Marlin 783 .22 mag

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by phideaux, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here is a report on that Marlin 783 .22 mag
    I finally got to see what it can do.

    So I park myself at 25 yard line, loaded up 8 Winchester SuperX 40 gr JHP,191o fps.

    First shot at a peel and stick 2" bullseye on cardboard to see where the scope is.
    12-14" low and 2" left.
    made an adj on scope , 2nd shot 6" low but center on windage.
    More adj and hit dead center.
    Put last 2 rounds in center. Why only 2 ,you say,
    Because the Win Super X is garbage, and 3 rounds out of 8 were DUDS. Good solid primer hits , no detination.
    No problems with the CCI.

    Moved back to 50 yards loaded 6 rounds of CCI 40 gr JHP varmint 1875 fps.

    Never touched the scope again , and all 6 rounds were grouped 3/4" and a tad high. I was really impressed with the accuracy of the rifle and the CCI ammo.
    I did a little plinkin at 1 1/4" wind chime tubes and some orange clays. FUN

    I do have a problem with ejecting the empty cases, not every one, but at least 1 out of 3 times, it pulls the empty all the way back but doesnt eject it. If I wiggle the bolt forward and back a little , then it pops out. I will look into this .

    Next outing will be at 100 yards

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    Jim
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Hey Fido,

    Those are some good shootin; guns. I had a couple of them in the past. Right now I have the Mod 882SS. The stainless version with the detachable box mag on the bottom.Sounds like a little slop between the bolt and ejector. I can see the one on mine throught the ejection port and through the mag well. Probably just needs a tweek there.'

    I had a similar gun the 917V in the 17 HMR that did the same thing yours is doing. It had a bottom feed mag. I never really used the gun much except to punch paper cause I would always go for the .22 mag. Sold the gun before I actually tweeked it. It worked. Ya just had to wiggle the bolt like you said.
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Didn't your wife tell you to quit shooting her wind chimes? LOL
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Good shootin' Jim...

    The .22 magnum is a great overall round...from plinking cans to hunting small game.
     
  5. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I got the eject problem fixed ,
    with a little triangle file, and cutting a little deeper edge ,where the case head slides/sits, so that it got better engagement against the ejector land, and sharpened the ejector face some.

    Works perfect now.

    Jim
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I finally convinced her , those things were too noisy on the back porch...;)

    Cuz I wanted to hang them down on the range.:spot:

    They are 1 1/4" in dia and different lenths , and sound good when .22 hits.
    FUN !
    They have held up very well, even against 7.62X39 .



    Jim
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This little gem came thru again this week,

    I looke out the kitchen window, toward my garden, seen a big ole rabbit sitting at the rear corner of the garden.

    I know what he is up to.....no good.

    I keep this rifle sitting by the back door, just for critters/varmints.

    Grabbed it sneakout the door , peeped around the garage, ha! he is still there, its hot, humid, winds are calm.

    Now , this woud be about 80yrds, the rifle is zeroed at 50 yrds, but I take the shot at his ear, pulled the trigger.....and



    Jim
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    you missed? lol I know better than that.
     
  9. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Guess I better fess up,

    Did I miss?....Nope.

    That hare never knew what hit him.. just below the ear entry , just below the other ear exit.

    Too many folks unde rate the little .22 magnum.

    Im a believer in it.


    Jim