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Old 09-05-2011, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Marlin 60 10% jamb rate

My marlin is well maintained but sat in my closet for 6-7 years without being fired. I pulled the stock off and oiled the gun.

I bought a box of Remington ammo and took it out to the ranch and I experienced 1-2 jambs during extraction every mag (or tube load).

This has never happened before and so I looked for a problem or foreign material in the receiver. Didn't find anything.

Does anyone have any advice?

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Old 09-05-2011, 03:05 AM   #2
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Remington makes some of the worst ammo anymore for rimfire,I'd try another brand of ammo before moving on to figure out if there's another problem.

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I agree change from remington ammo and that should help some.

I have a marlin 70 it is the same firing mechanism as the 60 but diff feed(mine is 7 round mag). When I got it it would jam 1 in 5, after a few weeks mine is down to 1 in 50 jams and I am pretty sure it is my mag at 33 years old.

I would take it apart and clean if very well. I cleaned mine 3 or 4 times before I was able to get all the crud out. After each cleaning I would shoot it and see a improvement. I use a old tooth brush, Q tips, Rem Oil (spray bottle) and a cheap gun cleaning kit that came with oil and a solvent that really cleans up the carbon. (I don't use the cleaning rods I picked up a bore snake and only use it)

As good as marlins are I would guess its dirty . Good luck

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wow thanks guys. I opened up the receiver and it looks like it was laying in dirt! That ammo must have been filthy.

I spent 3 hours cleaning it and put 50 rounds of Federal through it and opened it back up and it looked great. Also no failures!

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99 times out of 100 the problem with a .22 rimfire is fouling. Clean it and clean it again. Flush it out with gun scrubber (do this outside as it will make a mess) and clean it again. If it is older, the oil in it has likely dried and gummed everything up. And yes, Remington .22 ammo has a reputation for being the nastiest stuff available. Try some CCI mini mags.

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I carry a bottle of oil with me to the range. After 60-70 shots I notice the slide doesn't move as smooth so I put a few drops of oil and it helps the feeding.


Glad it is doing better.

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It's almost always ammo, and each gun has a different taste.

If your rimfire has FTF or FTE issues, change its diet.

Oh yea, personal hygiene is a wonderful thing.

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As soon as you said "Remington" I had an answer. Remington is junk, period.. I use CCI mini-mags in all 4 of my 22's without a hiccup, and 2 of those are semi's.

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Remington Rimfire Ammo - Massive FAIL!

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+1 on what every one eilse said.
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