her running smooth. I go through my barrel with patches, copper solvent, and finish it off with CLP and a bore snake about 3-5 times. Then I run one last patch down with a bit of CLP and check to see if any dirt is coming through still. Its just 2 screws, the one on the stock, and the one somewhere behind the trigger unit I believe. I'm not looking at it right now so I can't remember where the rear screw is.

high_revs
04-20-2009, 8:45 PM
so what kind of scope mount can we put on this thing? i see there's no weaver rail on it, but one that's just a smooth mount. i also read in the rimfire central board some/someone has issues of the mount sliding? I guess this is where the 10/22 might have an advantage where a weaver base can be screwed in from the top?

donut,
mind sharing your setup?

bigthaiboy
04-20-2009, 10:24 PM
so what kind of scope mount can we put on this thing? i see there's no weaver rail on it, but one that's just a smooth mount. i also read in the rimfire central board some/someone has issues of the mount sliding? I guess this is where the 10/22 might have an advantage where a weaver base can be screwed in from the top?

donut,
mind sharing your setup?

I put a 10/22 UTG picatinny scope rail on my 795. Drilled and tapped the receiver, and used red Loctite to lock the screws into place. Solid as a rock.

Donut
04-20-2009, 10:31 PM
donut,
mind sharing your setup?

It's a plain Jane 795 with a Shooter's Ridge Rock Mount tripod (9"-13"), Tasco something-or-other from Wally-World (in the blister pack) and Leupold Rifleman rimfire rings. I returned the scope since the elevation didn't seem to adjust very well, and not being adjustable objective, sucked at 25 yards. It stayed put when it was mounted, though.

I'm not sure if I'm going to leave it alone, put on another scope, or order a set of tech sights for it.

high_revs
04-21-2009, 1:19 PM
the more I read on this, the more discouraging it becomes. I'm ready to plunk some change on this since I wanted to get a remy 870 express on the same dros, but maybe i'll just wait a little while longer though I'd lose on the $25 rebate. i can't seem to get consensus or confidence inspiring info on the rings and scope. well, i think i got the scope narrowed odwn, but almost everyone i read about is complaining about the rings sliding. none seem to stick. anyone else really have this issue? this rifle will get shot a lot! like my gsg.. :)

Ezekiel2000
04-21-2009, 2:29 PM
As I said in my PM, mine slid, but it was only hand tight and only slid after 2 range sessions. I think lock-tite and being tightened with a screwdriver will solve the problem, it was a LOT more secure after that...and hell, the scope I got was only about 30 bucks anyway...so with the money you're getting back from the rebate, even if you didn't like it...you really haven't lost much.

high_revs
04-21-2009, 3:39 PM
true.. LOL.. probably read a little too much trying to find the right scope rings that had positive reviews, and came across the concerning stuff.

blueyonder
04-21-2009, 4:28 PM
Hi,

I'd like to buy the 795 from Big5, but the rebate says it expires on April 30th.
Having never dealt with Big5, do you immediately get a receipt when you buy or after your 10 day wait? Thanks

Ezekiel2000
04-21-2009, 5:09 PM
Hi,

I'd like to buy the 795 from Big5, but the rebate says it expires on April 30th.
Having never dealt with Big5, do you immediately get a receipt when you buy or after your 10 day wait? Thanks

You get the receipt immediately, but you will need tthe bag the rifle comes in for your proof of purchase, so you'll have to wait the 10 days for that.

You could technically buy these rifles the last day of the rebate (4/30/09) and still have the proof of purchase in time to get the $20 back since Marlin has to receive all of the info by 5/15/09

Chunky_lover
04-21-2009, 5:19 PM
Hi,

I'd like to buy the 795 from Big5, but the rebate says it expires on April 30th.
Having never dealt with Big5, do you immediately get a receipt when you buy or after your 10 day wait? Thanks

if you pay for it in full you should be able to take the tag from the bag and mail it in, im sure big 5 wouldnt mind. ask them.

So far 3 big 5's in my area are totally out of 22 ammo. Bone dry.:confused:

Capt Jack
04-21-2009, 7:28 PM
if you pay for it in full you should be able to take the tag from the bag and mail it in, im sure big 5 wouldnt mind. ask them.

So far 3 big 5's in my area are totally out of 22 ammo. Bone dry.:confused:

I told my girl that I was getting the .22 because the ammo was so cheap and easy to find compared to 9mm and now I can't seem to find anything but mini mags. Fortunately, that's supposed to be great ammo and I paid about $7 per 100 so its not terrible.

But where the heck did all the bricks go?!:shifty:

high_revs
04-21-2009, 9:23 PM
sorry.. did i forget to leave you some at wally world? LOL j/k

just keep looking at wally's. i'm currently comparing the cci mini-mags, federal bulk 550 37grain and the federal 325 40 grain. i posted a gsg - can it do better in this sub-forum. that's why i was concerned about rings and stuff. i can easily shoot 300 or so rd per outing. part of what i don't like with gsg is optics removal to field strip. have to re-zero again a little.

guess i'll pick up the 795 tomorrow. i hope that last one isn't sold yet.

Rudolf the Red
04-21-2009, 9:37 PM
I have a supplier with 10 7rd nickel mags in stock and 36 10rd nickel mags in stock. They are labeled post-96 and post-88 respectfully. I can do $20 for the 7rd. and $25 for the 10rd mag. Shipping included.

They also have rifles in stock. Please contact for prices. In stock: 31 standard rifles, 1 carbon fiber, 6 stainless.

~Jim Crupi
Calfornia Handgun Exchange
916-307-7868
rudolfthered@att.net

railroader
04-22-2009, 5:18 AM
Marlin has mags in stock for $17 but shipping is $8. Now if you buy more than one mag I think the shipping is still $8. Mark

Ezekiel2000
04-22-2009, 5:38 AM
Marlin has mags in stock for $17 but shipping is $8. Now if you buy more than one mag I think the shipping is still $8. Mark

Link? When I go to the Marlin website it looks like their store only sells clothing and such...no guns or parts that I'm seeing.

railroader
04-22-2009, 7:47 AM
Link? When I go to the Marlin website it looks like their store only sells clothing and such...no guns or parts that I'm seeing.
You have to call them. I got a trigger guard and a mag from them last week. Mark

cdtx2001
04-22-2009, 8:16 AM
I've got 6 7rnd mags left if anyone wants them. They're used but in great shape. I'll take $12 each shipping included. Take them all for $60 and shipping included. Send me a PM if interested. All my spare 10rnd mags have been sold.

RAMCHARGER
04-22-2009, 9:24 AM
I don't know if anyone else has covered this, but here goes...

The 795 seems to be an upgraded model 70. The model 70 didn't have a synthetic stock or the feature that holds the bolt open on the last round. The 70 and 795 use the same mags.

I bought my 70 years ago from B5 and payed about $120 for it. It's been a great shooter, and still is. Back then, there were hi-cap 25rnd mags available for it. I bought all that I could and am glad I did. I've added a scope and a bipod lug. I've noticed that over the years, my trigger has almost become a 2 stage. I've figured out where the slack is, then after that is where the hammer drops. The distance isn't much and takes a little bit to find it. This is the best varmit gun I have.

It seems that some are having difficulty finding mags for their 795s. I've got about a half dozen each of the 7rnd and 10rnd mags I could part with.

Yea thats what I have. A Model 70 HC.
The stock 25 rd magazine has long since broke.
When I mount a Bushnell scope on it i can shoot pennies at 50 yards all day long.
My some shoot the little plastic soldiers.
I'm lookin for another wooden stock that I can chop a few inches off it so my 10 year old daughter can shoulder it. She loves shooting the Marlin.

otteray
04-22-2009, 1:07 PM
I've got 6 7rnd mags left if anyone wants them. They're used but in great shape. I'll take $12 each shipping included. Take them all for $60 and shipping included. Send me a PM if interested. All my spare 10rnd mags have been sold.

Your 10 rnd magazine showed up today!
Fits perfectly in my older 1960s Glenfield model 70.:thumbsup:
Gaack! Where's the FAQ again on how to give iTrader feedback to you!?

Chunky_lover
04-22-2009, 1:16 PM
I've got 6 7rnd mags left if anyone wants them. They're used but in great shape. I'll take $12 each shipping included. Take them all for $60 and shipping included. Send me a PM if interested. All my spare 10rnd mags have been sold.

