RANGE REPORT: Marlin Model 25 Bolt Action Rifle .22LR
This is my Range Report on the Marlin 25 bolt action rifle. This Rifle is not made anymore, and from the information that I have in relation to the serial number, I believe this is a 1988 made rifle. It came with a 7 round magazine… which I was able to buy a new original manufacture magazine online (currently on route). There is also parts available for this rifle that I have seen out of the internet, so that is also great.
One thing to note, is I sustained a wrist injury to my wrist tha also affects my fingers. This is a partial permanent disability however I can “still” shoot .22LR but I am still strengthening my wrist.. and also my aim is a bit off still. I am getting there.. and I am getting better in regards to shooting. (Thank You God).
I used to sell rifles way back, many years ago.. and this Model 25 is the SAME rifle.. that I used to sell many years ago.. that I wanted to buy but could not because of all of those restrictions / licensing and the money to do so at that time.. up in the North East.. So this Marlin 25 that I bought a few days ago used, in a private sale down here in the south east… I can transport and fire legally as long as it is in a locked case in the trunk.. just like my hand guns.
And also to note.. it is “HOT” out today.. even in the indoor range (the HVAC was struggling).. so I did not shoot as many rounds as I wanted.. but I was able to shoot the following:
Aguila Super Extra High Velocity rounds with the jacketed/plated round nose
Aguila Standard Velocity Match, lead round nose, they are “not” eley primers like there high velocity, they have on the boxes that they are “Agulia Prime” so their own primers I take it.
Geco Standard Velocity, German import that suppose to cycle well as the lead noses are "smoothed" more during manufacturing. Standard Velocity also.
Federal Target Standard Velocity, lead round nose (the bulk stuff, white box 500 quantity).
No scope, just using the sights on the rifle itself:
The Green Circles are the Aguila Standard Velocity Match, and fired rounds to those areas as intended about 15 yards.
The Blue Circles (and yes I only loaded four in the mag’) was the Federal Target Standard Velocity at 15 yards.
The Red Circle are the Geco Standard Velocity at 15 yards
The Orange Circles are the Aguila Super Extra High Velocity rounds, and fired to those areas intended, but at more than 25 yards.
What everyone has told me about Marlin rifles like this one, is 100% true.. it’s a “tack driver” it’s wicked accurate. I truly believe that! This is the “best” firearm purchase that I have made.. really. If you come across one of these, BUY IT!
Thank You for reading my Range Report.