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Old 08-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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Buy a marlin 60... Main thing to do is have fun!

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Buy a Marlin 60 nicer rifle, u can get them for about 165.00. What everU do have fun... Cliff

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I'd go with the 10/22. It's not too finicky when it come to ammo FME, there are endless options for aftermarket parts/upgrades; with some companies their bread and butter when it comes to aftermarket accessories is the 10/22.

Also and this is important for a plinker; the ammo is dirt cheap...HELLO!? Plus it's fun as all hell to shoot! I used to shoot an old friend's 10/22 years ago, now that my kids are of age, I'm going to buy one myself to get them into shooting.

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Buy a Marlin 60 nicer rifle, u can get them for about 165.00. What everU do have fun... Cliff
My dad has a marlin 60 I could borrow anytime. They are fun.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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One thing that folks don't know is that it is possible to reload a tube-style magazine as fast as you can reload a box-style magazine...
With the help of the Spee-D-Loader, good for shorts, longs, LR's or even Magnums!!
http://spee-d-loader.net/Loaders.html

Pretty simple method...
1. After clearing firearm & making safe, remove inner mag tube, then transfer it to your pinky & third finger holding the rifle...
2. Grab yer Spee-D and place the tip to your open outer mag tube & let gravity do its thing...
3. Replace mag tube, point in safe direction, release safety, and let 'er rip!!

My preferred method of carry for the Spee-D at an Appleseed/tree rat hunt is on a home-made Paracord sling...so its right at your grasp,
and you don't have to worry about dropping it to the ground like a box-mag after loading...as the sling keeps it around your body...just replug it before letting go...
with 6 tubes of 18 rounds each in the Spee-D (Old style Marlin 60/99's) plus a full mag tube to start gives you 126 rounds at your fingertips!!
For the 15 round modern Marlin 60's, that's 105!!

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I went out and compared all the main semi-auto models available at dicks. The marlin 795 felt like it was made for a kid. The 10/22 felt way to short for me. And I would have to say my top two was the Remington 597 and the savage 64. They felt comfortable. Any other model suggestions?

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You gotta be at least my size or bigger if the Marlin felt that tiny...
I'd suggest getting the Marlin 795 & putting it in a Boyd's Laminate stock...which would give it Heft, not to mention way more style
With the low cost of the Marlin & the sub-$99 Boyd's, you can end up with less than $250 in a Wicked-looking Custom Rifle
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm?searching=Y&sort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1& brand=MARLIN%20795

They are nifty lightweight rifles tho...you oughta see some of the stuff Defcon has done with emplacing 795's in airsoft stocks...
Check out his pics!!

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You gotta be at least my size or bigger if the Marlin felt that tiny...
I'd suggest getting the Marlin 795 & putting it in a Boyd's Laminate stock...which would give it Heft, not to mention way more style
With the low cost of the Marlin & the sub-$99 Boyd's, you can end up with less than $250 in a Wicked-looking Custom Rifle
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm?searching=Y&sort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1& brand=MARLIN%20795

They are nifty lightweight rifles tho...you oughta see some of the stuff Defcon has done with emplacing 795's in airsoft stocks...
Check out his pics!!
Dicks had the 795 on sale for $130. Synthetic stock. The price was nice. I'm 6' 195lbs. A Beefer stock would make a difference.
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How much longer does a Boyd's stock make the gun?

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I recently got a 10 22.no problems, shoots whatever I have. The stock did feel a little small, but I changed it out for a larger one. That's the beauty of a 10 22 if a year from now you don't like anything there is a endless list of replacement parts available

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