Big Shrek...Marlin question/opinion?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Zane71464, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    I have a Marlin model 882 ss micro-grove .22wmr
    with a synthetic/black stock. Okay....
    I'm trying to make this short and to the point...:D
    Ive had it for years..
    1) I hate synthectic stocks, which I know I can replace that.
    2) It needs a new front sight, no problem.
    3) Ive had this rifle since about 2002 and got it used and slapped a tasco
    3-9x40 on it and got it zeroed in. Havent shot this rifle in some time, but, I'm
    wanting to get it out and put a good scope on it and front sight and use it for hopfully, some up close coyote hunting.

    I reckon my question is, as I know your a Marlin kind of guy...
    How accurate can this rifle be?
    Im trying to make the decision as wheather to keep it or go for another one.
    Before I go putting any $'s in it.
    I appreciate any and all comments/thoughts!
    EDIT: Also, do you have any links where I might find a good wooden replacement stock for the 882ss, if I do decide to upgrade?
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  2. i have never owned a marlin rifle that wouldnt shoot better than i or anybody else.if you use the right ammo and have your shooting habits down then run what you brung. old semperfi

  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Scratch my original post ^^^ as the barrel is totally screwed.....:mad:
  4. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Howdy, That marlin can be very accurate, with a good scope and the right ammo. In 22WMR I like Hornady 30GR V MAx and fedreal 22MAG speer TNT HP. I have owned different types of marlin guns for 40 years with no real problems. I hear that the coyotes are good size in your neck of the woods. You sure you want to hunt coyote with a 22mag? Maybe you should look at a 22-250 or a 223 there good coyote killers, Thats my 2cents, good luck and have fun!!
  5. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    The 882 series should be on par with the 25MN...meaning, with proper care, it'll shoot minute of squirrel-head at 75 yds with a good scope.

    I wouldn't use a Tasco...bleah...get a GOOD scope.

    The 882, was that a heavy .840 target barrel??
    If not, you can replace it with an 883 from Numrich.

    Honestly, I wouldn't worry about the bulge, as long as you don't get any further obstructions in the barrel.

    CHECK it before shooting, you never know when a spider or dirt dauber might make a nest ;)