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Marlin 60 or Marlin 795

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PITBULL, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. PITBULL

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    Going to buy a 22lr simiauto rifle but cant make up my mind Marlin 60 or Marlin 795 whats the price of the marlin 60 at walmart
     
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  3. grimjaw

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    Model 60 in stainless, and this is from a 795 owner.

    jmm
     
  4. joab

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    Why?

    I have a couple of 60s and was thinking of getting the 795.
    I like the bolt hold open and clip-magazine features, but have never actually handled the gun
     
  5. PITBULL

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    how much is the Model 60SS and where can i get it
     
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    how much is the basic marlin 60 tube fed
     
  9. joab

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    About $160
    Every Wal-Mart I have ever looked in had the blue model I don't think I have ever seen a SS model in the rack

    You can find them used in just about every gunshop or pawn shop for $100 or less

    My last one was $35, but it was ugly. Antoher was $29, but it had been painted to look like a confererate flag which took forever and an eighth of stock wood to get off
     
  10. clone

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    my brother bought a standard blued model 60 a few weeks ago and gave around $115 give or take a few dollors.
     
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    i woudl get the 60 or 60 ss if you have to haved stainless . but i would not get a new one, they have that painted on stock, it is ugly! go to a gun shop , get an older one, haggle the price, you will be happy!
     
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    The regular model 60 is 113 at wal-mart plus tax and five dollars for the background check, I just bought the blued ones yesterday.

    And I agree, the older stocks look a bit better but the ones on the newer ones aren't that bad. I do like the checkering though.

    Wonder if I got an older stock if it would fit.
     
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    My price guestimate came from the first online gunshop to advertise on for sell. It had the old type Walnut(?) stock

    Imagine my surprise, Wal-Mart is cheaper
     
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    i called walmart they said the blued marlin model 60 was 119$ so im going to get it and get a scope for it
     
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    joab, the iron sights on the 795 were poor and would not remain steady even though the recoil on the rifle is minimal. Otherwise I had no complaints.

    jmm
     
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    Do you have the sporting-goods store called "Academy" in Alabama? Here in Texas, they carry the blued Model 60 for $99, which is a screaming deal.

    Pawnshops in Austin carry the older Model 60s and "Glenfield" versions for $69. I bought mine for $50 off a pawnshop customer, after the manager offered him $40; right place, right time.

    I love the whole tube-fed .22 concept; holds more rounds than standard mag-feds, and no need to spend extra bucks to get crappy aftermarket high-cap mags.

    If I like the blued mid-1980s 60 that I bought at the pawnshop, I'll pass it off to a buddy and get the stainless in the synthetic stock.

    -MV
     
  17. runninmike

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    The marlin 60 is very accurate and also has the hold bolt open feature.
    Mine is from around 1988 and holds 19 in the tube. I love the heft with it's long thick bbl, and the micro groove rifling is great for accuracy in the rimfire.
    I think the 795 looks like kind of a neat little rifle too. Both are probably as good as the other whichever you choose.
    Best-MC
     
  18. jeremiyah

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    Marlin 795

    Marlin 795
    I just found out that the Marlin 795, is a preferred gun by some Appleseed instructors over the Ruger 10-22. Either gun is great, lots more options and accessories for the Ruger. http://appleseedinfo.org/
    My son, Isaac, said that the Ruger is the "AR" of 22s -lots of options, more expensive, and the Marlin is the "SKS", cheaper with maybe, fewer options.
    The difference? Ruger is 220 to 250, and it needs some work to make it really usable for Appleseed. The Marlin is 149 bucks at Bass Pro, we hear, sometimes on sale for $99.
    I do not know yet about modifications, needed.
    My oldest son custom designed a Sling which works both ways; hasty or loop with a buckle QD to take the loop sling off the arm quickly between shooting times.
    Ian qualified twice Saturday, shooting a 225, and a 221, out of 250 possible, and so began as an instructor on Sunday; very cool.

    For BOTH guns you can get military style peep sights for front and back, with adjustable windage and elevation. These increase accuracy immensely, giving almost 30 to 40% longer sight radius, and improving the target sight picture as well. Tech Sights
    http://www.tech-sights.com/


    "With the Tech-Sights Marlin Model 60 aperture sights I feel like I am shooting a whole new rifle. With these sights I can see and hit small targets at the distances I knew my Marlin was capable of reaching. Shooting offhand at 25 yards I have progressed from 6-8” groups to 1” groups. The difference is like putting on your first pair of glasses and realizing once again that trees have individual leaves.