Hey I got some 10 rounders from you for my dad, I will let him know about the 7 rounders you have.

Chunky_lover
04-22-2009, 1:19 PM
Your 10 rnd magazine showed up today!
Fits perfectly in my older 1960s Glenfield model 70.:thumbsup:
Gaack! Where's the FAQ again on how to give iTrader feedback to you!?

Thanks for reminding me, across from his user name on the right of the screen, click the i trader icon, and you have to paste this link to complete the form.

high_revs
04-22-2009, 6:22 PM
ok. 10 day started. will mail in rebate tomorrow. now i gotta actually read in detail the bookmarked info on rings. went to wally world yesterday; thought i'd see the leupold scope. but no biggie. i think i know which one i want now.

Capt Jack
04-30-2009, 8:00 PM
Finally going to the range to try the new rifle on Sat. I was wondering what people are using to clean their bores? I bought a rod at Wally world but it fit really tightly even though it was advertised as being for a .22 bore.

I ended up buying a bore snake, just wet it with CLP and ran it a few times through the barrel. Being a .22, do you all think I can get away with just using the bore snake or should I try and find a dedicated rod?

high_revs
04-30-2009, 11:46 PM
i used the wally world on my gsg. but i actually have deweys also. i used the same brush i had from wally on the non-coated dewey. yeah, a little tight. but it gets in there.

lots of debate on boresnake vs. rod. honestly, i prefer the rod. on my ak, i have no choice but to use the boresnake kit it comes with since i cannot easily put a rod from the back w/o bending it slightly. not a good feeling, even if it's a AK to use a boresnake.

i've met some who use boresnake on their GSGs also, which is a pita to strip sometimes (and where I can see the value). but ymmv. do what you feel is right. just for me, i don't get a good feeling, it's anal-retentive clean, using a boresnake. but no, i don't clean my guns after each outing also. just want to do a thorough job if/when i clean.

i'm picking mine up sunday capt! ;) now if badger will just reply back to my email which rings are compatible with 795. i think the rings will almsot be the cost of my rifle too. LOL

jkchan83
05-01-2009, 5:29 AM
I am a big fan of boresnakes. When it comes to the bore, I have compared the performance of a boresnake versus a rod and I can't see a difference. (This was on an AR-15, so very similar diameter to a .22.) Having said that, I still like to use brushes and wipes to get the receiver clean.

Capt Jack
05-01-2009, 5:59 PM
So there I am all excited about going to the range this weekend and we get wind and rain :mad: from out of nowhere....

Supposed to clear up a bit tomorrow so I might still be able to go but dang! I've had this rifle for 2 weeks now and still haven't been able to try it out....

Ezekiel2000
05-01-2009, 6:11 PM
So there I am all excited about going to the range this weekend and we get wind and rain :mad: from out of nowhere....

Supposed to clear up a bit tomorrow so I might still be able to go but dang! I've had this rifle for 2 weeks now and still haven't been able to try it out....

Best time to go to the range. Keeps the crowds away!

trob
05-01-2009, 6:20 PM
just got the 795 for my girlfriend to shoot/keep. paid $149 - $20 rebate

so $130 plus tax/dros (~$165 otd). I am giving her my little 3-9 bushnell off my latest project and ordered myself a new 4-14.5 APV. she's pretty excited about it because it will be something for her to own instead of just using my guns. she also wants a bipod...... should be fun.


thanks for the heads up guys. I pick it up on the 9th

high_revs
05-01-2009, 10:04 PM
I got some extra magazines today. only 2 though. am listed for a call-back when another 2 or 3 arrive. tee hee i still don't have the rifle though. ain't picking up until sunday.

unfortunately, badger emailed me back and said they don't make rings for my 795. i'm not sure if someone really, really looked into it since i thougth the 795 was modeled from another marlin model. hmmm... i was expecting a little more from badger from a customer service, unless there is really no compatible badger rings for the 795.

Capt Jack
05-01-2009, 10:41 PM
As far as I know, the 795 is just the model 60 with a magazine versus the tube...someone correct me if I am wrong.

GSequoia
05-02-2009, 11:03 PM
As far as I know, the 795 is just the model 60 with a magazine versus the tube...someone correct me if I am wrong.

You are pretty much correct. In fact that's why the charging handle wobbles, it's the old Marlin 60's way of holding the bolt open (before auto open on last shot), you pull the bolt back and then push the handle in.

So yeah, the Marlin 795 has two bolt hold open latches ;)

(I have a 795SS that works well)

Capt Jack
05-03-2009, 1:36 PM
Alright, so I had a great day at SLOSA with the weather turning out nicer than expected.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/img132-1.jpg

I set up at the 25yd line, those targets in the pic are at 50 I believe. I started seated and would switch to standing every once in a while. Fired about 250 rounds of Mini Mags, both RN and HP. Did not have one single hiccup for the whole session!

I met some really nice guys there who had some neat toys. A guy next to me had a 10/22 and let me shoot it, which was great as I thought about one of those versus the 795. It was a very nice blued with the wood stock and I may just have to get one of those too! Another guy had a Garand and an M14 that was in really nice shape, as well as a few other rifles. The Garand is anything but quiet when it goes off! I was laughing as I remembered a few scenes in Band of Brothers where there would be someone firing multiple rounds and then suddenly be talking normally to the guy next to him. Its a wonder more of the GIs didn't have hearing problems.

Anyway, the problem I am having is that all of my shots are to the right of the bullseye even as I tried to correct for it. I wonder if I am anticipating or still getting used to the trigger that seems to have "2 stages" because of the initial slack before engagement. I should have let someone else shoot it to see if it was me. I don't think you can adjust the 795s sights for anything other than elevation although it was a bit windy now that I think about it.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/bug019.jpg

You can see where I would switch to standing when the flyers show up.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/bug018.jpg

So any suggestions as to what I can do to correct this? I'm sure its me as the rifle functioned flawlessly and seems reliable as a stone axe. My 7 round mags also worked fine but man reloading new mags is not a fun experience!

ITZJT
05-03-2009, 2:10 PM
what other aftermarket stocks are available for the 795 besides ati?

Guntech
05-03-2009, 2:54 PM
I paid $79.00 for my 795 back when I got it I'll go take some pics.

Capt Jack
05-03-2009, 3:25 PM
I paid $79.00 for my 795 back when I got it I'll go take some pics.

Heh, now the sale price is $150! Still not too bad considering what you get. Its back on sale at Big 5 for this week, too bad the rebate is over.

Guntech
05-03-2009, 3:39 PM
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1354/img2469jow.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2469jow.jpg)

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7170/img2471c.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2471c.jpg)

Pics looked way better before upload lol

otteray
05-03-2009, 6:01 PM
Once again, using a Glenfield Model 70, my Viet Nam era Army D.I. (FT. Polk, LA) bro-in-law who hasn't fired a rifle in 40 years shooting at 100 yards with cheap bulk Federal ammo, kept 150 rounds in an eight inch bullseye.
He was stoked!:thumbsup:
These sights ROCK:
http://www.tech-sights.com/marlinweb.jpg

http://www.tech-sights.com/
You should get them!

Chewyoates77
05-03-2009, 6:08 PM
went and bought mine today. i will be happy come the 14th
also picked up an extra magazine for 14 bucks. now to my some goodies for her

andalusi
05-04-2009, 1:38 AM
These sights ROCK:
http://www.tech-sights.com/marlinweb.jpg

http://www.tech-sights.com/
You should get them!

How easy are those sights to install? I have zero gunsmithing experience or tools, but I really want to give those sights a try.

otteray
05-04-2009, 5:23 AM
There is a screw for the muzzle end; so just unscrew the old sight, screw on the new.
The rear peep sight slides on the rails and is secured by its base and screw.
Then, just sight and adjust.
Easy.

cvgunright
05-04-2009, 10:26 AM
Looking for 795 magazines and came across this website.
https://www.oneclickshooting.com/proddetail.asp?prod=41176

it looks like 10rd nickel magazine for only $13.79 with 329 in stock but
I can't match the product number for this magazine with the one on my owners manual...

what do you guys think?

edit: shipping is $7.50 flat

yoda888
05-04-2009, 12:35 PM
Does anyone know how often Marlin runs the rebate promotions?

Looking at possibly getting a 795 for some cheap fun, and wondering when a promotion might come up again.

Thanks!

Mazilla
05-04-2009, 12:37 PM
Does anyone know how often Marlin runs the rebate promotions?

