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Old 02-09-2013, 12:15 PM
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Smile Marlin 795 vs Savage 64 semi-auto .22, best?!

Hello, I am actually in need of a little help here, I am trying to buy my first .22lr and because of availability I came down to either the Marlin 795 and the Savage 64, since its my first .22 I just want a fun .22 plinker that I can maybe customize a little bit, not like the ruger...

If anyone has any experience with either of this rifles, I would like to hear your thoughts as well as your negative views on both!!

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p.s. ( I want the .22lr because I just ordered the GSG 1911 .22)
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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I have a marlin 795 and I had a savage 64. Accuracy wise they were very similar. I like the sights a bit better on the savage. The savage front sight seemed easier for me to see. Both have triggers that are kind of heavy. Between the two both are good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 1:08 PM
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I have a Marlin 70HC, which is the older version of the 795. I've had it about 18yrs, probably thousands of rounds through it, never had any issues with it, and I rarely clean it. There's not a whole lot of aftermarket support for them, but you can get some stuff.

They're really light
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Old 02-09-2013, 2:00 PM
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I say marlin 795 then send it out and get a KAT trigger. I bought one for my wife and the trigger was gritty. It is super smooth and crisp now. I have never shot a savage but own 3 old marlins.
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Old 02-09-2013, 2:36 PM
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Ive had model 70s and 60s for over 40 years, without any problems. Only recently have there been any after market parts available. Ive added Boyds stocks to mine and better triggers. All of mine wear scopes so I havent worryed much about sights. You wont go wrong with a Marlin. DR
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Old 02-09-2013, 2:45 PM
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awesome, thanks for the information...I really like the Marlin overall but the Savage has the longer barrel...I read good stuff about both, and I really want something that will last and keep on shooting.

Currently Big5 has both for $189, don't know if that's a decent price or not?!!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 3:00 PM
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If there is a Bass Pro Shop or a Sportsmans Wharehouse in your area, they will have for $149.00 plus tax and DROS.
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Old 02-09-2013, 5:08 PM
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Good point, I haven't checked any other stores, $149 is a better deal...I don't have any of those stores close by here, but I will have to check with Dick's Sporting Goods!
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Marlin 795 without a doubt.
Check out the 795 megathreads:
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=607193
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=171319
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.22LR reaches maximum velocity at 16 inches. After that, friction between the bullet and the barrel starts decreasing velocity. Lower velocity = less of a straight shot = less accuracy. However, a longer barrel offers a better sight radius, and lower vibrations and the increased amount of metal will take longer to heat up, which improves accuracy.

As you can see there are pros and cons to a longer barrel length and the impact of these factors change from gun to gun. For a scoped rifle past 16 inches, I stop considering barrel length in my purchasing decision. For iron sighted rifles, the longer the better.

My advice to you is this: buy neither. If you're making a purchasing decision based on availability, then wait until availability isn't an issue. Several months from now when you get your dream .22, you'll be much happier.

OTOH if the Savage or the Marlin is what you really want (or you can't wait), then go to a store and handle both. Go with whichever feels better to you. Don't forget your local guns shops (not just the big retailers); they might have good prices as well.
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.22LR reaches maximum velocity at 16 inches. After that, friction between the bullet and the barrel starts decreasing velocity. Lower velocity = less of a straight shot = less accuracy. However, a longer barrel offers a better sight radius, and lower vibrations and the increased amount of metal will take longer to heat up, which improves accuracy.

My advice to you is this: buy neither. If you're making a purchasing decision based on availability, then wait until availability isn't an issue. Several months from now when you get your dream .22, you'll be much happier.

OTOH if the Savage or the Marlin is what you really want (or you can't wait), then go to a store and handle both. Go with whichever feels better to you. Don't forget your local guns shops (not just the big retailers); they might have good prices as well.
Thanks chingdaotze, I guess is me wanting it now, since I already placed an order for a .22 handgun I want a .22 rifle to go with it...But, with this crazy time its hard to find a descent rifle in stores...Patience, like they say, it is a virtue!!
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3 795s here. Clean up the trigger, put in a trigger return spring from a floppy disk, throw on some tech sites, and you're good to go.
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Interesting, I looked up the floppy disk trigger spring on YouTube , very cool!
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You don't even have to use the floppy disk spring, its redundant. The trigger is reset by the disconnector on the 795. Neither of my 795 have trigger return springs at all.
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