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Old 03-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #21
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Marlin model 60 would be my choice.
and a great choice it would be imo.

great guns! but i prefer the 10/22 because i disliked the marlin's tube magazine, and the aftermarket for the marlin 60 is almost non-existent.
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Well I own the S & W 15/22. Of course it made the Feinstein list, not sure about the Ruger.

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. . but i prefer the 10/22 because i disliked the marlin's tube magazine, and the aftermarket for the marlin 60 is almost non-existent.
On the other hand, the tube feed can take shorts, longs or long rifles. There's lots of shorts on the shelf at the local Gander. No .22lr anywhere.
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On the other hand, the tube feed can take shorts, longs or long rifles. There's lots of shorts on the shelf at the local Gander. No .22lr anywhere.
good point, and something i didn't think about. and don't get me wrong, my nephew has a a marlin 60 and i think its a great little gun, at a great price.

but that tube mag is still a PITA (and slow) to load imo. i have tube magazines on my levers and shotguns, but i disliked the method of loading for the 60. then when i started to consider buying him a new stock for his gun....i found out how lackluster the marlin 60's aftermarket is.

all jmo of course. but these reasons edged the 10/22 over the 60 for me.
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The Ruger is so overpriced currently I wouldn't even look twice at one. It's a basic $199 gun that people are asking ridiculous prices for these days. The MP is still roughly what it was before. I have a MP and it's a great rifle. My wife and daughters will expend as many rounds of .22 as I take with me to the range with it. Add a cheapo BSA red dot and it's a good looking tactical 22 to play with

I had thought about a 10/22 but the thing to me was, it seems that everyone buys it for nothing more than the receiver and swap all the other parts out for something better. I don't want to pay for something I'm going to disassemble and replace everything on. Seems like a waste of the money spent to buy something with the intention to chip away all the factory parts for aftermarket stuff. Whereas the MP comes with just about all you could want.

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On the other hand, the tube feed can take shorts, longs or long rifles. There's lots of shorts on the shelf at the local Gander. No .22lr anywhere.
Don't buy a gun because of current ammo availability. Makes no sense, we know 22lr will come back
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Look at the old Remington 512 Sportsmaster. It's a robust, great .22 bolt action. Tube fed magazine holds 14 rounds of .22lr and it will feed all .22 except .22mag. My father has one from the 60's and it runs like a freight train. I think they go for less than $300 on the open market. My buddies father has one too and it runs great. I also own an M&P 15-22, but being in NY you prob don't have that option.

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Look at the old Remington 512 Sportsmaster. It's a robust, great .22 bolt action. Tube fed magazine holds 14 rounds of .22lr and it will feed all .22 except .22mag. My father has one from the 60's and it runs like a freight train. I think they go for less than $300 on the open market. My buddies father has one too and it runs great. I also own an M&P 15-22, but being in NY you prob don't have that option.
I recently sold an old Remington 550-1 that was tube fed. It worked like a champ. The guy that bought it is a south paw and it came from the factory with a shield over the ejector port that throws the shell downwards.
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Interesting. I'm not familiar with the 550. Is it similar to the 512?

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Don't buy a gun because of current ammo availability. Makes no sense, we know 22lr will come back
And when it does, he can shoot it with the Marlin as well.
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