Looking at possibly getting a 795 for some cheap fun, and wondering when a promotion might come up again.

Thanks!

I bought one at big5 yesterday for 150.00 + fees.

jonni
05-04-2009, 12:44 PM
Looking for 795 magazines and came across this website.
https://www.oneclickshooting.com/proddetail.asp?prod=41176

it looks like 10rd nickel magazine for only $13.79 with 329 in stock but
I can't match the product number for this magazine with the one on my owners manual...

what do you guys think?

edit: shipping is $7.50 flat

why dont you ask them or call them? Im sure they can help you

cvgunright
05-04-2009, 1:07 PM
why dont you ask them or call them? Im sure they can help you

called them...and yes it does fit the 795...so for 3 10-round magazines including ship + handling total $51 and change..

Satex
05-07-2009, 9:40 PM
Anyone know if there are any trigger upgrade kits for it? The original trigger leaves a lot to be desired.

GSequoia
05-07-2009, 11:11 PM
Anyone know if there are any trigger upgrade kits for it? The original trigger leaves a lot to be desired.

I'd check Marlin 60 parts.

SpizyChicken
05-08-2009, 3:43 AM
Hey Everyone! I dont live in California, but I do have a new Marlin 759. I'm looking to customize it with a new stock and some add-ons. I found this site and thread and thought you guys might be able to help me. I'm trying to find tactical style stocks for the 759. Or kits to convert it into a MP5, or other type of gun. Let me know what's out there!

Thanks so much!
Spizy

otteray
05-08-2009, 9:39 AM
Anyone know if there are any trigger upgrade kits for it? The original trigger leaves a lot to be desired.

no kits, but check the thread out at RFC:
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143780

jonni
05-08-2009, 10:12 AM
Hey Everyone! I dont live in California, but I do have a new Marlin 759. I'm looking to customize it with a new stock and some add-ons. I found this site and thread and thought you guys might be able to help me. I'm trying to find tactical style stocks for the 759. Or kits to convert it into a MP5, or other type of gun. Let me know what's out there!

Thanks so much!
Spizy

better luck buying a 10/22 if you plan on doing the customization route

ljdouglas
05-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Just picked up my 795 from the dealer yesterday.
On the front of the Owner's Manual it says "Rifle (22L.R. and 17 Mach 2) With Clip Magazine".

I can't find where Marlin sells a 17M2. Given the low cost of 17M2, I think this would be pretty nifty.

Anybody know anything about a Marlin 17M2? Davidson's shows nothing, neither does the Marlin website.

jonni
05-10-2009, 8:59 PM
the marlin 795 is on sale at Big 5 this week for $150

kpw001
05-12-2009, 7:34 PM
Looking for 795 magazines and came across this website.
https://www.oneclickshooting.com/proddetail.asp?prod=41176

it looks like 10rd nickel magazine for only $13.79 with 329 in stock but
I can't match the product number for this magazine with the one on my owners manual...

what do you guys think?

edit: shipping is $7.50 flat

In case anyone was still wondering, I got mine today and they are the same as the magazine that comes with the 795. I ordered 2, one of them seems to be a much tighter fit than the other but is working better after inserting it a few times.

Chewyoates77
05-12-2009, 10:07 PM
That's what she said

tntmo
05-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Might be able to get this to work on the 795?

http://www.arizonagunrunners.com/Products/mwgcompany/muzzelite-bullpup-stocks/muzzelite-bullpup-stocks.html

CalNRA
05-13-2009, 12:48 PM
Might be able to get this to work on the 795?

http://www.arizonagunrunners.com/Products/mwgcompany/muzzelite-bullpup-stocks/muzzelite-bullpup-stocks.html

since it shows a version for the 70, it *should* work for the 795. The 70 was an earlier version of the 795 in my recollection.

Chewyoates77
05-14-2009, 6:03 PM
i just checked marlin's website, they are doing the 20 dollar rebate, sweet, cuz i just purchased one and picked it up today.

otteray
05-14-2009, 8:28 PM
since it shows a version for the 70, it *should* work for the 795. The 70 was an earlier version of the 795 in my recollection.

Same, I have a 70 with the 795 Clip-Mag

GSequoia
05-14-2009, 8:29 PM
So then is it confirmed that if somebody had large capacity magazine for the Marlin 70 it would work in a 795?

otteray
05-15-2009, 5:57 AM
So then is it confirmed that if somebody had large capacity magazine for the Marlin 70 it would work in a 795?

The one 10 round capacity clip-magazine I got from cdtx2001 works perfectly in my 70.:thumbsup: That's what Marlin calls them, god knows why.

I don't know if anyone else has covered this, but here goes...

The 795 seems to be an upgraded model 70. The model 70 didn't have a synthetic stock or the feature that holds the bolt open on the last round. The 70 and 795 use the same mags.

I bought my 70 years ago from B5 and payed about $120 for it. It's been a great shooter, and still is. Back then, there were hi-cap 25rnd mags available for it. I bought all that I could and am glad I did. I've added a scope and a bipod lug. I've noticed that over the years, my trigger has almost become a 2 stage. I've figured out where the slack is, then after that is where the hammer drops. The distance isn't much and takes a little bit to find it. This is the best varmit gun I have.

It seems that some are having difficulty finding mags for their 795s. I've got about a half dozen each of the 7rnd and 10rnd mags I could part with.

cyber.ninja
05-16-2009, 11:03 AM
Just picked up my 795 two weeks ago from Big 5; popping its cherry next friday now that weather is perfect for outdoor shooting.

I got two spare mag's from Big 5 also, but had to go to two separate locations to pick them up.

Most Big 5's will have a 24-hour reservation on outdoors equipment - make sure to call in and reserve the mag, they tend to go fast. If you jawbone with the outdoors dept. employee, you can get them to give you information on when they are making their next PO to the distribution center, and what their order qty. is going to be. If they are really nice, they can look up stock in other local locations as well for you.

From my experience, the distribution center seems to only ship half of what the individual stores order due to high demand short supplies on .22 ammo and accessories.

But once you know when the order delivery is coming in, call them in the morning to check stock, reserve and then pick up in the afternoon. They have a pretty regular delivery schedule so its pretty easy to time it... the hard part is waiting in anticipation.

high_revs
05-16-2009, 4:16 PM
i didn't bother taking pics, though i should've like cap't jack. after using it with my meuller apv scope today, man, i'm impressed!!!!! i love this thing!

glockwise2000
05-17-2009, 5:17 AM
:).

Capt Jack
05-17-2009, 11:30 AM
Yes, these are great little rifles! I just need to take mine back out on a less windy day to see why I was hitting to the right of the target (direction wind was blowing as well). These were sitting, some standing at 25 yds.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/Gr8fuljack/bug018.jpg


It was my first time with the 795 so I may just need to get used to it. Next time, I will try and let someone else shoot it to see if it is just me... Any input?

KevMorris
05-19-2009, 2:57 PM
I was looking for a Model 60, but there seem to be a drought of them in the South Bay, but I did find a 795 on sale at Big 5 for $129 after the rebate. I picked that up and a scope. I've owned handguns for 25 years, but this is my first rifle.

Took it to the range and was shooting some Remington Golden Bullet and had several misfires. The firing pin struck, but no bang. Fed the bullets in again and they fired fine a second time. Not sure what the issue is, whether it doesn't like that ammo or what.

Haven't mounted the scope yet either. Not quite sure how. I'll figure it all out eventually, but if you've got info about the misfires or scope mounting, please let me know.

Chunky_lover
05-19-2009, 3:21 PM
my dads doesnt fir the golden bullets either, they are crap for auto loaders. the scope uses a dove tail mount, we got a scope with mounts for $45 at big 5. works great

cvgunright
05-19-2009, 3:32 PM
Took it to the range and was shooting some Remington Golden Bullet and had several misfires. The firing pin struck, but no bang. Fed the bullets in again and they fired fine a second time. Not sure what the issue is, whether it doesn't like that ammo or what.

Haven't mounted the scope yet either. Not quite sure how. I'll figure it all out eventually, but if you've got info about the misfires or scope mounting, please let me know.

I use the winchester hyper x...had only one misfire in several hundred rounds... I don't know about refeeding the bullets a second time into the chamber...there has to be some safety issue with that.

As for a scope..I picked up a Bushnell .22 rimfire 3-9. worked great but the zero was a pain. The Bushnell had scope mounts attached and you just screw it on over the ejection port.

