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Old 08-25-2019, 01:14 PM
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I'm thinking about picking one up. I already have a Model 60 and love it. Eats everything.

Do the Marlin Mags feed reliably?
A buddy of mine has an xt-22 bolt, and he said he couldn't slap the mag in too hard because it would push past the plastic mag well and wouldn't feed. From what I've seen it wasn't a hard slap of the mag when he did it. It was nothing more than what one would do to an Ar mag. And sure enough the magazine pushed up past the mag well.

Is this an issue with the 795? Is the mag well plastic?

Any other inherent issues to be aware of?
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:31 PM
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I wouldnít slap a mag in mine like it was my AR, after all it is built to a $159 price point, but Iíve never had a problem with a magazine. My latest 795 is a few years old, but has a metal mag well. The biggest problem Iíve had with it is the plastic trigger guard. It seems like however carefully I torqued it, even at 10 inch pounds it cracked after a while. DIP makes a quality replacement that Iíve never had a problem with. Maybe the bigger problem Iíve had with the Mag/Clip fed Marlin .22 family is that theyíre addicting, first it was the 795, then the Papoose, 989M2, DU Papoose, 7000, 7000T... You get the idea
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:31 PM
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I'm thinking about picking one up. I already have a Model 60 and love it. Eats everything.

Do the Marlin Mags feed reliably?
A buddy of mine has an xt-22 bolt, and he said he couldn't slap the mag in too hard because it would push past the plastic mag well and wouldn't feed. From what I've seen it wasn't a hard slap of the mag when he did it. It was nothing more than what one would do to an Ar mag. And sure enough the magazine pushed up past the mag well.

Is this an issue with the 795? Is the mag well plastic?

Any other inherent issues to be aware of?
I have both a 60 and a 795. I prefer the 60 'cause it carries better for me, no magazine protruding below the level of the stock to get in the way and/or catch on things.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:29 PM
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My 795 has a metal magazine well and next to my Remington 597's is hands down the most accurate and reliable .22lr I own. The only magazines to use are factory metal ones, standard capacity.
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I've seen that happen to XTs before but not on any 795s. I gifted my son a XT22M and the first thing he did was AR slap the mag up into the action jamming the works.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:31 PM
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I have 5 factory mags for my 795 and they all feed everything I have tried reliably.

As for accuracy, the best groupings so far have been with CCI Mini Mags. I can get 2" groups @ 50 yards on an average day.
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I have 4 or 5 mags for mine and all feed well. I've done the trigger, installed on a Boyds stock and a few other things. It's good for 1/2" or less at 50yds with decent ammo, very good shooter.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:45 PM
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Bought it

I went ahead and ordered one from my LGS today. $179 OTD. It'll be a nice little companion and alternative to the M60, which I love.

Do you guys have an experience with Wiliams Fire Sights, or the Marbles Ghost ring on this rifle? Which do you prefer and why?

Williams fire sight:
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...rod106522.aspx

Marbles Ghost rin:
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...prod27265.aspx
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I have a 795 with the Williams Fire Sights, but I prefer a set of Tech Sights: https://www.tech-sights.com/product/...erture-sights/
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My 795 sports a walnut stock for a 995 (I think), tech sights and the DIP aluminum trigger guard & trigger kit.

Everyone who shoots it falls in love with it....light, trim, accurate and reliable.

I have never had an issue with the Marlin 10-rounder magazines in it, my Papoose or either of my XT22s. Of course, I have never smacked the magazine home like in the movies.
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I'll 2nd the recommendation for Tech Sights on your 795.

I have quite a few Marlin 70s, a 995, two 989M2 and have something like 40 of the Marlin silver 10 round magazines and about 20 of the Marlin black 7 round magazines. I don't have any feeding issues and use any mag in any of those rifles. Just to clarify, they are all Marlin made magazines. I do not have any other brands. I guess my point is that you should be fine sticking to the Marlin mags.

I did have one rifle where I was a little too aggressive removing some material from the mag well for easier mag removal. When shooting the mags would occasionally drop free. A new mag well and more conservative sanding solved my mistake.

Happy shooting
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:47 PM
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Happiness is a 795 Appleseed in walnut just like dajonga but I think the stock I bought was a M70 from Numrich. I have 10 Marlin box mags and they all feed great.
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I'm thinking about picking one up. I already have a Model 60 and love it. Eats everything.

Do the Marlin Mags feed reliably?
A buddy of mine has an xt-22 bolt, and he said he couldn't slap the mag in too hard because it would push past the plastic mag well and wouldn't feed. From what I've seen it wasn't a hard slap of the mag when he did it. It was nothing more than what one would do to an Ar mag. And sure enough the magazine pushed up past the mag well.

Is this an issue with the 795? Is the mag well plastic?

Any other inherent issues to be aware of?
It's an issue of people doing stupid stuff they see on tv & movies...
and dear God I hope nobody in the Army is doing mag slaps...
if so, standards have fallen since my time...
Master Sgt Nieves woulda had my bleep in a bleeper bleep for that...
mag slaps are for chintzy crappy guns like AK's...

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It's an issue of people doing stupid stuff they see on tv & movies...
and dear God I hope nobody in the Army is doing mag slaps...
if so, standards have fallen since my time...
Master Sgt Nieves woulda had my bleep in a bleeper bleep for that...
mag slaps are for chintzy crappy guns like AK's...
Hah!
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AK magazines rock in , first the front then the back!

On a Marlin you have to be careful not to break the magazine retention thingy when you are putting the action back into the stock.

What cracks me up is when the slappers inevitably break the gun or object theyíve abused they whine about how itís a pos . Youíd think they would learn not to slap, but they donít.
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