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Old 03-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #31
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if i wanted a semi-auto 22 rimfire to modify and tinker with, i would definately go with the Ruger 10/22, hands down, just because of the aftermarket support they have. just about anything a person could want to do to the 10/22 can be done.

now if i wanted a 22 rimfire ready to go out of the box, with at most maybe mounting a scope and was accurate and reliable, i would go with the Marlin M60. i bought mine used for $75 and refinished the wood and metal work on it, mounted a scope and still have less than $100 in the rifle and it shoots great. mine is an early 80's model with the 21" barrel and holds 18 rounds in the tube.

i have shot several of each of these over the years and my impressions are this. out the box stock, i would choose the M60 over the 10/22.

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Marlin model 60 is a much better gun out of the box than the 10/22. I can load the tube faster than I can the stiff factory Ruger mag and if you like, speed loaders are easy to make for the model 60.

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Marlin model 60 is a much better gun out of the box than the 10/22. I can load the tube faster than I can the stiff factory Ruger mag and if you like, speed loaders are easy to make for the model 60.
Never heard of speed loaders for that very nice, and yeah the ruger factory mag is annoying but can be replaced with an easier one for a couple bucks.
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These Colts got some good reviews over here.

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A lot of folks are mentioning rifles that cost MORE THAN a 10/22.

How much do you have to spend? A new 10/22 can be got for $275. Used are hard to find because nobody gets rid of them.
There were more rifles mentioned that were less then the 10/22

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OK based on that, I'd STILL get the 10/22 lol. You would have money left over for optics, and the 10/22 has more aftermarket accessories than all other .22lr's combined.

In my opinion, Ruger has everyone else's tail kicked when it come to this caliber. Rifles and pistols both. Nobody is close IMHO
We should do a postal match here. Bone stock Model 60, Winchester 190, VS 10/22. Scopes ok. The 10/22 would come in last. That is why it needs aftermarket parts. It does not shoot strait.

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Never heard of speed loaders for that very nice, and yeah the ruger factory mag is annoying but can be replaced with an easier one for a couple bucks.
The after market mags are known for feeding issues, so what is worse??
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I have two 10\22s and one old Marlin 60. I would take the Marlin over the 10\22 any day of the week. Its more accurate. Doesn't jam like the 10\22s oh and did I mention it does't jam like the 10\22's. It seems like the Rugers always jam at least once in a 10 round clip. Plus they are not as accurate as the Marlin. You can't customize a Marlin very much but you don't have to.

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The first gun I've ever fired was a Marlin M60, and it was beautiful.. we still have it, but if I can remember correctly we don't use it because of how dirty it is and kind of forgot about it. Think I'll take it apart and clean it myself! My younger brother owns a Ruger 10/22 and I shoot that occasionally. Never failed to fire. Both are GREAT guns!

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Yea after 20 years and thanks to youtube I finally took my Marlin apart and cleaned up every thing. Always cleaned the barrel and what I could reach by the bolt but never took the bolt apart and cleaned up the firing pin area. Don't know why I thought there was more to it.

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Marlin model 60 is a much better gun out of the box than the 10/22. I can load the tube faster than I can the stiff factory Ruger mag and if you like, speed loaders are easy to make for the model 60.
Easy to make or easy to get? It would be pretty cool to make a couple speed loaders for my M60
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I know I'm probably the first to mention this, but you should try out the GSG-522, it's way fun to shoot very customizable with after market stocks, magazines, sights, and scopes! Many people think they are picky when it comes to ammunition, but mine has never had a problem with any type of ammo, (including cheap Walmart ammo) I don't know about current prices, but I picked mine up for $285. Very accurate, very safe due to magazine drop safety, and very VERY FUN!!!! I highly recommend!!!

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