It's a great little rifle.

high_revs
05-19-2009, 3:44 PM
my scope and rings were more expensive than the rifle itself. but they just made it more awesome!!! i posted a pic in the rimfire gallery.

hey cap't jack, the grouping on the left is what i got on iron sights at 50 yds. but mine is lower left but still on the black still (6" shoot-n-c). of course dummy me didn't realize the sights were adjustable for elevation.:oops: it did take a while to get used to iron sights. just a little hard on my eyes because it gets to a point i cannot tell where the front sight post is when it blends in the black of the target.

kevmorris, i used federal automatch 40 grain, federal bulk 550 36 grain and the winchester HV 36 grain. it liked all 3. i was really surprised it liked the winchester when i used it with the scope. of course, i'm seeing like a 6" drop or so trying to shoot it at 100. LOL I'm like, where the the bullet go on a verticle 3 circle target. i don't remember any FTF or fail to fire. i seem to be getting that on my GSG these days (now and then). but i'm figuring on the GSG, it's a light primer strike.

Capt Jack
05-19-2009, 7:55 PM
hey cap't jack, the grouping on the left is what i got on iron sights at 50 yds. but mine is lower left but still on the black still (6" shoot-n-c). of course dummy me didn't realize the sights were adjustable for elevation.:oops: it did take a while to get used to iron sights. just a little hard on my eyes because it gets to a point i cannot tell where the front sight post is when it blends in the black of the target.


Thanks for the input high, I dialed in the elevation, now I just have to shoot straight instead of to the right! I'm going back out next week to see if it was just me getting used to it.

Kokopelli
05-21-2009, 2:55 PM
Thanks people. I've read all the discussion about the 795 and it has convinced me to get one. Went to Big5 and laid down my money. The Big5 price of $149 is still good until May 25th and the Marlin rebate is good through December 2009.

I'm looking forward to doing a review between it and my old Deluxe Ruger 10/22 that I've had since 1989. I've had some luck finding rimfire ammo recently so with these two I can keep my shooting skills going.

Gary

Capt Jack
05-21-2009, 6:29 PM
Grats Koko, let us know how she shoots compared to the ruger! :thumbsup:

Kokopelli
05-21-2009, 7:01 PM
Will do, cap'n!

cvgunright
05-22-2009, 3:22 PM
Here are my targets at 100 yards with the marlin 795 with the winchester hyper hv and a bushnell 3-9 .22 rimfire scope.

It's a fun rifle!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/3555469650_4ba7eabbba.jpg?v=0

Satex
05-24-2009, 11:46 AM
Today I took the 795 out for the first time. Set up at 50 yards and was shooting 36 Grain HP Federal ammo. The rifle was a joy to shoot. Ran a total of 230 rounds through it with 5 FTEs. Due to the construction of the rifle, I consider these to be break-in FTEs. Most occurred initially and the frequency went down as more rounds were fired. The action and receiver seem to be cast, so this little gem definitely needs a break-in period. I recommend lubrication for all new users.

I also had Tech-Sights (http://www.tech-sights.com/) installed and it took about 30 rounds to zero it in. I highly recommend these sights.

Here are my targets. As you can see, this rifle groups very nicely, and most rounds were 9 ring or better.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3560640788_684f5d48d7.jpg

Definitely a great value for a $150 rifle!

Kokopelli
05-24-2009, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the range report! I'm comping at the bit because mine is held hostage by the PRK until 5/31/09.

high_revs
05-24-2009, 9:38 PM
how much adjustment did you have to do on your scope? or was this irons (same question if so). I think last and only time I tried 100 yds so far, it was like a 6-9" drop. Anyone has ballistic info on rimfire bullets? generally speaking?

Here are my targets at 100 yards with the marlin 795 with the winchester hyper hv and a bushnell 3-9 .22 rimfire scope.

It's a fun rifle!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/3555469650_4ba7eabbba.jpg?v=0

cvgunright
05-26-2009, 12:37 PM
how much adjustment did you have to do on your scope? or was this irons (same question if so). I think last and only time I tried 100 yds so far, it was like a 6-9" drop. Anyone has ballistic info on rimfire bullets? generally speaking?

6-9 inch drop sounds about right going from 50 to 100 yards took about 10 rounds to zero in. I shot at the top of the target and made adjustments from there ..I did have several fliers (probably the winchester round) and only one FTF out of 300 rounds.

otteray
05-26-2009, 5:22 PM
http://www.gunsmoke.com/guns/1022/22ballistics.html

http://www.gunsmoke.com/guns/1022/images/22hv_plot.gif

toopercentmlk
05-27-2009, 3:29 PM
I noticed that the Marlin mail in rebate has expired, is there another one?

Just placed an order for some Tech-Sights, those stock sights reminded me of my crossman!

THANK YOU FOR THIS THREAD!

Kokopelli
05-27-2009, 3:58 PM
I noticed that the Marlin mail in rebate has expired, is there another one?...

The paper one I got from Big5 says that it is good through December 2009. Is that the same one you got?

toopercentmlk
05-27-2009, 4:02 PM
The paper one I got from Big5 says that it is good through December 2009. Is that the same one you got?
Yes sir, they must have had the old one. Maybe I should go back, but I've seen printable forms online from the last rebate, shouldn't there be something like that for this one?

blueyonder
05-27-2009, 6:35 PM
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/09_795_coupon.pdf

May to December 09?? Marlin's trying hard to unload these things.

toopercentmlk
05-27-2009, 7:26 PM
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/09_795_coupon.pdf
You're my boy, blue!

Chewyoates77
05-27-2009, 9:27 PM
^^^ what part of the ticket am I suppose to send in for the rebate.

toopercentmlk
05-27-2009, 10:06 PM
^^^ what part of the ticket am I suppose to send in for the rebate.
The first page is just an add, the second page(what looks to be the reverse side of the commercially printed flier) is the page with all the important information so it would only make sense to send that part in. :confused:

Kokopelli
05-28-2009, 4:52 AM
That link is the same rebate form I picked up at Big5.

^^^ what part of the ticket am I suppose to send in for the rebate.

The "STEP 3" part is the sticker on the plastic bag that the rifle come in. That is if there is not a sticker on the end of the box.

Chewyoates77
05-28-2009, 4:34 PM
k thanks, i thought that was the sticker they were talking about but just wanted to make sure :)

ck867
05-28-2009, 7:52 PM
just went and dros one of these at big 5. Any recommendations for a cheap scope and bipod?

GSequoia
05-28-2009, 8:37 PM
just went and dros one of these at big 5. Any recommendations for a cheap scope and bipod?

I got a cheap old (El Paso days) Weaver off eBay, works well.

http://pictures.casualsequoia.com/d/20870-2/Marlin-795SS.jpg

toopercentmlk
05-28-2009, 10:32 PM
just went and dros one of these at big 5. Any recommendations for a cheap scope and bipod?
I went with tech-sights
(http://www.tech-sights.com/marlin.htm). Can't wait! I would also like to know about an affordable bipod thats not junk.

toopercentmlk
05-28-2009, 10:35 PM
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/09_795_coupon.pdf

May to December 09?? Marlin's trying hard to unload these things.

