marlin 22 mag rifles


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butcherboy
August 22, 2010, 07:46 PM
im have a revolver that shoots 22mag. im looking for a rifle to go with it.

ive been looking at the Marlins.

are the marlin 22mag bolt actions any good?

or what other brand does anyone recommend.
id like to stay under $300. and wouldnt mind a used rifle.

thanks

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Al LaVodka
August 22, 2010, 08:08 PM
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elorenzo
August 22, 2010, 08:48 PM
I have owned two one was a stainless steel the other a marlin model twenty five you can' go wrong they are cheap but not cheap made and by the way they are very accurate with ruger you are just buying more name their guns won't shoot any better

gun guy
August 22, 2010, 08:55 PM
$197 at Walmart for a marlin 22 magnum, and 2 magazines(4 rd an 7 rd). How can you not buy it at that price. Muzzle velocity is in the 2,100-2,300 fps range, a 3-9x scope puts you thru 100 meters. The only problems seems to be an occasional failure to extract with the 4 round mag. A semi auto would be nicer, but not at $350-$700. The stainless steel deluxe model will run you more, but for a baseline 22 magnum rifle, you can't miss.

non2os13
August 22, 2010, 08:57 PM
i have been nothing but happy with any marlin that i have owned.

CTPhil
August 22, 2010, 09:00 PM
I recently bought a Marlin 22 mag and I love it. (925M)

viking499
August 22, 2010, 09:02 PM
My Marlin 25M has killed many ground hogs over the years. I would not hesitate to buy another if I needed a 22 mag. Hard to beat for the money.

RUT
August 22, 2010, 09:31 PM
>>I recently bought a Marlin 22 mag and I love it. (925M)<<

Same on this end. :)

caribou
August 22, 2010, 09:43 PM
From my experiance and looking around, the pro Eskimo's out hunting have a heavy preference to .22Mag Marlin Tube feds and mag fed bolt actions are only SECOND to a pump Winchester mod 62 .22Mag as the Favorite, most accurate, most reliable "Fur gun".
Unlike the Winchester, the Marlin is not running 800$.........~~LOL!!~~
Used all winter for checking traps or shooting and scooting at -40 when Wolves, Wolverine, Fox,Otter, ect. are too cold to sit still as well as too cold to run.......just trott.
They are also very popular with Seal hunters who make close up head shots, but dont want to "push" the Seal down in the water , just pith 'em through that thin skull.

On land, Winchester or Remington Solids 100 yards is a fairly easy kill with well placed rounds, and it dosent ruin fur with big holes. The remington is more reliable of the ttwo makers if your hunting at extream temps.

Small game and Fur...you cant go wrong with a Marlin Bolt action for hunting small game and fur.

FMJMIKE
August 22, 2010, 09:54 PM
Marlins are good guns but will need some trigger work.

CHEVELLE427
August 22, 2010, 09:55 PM
so far the only marlin 22 mag i have had good luck with is the SS

had a few of the 900 models (941 etc) and all were right on on the first and 2nd shot after that it was all over the place 6in sq at 100yd,
(took a chance on this 883 because it seems marlin is the most 22MAG on the market)

and it is right on every time , it will be a keeper.


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff103/CHEVELLE427/GUN%20PIC/marlin883ss.jpg

Runningman
August 22, 2010, 11:01 PM
Have an older Marlin 882 SSV (stainless heavy barrel) 22 mag I bought new back in the mid 1990s for around $189. Its been a decent 22 Mag. Never had a problem or malfunction with it. Trigger is not so hot, but it will do the job.

pikid89
August 22, 2010, 11:07 PM
just got a like new 25MN mag fed for 125 at a pawn shop...shoots like a dream...4-12 scope on it...

best gun purchase ive made in some time

Hunterdad
August 23, 2010, 01:16 PM
Can I recommend the Savage 93 BTVS? Dicks has it on sale for $300 w/scope. I got one a while back and loooooove it.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c123/Bikerguy600/93r17BTVS.jpg

joshk-k
August 23, 2010, 01:42 PM
I have the MArlin 925M and I love it! It was my first rifle, and we still take it shooting regularly. At 50 yards, I can easily keep 4 round groups within an inch using the stock iron sights. I think the trigger is great, nice and crisp. I would definitely recommend it.

Josh

butcherboy
August 23, 2010, 02:32 PM
i have it down to 2 models : 925 and 983. any accuracy difference between the tube fed and magazine. i like the tube fed better my self.

MATTHEW QUIGLEY
August 23, 2010, 06:05 PM
My Marlin 882 SS might be the best value gun I've ever bought. Only drawback is the trigger isn't so great. I polished it some so it is better tho. It'll shoot 1.5" at 100 yards with 40 grain CCI hp's and cheapie 3-9X40 scope. Would easily shoot sub moa with a glass trigger. For a $300 .22 mag combo I'd definitely reccommend the base SS marlin and spend your leftover cash on a scope.

