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Got a Marlin Model 60 I am impressed

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MrWesson, Jan 6, 2010.

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  1. MrWesson

    MrWesson Member

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    I traded a guy a range finder for this and WOW it shoots circles around my 10/22 with a aftermarket trigger. I took it to the range put on a scope I had on my air rifle. I zeroed it and on my second attempt I shot this group at 50yds. It took me awhile to sight in and after this I shot other guns but pretty impressive results.
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  2. cyclopsshooter

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    I luv my 60s
     
  3. Arkansas Paul

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    I'm with you. I just put a Nikon Buckmasters 4x32mm on my model 60 and I was getting very tight groups today. Some of them one holers. I love mine. They're tough to beat for $130.
     
  4. highorder

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    Nice group!

    Your scope is quite far back.

    Do you have any reason for the odd cheekweld that must come with it?
     
  5. Starter52

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    A Model 60 was my first semi .22 rifle back in 1975. It's a great gun for the money. Marlin has sold millions of them over the years.
     
  6. MrWesson

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    I have a tumor on my face.

    Seriously though like I said I pulled this scope off of my airgun and the eye relief is horrible. I have to basically have my eye on the scope to get a good picture.
     
  7. ColeK

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    I bought my first Marlin M60 back about 1970-71. They are great rifles for the money. The only thing I've found better was the Marlin M7000 with a 18.5" bull barrel and their M2000 match action.
     
  8. sheepdog

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    ...never fired a M60 till a friend gave my son one...about 20 years old...I went to work on the tree rats with it and fell in love...found a used SS model yesterday for $100 and now I own one!!! Fine balance...I'm told there have more of these been sold than any model .22 ever made...can't verify that....
     
  9. MAURICE

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    I love mine. It's about 35 years old and runs like a champ.
     
  10. TCB in TN

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    Got my first one when I was about 8. Old one with the squirrel. Traded "up" on a nylon when I was 12-13. Wish I had both back now. I currently have a couple of 60's and to be honest I think they are the best "bang" for the buck in the gun market. Welcome to the club! :)
     
  11. Geno

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    I wish you guys would stop posting threads like this! Every time I read one of these threads, I am reminded of my brother-in-law taking me shooting with his model 60 back in about 1968. It's not that I mind being reminded how old I'm getting, rather that eve've bin sew dum eye ain't bought won. :banghead: I need...a model 60!

    Geno
     
  12. Quentin

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    I love my M60s too. Got the first around 1970, soon after my first rifle a Marlin 336C. A couple years ago I got #2 on sale at Wal-Mart. Both are great.
     
  13. Mike J

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    Well what are you waiting for Geno. They don't cost much & are even relatively inexpensive to shoot.
     
  14. Tamlin

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    I got my model 60 back in 1983 from a pawn shop, when I was 16. Never wanted to put a scope on it, because the iron sights are dead-on balls accurate.
     
  15. Geno

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    Mike J:

    I have near 1 dozen .22LRs now. :banghead: I want to get one of the Dunham models the has the emblem in the stock. You are correct, they are not expensive. I'll watch for them to go on sale. Oh, by the way, Mike...thanks for the encouragement! :banghead: My wife's gonna club me over the head with it. :D

    Geno
     
  16. Eb1

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    my model 60 does the same. great job.
     
  17. rangerruck

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    ..." and ye shall KNOW the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
    It is the knowing of the truth, that sets former ruger owners free, to love
    all models of marlin, especially any of the semi's and even more so, the
    ubiquitous mod 60.
     
  18. rangerruck

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    by the by, air rifle scopes are way underrated, if they are adult rated, break bbl rated, they will usually focus down to about 7meters as well; some go down as low as 10 ft!!!
     
  19. MrWesson

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    I should have been specific It was a 3x9x40 scope but it is just a bad scope not a "airgun scope". I had a 4x12x40 and I put that on tonight much better eye relief.
     
  20. Bobarino

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    Marlin 60's are great! and that one looks like it shoots exceptionally great! i have a stainless one with the grey laminate stock and i just love it. i ordered some Williams Firesites for it because i think the stock open sights aren't precise enough so i'm hoping those will make it/me even more accurate. for the price, it's hard to find a more fun and shootable gun. enjoy it!
     
  21. Sav .250

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    Have ..........2. :)
     
  22. sheepdog

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    ...now what's all this about "...truth that sets former ruger owners free..." stuff? I ain't ever givin' up my 10/22...but this is America...and I get all I can pay for....next on the list a Marlin Mountie!!!
     
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    i bought myself my first gun when i was in college back in 2004. first gun was a M60 off a friend with a scope, 1K of ammo, and a case for $60. now ive done a few things like a trigger fluff and buff. with federal bulk pack i can do .25inch groups at 50 yards, CCI mini-mags can do 3 shot ragged whole.
     
  24. rangerruck

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    oh yeah, if you wanna lighten the trigger a bit, go over to rimfirecentral.com, and look for the mod 60 stickies. A fast lighten job is to take out the return trigger spring, which just sits in the trigger housing there, and either cut a coil, remove it totally , or replace it with a bic pen clicky spring, or an old harddrive door spring...
     
  25. MrWesson

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    Yeah the trigger is a bit heavy but I also noticed while dry firing that it doesn't have the loud click that my ruger has. no biggie but it did have some issues with FTF(light strikes) that may have been the crappy Remington bulk crap or that it was the dirtiest gun I have ever seen.
     
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