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Old 03-01-2007, 03:15 AM
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Marvel 22 Conversion

How about members telling their experience with the Marvel Conversion...

My own experience has been very good - The Unit 1 is both accurate and reliable. I added a custom barrel weight that gave it the feel of a 1911 .45 and have been shooting great bullseye scores since.
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Old 03-01-2007, 06:30 AM
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Mine is accurate and reliable (with the right ammo). It's perfect for practicing trigger control and sight alignment.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:35 AM
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I have two and love them both.

No problems once I figured out what ammo runs 100%.

Scary accurate.

I even hacked on some Ciener 15 round mags and got them running.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:03 AM
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I've posted several times on this forum about my Marvel Unit 1. After an initial break-in period to smooth some of the black finish on the rail bearing surfaces, it has been flawless. It is also a tackholer.

Good shooting and be safe.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:18 AM
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I love my marvel. I used it on top of my ball gun to better learn the trigger and iron sight shooting. Helped me get distinguished.

It is probably the most accurate .22 pistol there is. Mine shoots just over .5 inch at 50 yards. Not bad for just $400. It will out shoot most other target pistols.

I have a frame sitting in my safe I intend to build a dedicated lower for it to shoot in bullseye matches.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:24 AM
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About 3 mo's ago I bought a used Marvel #1 unit from a fellow forum member. I had been shooting a Smith Model 41 which is extremely accurate (as most 41's are), but wanted a 1911 style .22 to practice holster draws, and red dot acquisition at speed, and a M41 just doesn't fit a 1911 holster.

After receiving the Marvel unit, I did extensive bench rest accuracy testing to find out which ammo it "liked". As a comparison, I shot the M41 side by side with the Marvel. I was shocked, and very plesantly surprised. The Marvel unit beat, or tied, the M41 for 25 yd accuracy will every ammo tested (about 6 different brands/types). I'm thinking the M41 is going to be spending a lot of time in the safe.

Good shooting.....Rod.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:27 PM
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That is the same result I reached when comparing scores with my M41 and Marvel Unit 1. I still love the M41 but the Unit 1 lets me shoot with the grip, frame, trigger, feel, etc. of the 1911. This leads to better scores with my .45 1911's.

Good shooting and be safe.
LB
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM
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I just purchased a Unit 1....what ammo does it like the best??
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:21 PM
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I just purchased a Unit 1....what ammo does it like the best??
Depends. I think they test with cci standard and Eley Tenex.

I use Wolf Match Target (same as the Jagd SK). I know folks that shoot aguilla in it too.

Buy 50 rounds of everything and find what your gun likes. Reliability being the number one factor to determine what you will end up getting long term.
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Old 03-01-2007, 02:08 PM
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During break-in, I used CCI MiniMag. After break-in, I use CCI Std Vel or Win HV mostly. CCI MiniMag also still works well. My experience has been that it is best to try several brands and see what your gun likes best.

Good shooting and be safe.
LB
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:00 PM
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Through bench rest testing @ 25 yds, I determined my Marvel #1 unit shot the smallest groups with CCI Standard Velocity. Surprisingly, close behind in 2nd place was the cheapie Thunderbolt.

All ammo functioned fine in my Marvel unit. And of the six different ammos tested, there was only about 3/8" difference in 5-shot group size from the best (CCI S.V.) to the worst (Federal bulk pack).

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Old 03-01-2007, 03:08 PM
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Through bench rest testing @ 25 yds, I determined my Marvel #1 unit shot the smallest groups with CCI Standard Velocity. Surprisingly, close behind in 2nd place was the cheapie Thunderbolt.

All ammo functioned fine in my Marvel unit. And of the six different ammos tested, there was only about 3/8" difference in 5-shot group size from the best (CCI S.V.) to the worst (Federal bulk pack).

Rod.
I don't mean any offense:

Bench rest testing a marvel is not going to give you an accurate reading on an ammo's accuracy. You really should put the gun in a ransom rest to test ammo for accuracy. On a bench rest, you still have eyes, grip and trigger pull as factors. You just cannot reliably test ammo accuracy this way. Also, 50 yards is a better test of the ammo's accuracy in a ransom rest.

Bench rest testing is good to get a general fix on where POA and POI are in order to initially sight in a gun.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:06 PM
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I don't mean any offense:

Bench rest testing a marvel is not going to give you an accurate reading on an ammo's accuracy. You really should put the gun in a ransom rest to test ammo for accuracy. On a bench rest, you still have eyes, grip and trigger pull as factors. You just cannot reliably test ammo accuracy this way. Also, 50 yards is a better test of the ammo's accuracy in a ransom rest.

Bench rest testing is good to get a general fix on where POA and POI are in order to initially sight in a gun.
Bill,

No offense taken. I agree that a ransom rest would be preferable. Unfortunately, I don't have access to one, so I've got to work with what I've got. And, I also agree 50 yards is a better test and I'll do that when the weather breaks a little and I can shoot outdoors again. I've been limited to shooting indoors since I got the Marvel, and the indoor range has a max. of 25 yards.

My Marvel Unit came with a test target showing under a 1" group @ 50 yds with CCC Std. velocity ammo.

Good shooting.....Rod.
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