Keep in mind that remington bought out marlin. That would be a good thing but an investment company bought out remington before that. The bean counters have lowered the quality on the Remington 870 express significantly, and released huge turds like the 887, 770 etc. Since they took over marlin, i have heard the 795 is having issues, and isnt as accurate as it once was.
The ruger 10/22 may be the go to gun, nothin amazing, but not a turd by any means.