Looking at it from design/engineering/gunsmith point of view-I CANNOT imagine ANYONE reccomending either the model 60 OR the 597 over the ruger 10/22! If you only knew how many of these I get in for repair,and interior design,you would change your mind in a hurry! Go for the ruger 10/22 if you want a semiauto. If you want a lever,the browning BL22 or the marlin model 39A is the ones to choose from. I don't care how smooth the henrys are,the reciever is still made of zinc(pot metal),with a steel or brass reciever cover-hardly meant to last a lifetime of heavy shooting.