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Ruger 10/22 vs. Marlin 795

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Calhoun321, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. Calhoun321

    Calhoun321 Member

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    Which of these is on average the most reliable? I have a Marlin 60 (tube fed versio of the 795) that never malfunctions. I'm thinking the Ruger's rotary mag may be tempermental and the extended mags even more so.

    I'm looking at maybe selling the 60 and picking up a mag fed rifle, which is my preference.
     
  2. ultramag44

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    I just bought a Ruger 10/22-T. Each and every time I pull the trigger, it goes 'bang'. Pretty accurate for an out-of-the box gun.

    Use ONLY Ruger factory mags. Those after market mags are dicey @ best. Note rain on side of scope (Bushnell 8-32X) and side of rear sandbag!
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    50 yards, bench, Wolf ME .22 ammo, switchy winds, 15 mph

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    50 yards, bench, Wolf ME .22 ammo, raining, windy, 8 shots in group (bottom 2 shots were sighters)

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  3. grimjaw

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    It's been over a decade since I picked up the Ruger 10/22 my father bought me, and even longer since I've fired it. I don't have fond memories of it being a tack driver, but last time I used it was before I really learned to shoot.

    Have both Marlins, 795 and 60. For such inexpensive autoloaders, they are consistently accurate enough for my needs, and so far have been reliable feeders and ejectors with any ammunititon I've fed them. Since I don't feel like spending $1000+ with Volquartsen, Ruger is going to have to step up if they want me to switch back.
     
  4. Shawnee

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  5. 22lr

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    Personally the 10/22 was my first gun and I will probably never own another semi auto 22lr besides a Ruger. Good/great gun and you can do anything times 10 to it. Id say only the AR-15 has more aftermarket parts available. A good gun and you cant go wrong with a Ruger. On reliability if you get non Ruger mags make sure they are top quality.
     
  6. railroader

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    I have a marlin 7000(bull barrel 795) and a 10/22. Out the box the reliability has been equal. Stock the marlin was more accurate until I put a bull barrel on the 10/22. On the 10/22 it is easier to get a really good trigger. On the marlin the trigger was heavy and had to work on it to make it better. On the 10/22 you can just drop in an aftermarket hammer and get a great trigger pull. Mark
     
  7. rangerruck

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    there is no question, a 795 , out of the box, will smoke a 10.22 all day, and be more reliable plus about 100 bucks cheaper, and it will need no upgrades. just smooth the trigger parts with a stone, replace the trigger return spring, with a bic pen spring, and you will lighten the trigger pull instantly in half.
     
  8. A square 10

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    the first 22 i shot was a steven bolt - it always performed , it was my fathers , the first i owned was a mossberg lever , it also always performed [i always wanted a browning or remington or reuger semi ]

    so i bought a remington 66 and a reuger 10/22 international , both work great and i doubt eather have ever been cleaned ---thats since the 60s for the remington and the 80s for the reuger , they both are very accurate ,

    im looking for the browning but its gotta be an old one
     
  9. foghornl

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    Nice groups, Ultramag44

    But you keep missing the dime..:D :evil: :D :evil: :D :evil:
     
  10. CajunBass

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    I've got three 10/22's and I wouldn't call any of them tempermental. The rotary magazine has been around for 40 or so years, and seems to work pretty well. The aftermarket hi-cap magazines are more hit and miss, so I just don't bother with them. I've never seen any reason to change anything on mine, but I know if I want to, I can find somebody who makes probably anything for them.

    There might be some other guns that are more accurate, but if they are, I can't shoot well enough to tell it.
     
  11. Liberty or Death 86

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    I personally own a 795 and I love it. It shoots like a laser and I can shoot a dime at 100 yards. I didn't modify any of the mechanism at all but I did do some work on the out side. Just a few additions to make it some suitable for shooting prairie dogs and other small game.

    Yesterday I shot both the 10/22 and the 795. I will always prefer the 795! Hands down its a better weapon. The trigger isn't sloppy, everything is a better fit and the action is smoother. I was also the one who cleaned both weapons before and after the shoot. The 795 is easier to clean and operate. It only lacks in the ability to customize department. But As I've said before, the ability to customize is only limited by the creativity of the shooter.
     
  12. Liberty or Death 86

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    I personally own a 795 and I love it. It shoots like a laser and I can shoot a dime at 100 yards. I didn't modify any of the mechanism at all but I did do some work on the out side. Just a few additions to make it some suitable for shooting prairie dogs and other small game.

