Marlin 795

Dave29461

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Brother-in-law an I took the Marlin 795 .22 Mag fed semi-auto out and put 100 rounds through it using Winchester high-velocity hollow point plated bullets. Very accurate at 30 - 50 yards. Had 4 ten round mags that I could fire rapidly and change mags without a problem. Great little rifle for the money. (about 98.00 from Dick's Sporting Goods on sale)
 

TheMike2

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Good to know. I'm pretty knew to shooting and am looking for something that's cheap to buy and cheap to shoot. Right now I only have a Taurus PT92 9mm and am looking for a rifle.
 

Dave29461

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The Marlin/Glenfield models 60 and 70 series all are great inexpensive guns for plinking or for training , with the right aftermarket sights. They are also just plain fun. I just put a set of Tech-Sights on the 795 to simulate the iron sights found on military/battle rifles. They are sold right in South Carolina in Hartsville.http://www.tech-sights.com/ I'll try to get a picture of the 795 on here.
 

TheMike2

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Great!!!

I bought my Taurus and went shooting a couple times and now I'm hooked. I keep looking at different guns and calibers I want to buy now. Is this normal?

Now I want a .22 rifle and pistol and a .357 Magnum. Originally I wanted a .44 but my buddy told me to stick with a .357 Magnum until I got better, a .44 Magnum would cause me to develop bad habits for some reason. He said I could shoot 38 Special out of it and work my way up to shooting .357 Magnum.
 

fordnut

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Well, you buddy was kind of right...44mags are bad for you...That is why I have 2 of them...

They are a handful with the magnum round...But, lots of folks don't know that you can fire the 44 specials thru your mag...Then, it is very much a ball to shoot...
I started with a 6" barreled S&W .44magnum, and now I also have a 4" .44 magnum..
If you make it to Shootzenfest, you will have to try them with the .44 specials...they will spoil you...

Steve
 

jmt2566

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fordnut said:
Well, you buddy was kind of right...44mags are bad for you...That is why I have 2 of them...

They are a handful with the magnum round...But, lots of folks don't know that you can fire the 44 specials thru your mag...Then, it is very much a ball to shoot...
I started with a 6" barreled S&W .44magnum, and now I also have a 4" .44 magnum..
If you make it to Shootzenfest, you will have to try them with the .44 specials...they will spoil you...

Steve
I was shooting my friend's Ruger Super Redhawk .44 magnum this weekend with both the magnums and the specials - great fun both ways!!! I was much more accurate with the .44 specials, even with the scope.

I also enjoy my .357 magnum. I do usually shoot .38 specials through it. The magnums are a real handful in my gun because it is a J-frame with a 1 7/8 inch barrel! I carry it with .38 spl +p rounds in it. I have occaisionally put one .357 magnum FMJ round in the first cylinder for long trips in the car.

I think that you will enjoy whichever one that you decide to go with, both are powerful and fun rounds.

Jeff
 
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