KDS
August 23, 2010, 08:57 PM
I have decided to buy a 22 mag rifle as well and have the same question as butcherboy. From what I can tell, there is no bull barrel option for the tube fed design. How important is a bull barrel compared to the tube feed?

MATTHEW QUIGLEY
August 24, 2010, 12:45 PM
I have decided to buy a 22 mag rifle as well and have the same question as butcherboy. From what I can tell, there is no bull barrel option for the tube fed design. How important is a bull barrel compared to the tube feed?
Neither bull barrel or tube feed is going to add to or take away from intrinsic accuracy. A bull barrel may make you shoot a rifle more accurately b/c it add more weight.

CaliCoastie
August 24, 2010, 04:59 PM
recently found a marling 57m (made from 50's-60's) shoots great and a lever to boot to match your revlover. first day at the range with the scope that i picked it up with(some cheap off brand) and 1.5inch group at 100(4-5 rounds). I gound mine at a pawn shop for 280 otd, but you need to shop around gunbroker they sit around 3-400. lever action and tubular mag how can you go wrong?

butcherboy
August 24, 2010, 06:59 PM
925 and 983

what are the differences beside cosmetic and how they load ammo?

from the marlin catalog they both have: 22 inch barrel, micro groove rifling, drilled and tapped for scope and groved also.

thanks

CHEVELLE427
August 24, 2010, 07:10 PM
was wanting a 57m when i found that 883, still might get one if the price is right.

Dr.Rob
August 24, 2010, 07:22 PM
Marlin's stainless/plastic stocked bolt action 22 mag rifle has a nice heavy barrel and shoots well but to really tack drive it needs a better trigger.

It's as basic as it gets: two tubes of steel screwed together with a bolt in a plastic stock. Don't let the 'no frills' fool you though its a dandy little rifle. I haven't fired it enough to see if the spring steel in the bolt holds up over thousands of rounds but I suspect it will. Marlin makes good stuff.

PAPACHUCK
August 25, 2010, 07:29 AM
I owned a Marlin 25MN for many years and absolutely loved it. The only reason I sold it was to buy a Marlin 882SS to take it's place. Great Rifle for the $.

oldfool
August 25, 2010, 09:32 AM
Marlin and Savage bolties both good

mgkdrgn
August 25, 2010, 09:34 PM
are the marlin 22mag bolt actions any good?

Yes, oh my yes.

I had a 3rd hand Marlin 640KB "Chuckster" back when I was in HS, and the woodchucks of the NY fingerlakes (whats left of 'em!) still tremble at its memory ...

db_tanker
August 25, 2010, 10:34 PM
throw another vote for a 925M.

got it dressed out with a nice, older Redfield 4x30 scope.

with the remington Accutip ammo it is no less accurate than my 17 HMR and I actually have to clean it LESS than the 17.


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viking499
August 25, 2010, 10:42 PM
Mine 25M really like the new 30 grain Hornady vmax ammo last night.:D

Redneck with a 40
August 25, 2010, 11:27 PM
Another thumbs up for Marlin 925-M, its a great rifle, I really like mine. I put a cheap Cabela's 3-9x40 scope on and I can hold 1.5"-2" at 100 yards, plenty good enough for me.:)

HOOfan_1
August 25, 2010, 11:30 PM
Yes, oh my yes.

I had a 3rd hand Marlin 640KB "Chuckster" back when I was in HS, and the woodchucks of the NY fingerlakes (whats left of 'em!) still tremble at its memory ...

640 Chuckster is Mossberg

butcherboy
August 26, 2010, 12:14 AM
im going to buy a 983 wood stock , i like the tube and it will mostly be used field hunting.

my local gun shop can get a new one for $279, is this a good price? anyone shot this nice looking rifle?

mgkdrgn
August 27, 2010, 01:00 PM
640 Chuckster is Mossberg
Arrgggg! Thats what you get when you go straight from filling out the transfer paperwork on a Marlin 60 to a typing in a thread about Mossberg Chucksters ...

thomis
August 27, 2010, 02:04 PM
My first rifle was a Marlin 25 MN. Hundreds of groundhogs lay claim to it's reliable accuracy. Wish they were here to tell you about it.. Longest pig kill from ravine to ravine was probably near 200 yards. This rifle has also taken a half dozen suburban whitetails with head shots.
My only complaint is the forend is so scratched up from resting it on barbed wire fences. Oh and the last three shots in the magazine I need to push up on the bottom of the mag to get them to feed. It's likely just a weak mag spring. A new mag would fix that problem.

pikid89 got a steal of a deal at the pawn shop for $125

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