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Old 09-30-2021, 03:58 PM
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This Should Warm the Hearts of Those Who Love the Old Bolt Actions



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I met this old Marlin 925 at a garage sale about 15 years ago.

I bought it because it was a steal at the price and in new condition.

Then it sat in the back of the gun cabinet for a long time. Recently I picked it up and decided to see how it shot.

I used a lot of patches cleaning the bore. They just kept coming out dirty. Finally seemed clean after quite a bit of time spent.

I put a beat up old Bushnell variable on it and was pretty amazed at how deadly accurate it was. The Bushnell was kind of blurry and hard to focus........so I said, "This rifle deserves a better scope."

So, tomorrow we go to the range and sight it in. I'm hoping for a good outcome.

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Old 09-30-2021, 04:58 PM
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I think you chose well.

I think you chose well, on both the rifle and the scope. Do keep us posted.
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Iíve got a 925 with the synthetic stock. While itís not competitive level accurate, neither am I! It is a heck of a shooter and a rifle that anyone can enjoy and appreciate. I honestly get bored with some rifles where itís too easy. I like a rifle like my 925, where itís capable of impressive feats but you need to bring your A-game.


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Old 10-01-2021, 09:44 AM
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I think you chose well, on both the rifle and the scope. Do keep us posted.
Yes, I had a merry time getting a scope on it.

It's tapped for bases and I looked for a while and gave up. Apparently the bases for the 925 are unobtanium.

Luckly, it also has grooves.

Unluckily, my local gun store had NO mounts that would attach to the grooves.

I finally got some good Redfield mounts off Amazon that would fit the grooves.

Mounted the beat up old Bushnell variable but it was not really focusing properly and the rifle was so accurate that I figured it deserved a good scope.

Anyway........it was a big bore scope and I figured there would be a problem with parallax.

I decided to outfit it with a big variable that had adjustment for parallax.

Then I tried two different scopes that the bolt handle couldn't clear.

Naturally, I had everything all tightened up and done before I noticed the problem.

Newsflash: Our modern scopes bulge at the rear and older bolt rifles will often have problems with the bolt clearing that big rear end.

Tried to find higher mounts on Amazon......gave up.......found some old cheapies that I had among old scope parts that looked high enough, but the screws were so cheap that some were worn and unusable.......so that came off.

So.........being stuck with the first Redfield mounts I decided to send off for the Leupold 2X7 rimfire scope.......which looked a little smaller in the rear end and I gambled that the bolt would clear it.

It did. Hallelujah.

I should have asked some questions here before getting into that mess.

Which brings me to a question.......

The trigger pull is quite heavy, but it breaks crisply and you can feel the break coming.......it's predictable. Quite nice, actually, except for being kinda heavy.

I never work on triggers. Is it worth taking to my gunsmith?

Is it likely that he can make it a little lighter without ruining the current good let off?
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:55 AM
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Iíve got a 925 with the synthetic stock. While itís not competitive level accurate, neither am I! It is a heck of a shooter and a rifle that anyone can enjoy and appreciate. I honestly get bored with some rifles where itís too easy. I like a rifle like my 925, where itís capable of impressive feats but you need to bring your A-game.
Well, there's high level competition and there's friendly and ordinary competition.

So far, this rifle seems to want to put everything into the same hole.

When it doesn't.......I can usually tell that it was something I did.

So I have high hopes for the friendly competition.

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Great story ...thanks for the show.

Very nice rifle and as new-

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Those Marlin bolt guns in 22 lr and 22 mag are the most well kept secrets out there. For the money what is not to like about them.
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Well, the sighting in went quick and smooth.......was done in less than ten shots.

I had time to shoot one of the RFC fun targets at 25 yards.

Had a couple bad shots, but I just blame those on ammo and move on.



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Sharp looking rifle/scope combo!
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Well, there's high level competition and there's friendly and ordinary competition.

So far, this rifle seems to want to put everything into the same hole.

When it doesn't.......I can usually tell that it was something I did.

So I have high hopes for the friendly competition.


Thatís the point right! Some of these rifles are like automatic transmissions, put it in gear and give it gas. I like to have some input and see how I can interact with a rifle and know when things go smoothlyÖ or not so smoothly! It will be a great rifle for testing yourself and showing others that Marlins can get it done at a lot of levels. I love my 925!


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Which brings me to a question.......

The trigger pull is quite heavy, but it breaks crisply and you can feel the break coming.......it's predictable. Quite nice, actually, except for being kinda heavy.

I never work on triggers. Is it worth taking to my gunsmith?

Is it likely that he can make it a little lighter without ruining the current good let off?
MCARBO has a trigger spring designed to lighten trigger pull, gets 4.96 stars, based on 97 reviews. Might be worth a try, checkout the reviews.

https://www.mcarbo.com/store/p/31-Ma...pring-Kit.aspx
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MCARBO has a trigger spring designed to lighten trigger pull, gets 4.96 stars, based on 97 reviews. Might be worth a try, checkout the reviews.

https://www.mcarbo.com/store/p/31-Ma...pring-Kit.aspx
Ok, thanks much.

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Old 10-02-2021, 12:03 PM
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Those Marlin bolt guns in 22 lr and 22 mag are the most well kept secrets out there. For the money what is not to like about them.

So true....



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Those Marlin bolt guns in 22 lr and 22 mag are the most well kept secrets out there. For the money what is not to like about them.
No doubt about that!
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:56 AM
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Those Marlin bolt guns in 22 lr and 22 mag are the most well kept secrets out there. For the money what is not to like about them.
You got that right.

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