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#5083478 - 03/26/11 Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr.
Lionclaw Offline
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Hello I am a new member and am really gald I stumbled on this great forum.

I have a few rugers and CZs already but they are so good they are taken care off like prized pocessions and I hate to use them as every day tools on the farm.

I am thinking about getting one Marlin Bolt detachable action magazine fed rifle for use around the farm. I like the looks of the one with the hardwood stock but have never fired a Marlin. I was wanting opinions on the rifle in general and the magazine in particular. Any opinions on the bolt, accuracy, trigger etc.


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#5083489 - 03/26/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Lionclaw]
dannycreasy Offline
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Loc: North Alabama
I had a Marlin 925M that I purchased like new from a Pawn Shop in 2006 for $125. I mounted a Nikon Prostaff 2-7 shotgun scope on it and it proved to be an accurate and sturdy companion. It really loved the Remington ammunition with the Hornady bullet but I usually kept it zeroed with the less expensive Federal MaxiMags. The seven round mag was reliable.

My best friend talked me out of it last year for muskrat control out on the lake. He is nuts about the rifle and I'm happy that it ended up with somebody that could use it for what it was intended and not just punching paper like I do.

When I was a kid I purchased a tube fed Marlin 783 Magnum to hunt groundhogs and squirrel. It had a heavy trigger but it was incredibly acccurate. I could post three shot 1 inch groups at 100 yards with Winchester jacketed hollow points (the newer 925M was not quite this accurate). I killed groundhogs up to 125 yards with it and squirrels up to 80 yards. I regret selling it.


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#5083534 - 03/26/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: dannycreasy]
Dancing Bear Offline
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Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 2638
Loc: Portland, Ore
I still have my 783 and a 925 22LR, I find them to be excellent weapons. All of my kids have one as well.

I would recommend one of the new ones with the "Accu" type trigger FWIW.

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#5084416 - 03/26/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Lionclaw]
260Remguy Online   content
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Welcome to 24-HCF!

I have a few Marlin RF bolt guns in 17HMR, 22LR, and 22MRF. I like the 17HMRs and 22MRFs because Marlin includes both a 4-shot and a 7-shot magazine. The 7-shot magazines extend way below the bottom of the stock, making them awkward to carry in 1 hand, but the 4-shot magazine is almost flush with the bottom of the stock, so they are easy to carry in 1 hand.

I have the 917S and 917VS-SF in 17HMR and the 982S in 22MRF. I like these stainless/synthetic rifles because they don't need as much TLC and maintenance as do blued CM rifles. You might consider the new XT-22MR, or the old 925MR, which are the blued CM Marlin 22MRF with a synthetic stock. The Marlin RF bolt guns are more "man sized" than some other brands, so the sythetic stock aren't as thin/narrow as some other brands.

As with most RFs, these rifles are ammo brand and bullet weight particularm, so you may need to try several brands of ammo before you find the best match for your specific rifle. The Marlins that I own have grooved receivers and came with Weaver-style bases that fit the factory d&t holes on the top of the receiver. I have 2-7x, 3-9x, and 4-12x scopes mounted on these rifles, using the factory bases and Warne rings.

JEff

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#5085413 - 03/26/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: 260Remguy]
Swampman700 Offline
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The 2 I've owned were accurate, but wouldn't feed reliably. Gave them away.
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#5085525 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
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Marlin trouble free and accurate. My 917VS 17HMR worked perfect out of the box. So fun and worth the time it's now bedded in a custom stock with a Rifle Basics trigger. Fun enough to want to build another...
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#5085526 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
stray round Offline
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Registered: 12/23/05
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I have a Marlin 882 in ss and with a detach mag. It is extremely accurate.

I too prefer the CZ and the trigger is much easier to tweek than the Marlin.

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#5085599 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: stray round]
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I owned, and sold, a very nice 22 mag 882. I used to shoot groundhogs to 125 yards or so with head shots. Worked great, but had a super heavy trigger. I didn't know then that I could have fixed it myself. Wish I still had it.

