My first Marlin

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by jtmcdermott, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    Yup! I picked me up a Marlin XT-22, wood stock. That is the 2nd time I've gone to buy a Marlin 795 and walked out with something else. Very pleased! My first .22 was a Ruger. My wife likes it a lot. The Marlin is all mine!
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Your going to enjoy that rifle
     

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Welcome to the forum. Do you wonder why you waited so long for your first Marlin?
     
  5. dalefan88

    dalefan88 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome I got a 795 and love it. The xt22 looks good to.
     
  6. jbardellini

    jbardellini Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum..
     
  7. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to actually fire it. I guess I was swayed by the reputation of the Ruger and the accessories for it. Even still, I had the opportunity to go in and buy the 795 twice but something just let me away. Perhaps if the 795 came in a wood stock. I know I can probably find one aftermarket, but the XT was there with the long barrel and wood stock and it just felt awesome. I have heard the Promag 25 clips will work as they do with the 795 and the 925. Is the true? Also picked up a relatively cheap center point scope with it. Figured out the mount.

    Jim
     
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  8. LT2108

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    Welcome to the Marlin Forum !

    Congratulations!!
     
  9. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Jtm, I've never checked out out the Ruger 10-22 to much, so I can't help you much there. I just got thru drooling over a 1895 45-70 tho. I got the itch bad for a new gun, but no scratch! lol And I think my wife is suspicious cause I caught her counting my guns the other day! I sneaked a Mauser in on her the other month so I think she has got wise!
     
  10. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum !!

    That being said...pictures or it didn't happen !! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    See what I mean!!! lol
     

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  12. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    image-3760435444.jpg Winchester, Ruger and Marlin.
    Had it at the range today. Damn nice! I have to do some work on the scope. It's not zeroed out properly.



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    @ 25 yards. I am very new to shooting.
     

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  13. Gumpy

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  14. FOUR4D4

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  15. SHOOTER13

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    Not bad shootin'...!!
     
  16. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I am getting there. The bolt action took a bit of getting used to. I was used to the Ruger semi. My son was using that. I do still see the 795 and Model 60 in my future. I would like them both to have in my meager collection.
     
  17. Gumpy

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    I have always been more partial to the bolt action for some reason. To me, I make sure of a one shot kill instead of relying on the second shot. The same goes for the lever action!