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Old 10-30-2009, 10:29 AM
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I've only shot cci mini's and winchester 555's...both shoot. Winchesters are dirty, cci not so much. I try to pick up cci when it's available, I think it's the best ammo for a 'cheap' ammo.
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I went and bought one today, based on all the positive comments in this thread. On sale at Big 5 this week and I got the rebate form. Now if only I could find some more .22LR ammo...

By the way, I have other guns but this will be my first .22! I just used to shoot my friends' .22 rifles, now I will have one to call my own.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:31 PM
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Haven't had a chance to go out and shoot... argh! Maybe tomorrow or Sunday...
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I went and bought one today, based on all the positive comments in this thread. On sale at Big 5 this week and I got the rebate form. Now if only I could find some more .22LR ammo...

By the way, I have other guns but this will be my first .22! I just used to shoot my friends' .22 rifles, now I will have one to call my own.
Do a site search for 22 LR ammo and you'll find threads that refer to Internet sales links or private sales by other Calgunners.
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http://www.rimfiretechnologies.com/S...lts.asp?Cat=50

RFT released a picatinny scope base...another alternative for us who have scope walk!
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Got out to Mormon Emigrant Trail today and did some plinking. 140 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and zero hiccups with the rifle. Very satisfied on that part. The only problem is the rear sight of my Tech Sights started walking. I didn't have a reliable way to sight in because I'm still a bad shot and there were no good supports around, but out of the box the sights were pretty close (close enough to hit a can most of the time at about 30 yards). Mainly I was glad I got to actually put rounds through it.
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I'm really bored, and came up with the idea of putting a muzzle brake in place of the sight.

My idea would be to use the sight screw to hold the brake in place, but I know of nobody who makes a muzzle brake like this, or ANY for the 795.

There are also other muzzle brakes for the stock ruger 10/22, that fit with a setscrew on the bottom, and around the front sight. Does anybody know if the diameters of both barrels are the same?

Maybe I could just buy a brake, drill out the top and put the set screw through that holding the brake on.


http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=190934

Something like this...

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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?
Check out Midway USA, i think i saw magazines for the 795 on their website not to long ago.
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Check out Midway USA, i think i saw magazines for the 795 on their website not to long ago.
Cheaper Than Dirt - $14.31ea + shipping. Just ordered 3, they are due here this week.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/41176-36.html
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Check out Midway USA, i think i saw magazines for the 795 on their website not to long ago.
Midway - $20.49ea

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=171532
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Did a custom paint job with Krylon "Camouflage" OD green.
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Rifle was just picked up this morning and I started modifying it later in the afternoon and just brought the ATI Fiberforce stock inside from recent painting since its warmer then my garage and I wanted to see it installed. I didn't receive my scope this week as I thought I would so that will go on next week. I also just received my Caldwell NXT rest the other day. I am going to go ahead and bring the Marlin to the range tommorow for kicks and test out the iron sights. My rear sight was installed crooked, looking down sights it is way to the right. Very tiny rifle compared to my old bolt action. Looking forward to tommorow!

I also used the Krylon Camouflage paints (khaki, olive, brown) ... forgot to add that I used Krylon Matte clear on top of the paint in hopes of added durability



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Old 11-07-2009, 7:24 PM
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Pff... way to one-up me
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Pff... way to one-up me
You're just getting started, I see a Base coat there

Here is the pic of the size differences between the Original stock and the ATI Fiberforce for those who maybe interested. I actually found I like the original stock more than I thought so I first starting working with the Dremel on free floating the barrel this afternoon. The ATI was already purchased so I thought it was an ideal candidate for the camo test before I proceed on other firearms or my car lol.



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Old 11-09-2009, 6:25 AM
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Did a custom paint job with Krylon "Camouflage" OD green.
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Old 11-10-2009, 5:20 PM
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Default Intensity Scope and new mount

Just arrived!
Intensity 4-12x44mm AO scope today so I installed using Instapark One piece mount.

I haven't secured the scope on completely and plan on sighting it in at some point later in the week. I was able to bring the 795 out to the range and tried some different ammo using the iron sights but am looking forward to more precise results with the scope, which will help me determine groupings and ammo choices going forward.



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Old 11-10-2009, 6:14 PM
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Looks great Knee!

Now get out there and shoot it, you will love it twice as much
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:09 AM
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Just arrived!
Intensity 4-12x44mm AO scope today so I installed using Instapark One piece mount.

I haven't secured the scope on completely and plan on sighting it in at some point later in the week. I was able to bring the 795 out to the range and tried some different ammo using the iron sights but am looking forward to more precise results with the scope, which will help me determine groupings and ammo choices going forward.

Shoot it and see how the mount works...I tried out my scope rings again, and they failed, again. I jammed those suckers tight too, they still started backing up.

This was probably shooting 150-175 rounds.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:10 AM
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Yeah, I had my tech sight walking after about 120 rounds. Supposedly some Loctite in the dovetail groove fixes it.
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On sale this week at Big 5. $139 after rebate...

http://big5sportinggoods.shoplocal.c...id=-2088680075
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Hey Knee, i have a 50mm scope (6x18x50) im wondering if your setup will help me install my scope without hitting the actual dove sights. Yours looks pretty close to the sights, so im kinda iffy about it.
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i have one, nice to shoot when i can not afford 308
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Hey Knee, i have a 50mm scope (6x18x50) im wondering if your setup will help me install my scope without hitting the actual dove sights. Yours looks pretty close to the sights, so im kinda iffy about it.
It might be a tight fit with your scope. If it's a difficult fit you can remove the rear sight and re-install later if needed.