The more out there the better! I'm not one for tacticool mods but I'd love to see some decent aftermarket support, maybe some hi-cap magazines!! OH GEEZ :jump:

ck867
05-28-2009, 10:56 PM
I went with tech-sights
(http://www.tech-sights.com/marlin.htm). Can't wait! I would also like to know about an affordable bipod thats not junk.

i would prefer to run a scope since I don't have a .22 rifle with a scope yet. I'm leaning right now towards a bushnell 3x-9x because I am trying to make it a budget rifle. Will probably run that scope and a cheap bipod from walmart to keep the costs down.

joey
05-29-2009, 6:42 PM
i would prefer to run a scope since I don't have a .22 rifle with a scope yet. I'm leaning right now towards a bushnell 3x-9x because I am trying to make it a budget rifle. Will probably run that scope and a cheap bipod from walmart to keep the costs down.

that's the one i put on my wife's 795

http://www.joechan.net/2009stuff/rifles.jpg

ck867
05-29-2009, 11:06 PM
that's the one i put on my wife's 795

http://www.joechan.net/2009stuff/rifles.jpg

How do you like the scope? Any good? Thats some nice wood on that mosin btw

high_revs
05-30-2009, 9:50 PM
here's what mine shot at 100 yrd. some of it would be on the iron sights of my AR but not much.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/goldenset/oll/marlin_795_100yds.jpg

high_revs
05-30-2009, 9:52 PM
just went and dros one of these at big 5. Any recommendations for a cheap scope and bipod?
for bipod, i went to wally world and got the rockpod by shooter choice. it sucks though, imho. but with a cheap plinker, i put the money into a better glass and rings instead. dunno how long before i get annoyed with the bipod though. you can get cheap scope at wally world too. i've not seen the leopold scope or rings that some have mentioned.

joey
06-01-2009, 12:51 AM
How do you like the scope? Any good? Thats some nice wood on that mosin btw

i think for how little it costs, it does the job well

ck867
06-01-2009, 7:37 AM
i think for how little it costs, it does the job well

sounds good. Just ordered one

high_revs
06-08-2009, 7:57 PM
I got my Marlin rebate check today. Glad to see that not only they honor it but also it's not too bad a turn-around-time. :)

Chunky_lover
06-09-2009, 5:09 AM
I got my Marlin rebate check today. Glad to see that not only they honor it but also it's not too bad a turn-around-time. :)



how long was the wait?

high_revs
06-09-2009, 7:08 AM
less than 1 month, including the days in transit when I mailed it and when it was mailed to me. so probably 2-3 weeks processing.

Capt Jack
06-09-2009, 11:14 AM
I got my Marlin rebate check today. Glad to see that not only they honor it but also it's not too bad a turn-around-time. :)

I just got mine as well, seemed to be about a month for me too. :thumbsup:

ck867
06-09-2009, 11:25 AM
i just picked up my gun from big 5. I'll be sending in my rebate forms soon. I'll post pics of the the setup when I get a chance.

dcbiii
06-09-2009, 2:38 PM
Ok, so I live by the coast...(under 1 mile, actually).

I've been looking near and far for a Marlin 795 in stainless, but haven't found one. Is there anywhere you guys have seen one (in SoCal?)

toopercentmlk
06-10-2009, 9:42 AM
Ok, so I live by the coast...(under 1 mile, actually).

I've been looking near and far for a Marlin 795 in stainless, but haven't found one. Is there anywhere you guys have seen one (in SoCal?)
I looked for one as well, but decided to go with the 795 in good old fashioned blued steel that people have been using for a hundred years.

I just sent my rebate in, and am partially done with my set up as well. Pictures in a couple days! I'm thinking about painting the stock green, tan or gray but haven't decided.

otteray
06-10-2009, 8:01 PM
Originally Posted by dcbiii Ok, so I live by the coast...(under 1 mile, actually).

I live a few blocks from the ocean here in Santa Cruz, and never have had rust and corrosion issues. Simply oil the weapons about once a year and wipe them down whenever handling the blued parts.
Don't worry about it unless it is stored at the ocean front or onboard a vessel.

Kokopelli
06-12-2009, 12:26 PM
Grats Koko, let us know how she shoots compared to the ruger! :thumbsup:

Went out with the 795 for the first time today. As promised, I brought my late 80's Deluxe Sporter Ruger 10/22 along. I really like how the Marlin handles. It's thinner than the Ruger and a real featherweight. :)

Ran about 150 rounds through each gun. Ammo was Federal 36 gr HV HP bulk from WalMart. Since both rifles have iron sights, (and my eyes are old) I had one of my teenage sons do the 25 yard testing. During the day, the Ruger stove piped a few rounds. The Marlin did not have this problem. The Marlin shot a bit to the right. So a sight alignment will be in order.

As you can see, the Ruger won the grouping test....

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/avmusician/Guns/1022_79525yd.jpg

We also brought our late model Marlin 925 bolt action rimfire with scope. The 925 has a 7 shot clip. The 795's 10 rounder worked in the Marlin bolt but the 7 rounder from the 925 would not fit the 795.

KP

toopercentmlk
06-12-2009, 4:25 PM
Went out with the 795 for the first time today. As promised, I brought my late 80's Deluxe Sporter Ruger 10/22 along. I really like how the Marlin handles. It's thinner than the Ruger and a real featherweight. :)

Ran about 150 rounds through each gun. Ammo was Federal 36 gr HV HP bulk from WalMart. Since both rifles have iron sights, (and my eyes are old) I had one of my teenage sons do the 25 yard testing. During the day, the Ruger stove piped a few rounds. The Marlin did not have this problem. The Marlin shot a bit to the right. So a sight alignment will be in order.

As you can see, the Ruger won the grouping test....

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/avmusician/Guns/1022_79525yd.jpg

We also brought our late model Marlin 725 bolt action rimfire with scope. The 725 has a 7 shot clip. The 795's 10 rounder worked in the Marlin bolt but the 7 rounder from the 725 would not fit the 795.

KP
925? Also, nice comparison I can't wait to see how mine does.

Kokopelli
06-12-2009, 5:42 PM
Thanks, toopercentmlk. You are correct about the model number. I fixed it.

toopercentmlk
06-12-2009, 6:41 PM
As promised, here are some pictures of my new plinking rig. I call it the "G.I. Field Marksman Plinker" :cool2:

Specs:
- Marlin 795
- Tech-Sights (http://www.tech-sights.com/) aperture sights, secured with Uncle Mikes Gun-tite (http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0006016310)
- Uncle Mikes 1-1/4" Quick-detachable sling swivels, blued (http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0006014033).
- G.I. nylon web sling (http://www.appleseedstore.flyingcart.com/index.php?p=detail&pid=10&cat_id=0)
- 3 additional 10rd nickel magazines. (http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item/5984_Marlin_Magazines_Marlin_707135_Magazine.aspx? SR=1) A little pricey but they were available.
- Stock, plans of dura-coat. I'm thinking a solid earth tone. FDE , GREEN? Red tiger striped? :P


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/toopercentmlk/0612091732.jpg
Am I doing this right? I read an online .pdf instruction guide and so far it feels nice and stable!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/toopercentmlk/0612091830.jpg
Sight picture/Rear sight
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/toopercentmlk/0612091840.jpg
Front sight post!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/toopercentmlk/0612091839.jpg
Lastly, here's a focused shot of the rear sight and as you can see there is a very small burr inside the aperture disc.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/toopercentmlk/0612091837.jpg
Technically it's an imperfection but its not bad enough to send back since I could probably chip it off easily and it doesn't distract me as much as it annoys me!

Although owning a couple, I'm new to rifles and I'm very excited to learn proper marksmanship with this .22 and I plan on updating with a decent range report in the near future. I hope my enthusiasm in this thread helps someone out!

ck867
06-12-2009, 11:19 PM
Here's a pic of my marlin 795 I just got. Slapped a bushnell rimfire 3x-9x scope on it and a harris bipod on it tonight

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s122/ck867/marlin795rig.jpg

toopercentmlk
06-29-2009, 2:40 PM
After a couple times at the range, I experienced miss fires from what I believed were from light primer strikes. Instead of sending it to marlin and waiting forever I took it back to Big5 and after a world of hassle they took it back. I don't blame Marlin, it's always a risk with cheap .22s so I wasn't completely surprised. If I don't end up getting another one or a 925(bolt action) I will have 3 10rd magazines and perfect condition Tech-Sights for sale. They've all been used and had maybe 40 rounds fed through them each, so theyre like new so whoever wants more mags let me know and you can have dibs if I don't need them. This isn't a for sale post, just feedback from my rifles trips to the range.

Capt Jack
06-29-2009, 5:44 PM
After a couple times at the range, I experienced miss fires from what I believed were from light primer strikes. Instead of sending it to marlin and waiting forever I took it back to Big5 and after a world of hassle they took it back. I don't blame Marlin, it's always a risk with cheap .22s so I wasn't completely surprised. If I don't end up getting another one or a 925(bolt action) I will have 3 10rd magazines and perfect condition Tech-Sights for sale. They've all been used and had maybe 40 rounds fed through them each, so theyre like new so whoever wants more mags let me know and you can have dibs if I don't need them. This isn't a for sale post, just feedback from my rifles trips to the range.

Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I would try another one as I haven't heard too many complaints about malfunctions. Mine has a few hundred rounds through it and hasn't had a single hiccup!

Hopefully it works out for you.

toopercentmlk
06-29-2009, 8:51 PM
Sorry to hear about your bad experience. I would try another one as I haven't heard too many complaints about malfunctions. Mine has a few hundred rounds through it and hasn't had a single hiccup!