    M.B. Nashville, TN"


    "About a year or so ago I purchased my first set of Tech-Sights for my Ruger 10/22. The installation is a breeze and the quality of the hardware is first class. I get together with my shooting buddies on the weekends and we compete against each other for bragging rights. When I showed up with my 10/22 without the scope they thought there was no way I was going to be able to compete with them at a 100 yard setup. Needless to say I proved them wrong! All 4 of them had scopes on their rifles and shot for shot not one of them could match the accuracy with my Tech-Sight setup. No more trash talking about me and my open sights!"

    One very Happy Customer,
    Jay in Fuquay-Varina, NC

    "I didn't have much time because the deer was running, but I was able to shoot quickly because the sight makes it easy to find your target. I think peep sights are way better than scopes, especially when the target is moving."

    Erik N., New Richmond, Wisconsin


    Just so you know, Tech Sights makes them for the following guns, which tells you these guns are good models for this kind of shooting. I will list them in order of overall preference for Appleseed;

    Ruger 10/22 Sights

    Mossberg 702 Sights

    Marlin 795 Sights


    CZ 452 Sights (BOLT action)


    .30 caliber;

    SKS Sights

    AK Sights


    Jerry
     
  19. tatonka

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    I prefer the 795 due to mag feed as opposed to tube feed. I've owned mod 60, but always had problems with feeding rounds (I know others have had flawless ones). Mag feed is simpler and therefore more likely to be more reliable.
     
  20. Flash!

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    I have the Marlin 60 and the Marlin 795..... you can't go wrong with either one.... I say buy both!
     
  21. KodeFore

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    +1 Buy both.

    The model is heavier, wood stock tube magazine, just a great traditional American rimfire.
    The 795 is a terrific light Budget "Black gun".
    I do wish some one made a folding stock for these guns and high cap mags.

    I have to warn you though, Marlin makes great rifles. If you like westerns the least little bit it's only a matter of time before you will be wanting a Marlin 39
     
  22. Blackhawk30

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    I like the Marlin 60.No magazine to lose and it holds 14 rds.I paid $180 for a blued/synthetic model.
     
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    That made me get the 795 instead. (Simply because I prefer detatchable mags, not so much that I have had issues with tube-feds)
     
  24. Idempotent

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    I'd recommend the Marlin 795 over the Marlin 60 simply because I find detachable mags to be more convenient. I definitely find it easier to load up detachable mags at the firing range than trying to load a tubular magazine (which, depending on the firing range, they may be VERY careful about not even letting you point your muzzle upwards so that the cartridges you're loading slide down into the tube).

    On either one, you definitely want to consider the possibility of upgrading to Tech sights (assuming you're not just going to go with a scope). Gotta love those aperture sights.
     
  25. Marvinash

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    Tube-fed over mag

    Their has never been a better pairing than the .22LR and a tube-fed rifle.
    Go out with a 500rd. brick of ammo. See if you enjoying pulling the mag every 10rds. and pressing in every rd. against increasing spring tension, until it's full.
    Plan on doing that 50 times and see if your thumb isn't sore when the brick is gone.
    OR
    Fire 15rds. (on a Marlin 60, just let the bolt close completely before you reload and it will take an extra rd. The manuals used to point this out. If they don't recommend it anymore it's because they feel that it's safer (?) to always assume a closed bolt indicates a live rd. in the chamber.)
    Lift up the tube, drop in 15 more, push it back down and twist it At the end of the brick your thumb will thank you.
    Rimfires are the one type of gun that really suffers from dry-firing, but that's how a 10/22 let's you know it's empty (50X per brick!)
    An out-of-box 10/22 has a 7lb. trigger after the take-up. An out-of-the-box Marlin 60 is 3 lbs. and crisp.
    The 10/22 is reliable if kept clean; a Marlin 60 can be cleaned while assembled with Q-tip if 2-3,000rds. cause any problems.
    Even the instruction manual says that ANY bore-cleaning is unnecessary under normal circumstances.
    But, hey, I might be biased.
     
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