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Old 10-26-2010, 11:27 PM
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That's one thing I've always wondered about the Marlin '25 series of bolt action rifles, seven rounds seems somewhat unusual for a .22 rifle, sort of an "off" number.

If they had a five round mag, it could sit flush with the base of the rifle, like the 10/22 rotary mag, if it was a ten round mag, that's just a nice round number and easy to remember, my 10/22 has ten rounds when fully loaded, as does my Savage MkII-G, but my 25, no, it has to be *different* and have seven...

the only logical reason I could see for seven is to have a grippable portion of the mag below the gun, to make mag changes easier, as a flush fit five rounder would be difficult to remove if it had the same narrow form factor as the seven rounder, but if they need the extra two rounds to give the mag a grip area, why not just go to a full ten rounds anyway

I usually end up loading five anyway, because I can finish up a box/sleeve of ammo and not have an odd number of rounds left for the last mag
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:08 AM
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I agree, I wish they held 10 rounds.

I would even like to see a single shot adapter, I prefer shooting single shot at the range. There needs to be more single shot .22's these days, they are THE ideal range gun. Cheap, accurate, and no mags to cause feed problems
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:57 AM
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Won't the 10 rd mag for the 795 fit?

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:18 AM
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Won't the 10 rd mag for the 795 fit?

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NOT the same Mag!!
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Perhaps two sighters, and five for record?
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:50 AM
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Lucky seven.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:13 PM
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I doubt that this has anything to do with anything, but WTH, JMO. Two things, 1) some states limited rifles like the good old thutty thutties to 7 rounds (hunting rifles); but I never have seen that applied to .22s. The other thing and maybe more sensible, is the length of the magazine. My Savage MKIIg has a 10 round clip that just sticks out to far. I will buy a 5 round if I ever stumble across one. My CZ and Rem Mdl Five have 5 round clips that fit flush, but a little longer to hold 7 rounds probably would be fine and not interfere with the off hand on the stock. Maybe some wise individual felt the same way and said 5 is okay, but 7 is better, and 10 is TO much. VH
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:07 PM
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Should have got a 983. The tube is flush with the barrel and holds 12 rounds (a nice round number). And you never have to worry about losing your magazine, unless you lose your gun.

Okay, I'm just stirring the pot.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:35 PM
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That's okay. It is almost Halloween VH
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The early magazines held eight rounds, they had a flat metal plunger, the orange plastic plungers are thicker but the housing is the same.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:45 AM
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I see in the Numrich web that a 7 round rd mag cannot be be shipped to NY but a 5 rd can. I guess 2 rds of .22LR make it an assualt rifle
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:40 AM
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Hopefully those with bad gun laws in their state will be smart enough to get out and VOTE
this November...and vote heavily Republican/Tea Party.

Democrats will NEVER repeal a gun law. It will never happen, they'll just add MORE.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:46 AM
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I doubt that this has anything to do with anything, but WTH, JMO. Two things, 1) some states limited rifles like the good old thutty thutties to 7 rounds (hunting rifles);
What state(s) limit hunting rifle magazine size?
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:47 AM
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Hi woodchuckssuck
Not to hijack the thread, but I have found that with a little care and practise I can use the magazine fed bolts as single shots with little problem. I do this both with my Marlin 882 and my Remmie 581. The Remmie has a single shot adapter, but is a real pain to install, so I found that with a bit of practise I could load single shot using two fingers up and the thumb under the same as a standard single shot.The tube feeds are another story and next to impossible of course unless you can insert the bullet directly into the chamber. Take your time and try it with the empty magazine installed in no time you will have developed your own technique.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:28 PM
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the 795 and the 925? I heard they were the same mags????
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