    Yesterday I shot both the 10/22 and the 795. I will always prefer the 795! Hands down its a better weapon. The trigger isn't sloppy, everything is a better fit and the action is smoother. I was also the one who cleaned both weapons before and after the shoot. The 795 is easier to clean and operate. It only lacks in the ability to customize department. But As I've said before, the ability to customize is only limited by the creativity of the shooter.
     
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    I will echo others. I prefer the 795 out of the box, but it can not compare to a modified 10/22.
     
  14. sturmgewehr667

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    ultramag44, those are some nice groups
     
  15. Liberty or Death 86

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    I agree with King Ghidora, why buy a weapon knowing you are going to replace lots of the parts? It seems like something the government would do. If you are buying a rifle that you know you are going to have to throw stupid amounts of money at to make it perform like you want it to, you might as well get a different firearm. Unless you just want to waste money, be a smart shopper and do your homework.

    And just for the record. The Marlin 795 has a 1/2 inch shorter barrel and weighs a half pound less than the Ruger 10/22.
     
  16. ATW525

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    The obvious response is that the best shooter out of the box might not be the best fit to a potential owner or their particular desires. If somebody intends on blasting away at tin cans and really wants readily available high capacity magazines, then the 795 is unlikely to sastify them no matter how well it shoots.
     
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    I bought the 10/22, I can modify it if I need to.
    If I bought a 795, and it was not accurate enough, etc. I would have to buy a different gun, and I don't think I could afford that. As it is, I haven't modified my 10/22 yet, but I might get a volquartzen hammer and a new stock.
     
  18. cuate

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    I'm not chunking my 10/22, Daddy had it since they came out and he couldn't wear it out, I don't seem to be able to either. Its kinda hard to miss with that 10/22 and the Burris scope he put on it a long time ago.

    When I get bored with it the old Winchester .22 pump, a Mod. 62 I think it is called shoots nice as does the MaRLIN mOD 39something lever .22......I forgot about the M4A3 with the .22 Ceiner conversion and the Blackdog mags, Well 'Scuse me, I am easy to please......:)
     
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    I am not going to knock the Marlin because I don't know much about them but the Rugers are fine rifles.

    The plain ones are fine for hacking around as is and the 10/22T or a project gun is just the ticket for serious target work

    The ruger factory mags are really very good. The aftermarket large mags vary and work better in some rifles than others.

    The deal maker for me with the Ruger is the wide variety of models and the wider variety of accesories. This wide choice really creatates a rifle system where at any time you can configure the gun to be whatever you want or need
     
  20. Deltaboy1984

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    I trade the only 10/22 I have ever owned. Marlins, old mossies, savages and my Remingtons blow Rugers out of the water Spec Right out of the Box. Now If you have 700 dollars blow you can customize a 10/22 to be a tack driver.
     
  21. rem2429

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    First, don't sell the model 60.

    Second - get a 10/22 and buy a green mountain barrel and target hammer and you will have a GREAT gun that shoots bugholes for a not much money. You can spend more if you want to, but it is not required.

    Third - the Winchester wildcat and Remington autos are worth looking into for an out of the box gun.
     
  22. easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca

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    If I had a Marlin 60, I wouldn't sell it. I wouldn't buy a 10/22 either. The only thing I liked about mine was that it had a 10 round magazine that was flush with the stock. I sold the 10/22 because only accurate guns interest me, and I do not believe in spending a lot of money to improve any gun.
     
  23. Liberty or Death 86

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    The key component of an accurate weapon is the shooter. A shooter that isn't perfect needs a weapon that is able to correct for his errors and short comings. If you are Daniel Boone, you may be able to shoot a bug off a bear's nose at 100 yards with the 10/22. If you are Joe the Weekend warrior, you may need the marlin to get a decent group at 50.
     
  24. Pat4x4

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    the dead horse is getting beat to death..lol I like the model 60 out of the box for accurracy.. But to me the best 22lr out is the 10/22.. the action is a lot more stout and you can CHEAPLY modify it to be a tack driver like said in the previous post.. A green mountain barrel will make a world of differance. much better chamber. Stock I have always been disapointed with the 10/22 though in regards to how accurate they shoot
     
  25. C5Cruiser

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    I like and own a 10/22. Reliable and many accessories are available. However one of my fellow NRA instructors will never own a Ruger and even the 10/22. He had a run in with one of the Ruger executives and will never use their products.
    He owns Marlins.

    (Shhhhhhh, go with the Ruger)
     
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