Hopefully it works out for you.

Yea I want to stress that I don't blame Marlin, the only blame I'd have would be Big5 if they never took care of the issue for me. I certainly do prefer the mom & pop style service that you find at those shops. The lemon I bought did cue some buyers remorse as well, I'm certain I want a bolt action now! Someone please convince me to pick up a 925, if I don't I think I see a CZ 452 and a light weight wallet in my future.

Kokopelli
07-11-2009, 11:21 AM
This is what my Marlin 795 did today at 100 yards with Federal HPHV and a 5 mph cross wind. Doing this using the stock iron sights and my old eyes, I am happy with the Marlin! No jams, either.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk239/avmusician/Guns/Marlin795100yards.jpg

rosmar1969
07-18-2009, 4:22 PM
Can somebody tell mer where to buy an Archangel look alike stock for Marli 795, im tired of my Marlin 795 original stock, want to replace it for new looks. I dont like the ATI Dragunof Style. It does not fit exactly. any suggestion, anybody please.

caoboy
07-18-2009, 5:30 PM
Only stock, besides the ATI, is the Muzzelite Bullpup.

egoon
07-22-2009, 1:46 PM
Did anyone ever find extra 10rd mags under 25 besides midwest hunters outlet? With s&h its like 25 anyway.
My friend found them in livermore for 25, but I was hoping to find something a bit more.. affordable.
This reloading clips constantly is really cutting into my 15 min firing times at the range. gettin tired of it, but don't want to break the bank.. :yawn:

Capt Jack
07-22-2009, 5:46 PM
Did anyone ever find extra 10rd mags under 25 besides midwest hunters outlet? With s&h its like 25 anyway.
My friend found them in livermore for 25, but I was hoping to find something a bit more.. affordable.
This reloading clips constantly is really cutting into my 15 min firing times at the range. gettin tired of it, but don't want to break the bank.. :yawn:

They didn't have any extra mags when I initially bought the rifle. Fortunately, I ended up going back to Big 5 for something else a few weeks later and found a 10 round for $17.99. They only had one, otherwise I would have bought more, but they do get restocked.

I also found a 7 round mag at a small local shop for about the same price. I now have 2 10 round and 1 7 round mag for this rifle. 27 rounds sounds like a bunch, but in a .22 it goes fast! :43:

Check your local spots, you might get lucky and it never hurts to support the local places.

Kokopelli
07-22-2009, 6:08 PM
I got an extra mag from Big5 for $17.99 and another from Bass Pro for $19. Three lets me burn through ammo faster.

egoon
07-23-2009, 1:40 AM
I seeeee.. So there may be some out there just waiting to be plucked by yours truly..
Thanks for the info!

cvgunright
07-23-2009, 7:59 AM
here's a website $17.54 and 152 in stock

http://oneclickshooting.com/proddetail.asp?prod=41176

Bobotheclown
07-23-2009, 8:52 AM
Just call your local Big5s. I picked up one when I picked up my rifle a couple days ago.

Gigan
07-23-2009, 1:37 PM
Just came back for Big 5 , They got them there for 15 and change.

Bobotheclown
07-25-2009, 4:57 PM
Anyone elses 795 dirty when they bought it? I finally got a chance to clean mine after picking it up this week and didn't expect the left side of the bolt to be black and rough looking. The barrel had a decent amount of gunpowder inside. How many rounds does Marlin shoot to test a rifle?

Kokopelli
07-25-2009, 7:24 PM
Yes, my 795 was dirty out of the box. The manufacturer did not clean it after they fired the proof load in it. When I got it home, I disassembled, cleaned and lubed it. I found some fine aluminum shavings in the bold/receiver from the machining process.

All that aside, I truly like this rifle and would recommend it to anyone.

Caseus
07-26-2009, 7:56 AM
Big 5 has a 795 on sale for $159.99, and I'm thinking about not buying a new 10/22 since I've been reading poor reviews about the newer models (plastic trigger housing, misaligned scope mounts)

I've been thinking that since I don't really plan to replace a lot of the parts and tacticool out my gun, the 795 would be a much better option for me? Anyone else have any input? Seems like there are a lot of 795 owners in this thread, and I've seen some good stuff.

Capt Jack
07-26-2009, 10:18 AM
Big 5 has a 795 on sale for $159.99, and I'm thinking about not buying a new 10/22 since I've been reading poor reviews about the newer models (plastic trigger housing, misaligned scope mounts)

I've been thinking that since I don't really plan to replace a lot of the parts and tacticool out my gun, the 795 would be a much better option for me? Anyone else have any input? Seems like there are a lot of 795 owners in this thread, and I've seen some good stuff.

If you aren't going to replace everything, then the 795 is a good bet. Mine has functioned flawlessly and seems to be really accurate, although I have only used the irons, no optics yet.

There is still the $20 rebate as well, mine showed up about a month after I mailed it in, bought some ammo with it! :43:

Caseus
07-26-2009, 1:20 PM
As of August 6th I will be the proud owner of a Marlin 795. My first rifle!

Capt Jack
07-26-2009, 1:59 PM
Congrats! Post some pics up after your first range trip. I guarantee, you will have fun with it!

ck867
07-26-2009, 2:31 PM
The 795 has functioned flawless for me so far. I have about 2000 rounds down the pipe. I have no complaints and I been really happy with it. I got my $20 rebate about 1.5 months after I bought the gun. I bought a cheap rimfire scope for the marlin that works well but the cheap rings that came with the scope does not hold well enough on the rail since it slowly creeps back. Shoot it more and the heavy trigger will soften up a bit

Kokopelli
07-26-2009, 2:39 PM
Congratulations on the new rifle, Caseus. Now the real hunt begins; the hunt for ammo! Hehe...

Just mounted one of these on mine today. Anyone have suggestions for mounting the momentary switch? http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.com/big5/Default.aspx?action=browsepagedetail&storeid=2503976&rapid=730003&listingid=-2089333033&pretailerid=-98565

roc
07-26-2009, 4:28 PM
maybe on the right side of the monte carlo stock where your right palm would be? (assuming you are a right handed shooter) either that or under the stock directly below the rear sights for your off hand to activate it. i got one of these lasers too but find it not very accurate and flimsy. didnt expect more for 15 bucks though.

smlockdown
07-26-2009, 4:48 PM
Since this is the 795 thread I was hoping someone could help me out. I took apart my rifle, not just the stock, but the receiver and all the parts and im having a hard time putting it back together since i do not have much experience with doing such.
I know, stupid right, but I was having a really bad issue of the 795 only firing the first round, the 2nd round would go in the chamber but nothing happened when i pulled the trigger.
anyways, i dont know how the sear and the sear spring are placed. And how the hammer strut bridge holds the hammer strut in place. If anyone knows how to help that would be great. I can provide pics of my progress if anyone needs it. Thanks.

otteray
07-26-2009, 5:23 PM
The Marlin 60 is the tube magazine version of your rifle and is very similar:
http://www.4shared.com/file/27056203/a17eeefe/Marlin_60_Action_assy_a.html

This link discusses it and also gives a link for PowerPoint; so you can view the "how to" created by Arrowdodger and his daughter, a couple of years ago:
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,24657.0.html

Google Marlin .22 action assembly and you will find more basic how tos, no doubt; but Arrowdodger's is one of the best.

Rimfire Central also discusses it in a .22 subforum for Marlin.

Good luck and have fun with your new project.
Better yet, read the whole thread that you are now reading; this info has already been posted a couple of monthe ago...:rolleyes:

smlockdown
07-26-2009, 7:37 PM
i took a look at the powerpoint and it was really good, but since it is a slightly different receiver, the exact part i need clarification on is not covered well. The sear spring has a resting point on the 60 and not on the 795 so i still am not sure what to do with it. the sear starts dangling and so does the sear spring

smlockdown
07-26-2009, 8:01 PM
i know this is gonna sound noobish but can anyone take a few pics of their 795 receiver, specifically the area of the sear and sear spring. I cannot figure out how the spring is supposed to sit. The first time i took it apart down to the receiver, the spring was already sticking out so i am assuming it came out of place a while ago

smlockdown
07-26-2009, 8:07 PM
alright, disregard, im a huge noob and think i figured it out. I think the sear spring fell off the resting point of the magazine lever assembly so it wasnt firing properly. thanks for all the input

bigthaiboy
07-26-2009, 11:00 PM
I know, stupid right, but I was having a really bad issue of the 795 only firing the first round, the 2nd round would go in the chamber but nothing happened when i pulled the trigger.


