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Old 07-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #31
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i for one have a preference for the Marlin Model 60 over the Ruger 10/22. not that the 10/22 is a bad rifle, just i feel the model 60 fits my needs better and works great just the way it is. the only thing the model 60 needs IMO is a decent scope and a set of rings.

as much as i like my model 60, i still need to add a bolt action 22 into my collection. i haven't owned onein many years and need to correct that problem. i use to get a lot of enjoyment out of shooting an accurate bolt action 22 rimfire.
There is nothing like a good bolt .22 to teach good habits to a new shooter.
An accurate iron sight bolt can shoot s,l,lr effectively. It also is great as any subsonic ammo will teach proper form as there is no noise to cause flinch.

I agree w/ the 60 needing a scope. I dislike the block sights on mine. Put that scope on it back in the 1990's when I bought it. Took it out once, bought the scope. This is my middle sons Winchester 190, bought it and the 20ga for him when he turned 12. About $200.00 for both. The Bushnell 4x32 rimfire cost me $32.00 local. I could have bought it online, but w/ the shipping it was the same. There are no aftermarket parts, does not need any.
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There is nothing like a good bolt .22 to teach good habits to a new shooter.
An accurate iron sight bolt can shoot s,l,lr effectively. It also is great as any subsonic ammo will teach proper form as there is no noise to cause flinch.

I agree w/ the 60 needing a scope. I dislike the block sights on mine. Put that scope on it back in the 1990's when I bought it. Took it out once, bought the scope. This is my middle sons Winchester 190, bought it and the 20ga for him when he turned 12. About $200.00 for both. The Bushnell 4x32 rimfire cost me $32.00 local. I could have bought it online, but w/ the shipping it was the same. There are no aftermarket parts, does not need any.
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i'd like to have one for myself and to teach my neices the essence of shooting an accurate bolt action rifle! as that i have no children, my neices will have to part of my legacy!
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This is my 1st .22 that I got for Xmas in 1959. It's a Marlin Crown Prince single shot, which is the safest type of rifle for a young shooter. It's also very accurate and will be passed along next to my grandson in a few years.
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This Stevens OU .22/410 was my 2nd gun.
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I learned to shoot with a Marlin 39A, and that is still my number one plinker. They are a little pricey, but well worth it in my opinion . My number two fun gun, is my Marlin 60. Not bad mouthing anyone else's 22s, but after 40+ years of Marlins, I'm kind of partial to them.
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The Marlin 60 comes mainly to mind, but there's a lot of

great inexpensive 22LR rifles. See what's around.
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Can't beat a henry .22 a lever action a bit more fun than a bolt or even a semi. Just my opinion

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The Marlin 60 comes mainly to mind, but there's a lot of

great inexpensive 22LR rifles. See what's around.
Very good advice!! I found the receipt for my sons Winchester 190 and Topper deluxe. $180.00 for both.
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My 2 cents worth. Suggest a Marlin XT22, a bolt action rifle. Decent accuracy with it and not pricey. I've nothing against a Marlin 60 or a Ruger 10/22, both are good 22s.....own both. Just think a bolt action is a better rifle for a young person to learn to shoot with.
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My local walmart has the Henry lever action 22 for $279 right now. The first 22 I learned on was a Remington 512. I currently also have a Remington 514 in the safe. Early this year I got my hands on a Norinco ATD .22 (Browning SA22 knock off.......and so good a knock off you can interchange the parts!)

At this point though, I don't have the patience for a single shot .22 anymore. Perhaps a good teaching tool you young or inexperienced shooters. I taught my oldest daughter (when she was 11) using a MP 15-22. She took to it like a fish in water. I also sold a Remington 550I recently, that was a really nice little shooter. Has a little ejection shield that allows lefties or righties to shoot it without taking a ejection to the face.
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