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.
(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.
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:
Some goodies for the 795:
You can get Tech Sights for this rifle that are probably an improvement from the stock sights:
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.*
As they come from the factory:
After the average calgunner gets a hold of it!
Feel free to add anything helpful or just show yours off, I'll have some pics of mine up soon!