New from ProMag: a 25-round Magazine for the Marlin 795

   04.28.15

New from ProMag: a 25-round Magazine for the Marlin 795

I use two Marlin 795 carbines. One is its Liberty Training Rifle incarnation (Appleseed Edition), the other in a Badger M22 bullpup stock. Both of them came with 10-round magazines, which is usually enough for the intended purpose. However, larger magazines are fun, so I tried a ProMag 25-rounder

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The magazine is single-stack all the way down. There’s no way to interact with the follower, so the loading is a bit slow but not difficult. It fit the regular 795 perfectly, requiring a smack on the bottom to seat but with zero wobble in the magazine well. Like the factory metal magazines, it’s not drop free. Feeding has been perfect. The floorplate held on by detents is removable for cleaning.

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The magazine fits the bullpup conversion, but the mag catch doesn’t engage. A dimple in the plastic that is part of the over-insertion stop can be filed down to make it fit, but I am not sure if that would allow the magazine to go too far up in the regular stock.

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At 2/3 of the price of a factory 10-rounder, this is a nice way to spend more time at the range plinking and less time loading magazines. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of functionality, but the result has been quite pleasing with the 795LTR.

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