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Is teh Ruger 10/22 far superior to the Marlin 60C?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cwc5, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. cwc5

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    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,
    CWC5
     
  2. rondog

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    I have two 10/22's, actually one is the grandkid's, and I'm not impressed with them, jam-o-matics. Won't buy a third.
     
  3. Water-Man

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    It's not superior at all. The Marlin is more accurate and dependable. You can customize the Ruger more if desired.
     
  4. elmerfudd

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    IMO, the 10/22 is only a decent rifle after you've spent a few hundred dollars on it and replaced half the parts. At that point it does outclass the Marlin.

    Stock, the Model 60 beats it hands down.
     
  5. JEB

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    the model 60 is excellent! the 10/22 is......ok
     
  6. REAPER4206969

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    I like them both.
     
  7. [Pb]

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    To be fair, I had to replace one 15 dollar part on each of the Rugers me and my brother own (extractor). They are extremely reliable now, plenty accurate.

    Whichever you prefer, Rugers require more messing with but have more potential.
     
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    Are you going to customize/tweak it or leave it as-is? If you just want a plinker and don't care about modifying it I'd probably go with the marlin. The ruger can be highly modified and customized, but by the time you are done you've spent entirely too much money and realize you've replaced everything but the receiver on it.
     
  9. TimboKhan

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    That's an absolutely subjective opinion. Another subjective opinion is the one where I totally disagree with you. I have had a number of 10/22's over the years, and I have liked them all. My first 10/22 is over 30 years old at this point, is bone-stock, and is utterly reliable and accurate. Also, 10/22 rotary magazines are widely regarded as being the best .22 magazines around. Not saying the 60 is a bad rifle, and if thats what you like I am sure you will be happy, but the 10/22 is a good rifle, regardless of the haters.
     
  10. Uncle Mike

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    NO!

    ...and check out the Magnum Research 22LR auto loader.
     
  11. FenderTK421

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    Not sure where these guys are coming from but... I currently own 2 10/22's and have owned half a dozen or so in the last 18 years. Fantastic little rifle. Very reliable, very accurate. Never had FTF issues in a stock gun. Owned one used model 60. nice little gun, but I wouldn't trade a 10/22 for one.
     
  12. jimmyraythomason

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    I have had both. I found the 10-22 to be much more reliable than the Marlin. I had to replace the feed throat on the Marlin which made it "almost" jam proof. Never had a failure with the Ruger. Both were scoped with 1",4x32 Bushnells and both were very accurate. Through trading around I now no longer have either rifle but the Ruger is the only one I really miss.
     
  13. madcratebuilder

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    I've seen good and bad examples of both rifles. The 10/22 is the best selling .22 rifle ever made. The 10/22 is easy to mod and has more after market support than the 60C. It's Ford vs Chevy.
     
  14. Marlin 45 carbine

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    haveing owned both (now own an AMT heavy-barrell w/glass) my .02 is the 60 will group the cheaper factory ammo tighter but isn't as easy to clean as the 10/22 and it fouls quicker IMO. the long barrel 60 has a longer sight radius also (alas my eyes cannot take advantage of this any more). one of my nephews owns a 60 that he has worked over some and it's actually amazing to see him practice standing off-hand on walnuts at 50 paces (4X glass) a man at 100 would be in serious kim-shuuie.
     
  15. hub

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    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
    positives,

    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.

    negatives,

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

    Ruger 10/22
    positives,

    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.

    negatives,

    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.
     
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    I was under the impression that the Model 60 has sold over 11 million since 1960, and the Ruger somewhere about 5 million since 1964.

    I do agree however Ford vs Chevy.
     
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    I like the Ruger better, but would not call it far superior.
     
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    While I have a couple of each rifle and like both, the above statement is inaccurate. The model sixty has sold several times more that the 10/22. I'm sure before long someone with the exact figures will come along.
     
  19. Ben Shepherd

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    Accuracy wise, I think the shooter or the individual rifle makes more difference, it's not like ones as accurate as a bolt action and the other is an AK.

    As far as personal experience goes with them, everyone in my family has a 10/22, all run very well with either factory mags or butler creek mags. One brother had a model 60. Jam-o-matic, even after trips to a smith a couple times.

    Having seen literally several hundred of each on range day during hunter-ed classes, I've noted that the model 60s jam at a much higher rate, and are harder to clear than 10/22s. And they jam with a lot less fouling and crud build up. I also note that 10/22s seem to not like federal bulk pack, they short stroke on it often. Feed them CCI from a factory mag, and they just run and run and run.

    The model 60's I see, to be fair, are one way or the other, the either run anything and everything without a hitch, or they jam at least once per magazine full regardless of ammo type.
     
  20. Justin

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    The 10/22 is a fantastic design, once you've replaced all of the factory Ruger parts. :)
     
  21. halfded

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    Let's put it this way:

    I had a 10/22 that I spent around $600 on. Changed the stock, barrel, trigger group, the works. It was very reliable and a great shooter.

    I have a Savage Mark II (the wally-world $149 black stock special) with a piece of .22 case stuck between the receiver and trigger group to lighten the pull a little that will shoot (with a very small amount of additional effort) just as well as the 10/22, if not better, at 50 yards. And that's not even mentioning that the Ruger had a 16x scope and the little savage only has a 4x shotgun scope.

    The Ruger is gone; I'm trying to close a deal on a wood stocked Mark II as we speak.

    No experience with the Marlin; just wanted to relate how much money (while fun to do) can be potentially wasted accurizing a 10/22.
     
  22. clone

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    I think the Marlin 60 is the best selling 22lr of all time.
     
  23. Quiet

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    I prefer the Marlin Model 60 over the Ruger 10/22.

    The Marlin is more accurate and reliable than the Ruger.
     
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    I like them both.

    When I took my NRA training, I used a Martini for the shooting portion. There was a Marlin model 60 that someone had gotten from underneath their grandfathers bed years ago that would drill holes consistantly.

    I have found that most Marlins shoot very well, this one was just exceptional.

    10/22's are great too. I would like to here about comments with the new plastic trigger guard and such. I only have old ones. The ability to change the configuration on it and the large pool of aftermarket and original parts are great too. When my kids were small I bought a take off stock for $15 and cut it down. I found a cheap butler creek fiber barrel to reduce the weight. When they got older and bigger, we went back to the original configuration. I gave the stock to a friend and kept the barrel because I liked it.
     
  25. berettashotgun

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    I bought both my boys 10/22's and don't regret it.
    I bought my wife a stock,botl,trigger group,barrel, and serious glass for a complete after-market 10/22 DESIGN.
    It is the schnizzle. It also set me back around $800.
    I use a Glenfield 60 with the squirrels embossed on the stock. $50 used.
    Everybody likes mine the best for shooting, but all of them are decently accurate.
     
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