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#5085695 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: DakotaDeer]
klondike_mike Offline
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I have a 25N 22 LR. I hate the thing! It wears a cheapo Chinese scope and it shoots better than my 10-22, 77-22 and an Anshutz. smile Go figure. Mike
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#5086867 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: klondike_mike]
Seafire Offline
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Well if you are interested in one, I'd purchase it soon...

looking at Marlin's on line catalog.. it appears Remington, who owns it, is scrapping the series that has been around for 50 years... an is replacing it with some cheap crap I am sure..
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#5086978 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
260Remguy Online   content
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Sounds like an operator problem and since it is a case of you being you, I'd expect lots of operator problems. Please put me on "ignore" so that you won't feel compelled to reply to ANYTHING that I post. You add no value, just suck energy out of any post that you involve youself in.

JEff

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#5087593 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Seafire]
Swampman700 Offline
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260 Remguy I've had you on ignore for months.

No they were just cheap .22s. I've had 4 different 39As as well & only one could me made to function reliably. I've never had an issue with a late model Marlin centerfire rifle.

I'll stick with my Remington rimfires.....zero issues.
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#5087662 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
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Originally Posted By: Swampman700
260 Remguy I've had you on ignore for months.

No they were just cheap .22s. I've had 4 different 39As as well & only one could me made to function reliably. I've never had an issue with a late model Marlin centerfire rifle.

I'll stick with my Remington rimfires.....zero issues.
It simply has to be you swampy. I've had at least two dozen of The Marlin rimfire bolts over the past 40 years and currently have 5 of them in the house. I've had NO feeding issues with any of them and most have been at least acceptably accurate with a fair share exceptionally so. I also have 3 Marlin semi-auto .22's that are both extremely reliable and exceptionally accurate. It's too bad I can't say the same for Remington. Big green just can't seem to make a semi that shoots worth a damn and I've owned several over the years. The two nylon 66's I had were dependable but accuracy was Red Ryderish and none of the several Vipers, 597's, 550's or 552's I've owned were either dependable or accurate. I'm happy to say I currently have none of Remington's junk in my house and never plan to again.

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#5088448 - 03/27/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
260Remguy Online   content
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If you have me on "igore", why are you peeking at my posts?

You're such a phucking liar, just like your genetic kinsman Larry Root.

JEff

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#5088855 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: 260Remguy]
Swampman700 Offline
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I toggle to read your drivel. I've been doing that for months. You're one of 50-60 goofs I have on ignore.
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#5089352 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
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Phuck you liar!

JEff

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#5089515 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: 260Remguy]
Swampman700 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Had a new CZ452 America that wouldn't feed, fire, or eject either. Good .22s are hard to find.
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#5089791 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Swampman700]
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Originally Posted By: Swampman700
Had a new CZ452 America that wouldn't feed, fire, or eject either. Good .22s are hard to find.


You are a phucking idiot.
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#5089936 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: jim62]
CFVA Offline
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I've got an older 882, it has the lawyer trigger feature. Anybody got a link to an adjustment procedure?

Thanks.
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#5090011 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Lionclaw]
43Shooter Offline
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I had one a few years back that had a laminated stock and detachable magazine with an older Japanese Tasco 3-9x40 on it.The trigger wasn't great but I was able to make it better. Accuracy was good enough to consistently kill ground squirrels or anything else you'd use a 22WMR for at 22WMR ranges.

I decided I didn't need it since I had a 223. I wish I still had the Marlin though; didn't cost a lot, didn't worry about dinging it up and it always worked.

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#5090719 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: 260Remguy]
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Originally Posted By: 260Remguy
Phuck you liar!

JEff


dang Jeff! first time i've seen you get so worked up!

OP,
I've got a 77/22 mag. the gray metal laminate version that will put CCI FMJ and the HP version into about an inch and a half at 100 yards. My wife has the marlin version of same and it will do the same with the same ammo.
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#5090821 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
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The Ruger is purtier, but the Marlin probably cost half as much and with any luck, The Mrs. doesn't dwell on that? ;O)
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#5090996 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
Swampman700 Offline
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Originally Posted By: 260Remguy
Phuck you liar!

JEff

dang Jeff! first time i've seen you get so worked up!


menopause......
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#5091635 - 03/28/11 Re: Opinions on Marlin Bolt action .22 wmr. [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
260Remguy Online   content
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The guys says that he has me on "ignore", but adds his usually stupid/ignorant/dumb posts, so he is either a liar or he peeks. Besides, he posts such stupid comments that somebody who didn't know any better might follow his advise and do something dumb.

JEff

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