Reviewed By: Rufus B on 02/05/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
The Marlin 795 .22lr is an excellent value. I’ve been using this gun for about four months now and it has been a joy to use. The gun is your standard semi-automatic .22lr. There is nothing special about it. It just does what it’s supposed to do. It is consistently reliable and extremely accurate.
The gun accepts a wide variety of magazines. Marlin sells approved 7 and 10 bullet magazines. Other manufacturers sell 25 banana clips and even 75 round cylinder magazines. The barrel is not threaded. Unlike the Ruger 10/22, you can’t attach a silencer or other modifications. That’s okay for me. I live in a state that prohibits such modifications. Other people may want a Ruger if they plan on heavily modifying their .22lr.
I attached a 3-9x40mm Bushnell scope onto the gun. It’s extremely accurate (sub 1” MOA) within 25-50 yards. After about 70 yards there is considerable drop. This isn’t surprising considering that’s just the ballistics of a .22lr round. This gun is great for target shooting and hunting under 70 yards. After 70 yards the gun is still accurate but you have to be willing to adjust to the considerable drop. For instance, this gun would still be fine for hunting at 100-150 yards but you would have to have considerable practice to gauge the drop.
The gun is not 100% reliable. Out of every 20 rounds there are 1-2 FTFs. I’ve gone through about 700 rounds of various Aguila ammunition. It may be the ammunition. Or, it may just be the nature of using rimfired ammunition. I’m not sure. This gun is fine for plinking and hunting but I wouldn’t use it for home defense or anything else that must be 100% reliable.
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