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10/22 or model 60 poll

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CZguy, Jul 28, 2009.

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10/22 or Model 60

Poll closed Aug 27, 2009.
  1. 10/22

    72 vote(s)
    50.7%
  2. model 60

    70 vote(s)
    49.3%
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  1. CZguy

    CZguy Member

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    There have been several threads on this subject and I thought why not just put it to a vote.
     
  2. sneedb82

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    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.
     
  3. JonB

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    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.
     
  4. ArmedBear

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    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
     
  5. mp5a3

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    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.
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
  7. Deckard

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    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.
     
  8. jmr40

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    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.
     
  9. LeverGunJunkie

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    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.
     
  10. frankiestoys

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    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
     
  11. Guvnor

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    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.
     
  12. DMK

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    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.
     
  13. Guvnor

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    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!
     
  14. hotlead

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    60 for me......
     
  15. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
  16. OLD208X3A

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    JonB...

    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!
     
  17. CajunBass

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    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.
     
  18. jimmyraythomason

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    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.
     
  19. FROGO207

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    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.
     
  20. 45B@cav

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    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.
     
  21. husker

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    1-10/22,1-M60,1-rem590,1-Henry youth, The REM 590 is the best shooter of the 4.
     
  22. berettashotgun

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    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
     
  23. jimmyraythomason

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    If you want a one hole group from a factory .22 semi ,get a Remington Speedmaster.
     
  24. Armed012002

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    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.
     
  25. shaggy430

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    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.
     
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