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I just talked to a buddy who is getting back into rifles after 30 years of laying fallow.
His first rifle he will pick up tomorrow is a Marlin 795.
I can't wait to check it out.
I'm still looking for a Marlin 60 with squirrels at gun shows. I love the feel of the 60 and hope the 795 has the same feel.
 

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I just talked to a buddy who is getting back into rifles after 30 years of laying fallow.
His first rifle he will pick up tomorrow is a Marlin 795.
I can't wait to check it out.
I'm still looking for a Marlin 60 with squirrels at gun shows. I love the feel of the 60 and hope the 795 has the same feel.
the M60 and M795 are pretty much the same rifle. the M60 has a tube magazine and the M795 has a separate removeable magazine. the actions are pretty much the same and many parts interchange between them. so if you like the M60, then you would probably like the M795 also. i too would like to find one of the M60's with the engraved squirrels on the stock. here is the one i picked at my gun dealer last year for $70. shoots great. some before and after pictures.
 

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My first gun was a M60 and served me very well till I traded it. I now have a M700. a heavy barrel M70, and it is just as good a shooter. A little less accurate at 100yd due to the shorter barrel, but a very fine little gun. Axxe I'm on the look out for a M60 project, but my limit is 50 bucks so the hunt continues. Nice job on yours.
 

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A 795 is a Marlin 70HC with a synthetic stock and LSHO (Last Shot Hold Open).
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Best .22

Wanting some opinions. What would be the best Model in a new Marlin .22 to buy. It'll be a keeper and maybe I'll let my wife shoot it now and then!
 

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Wanting some opinions. What would be the best Model in a new Marlin .22 to buy. It'll be a keeper and maybe I'll let my wife shoot it now and then!
The 60 and 795 use the same semi-auto action. The 60 has a longer barrel, a tube feed magazine, is more accurate beyond about 50 yds, and is a bit heavier. I think 60s can still be had with wooden stocks. The 795 has a detachable 10 round magazine and a plastic stock. They handle a little better because they are shorter and lighter. Both are fine guns for small game and plinking with the 60 having a slight edge due to accuracy IMO.

The only bolt Marlin I've ever had is my 925M 22mag and I love it. When my brother asked me to help him buy a SHTF gun for his wife and kids I steered him towards a Marlin 22mag bolt in a plastic stock.
 

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Got a model 60

Just picked up a model 60 with a Simmons scope and wood stocked. Its in excellent shape. Very clean. I hope to shoot it Saturday and see how she does. Thanks for the input.------- shoot straight!
 

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Good deal. If you got a good one (it's rare not to) you'll love it. Mine had a cheap 4X scope on it and I could bulls eye tweety birds at 100 yards all day long.
 

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Hey guys.. I'm new on these boards. Just picked up a spankin' new Marlin 795 yesterday.

Had it to the range today and the thing shoots GREAT! Love this rifle and can wait to get a sighted in scope on it!
 

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Hey guys.. I'm new on these boards. Just picked up a spankin' new Marlin 795 yesterday.

Had it to the range today and the thing shoots GREAT! Love this rifle and can wait to get a sighted in scope on it!
welcome to the forum! glad to have you aboard.

the 795 is the detachable mag version of the tube fed M60. both are extremely accurate and dang near bulletproof. taken care of it will serve you well for many years. enjoy it.
 

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Thanks for the welcome! Any suggestions for a decent scope? Inexpensive?? I guess good to 100 yards.
get a decent 3-9x40 like the Centerpoint or BSA or Simmons. usually can find one for about $30-50 should work fine. the 22 has next to no recoil, so spending a lot of money for a rimfire just isn't needed. check WalMart or MidwayUSA for decent scope.
 

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I know Im gonna love this rifle for a long time to come. I am searching for a few more mags and a scope (Barska 3x9 plinker) and probably a sling.

Just a great great firearm for $150!
 

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I agree that scope will be all you need. My 60 came with a cheap 4 power. I sighted it in, with pop's help, and never had to touch it again for the 17 years I kept and shot that gun. I put the Simmons rim fire scope axxe55 recommended on my 925M and love it. The gun fell out of the gun rack when I drove through some deep ruts and landed scope first. It stayed on zero and is a good product so far.
 

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Hey all,

New to this site! Looking forward to getting involved in some discussions!


Wanting some opinions. What would be the best Model in a new Marlin .22 to buy. It'll be a keeper and maybe I'll let my wife shoot it now and then!
Jman1, I just bought a new XT-22"R". It is a great little gun, It is still 100% stock right now, I will be adding a few things to it soon (Boyd's stock, better scope, etc)

Are you looking for specifically semi-auto? Or are you open to bolt action as well?


-Jon
 

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My 795 is one of my favorite rifles also. Mine seems to be more accurate than the Glenfield 60 i sold a couple months ago. Older, 1980 model with squirrel stock. Great gun, but the 795 out shot it all the time!
 

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We have a 795 and the only thing I don't like is the trigger is a bit tighter than I like. I have an Accutrigger on my .17 that is down to about 2.5lbs, just the way I like it.
 

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Wanting some opinions. What would be the best Model in a new Marlin .22 to buy. It'll be a keeper and maybe I'll let my wife shoot it now and then!
Depends: If she has short fingernails, buy the 795; otherwise, buy the 60.

My wife, with medium length (for women) nails, has a helluva time getting the 795 mags out due to the small magazine release button.
 
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