What ammo are you using? Is it High-Velocity or Standard-Velocity?

smlockdown
07-26-2009, 11:05 PM
i have been using the winchester 36gr plated hollows. Ive tried switching ammo but that doesnt help. Im hoping replacing the sear spring will do the trick

bigthaiboy
07-27-2009, 2:17 AM
You shouldn't need to replace the sear spring. My 795 will not cycle Winchester .22LR either, and I've had over 5000 rds through it, so it's definitely broken in. My 795 runs really well on Remington Golden Bullet 38Grn HPs from Walmart. Rem GBs run hotter than Winchester. I only use the Winchester .22LRs in my Russian Tula TOZ-78 bolt action.

smlockdown
07-27-2009, 11:09 AM
i have a brick of the rems too so ill try that out next time

Masterdebater
08-01-2009, 11:16 AM
hey all i purchased a marlin 795 on the 23rd so ill be getting it on monday (never had such a long 10 days). ive been reading this whole thread and others on it and have read nothing but good things so i had to have one. i do have one question though, i love the way the ati stock looks but apparently needs a little modifying to fit. does anyone know how to install it?

Jigoku
08-01-2009, 1:36 PM
I used a dremel tool to grind/extend out the recess in the trigger guard fitting and to cut out the mag well. The marllin trigger guard extends about an inch and a half past the ATI recess provided. And be very careful with that marlin trigger guard, it is plastic and is a little flimsy around the edges. I really like the ATI stock, it's nice and sturdy in case you need to buttstroke something.
Hope this helps:)

Masterdebater
08-01-2009, 2:24 PM
excellent i want to put one on asap... if its not too much trouble and no rush, could u post up pics of the trigger guard and recess in the ati stock?

HondaMasterTech
08-03-2009, 3:33 PM
Get to pick mine up on the 7th. I have an airgun scope I plan on putting on it. Can't wait. Need to find ammo. Any to AVOID?

Capt Jack
08-03-2009, 5:04 PM
The manual lists a few brands that Marlin tested to work in the 795. The only one it says to avoid is the Remington Thunderbolts as far as I can remember.

I have been using CCI Mini-Mags and they work great! The Federal is supposed to work well also. I'm sure others will chime in.

HondaMasterTech
08-03-2009, 6:50 PM
Thanks! Do they say exactly why there is an issue with that ammunition?

otteray
08-03-2009, 6:52 PM
Avoid standard velocity and plain lead. Plain lead and some plated ammo can both be dirty and cause reliable function issues.
Hi- velocity coated or plated works best.
Every rifle is different; so, get some ammo from each maker and try them out.
Federal bulk and CCI Blazer have worked very well for me.
No Remington ammo has been worth a darn in either my Marlin Model 60 (tube magazine)or my Glenfield Model 70 (clip magazine.) Both from the 1960s.
Everything functions in my Marlin Model 39 lever action circa 1920s; but I had to fit a modern breech bolt to handle the hi-vel ammo.
The S-prefix serial number 39 breech bolts were only able to handle standard velocity stuff.

HondaMasterTech
08-03-2009, 7:18 PM
I bought a bunch of Fiocchi high velocity copper plated hollow points. 36 grain 1200 something fps. Hope they work.

jkchan83
08-04-2009, 6:30 AM
Get to pick mine up on the 7th. I have an airgun scope I plan on putting on it. Can't wait. Need to find ammo. Any to AVOID?

I found some CCI Stingers at Wal-Mart and ran them through my 795. The Stingers are "Hyper-Velocity" ammo and the manual does not recommend using them. Even in a 22, there was a definite greater recoil, sound, and muzzle blast.

They grouped the best out of all the ammo I tried, but given that they were not recommended by the manufacturer, I went with the second-best in my test: CCI Mini-Mag 40gr. Round Nose.

Capt Jack
08-04-2009, 5:26 PM
Thanks! Do they say exactly why there is an issue with that ammunition?

A Link to the manual:
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/pdfs/manuals/MFC_Self_Load_RF_Clip_22LRMACH2.pdf

It just states that they have tested some brands that worked the most consistently and by Remington High Velocity it shows (Not Thunderbolt). So the Thunderbolts may work, just not as well as the others.

Hope this helps!

FROM THE MANUAL:
NOTE: Our testing has shown that the
following types of 22 L.R. ammunition
produce the most consistent functioning
and the best accuracy in our self-loading
22 rifles:
• CCI Mini-Mag
• CCI Mini-Mag Hollow Point
• Federal Classic High Velocity
• Remington High Velocity (Not Thunderbolt)
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HondaMasterTech
08-05-2009, 5:29 AM
Thanks :)

HondaMasterTech
08-06-2009, 10:15 PM
Get to pick it up tomorrow. Big5 and 11 day wait... Rediculous.

Kokopelli
08-07-2009, 4:45 AM
Yes, Big5 sucks in that regard. Good prices on "sale" firearms, bad policy on waiting period.

Gigan
08-07-2009, 11:51 AM
My Son really likes the Muzzelite Bullpup stock but not sure if it'll fit the 795. I'm hearing different stories as to weather it will fit. i know it will fit the Marlin 70 but not sure about the 795. Anyone have any experience see one on a 795? How different is the 795 from the 70?

Caseus
08-07-2009, 1:58 PM
Just picked up my Marlin 795 yesterday. I'll post pictures when I've installed my scope and sling, because I'm sure everyone here has seen a stock 795 before.

I'm probably just gonna slap a Bushnell 4x32 on it, because I'm not gonna do anything more than casual target shooting and plinking.

Caseus
08-09-2009, 8:37 AM
So I went to clean the rifle for the first time and noticed something interesting... the bolt release lever no longer functions... I'm puzzled. I haven't done anything to the gun (that I know of) other than install my sling. Worked fine in the store. Any ideas? I've tried safety on/off, magazine inserted/empty... nothing.

EDIT: Figured it out, had to pull back slightly on the bolt, move it out to the right, and then guide it forward.

HondaMasterTech
08-09-2009, 2:47 PM
The action has a bunch of stamped sheet metal. I'm surprised it works at all.

Took mine out today for the first time. Sighted the scope in about twenty rounds at about 50 yards. Fired about 200 rounds with about 5 malfunctions. I will clean it, lube it and take it out again tomorrow. Grouping was about 1.5 inches @ 50 yards. Not too bad for an oldtimer like myself. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.


Btw, When you see people at a shooting spot in the national forest, dont come pouring out of your car with a gun in your hand and beer bottles droping out of the car. Just keep going...

Caseus
08-10-2009, 11:04 AM
The action looks sound from an engineering standpoint, but the charging handle is suspicious to me. It seems like it just doesn't fit right. It's a tad bit wiggly.

HondaMasterTech
08-10-2009, 5:34 PM
Shot the 795 again today. Put about 300 more rounds through it. Some failures to eject later on. I used a dental pick to clean the buildup from the bolt face. Problem solved.

Went to around 150 yards. Group was about 3". Pretty decent. Shot a 9mm sized hole through a quarter. Pretty cool. Exploded some cantelopes. Had fun. Still happy with the 795.

valleyguy
08-11-2009, 10:31 AM
Picking up mine from Big 5 today after 11 day DROS. I have Tech sights and a M1-style sling waiting for it, going to try it out on Sunday (after a good cleaning and lube) to sight it in.

caoboy
08-11-2009, 12:04 PM
Shot the 795 again today. Put about 300 more rounds through it. Some failures to eject later on. I used a dental pick to clean the buildup from the bolt face. Problem solved.

Went to around 150 yards. Group was about 3". Pretty decent. Shot a 9mm sized hole through a quarter. Pretty cool. Exploded some cantelopes. Had fun. Still happy with the 795.
What ammo are you using? Sounds like some dirty stuff. I shot 100 CCI minimags, and probably another 300 of the winchester bulk pack (which was dirty compared to the cci) and I only had one failure to fire, and I think that was because of the bullet, not the gun.


Did you break your gun down and clean it before firing it the first time? From the responses here, I did that, and didn't have any problems with it.