Here's a pic of my clearance:


I completed my final scope fitting with emphasis on securing the mount from movement. I cleaned screws, threads, mount and receiver with Gun Scrubber and a towel. I then applied around 7 drops of Loctite blue directly on inside left of the mount groove and smoothed with qtip. Applied Loctite on the threads of the 5 mount screws on and proceeded to add scope and top rings. Feels solid and final testing/zeroing at the range will occur shortly.
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Old 11-14-2009, 8:35 PM
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Put 660 rounds through my 795 today and again no single hiccup of any kind. Went through about 300 Mini-Mag solids, 240 American Eagle HPs, 120 Federal Champion solids. Accuracy was a bust, really windy day, can't say much.

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Sweet, too bad you couldn't get a feel for the accuracy. I think mine is darn near a laser gun, even with the less than perfect stock sights. Which reminds me that I have to loctite the front sight...

I can't wait to get some Tech Sights (might have to be my xmas present!)
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Old 11-16-2009, 1:20 AM
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I'm looking into purchasing a Big5 795 and I had a couple of questions for all of you who currently own one:

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)
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:05 AM
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You'd need to find the dimensions of the Marlin 917...

I have seen rumors on Rimfire Central about people modding stocks made for 10/22's to fit the Marlins, but I'm not over there enough to actually find anything on it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:19 AM
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I just looked at a 917 on the marlin website....and it's owners manual.

It looks really similar....but it looks like there will be modifications needing to be done to make it fit properly. The trigger guard is different than the 795, and since it's a different rifle/bolt action, stuff isn't going to be drop in anyways.
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Old 11-16-2009, 9:49 PM
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Range Trip -(ati stock, caldwell front rest, various ammo, new intensity 4-12x44mm scope and mount)

My recent trip to the range confirmed that there is no way the scope mount will be moving anytime soon. The mount probably would be secure without the extra loctite blue I added but it's just added insurance at this point.

I started the target at 25yards, to make the zeroing of the scope easier. Prior to arriving I had the scope elev and windage all set as close to the middle as possible. The scope needed a lot of up elevation clicks (50+) and a little right adjustment. Because of the various heights of the shooting benches, I struggled with the rest that I purchased. It was too tall, and I couldn't use the rear rest at any point and was fighting the front rest for a comfortable position. I had to many variables I was playing with. New rifle, stock, mount, scope, and way to many varieties of ammo (cci blazer, rem gold, rem sub, win 333, eley). I had a bunch of FailureToFire, FailedToEjects, and more through approx 250 rounds.

Between 25 to 50yards no adjustment, 100 yards need a lot of up elevation, I think 25+. I ran out of sunlight so I never finished all that I wanted at the range that day. What I thought was a powerful scope at first at 12x quickly looks small at longer distances when trying to hit the paper targets. I'm adding 2 small strips of electrical tape to the inside of the rear scope ring to gain back some elevation clicks. I didn't want to remove the scope mount and add shims underneath the mount after securing it so well. We'll see how it works on my next trip to the range.

I see a lot room for improvement in my shooting and perhaps now that I'm finished inhaling all these paint fumes I can concentrate I why I purchased the rifle in the first place, ... to shoot the darn thing

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Old 11-17-2009, 3:42 PM
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Fantastic paint job, kneedeep! Any step-by-step tutorial pics on how?

And BKL makes a ring/mount combo that's rock-solid (no creep) and will give you a little more elevation. I have one on my Marlin 60 (this one: http://www.bkltech.com/1_inch_Dia_6_..._p/bkl-260.htm), and it'd take something nuclear to move it.
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Fantastic paint job, kneedeep! Any step-by-step tutorial pics on how?
Thanks.
Using the Krylon Paints it was super easy and took just a few minutes between coats. I finished with several layers of the Krylon Matte Clear.

Sniper's hide took the time to add their technique and a lot of members posted some pics of their camo paint jobs there.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:57 AM
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Hello everyone, got a question regarding my Marlin 7000. I know that it is suppose to be a 795 with a heavy barrel, my question is if it is safe to fire CCI stinger through it? I fired about 50rd through it last weekend, but now that I think of it, I wonder if it is safe or not. CCI rated the Stinger at 1650fps hypervelocity, would it damage my receiver, also if the receiver stronger on 7000, or is it the same as 795. Thanks for your help.
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don't make a habit of it. the receiver of the 795 is aluminum. I would not do us it unless you find a heavier recoil spring, but then it may have impact on the wear to the bolt face with a heavier spring.

Use normal or HV and save the stingers for your bolt guns if you have them.
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Speaking of a Marlin 7000....would we be able to put that barrel onto our 795's?
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thanks for the quick reply, CalNRA, I will keep that in mind.
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oops - looks like a repost 11/18
Nov 27th 6-11am Only - Bass Pro Shops will be selling the Marlin 795 for $99.94 after the $20 rebate (reg $119.94) for the annual Black Friday Sale



Dick's Sporting Goods may still be offering the same:

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wow that is a deal.. im liking this 100$ marlin..
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Mag loader coming soon.

http://maglula.tripod.com/BabyUpLULA.htm

Last mag in the video.
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Mag loader coming soon.

http://maglula.tripod.com/BabyUpLULA.htm

Last mag in the video.
How much would that run?
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Mag loader coming soon.
http://maglula.tripod.com/BabyUpLULA.htm
Last mag in the video.
Good find afro, haven't needed a loader yet but these little mags bite.

Pricing is available at Midway @ $26.99 with expected arrival of 11/30/2009
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