Marlin makes a pretty wide assortment of rifles ranging from modestly priced to the model 39. (Arguably the best .22 available today)
Typically, they are very accurate because of Marlin's barrel with Microgroove rifling.
If there was a drawback to owning a Marlin, it would be a lack of aftermarket accessories. There isn't a wide assortment of cool toys available for these rifles like there is for other brands. Many satisfied Marlin owners believe it's because the Marlins don't need improving.
I don't have any personal experience with the exact model you have in that ad, but I'm pretty sure it will be a fun, reliable little rifle that will last for many years and worth every penny.
You might give some thought to the model 60 before you buy that one. The model 60 is pretty much the same rifle, but it uses a tubular magazine under the barrel. It's slower to load, (Not much, but it is slower) but it has the advantage of holding 14 shots instead of five or seven. Also, the tubular mag doesn't hang down under the rifle. This makes it easier to carry and easier to set on sandbags when fired from the bench.
Model 60s can be had for about $130.00 from just about anywhere that sells guns.
I say go for it! You can't go wrong with a Marlin.
January 13, 2008, 09:25 AM
January 13, 2008, 02:49 PM
I have owned more marlins than anything else, what the pic is, a marlin mod 795, which is a mag fed semi auto, based on the ubiquitous mod 60 action, they make and have made several semi's that use this action. It is fabulous, you should get it now, that price is rareified air, and you will likely never see that price on a new one again.
January 13, 2008, 02:51 PM
that is their standard bbl, it is almost a bull bbl type, looks thick, but they also make this same model in a mod 7000 which if you ever see, you will deff know that it is a heavy bbl. Also their bolt action 880 is a super thick bbl.
But , like I said, that price for that rifle is smokin, and you should def jump all over it.
January 13, 2008, 03:00 PM
I have a Marlin bolt-action .22. The model number is 880. It is wildly accurate. I was just out shooting it this morning at 100 yds. My groups were about three inches, but it was cold as Hades and a tad windy.
I also have a Marlin Model 60. It is absolutely, possitively the most important gun to have in any respectable collection. You can shoot it, your kids can shoot it, your friends can shoot it. It will never wear out or get tired. It will always be reasonably accurate (not as good as my 880, but better than the unmodified 10-22s my buddies keep bringing to the range.
ETA: The gun in the pic looks like a Mod. 60 action with a stack mag instead of a tube. Am I correct in this assumption?
January 13, 2008, 03:15 PM
I have to clean my marlin 60 every 50-75 shots to get it to shoot reliably, now I have a old marlin 80dl bolt action, that I absolutely love.
January 13, 2008, 09:03 PM
good gun, good price, go buy it!
January 13, 2008, 09:36 PM
Have you tried some different ammos? Also might be some parts wear if the gun is up in the many thousands of rounds. Mine has to get amazingly filthy before it fails.
January 13, 2008, 09:46 PM
I just bought a bolt action marlin from my brother. Its a Marlin 980 with a heavy barrel on it. the scope that it came with was junk but after replacing it with a $40 scope from dicks, I can hit the bar code on a box a 100 yards. I have shot a Marlin 60, which is what you are looking at, but with a tube mag. For the money it cant be beat
January 13, 2008, 09:47 PM
that is right, a mod 60 that is mag fed= mod 795. and also to the dude doing all the cleaning, Not only is it bad to clean any rife that much, it puts too much wear and tear on the chamber, the rifleing, and the muzzle, there is no way a mod 60 needs that much cleaning. I have about 5000 rounds through mine since it's last cleaning. iehter you are using bulk cci blazer or bulk remington ammo, or you have your feed throat assy. wearing out, or you also need to bend in and up slightly , on the end of your ejector wire.
January 14, 2008, 03:06 AM
i own a marlin 795 like the one pictured. it is the most accurate out-of-the-box .22 LR ive ever owned. when my youngest comes of age, i will pass it down to him. - Eric
January 14, 2008, 03:14 AM
My brother has one...it is not the Mod 60, it has a detachable mag. It jams at least every 10 rounds and the plastic trigger housing cracked.
January 14, 2008, 11:04 AM
Traded mine in for a Savage:banghead::banghead::banghead: I want mine back:cuss:
January 14, 2008, 11:25 AM
I've got a model 60. It jams pretty frequently. Still working on finding some ammo that works well with it. Fed well with Aguila, but the stuff reeks. CCI is next on the list...
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