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Old 07-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #61
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Marlin isn't a "cheap" gun. There's a reason they've been around as long as they have. This debate could become endless, just like a Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge free for all. Brand loyalty runs just as deep in weapons. Now personally, I don't care for Ruger. I had a Mark III 22/45 stainless given to me years ago. I fired one magazine through it and then it went into the far back recesses of my safe for many years, until I stumbled upon it and sold it last year. I didn't care the the design, and to me it was, well, Gunny would call it a "modern art masterpiece." (An underhanded insult for those unable to recall the movie) I had chances at estate sales to buy 10/22's during hysteria time for $200-$250 but they simply don't have "higher than new cost" value to me. As a matter of fact, it seems like the whole used market is asking out of control prices still. I'm not paying you $500 for something I can readily buy for new for the same price. I think this is the point where a lot of first time buyers are starting to recognize their stupidity and the realization that they "will loose money" when they sell still hasn't completely set in. $350 for a stock 10/22......I think not. Walmart has started getting AR's again, and they'll get the old $179 10/22 back as well. But I'll keep my S&W's, they never let me down.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:39 PM   #62
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I like and enjoy the ruger 10/22.
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I am going to chime in here JP. The absolute worst was a Taurus semi auto rifle. I did have a 60 and I cleaned the hell out of it. I tried no oil, light oil, moderate oil and wet. It still would start jamming after 50 rounds. CCI worked the best but 50 rounds and it was jam time. The Ruger triggers stink and the stock is not designed for a scope but they kept running. My wife and will go through close to a brick of Federal with the Ruger and the Smith on an outing and no jams. The only mods to my Ruger action are a drop in trigger and a delrin buffer.The Marlin bolts have been excellent but I now stay clear of the Marlin 60. Maybe I had a bad one. I dont know about the newer Marlin 795 but have heard they are good.
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I am going to chime in here JP. The absolute worst was a Taurus semi auto rifle. I did have a 60 and I cleaned the hell out of it. I tried no oil, light oil, moderate oil and wet. It still would start jamming after 50 rounds. CCI worked the best but 50 rounds and it was jam time. The Ruger triggers stink and the stock is not designed for a scope but they kept running. My wife and will go through close to a brick of Federal with the Ruger and the Smith on an outing and no jams. The only mods to my Ruger action are a drop in trigger and a delrin buffer.The Marlin bolts have been excellent but I now stay clear of the Marlin 60. Maybe I had a bad one. I dont know about the newer Marlin 795 but have heard they are good.
the 795 is the 60 with a box magazine instead of a tube magazine.
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The best plinker for the money is the one you already own. It's paid for and you can use your money to buy ammo, targets and gas. If you are going to buy a 22 get a 10/22. You can find accessories to do anything you dreamed about with the gun. Parts are readily available.

Guns like the Mossberg plinkster and other price point guns are now $170+. If I am going to spend that much I would get a 10/22. Walmart here has a stainless steel 10/22 for $240. The 10/22 is a gun you will hand down to your children with the proper care.
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My 10/22 with open sights astounds me with it's level of accuracy. Can't comment on the others but I would not trade this for another .22
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yea it was i havnt seen it in a while i might watch it tonight . that was before forman looked like a great big ham ball.
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