10/22 or model 60 poll


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CZguy
July 28, 2009, 11:23 AM
There have been several threads on this subject and I thought why not just put it to a vote.

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sneedb82
July 28, 2009, 11:40 AM
My Model 60, when clean, will shoot really accurately to about 50-75 yards (cheap Bushnell walmart special, zoom is pitiful at distances greater than that). Otherwise, still shoots ragged holes all day long.

JonB
July 28, 2009, 11:42 AM
Depends on the criteria:
customizing and endless tinkering options - 10/22
out of the box accuracy - Mod 60

Those are the two 'big' things that people seem to agree on when comparing Mod 60 to 10/22's.

ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 11:54 AM
From the box: Marlin 60.
Ultimate .22 semiauto: Volquartsen or Magnum Research based on 10/22 design, but with no Ruger parts.
Wouldn't buy one again: Ruger 10/22.
Would sell immediately if given one: Ruger 10/22

mp5a3
July 28, 2009, 11:56 AM
To me, making a Ruger 10/22 look like an AK or an MG42 is kind of ridiculous, plus with the Marlin 60 you get 1 reliable mag and it's built into the gun. I can reload the tube mags very fast. I get a fistful of ammo and turn them in the same direction about 3 at a time. They just drop right in.

ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 11:59 AM
To me, making a Ruger 10/22 look like an AK or an MG42 is kind of ridiculous

I have a .22LR AR. Much better gun than a 10/22, far easier to clean, more fun. If you're going to waste money on a .22, I HIGHLY recommend one.:) I wouldn't buy it now, but I had a bit of cash to waste when I did.

If you don't want to waste money on a .22, but you want to shoot: Marlin 60 with Nikon 4x32 scope.

Deckard
July 28, 2009, 12:00 PM
I like the Marlin for the looks and accuracy...as for endless tinkering I've never really felt the need to dress up any of my rifles.

jmr40
July 28, 2009, 12:44 PM
Out of the box I would give a slight edge to the Marlin in accuracy. In my experience the Ruger will hold up longer. Of the ones I have owned the magazine is the weak link in both guns. Eventually they wore out on both of the Marlins I owned and it is simply not cost effective to have them repaired. The Ruger mags eventually wear out as well, but I can easily toss the old one and buy another for under $20. You have to put a lot of rounds through either to wear them out however.

LeverGunJunkie
July 28, 2009, 01:00 PM
Owned both...the 10/22's length of pull was too short. Never fit me and therefore could never shoot it accurately. Quality of assemby and materials was inferior to the Marlin. Got rid of it, and bought an adult 22, the model 60. Had that gun for 14 years and never had a malfunction (which couldn't be said for the 3 years I had the ruger).:mad: It likes Winchester Wild Cats best, and shoots inside 1 1/2" at 100 paces. It wears a cheap Bushnell 4x and works well. This was my 4th attempt at finding a good 22, and the Model 60 did not disappoint. :)

You can probably find a better .22 out there, but not for the price of a Marlin Model 60.

frankiestoys
July 28, 2009, 01:11 PM
Im a BIG Ruger fan , own more then a couple, but i looked and researched and then looked some more. I bought a barley used model 60 for 75$ took it it to the range on saturday with a newly installed BSA scope, and within 15 minutes i was was punching holes in targets that were very impessive for a cheap rifle. I think i made a wise investment

Guvnor
July 28, 2009, 03:28 PM
I had to decide between the 2 of them recently and went with the marlin 60. The tube mag is great...very simple and easy to load. Once you get used to it you can load up the tube pretty fast.

My only complaint is that marlin doesn't recommend using hyper velocity in the model 60.

DMK
July 28, 2009, 03:48 PM
My only complaint about my M60 is it is a pain to take down and clean.

It's a great shooter though. Very fun with a scope.

I'd rather put money into my centerfire guns, so the 10/22 doesn't interest me at all.

Guvnor
July 28, 2009, 04:09 PM
My only complaint about my M60 is it is a pain to take down and clean.


I find that taking down the gun is pretty simple EXCEPT for taking out/putting back the bolt and recoil spring. That is a royal pain in the arse. Its really easy to bend and kink the spring if you aren't careful. Don't ask me how I know this. :D Good thing Marlin had replacement springs in stock!

hotlead
July 28, 2009, 04:13 PM
60 for me......

ArmedBear
July 28, 2009, 04:16 PM
That is a royal pain in the arse. Its really easy to bend and kink the spring if you aren't careful

It's also really easy not to. Just shove the pin and the spring into the bolt together, so that the pin is partially inside the bolt. Take that assembly and put it in the receiver, so that the pin catches the indentation it sits in. Then drop the bolt into the receiver so that the chamber face stops it from moving forward. It needn't be dropped all the way in right away. Done.

OLD208X3A
July 28, 2009, 04:27 PM
I think JonB was right on. I've got a 10/22 with Tech sights and you can break bottles and shoot cans at 50yds all day long like it was cheating. For target accuracy it doesn't stack up to the J.C. Higgins (made by Marlin) tubular repeater I own. Just a matter of whether you want to kill a squirrel or choose which eye you want to shoot him in. If you're a tinkerer, you'll be addicted to the 10/22. Obvious answer is to get them both... ya' can't just have ONE .22 rifle!

