Savage 64 vs Marlin 795

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Detailed comparsion of the Savage Arms 64 vs Marlin 795 Semi-Auto .22 Rifles

Updated: 12/12/16

"I just want a fun .22 plinker that I can maybe customize a little bit, not like the ruger"... ..If you can relate then you have come to the right place. Let’s compare the Marlin 795 with the Savage 64.

Savage Arms 64 Summary:

Model 64F - black synthetic stock, no sling swivel studs with base model

Model 64G - Monte Carlo style, walnut finished hardwood stock

Model 64FSS - stainless finish and fiber optic sights

Model 64FXP black synthetic stock and 4 x 15mm scope and rings, sling swivel studs(pictured above)

The Savage 64 semi-automatic .22 rifle is affordable, reliable and accurate. It has a 21” carbon steel barrel that has a blued satin finish. It comes with a detachable 10 round magazine. Black synthetic stock comes in a Matte finish. It has a two position lever safety that is located behind the bolt handle at the rear of the action. This rifle comes with open sights but is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The Savage 64 FXP comes with a 4 x 15mm scope and rings from the factory.

Read 24 Reviews of the Savage 64 here

Marlin 795 Summary:

Model 795 - blued barrel and receiver (pictured above)

Model 795SS - stainless steel barrel and receiver

The Marlin 795 semi-automatic .22 rifle is reliable, rugged and accurate. It has an automatic “last-shot” bolt hold open feature. Comes in your choice of blued or stainless steel finishes. Features an 18” barrel with Micro-Groove rifling, black fiberglass-reinforced stock with checkering and swivel studs. It’s fitted with an adjustable open rear sight and ramp front sight. Some promotional models come with a 4 x 32mm scope and rings from the factory.

Read 40 Reviews of the Marlin 795 here

Side by Side Comparison of the Marlin 795 vs. Savage 64

Marlin 795 Stats:

Action

Bolt Release Lever, Charging Handle bolt lock feature,

Magazine Fed, “last-shot” hold open, Cross bolt Safety

Barrel

Free Float 18” with Micro-Groove rifling

Capacity

10 round Single Stacked Magazine, Nickel plated
Twist Rate 1:16” Right Hand Twist

Sights

Adjustable Open rear sight, Ramp front Sight, Receiver grooved for scope mount

Stock

Black Fiberglass Synthetic with Checkering and Swivel Studs Sling Mounts
Receiver Aluminum
Trigger Pull Reduce your trigger pull from a factory weight of 6.75 lbs to a modified 4.5 lbs
Marlin 795 Trigger Spring Kit

Savage 64 Stats:

Action

No Bolt Release Feature, Charging Handle bolt lock feature Magazine Fed, Lever Safety top of receiver

Barrel

Free Float 21” Carbon Steel Barrel

Capacity

10 round Magazine

Twist Rate

1:16” Right Hand Twist

Sights

Adjustable Open rear sight, Ramp front sight, Dove Tail, Drilled and tapped for scope mounts

Stock

Black Matte Synthetic with Checkering, Swivel Studs Sling Mounts ( Not on 64F)

Receiver

Steel

Trigger Pull

Reduce your trigger pull from a stock 5.5 lbs to a modified 3.75 lbs Savage 64 Trigger Spring Kit

Compared Accuracy

In the Savage Arms 64 vs Marlin 795 accuracy test we determined that both semi-automatic rifles are very accurate and too close to tell a major difference.

Compared Magazines

Marlin 795 has a 10rd single stacked nickle magazine. Savage 64 a 10rd single stacked black magazine. The Savage 64 has a stiff magazine release.

Compared Stock

No Cheek rest on the synthetic Savage 64 stock.

Compared Sights

We like the sights a bit better on the Savage 64. The Savage front bead sight seemed easier to see compared to the Marlin 795 front blade sight.

Compared Triggers

Marlin 795 stock trigger pull was 6 lbs 9 oz and the Savage 64 stock trigger pull was 5 lbs 5 oz. Both have triggers that are kind of heavy but there are replacements for that.

Savage 64 Trigger Spring Kit

Marlin 795 Trigger Spring Kit

Compared Barrels

Marlin 795 has a Micro-Grooved 18” barrel and Savage 64 has a 21” barrel.

Compared Weights

Overall Marlin weight is 4.5lbs and overall Savage weight is 5lbs.

Compared Safety

Savage 64 two position lever safety that is located behind the bolt handle at the rear of the action. Marlin 795 safety is a cross bolt safety in the trigger guard.

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