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Old 05-03-2010, 21:06   #2
Usagi
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I have purchased a new 795 within the last 6 months. My BIL purchased a new 10/22 within the last month (which I have shot / worked on). Some thoughts:

Trigger-
About the same between the two.
- Best way to get a good trigger on a Ruger is with an aftermarket part. There are several from which to choose.
- The 795 took me about 10 minutes to do a trigger job. If you want, PM me and I'll send you a link to a good tutorial.

Aftermarket-
Belongs to Ruger.
Marlin has more than you might think. Again, a PM and I'll send you a link to another forum where many Marlin aftermarket products can be found.

Ruger will - on average - shoot 1" groups at 25 yards. Some are better some are worse. I've seen that and worse. I've only heard of better.

Marlins are more accurate out of the box. A 795 (or 60) and 10 minutes on the trigger produces a rifle whose precision and reliability can only be matched by a Ruger plus $300-$500 of after-market part.

Marlins eat more types of ammo without hiccups. Sure, they have preferences, but Rugers are known to be very finicky without an aftermarket bolt.


Conclusion:
If you like to tinker and want to spend a little on it... the Ruger is for you.
If you want simple & effective as-is... the Marlin wins hands-down.
The Marlin is also only half the price of the Ruger, FWIW.

ETA: I own a 10/22, a 60, and a 795.

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