CajunBass
July 28, 2009, 05:34 PM
It's the 10/22 for me. Specifically the DSP model, but I like the standard one too. I've just never liked the look of the Model 60 so I've never seriously considered one.

jimmyraythomason
July 28, 2009, 05:41 PM
I didn't vote because I love both of these rifles. My 10/22 was every bit as accurate as my Model 60(of which I've had several). Also the Winchester Model 190/290 series semi-autos are just as good as the other two. If I want a tube magazine rifle I would choose the Model 60 or Model 190. If I wanted a detachable magazine then the 10/22 would get the nod. Whatever you use a .22 for, all three mentioned are up to the task.

FROGO207
July 28, 2009, 07:17 PM
I went with the 10 22 as I like the supply of aftermarket parts so that I can experiment, also for the detachable mag. I own almost a dozen 22 rifles but have not purchased a marlin yet. BTW 2 10-22's and 4 savages.

45B@cav
July 28, 2009, 07:29 PM
I say 10/22 for adaptability alone. Yes the Marlin is more accurate out of the box but you can make a 10/22 shoot circles around it with just a simple barrel change. I started out on a Marlin 28 years ago so this is not a anti Marlin thing. I like my 10/22 better. +1 for buying both it can't hurt.

husker
July 28, 2009, 07:32 PM
1-10/22,1-M60,1-rem590,1-Henry youth, The REM 590 is the best shooter of the 4.

berettashotgun
July 29, 2009, 06:36 AM
I have a very tidy sum invested in 3 10/22's.
$275 barrel - $295 receiver - $200 stock - bolt and trigger group is another 200; and then the issue of mags come up:banghead::cuss:
These rifles shoot VERY nice, and I made them at home - it is kinda rewarding.
I will always take my Glenfield 60 with the squirrel on the stock over the 10/22.
As a general use rifle, the 60 far exceeds the ability and reliability of a 10/22.
I don't consider a rifle made up of parts, none of which were made by Ruger, to be a 10/22.
Well - a balanced and blueprinted 10/22:p

jimmyraythomason
July 29, 2009, 08:30 PM
If you want a one hole group from a factory .22 semi ,get a Remington Speedmaster.

Armed012002
July 29, 2009, 08:39 PM
Ever see Jay Leno's Garage? I wish I had the money to buy every car or bike I want to drive or ride. However, when it comes to .22 caliber rifles, I can manage buying more than a few.

I'm about to buy my forth .22 caliber firearm.

The Model 60 and 10/22 both have their merits and each is a fine example of American firearm design. I suggest you buy both.

shaggy430
July 29, 2009, 08:43 PM
I've had both, and personally I like the 10/22 better. Also, I don't know what everyone is saying about a stock 10/22 not being accurate. Mine will shoot ragged one-hole 50 yard groups all day long.

Dr_2_B
July 29, 2009, 08:57 PM
10/22

EAJ
July 30, 2009, 11:41 AM
Marlin Mod 60. Purchased in 1968. All original parts. Reliable, Durable, Accurate and Inexpensive. :)

http://fishkind.com/collection/images/marlin_03.jpg

FlyinBryan
July 30, 2009, 11:51 AM
i like the 1022 for its versatility, but i must say, that sure is a pretty little 60 eaj.

Deltaboy
July 30, 2009, 12:44 PM
Want to burn money get the 10/22
Want to put meat in the pot and have fun burning AMMO get the Marlin 60.
I have owned both I traded the 10/22 on a pistol and bought another Marlin after my first one had came up MIA.

onegun
July 30, 2009, 12:48 PM
I am going to go with the Marlin 60, I have a 795 which is the same action.

CZguy
July 30, 2009, 12:59 PM
Also, I don't know what everyone is saying about a stock 10/22 not being accurate. Mine will shoot ragged one-hole 50 yard groups all day long.

Are you saying that your stock 10/22 will do that?

30mag
July 30, 2009, 01:07 PM
A 10-22 has the worst view (ugly receiver) from a cheek weld (unless you're sighting a Glock).
Also, it has a fat stock and is more expensive. I have no desire to ever own that firearm.

jimmyraythomason
July 30, 2009, 01:13 PM
"Are you saying that your stock 10/22 will do that?"
CZguy ;I don't know why this is surprising. My 10/22 could easily do that with cheap 4x glass. I routinely shot empty .22lr cases at distances where they could only be seen with a scope

FlyinBryan
July 30, 2009, 01:26 PM
Are you saying that your stock 10/22 will do that?

ya, thats a tall order for a stock rifle.

its a tall order for any rifle.

my 1022 has now had 3 stocks, 2 barrels, 2 triggers, and a plethora of different scopes, not because i had to do it, but because i enjoy doing it.

its the transformer of the 22 rifle world.

its an affordable and fun way to play "evil black rifle"

its just about what you want. how many silenced sidefolder marlin 60's have you seen?

the marlin is definitly more thrifty, the ruger is more adaptable to different configurations.

as of right now a stock ruger 1022t is winning the july rimfire match.

xstuntman
July 30, 2009, 10:42 PM
Marlin.
I've had two and the micro groove barrels are great stuff in any caliber. I've never had the desire to throw hundreds of dollars into a 10/22 to make it shoot as good as the 60 does out of the box. My buddy got a new 10/22 and its outrageously ammo picky and when it will shoot accuracy is "ok". X

CZguy
July 31, 2009, 04:35 AM
as of right now a stock ruger 1022t is winning the july rimfire match.


A 10/22T is Ruger's version of a built up 10/22 with a bull barrel and better trigger. Ruger saw all of the mods being done to their rifle and wanted to get in on the action. It is not the standard 10/22 carbine that we are talking about here, so the point is moot.

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=1121&return=Y

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