I took it home from the range and broke it down and cleaned it, ready to go again this Saturday w00t.

otteray
08-11-2009, 5:21 PM
Picking up mine from Big 5 today after 11 day DROS. I have Tech sights and a M1-style sling waiting for it, going to try it out on Sunday (after a good cleaning and lube) to sight it in.

From my unworthy and humble experience:
I recommend a VERY LIGHT LUBING or else graphite for the action; plated or coated ammo; stay far away from Remi; use CCI, Win or Fed when using bulk buy ammo. Hi-vel only, no standard vel.
Don't kink the action's spring when you put it back together after cleaning!

HondaMasterTech-- Very impressive !

bombadillo
08-11-2009, 5:34 PM
Shot the 795 again today. Put about 300 more rounds through it. Some failures to eject later on. I used a dental pick to clean the buildup from the bolt face. Problem solved.

Went to around 150 yards. Group was about 3". Pretty decent. Shot a 9mm sized hole through a quarter. Pretty cool. Exploded some cantelopes. Had fun. Still happy with the 795.

So you were grouping 3" groups at 150 yards with a marlin 795!?!? What scope, what ammo, and obviously bags or bipod. Wow, thats some impressive shooting. My trigger is so jacked up from gunscrubber it will never be the same. It still functions, but its a crazy pull to get it to work.

HondaMasterTech
08-11-2009, 9:09 PM
No joke. I was using a cheap daisy powerline 3x9 variable scope from walfart. Fiocchi high velocity 36 grain. I used one bag on the roof of my car as a rest. Best part about the day was helping my son learn to shoot.

HondaMasterTech
08-11-2009, 9:16 PM
*38 grain*

valleyguy
08-12-2009, 7:31 AM
Got my Marlin from Big 5 last night, turned it into a Liberty Training Rifle (M1 sling, tech sights) and gave it a good clean. Looking forward to zeroing it and breaking it in on Sunday at Angeles :) Let's see how accurate this thing is -- I heard it was equal to or better than the Ruger with the right sights on it. Just wish I could get that trigger lighter without too much hassle.

bombadillo
08-12-2009, 10:04 PM
No joke. I was using a cheap daisy powerline 3x9 variable scope from walfart. Fiocchi high velocity 36 grain. I used one bag on the roof of my car as a rest. Best part about the day was helping my son learn to shoot.

All right, I want pics and a witness! I have NEVER shot that well with it. Hell, at 100 yards I was getting 4-6" groups with wolf subsonic match ammo.

Caseus
08-13-2009, 11:07 AM
Took my 795 to the range for a quick shoot last night. Didn't have much time, so I only fired about 100 rounds remington subsonic and about 20 rounds winchester super-x. Cycled really clean, no FTE/Stovepipe. I checked out the expent shells, and the hammer imprint is really solid compared to some of my friend's guns that are 60+ years old, no wonder they fail to fire so often. I was able to get a quarter sized group at 50 feet with the stock iron sights, they are pretty ****ty. I'm waiting on a paycheck or a birthday present until I get some optics.

brianmp01
08-13-2009, 3:56 PM
has anyone done a write up with pics on how to install the ati stock on a 795

HondaMasterTech
08-13-2009, 6:14 PM
My wife, son and dad were with me. I have the target ( paper plate with ShootN'See sticker ). Wish I could prove it to you but a picture isnt proof. My word is worth a pile of ammo. I have no pride or reason to lie.

hitjoey
08-15-2009, 10:06 AM
I just purchased a Marlin 795 online from Bud's Gun Shop. Only $145 delivered, can't beat it. I hear they're great shooters.

bigthaiboy
08-15-2009, 10:34 AM
has anyone done a write up with pics on how to install the ati stock on a 795

I've installed one. You need to use a Dremel to open up the trigger guard area to accommodate the longer 795 trigger guard plate. It's pretty easy.

Using a Dremel attachment like this makes things a little easier : http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=115

Caseus
08-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Alright, finally got my little plinker together the way I want it!

Here is the gun when I first picked up my sling:
http://imgur.com/kMu7B.jpg

Here she is being cleaned:
http://imgur.com/LEz5M.jpg

And here she is with a cheap walmart scope:
http://imgur.com/bbUgd.jpg

Can't wait to get out to the range and zero in my scope. All together it will be $230 after I get my rebate check back. Now if only I could find some ammo...

caoboy
08-16-2009, 11:03 PM
What rings are you guys using? I have some weaver rings, but they aren't living up my expectations lol. They kept slipping while I was trying to zero in the scope. i got angry, and just took off the scope and rings, and am just going to pop on some Tech Sights.

Also, what are your guys groups at 50 yards? Shooting bulk to cci minimag ammo?

HondaMasterTech
08-18-2009, 8:09 PM
50 yards are about 1 " or so. Using a front rest.

Caseus
08-19-2009, 10:10 AM
Took it out again, unfortunately my rifle doesn't like Remington Gold Bullet value-packs Had two stovepipes out of maybe 40 rounds. Too bad, cheapest ammo around. If any stores actually had it instock of course.

HondaMasterTech
08-21-2009, 2:34 PM
What rings are you guys using? I have some weaver rings, but they aren't living up my expectations lol. They kept slipping while I was trying to zero in the scope. i got angry, and just took off the scope and rings, and am just going to pop on some Tech Sights.

Also, what are your guys groups at 50 yards? Shooting bulk to cci minimag ammo?

I had to crank the ring screws down pretty good to stop the scope from creeping back.

professionalcoyotehunter
08-21-2009, 2:42 PM
Bought my second Marlin 795 last week for $90.

FEMUN
08-23-2009, 8:07 PM
795's are on sale at Big5 for $129 after rebate.

bigthaiboy
08-23-2009, 8:47 PM
Bought my second Marlin 795 last week for $90.

New or used?

GraveTrain
09-05-2009, 11:46 PM
I'm looking into purchasing a Big5 795 and I had a couple of questions for all of you who currently own one:

1) Anyone looked into replacing the stock with something similar to a Boyds Evolution thumbhole wooden stock with some minor modifications? I know they make some for the Marlin 917. (I've already considered the ATI and the bullpup stocks)

2) I personally don't like shiny black barrel or silver action and wanted to if anyone had painted either and/or both (I was thinking flat black).

Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.

Donut
09-06-2009, 5:21 AM
I ordered some tech sights earlier this week, and I'm messing with my stock this weekend - Gonna turn it into a super-budget Appleseed rifle.

GJC
09-15-2009, 8:39 PM
San Diego peeps, Discount Gun Mart in Santee. I ordered a 795 through them for $149 normal price. They had the Marlin mail in rebates next to the door as You walk in. Now I just wait :(

tahoetime
09-17-2009, 9:36 PM
Once you have it set up, I'd like to hear how it compares to the 10/22. That is what I use for Appleseed.

I ordered some tech sights earlier this week, and I'm messing with my stock this weekend - Gonna turn it into a super-budget Appleseed rifle.

*j-w-m*
09-18-2009, 7:50 PM
Everything functions in my Marlin Model 39 lever action circa 1920s; but I had to fit a modern breech bolt to handle the hi-vel ammo.
The S-prefix serial number 39 breech bolts were only able to handle standard velocity stuff.[/QUOTE]

I'd like to hear more about how you fit a modern breech bolt to your old 39. I'll be taking possession of a 20s model 39 soon and may decide to do the same. Where did you get the modern breech bolt and what did you have to do to make it work in the old gun?

otteray
09-18-2009, 8:42 PM
=*j-w-m*;3083785]Everything functions in my Marlin Model 39 lever action circa 1920s; but I had to fit a modern breech bolt to handle the hi-vel ammo.The S-prefix serial number 39 breech bolts were only able to handle standard velocity stuff.


I'd like to hear more about how you fit a modern breech bolt to your old 39. I'll be taking possession of a 20s model 39 soon and may decide to do the same. Where did you get the modern breech bolt and what did you have to do to make it work in the old gun?


I discussed it on another forum:
http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13625

There is a slim chance it may fit fine without any work!

Smoke it with a Zippo as needed to reveal where it needs fitting, making sure you only file the new bolt, not the receiver!
Some reshaping of the firing pin was needed as well.
You just have to go slowly and think about it, testing the fit frequently.
Pretty easy, but tedious for an hour or two.

Try you old pin; it may work or you can use it as a basic pattern.

The new style extractor

http://www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/image?saleitemid=913863

Firing pin that may need a little filing to make it flush in the new bolt:
http://media.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/StaticPages/highres/410742.jpg