out of the box accuracy

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by steveman6789, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. steveman6789

    steveman6789 New Member

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    This is my first thread here and I hope it's not something that has been covered before, but I bought my Marlin 795 rifle about 6 months ago because everything I had heard about these rifles was great. The main thing I had heard was how accurate they are straight out of the box, but when I tried shooting mine it was hitting a couple feet low and way to the right from 100 yards. I thought these guns were test fired at the factory. So, I thought maybe not knowing any better that a 22lr couldn't shoot that far without dropping really bad, but I moved in to 25 yards and started adjusting the sights. I had to go to the highest setting on the elevation and all the way to the left on the windage to get it shooting on target. I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't send it back to Marlin to see if there is something wrong with it. At this point I have no room for modifying my windage or elevation anymore. I will attach a picture tomorrow during the day time of the rear sight so you can see what I'm talking about, but this concerns me. I couldn't even find anyone else having any accuracy problems so what do you guys think. Should I send it back to Marlin to see if something is wrong?:(
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    First I thought about your post it being off I thought you should try a different ammo.But after reading on with a few foot drop there is some thing off.By all means I would send it back.

    Of course you did clean it first right? If not try again after you clean the bore.
     

  3. steveman6789

    steveman6789 New Member

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    Thank you. I did clean it right away. I read through these forums before I even bought it and knew that this was important for accuracy, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I currently have it zeroed at 50 yards and it is on target, but the windage is all the way to one side and the elevation is pretty much maxxed out. I bought some scope rings to put a scope on it, but this is a poor substitute. I would prefer to have high rise, see through rings that allow use of iron sights in an emergency. I hate to send it back and am not even sure where I would have to send it to, but I trust Marlin to take care of any problems I might have. I love this company and I love their guns.
     
  4. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    Give Marlin a call. They'll make it good for you.
     
  5. steveman6789

    steveman6789 New Member

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    update

    After thoroughly inspecting the rifle I was able to see that the rear sight is not mounted correctly. It was mounted off center which leaves me having to set the windage all the way to one side. That leaves me no adjustment to that side. The elevation has to be set all the way up also. I'm not sure how they set the sights in place, but I'm assuming there is maybe a slot cut into the barrel that the sight is set into. I have spoken to Marlin and they emailed a shipping label to send it back in. I was under the impression that they test fired these guns before selling them, so I'm surprised this issue got past quality control, but hopefully they will fix it quickly.