Is the ruger 10/22 farr supperior to a marlin 60C?


December 26, 2009, 11:03 PM
Hi. Its been 29 years since I've owned a Marlin 60. Is it Still a well built rifle?
For the price, would you go with a marlin 60 mossy oak camo or a plain 10/22. The mossy oak would match my remington 1100 synthetic stock. Any input is appreciated. Thanks,

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December 26, 2009, 11:19 PM
Matter of opinion. But neither is a shotgun, so you might want to post in the rifle forum.

December 26, 2009, 11:23 PM
My 10/22 works for me but it's said that the Marlins are more accurate. I'm not sure about price, but I went stainless/synthetic on the 10/22. I'd say if you look around in the used market you might be able to make price less of an issue regardless of what you choose. I've seen used Marlin model 60's with plain bluing and wood for just over $100.

December 27, 2009, 05:34 AM
I know, it's not a shotgun, but the question is here, so I'll answer it here.

Personally I'd get a 10/22, but only because I could never warm up to the way the Marlin 60 looks. It just looks long and skinny to me and I don't care for tube magazines. From all accounts it's a good gun though. You can probably find a Model 60 for less than a 10/22 I'll admit, used or new. In the end it's probably six of one, a half dozen of the other.

My 10/22's (five of them) all work and shoot just fine. So does my Remington 597 for what it's worth.

December 27, 2009, 09:44 AM
I own both the model 60 and the 10/22. For me and this is just my opinion and how I like it... I put a scope on the Marlin 60 because it seemed to fit and be a better setup with the Marlin. The 10/22 is without a scope and what I take with me for just plinking or when the young'uns want to shoot. Overall I shoot the 10/22 about twice as much as the Marlin...probably just because the 10/22 is just a handy feeling tool and I don't really need a scope for 22lr ammo.

December 27, 2009, 09:53 AM
I sure wouldn't call the Ruger far superior at all. It is a great rifle though just a little different and if that's what your looking for then that's what you should get.

Marlin 60c

Cheap, you can find one new for just over $100.
Tubular magazine, they are great and reliable if that is what you like.
Accurate out of the box so not much need to modify.


Tubular magazines, no high cap for this rifle.
Not much aftermarket for the rifle.

Ruger 10/22

Resale, even used it retains it's value pretty well.
Detachable magazine, great if you looking for a high cap magazines or if you want to carry several already loaded.
Customizable, the aftermarket is so big for the 10/22 you can literally change every part on the rifle if you want.


Expensive, twice as expensive as the Marlin.
Not as accurate out of the box. Probably.
Detachable magazines, can be a pain if they don't work right and if you buy several it is another added expense.
Customizable, can be good or end up being a money pit you will never get your money back out of if you want to sell.

December 27, 2009, 11:56 AM
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