I think I'm safe with this rant here...

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by MattNH, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    I love Marlin 22's. They are relatively cheap, easy to work on and accurate enough for me to generally hit where I'm aiming at reasonable distances.

    I read on other sites:

    "I shoot 1 ragged hole at 100 yds with my CZ and Elay" Sorry, but with a $600+ rifle, $400+ optic, $200+ bench rest and $200+/brick ammo - you better.

    "I love my 10/22, most accurate $200 rifle out there" Yeah, after a new barrel, new springs, trigger, new extractor, Boyd stock and bolt work. What are you left with? The 10/22 receiver and magazine?

    I'll take any of my Marlin rifles and CCI standard velocity everyday and twice on Sunday.
     
  2. Truckman

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    I was actually looking for a 10/22 until I read that Marlins were more accurate, and then found out, much less expensive. I paid $80+$20 shipping, spent $30 on a Mcarbo kit, $18 on a needed buffer, $20 for a scope after rebate, and $100 on a Boyds stock. Next will be a $40 Duracoat. So for a little more than a stock 10/22, I should have a really nice Marlin.
    I would have had as much in a 10/22 as in my ar's with likely no better accuracy.
     

  3. jstanfield103

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    I have a very expensive bench rifle that will shoot a very tight group (10/22 not one Ruger part on it Nothing), I have a Remington 540X that is excellent on the bench. My Model 60 gets shot more than any of the rest and is good on accuracy with out the expensive SV ammo.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Amen Matt !!

    Proud owner of a Marlin Model 80C and a Glenfield Marlin Model 60...
     
  5. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    I have nothing against bench rest shooting. I understand it and appreciate it, I just don't do it. My preference is "plinking", shooting the center out a target in one very big ragged group and hitting reactive targets, lately that has been golf balls on a string. I also get the occasional squirrel. My Marlin's can do that without breaking the bank.
     
  6. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    The Moral of the story is everyone needs a .22
     
  7. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Amen. You're preaching to the choir now, Mr Old brass!
     
  8. jstanfield103

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    Problem is a can't stop at one 22 LR on have 8 now and that still does not get the craving over with. I am a sick man :)
     
  9. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya, I got Marlin rimfire #9 Dec 23rd and #10 on Jan 2nd. Plus the 2 Remington's and my Father-in-law's Winchester. I even have enough parts to put another Marlin together with a little effort.
     
  10. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    ... or thirteen.
     
  11. rs917

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    There's something to be said for the heft of the 39As. Don't know about the new "Remlin" ones, but my 1951 feels like it's a 30-30.

    The 10/22 on the other hand...bleck.
     
  12. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Three .22LR as of right now...one pistol and two rifles

    One .22 magnum derringer...
     
  13. GLS_1956

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    Model 39A came into the safe 15 years ago, Model 60 3 years.