Had a few spare minutes today, so I popped into an indoor pistol range near my house with the new Marlin 795
I picked up last weekend.
|First target shows impact from the|
Marlin's first rounds fired
I was primarily shooting to test function, not sighting. I'll be adding a set of Tech-Sights
when they come.
But using the basic factory sights at 15 yards (close to the max distance at this pistol range), I was impressed. Groupings were very tight.
Again, I'll stress, I was shooting for function, not sight accuracy. I put three brands of ammo through the gun.
The first was Remington Thunderbolt .22 round nose. One failure to feed in 20 rounds. New gun, it may need breaking in.
|After warming up, this is the|
day's final target
Then I went to some Winchester bulk pack stuff a guy gave me at a range a couple years ago. The rounds would not feed through his AR's .22 adapter, and he became so frustrated he just wanted to dump the stuff. I haven't had much luck with with it either, it's jammed up every semi-auto I've tried. In the Marlin, it delivered two jams in fewer than ten rounds. I gave up (I haven't bought Winchester .22 rounds since I was a kid. I hope this box of 333 was simply a fluke, and not representative of current production. It works okay in .22 revolvers).
Finally, I moved on to shoot several mags of Blazer bulk pack stuff. No failures or hang-ups. Just perfect.
I'm very pleased with the new rifle. Can't wait for the better sights to arrive. And for an opportunity to try it at greater distance.
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