View Full Version : Big5 Sale- Marlin 795 .22 LR- thoughts??

04-19-2009, 5:20 PM
***Sorry- wrong folder. Can someone move to the Rimfire category***

Hello All!

Big 5 has this on sale for a "buck-fifty" $150. What do you think? Comprable to the Ruger 10/22? Looking to get a .22 to add to the collection and I can go get this now- and not hit a dent in the wallet. :thumbsup: Only differece I see between the Marlin and Ruger is the magazine. Internal vs. External.



04-19-2009, 6:15 PM
$20 rebate. http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/MAR_sprg09Coupon.pdf Mark

04-19-2009, 6:18 PM
Ruger 10/22's have a huge aftermarket. HUGE.

04-19-2009, 6:32 PM
$20 rebate. http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/MAR_sprg09Coupon.pdf Mark

Thanks for the rebate. Calguns Rock!!! :thumbsup:

04-19-2009, 6:42 PM
big rimfire thread


04-19-2009, 7:12 PM
Greatest gun I own. I've probably put 10k rounds through it and its still very accurate for a .22

04-19-2009, 7:18 PM
pretty darn accurate with iron sights and tons of fun, i might just keep it the way it is. also got it with the rebate

04-19-2009, 9:33 PM
aside from aftermarket support, is the ruger 10/22 about $100 that much better over the marlin 795? i'm thinking of getting another cheap plinker that my wife can handle too (while i shoot the GSG or vice versa).

how do we define accuracy here - stock for stock on marlin vs. ruger. what groupings we're talking about at 50 or 100 yds? (again, stock for stock if you don't mind to help me out).

04-20-2009, 6:51 AM
Ruger 10/22's have a huge aftermarket. HUGE.

Exactly so I say if you think you might want to do upgrades then go with the 10/22 but if you know you're not interested in that then go with the Marlin. Personally I am not a big fan of the 10/22's magaizne. It is a pain in the *** sometimes.

04-20-2009, 7:18 AM
The marlin is more accurate out of the box. Both have triggers that aren't the greatest. Ruger triggers are an easy fix with an aftermarket hammer. That said if you are going to leave it stock I would get the marlin. Mark

04-20-2009, 8:59 AM
10 days and counting. After seeing some pics in the right folder- I just bought the Marlin. Thanks guys!

04-20-2009, 9:01 AM
Damn you guys! I was looking for a .22LR handgun to go plinking (and practice with). But with this Marlin deal might be too good to pass up! And it would be cheaper than shooting the AR!

04-20-2009, 9:04 AM
I have a Marlin mod 60 that I purchased off a friend in 1982 and it was his fathers Marlin, I still shoot it today and it has a very high round count, prolly too many to count and it still shoots well lol...

04-24-2009, 3:40 PM
OOS at Big5 in San Mateo. Got a rain check. Hope it gets here in time to qualify for the rebate! =(

04-24-2009, 3:54 PM
It's because they suck box stock. LOL

Ruger 10/22's have a huge aftermarket. HUGE.

04-24-2009, 4:12 PM
Spend the extra 100.00 buy the Ruger :thumbsup:

04-24-2009, 7:42 PM
OOS at Big5 in San Mateo. Got a rain check. Hope it gets here in time to qualify for the rebate! =(

big 5 in milpitas is suppose to get stock today. might be worthwhile checking with them if they received any as i took the last one.

04-24-2009, 11:12 PM
Big 5 has this on sale for a "buck-fifty" $150....Thoughts?

Sigh. My thought is I should have waited one week to buy mine: I went in on the 16th and paid $179!

04-25-2009, 6:17 AM
Big5 in Vacaville has em. IMHO, BUY BOTH!!! Keep the 795 as is and the 10/22 as your "hot-rod" gun. I've seen used and shootable 10/22s go for around $200. I'm thinking of buying another one.

I bought the model 70, which is essentially the same as the 795. I still have it and it's the most accurate, out of the box 22 I own. I have no idea how many rounds I've put through it and it still shoots very straight. Great gun. I've replaced the trigger group once, it was plastic and broke after all these years, and also added a scope to it. Other than that, no changes.

04-25-2009, 10:26 AM
Just paid for mine at the Big 5 in Riverside (Tyler/Magnolia). Now the 11 day wait begins...

Now I just need to find some ammo for it.

04-25-2009, 4:46 PM
Picked one up in San Diego, can't beat the price especially with the rebate =)

04-25-2009, 5:55 PM
My buddy got a brand new 10/22. After he started shooting it, he discovered black crud coming out of the receiver. After a few sessions, he realized the black crud was the coating they used on the inside of the receiver. This stuff just flakes off. It almost seems they spray paint the receivers. I never considered Ruger to be a quality vendor, but this takes the cake.

04-26-2009, 6:38 PM
Wow! Looks like there is a lot of love for the Marlin 795!! I am thinking about picking one up. I was looking at a tube feed .22. Are there any problems with the 795 mags? I have been reading up on rimfirecentral but only thing I see is that the mags get stuck once in awhile.

04-26-2009, 7:30 PM
I just picked one up today. I never thought I'd see the day that I purchased a .22 rifle but that day has come. $180 out the door after tax and DROS.

04-27-2009, 2:20 PM
The guy told me daly city had 2 in stock as well. I didn't have time to go there as I had a flight to catch (vegas baby!) so I just grabbed a raincheck. Wonder if I can go to another store that has'em with the raincheck.

big 5 in milpitas is suppose to get stock today. might be worthwhile checking with them if they received any as i took the last one.

04-27-2009, 2:50 PM
Don't forget about the Mossberg option, the 702 Plinkster can be had for around $140.

04-27-2009, 4:49 PM
I've got a 10/22 (1984) and a Glenfield aka Marlin 60 (pre-'68), which is pretty much the same as a 795 just tube fed. The 10/22 only seems to get packed when there is somebody that wants to borrow it, or it's a long weekend where everything gets packed in the truck. The 60 is an all around better shooter for me than the stock 10/22. I've never felt the need to trick out the 10/22 but that would be the only reason I could justify one over the Marlin. If I were going to put a pile of cash out I'd be looking for a Marlin 39A or a Henry lever action.

I've heard good things about the plinskter but have yet to hold one.

04-27-2009, 5:29 PM
Don't forget about the Mossberg option, the 702 Plinkster can be had for around $140.

Every time I see the mossberg plinkster, it makes me laugh out loud because of the Barrett looking muzzle brake on that thing.

04-28-2009, 11:28 AM
That extra $100 you save over a 10/22 can buy a heckuva lot of ammo.

I've got a 10/22 that's a fine rifle, but I shoot my Marlin 60s a good bit more, and the pair of them together cost less than the Ruger.

04-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Don't forget about the Mossberg option, the 702 Plinkster can be had for around $140.

The Mossberg 702 Plinkster is actually a Magtech Model 7022 built by CBC in Brazil and imported and renamed for Mossberg. IMO, the Marlin 795 is a better buy, as the Marlin is based on a 50 year old action which has been sold literally in the millions, so you know it's got to work.