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Old 02-26-2009, 03:51 AM   #11
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Yeah, Bear you beat me to it only because I saw the title of the thread and do not really care for the Marlin 60. For the money, it is a decent gun. I have one that always fed reliably and shot reasonably accurately.

But, the barrel appears to be simply press fit to the receiver. Mine is so loose in the receiver I will not shoot it anymore.
Can I have it?? I'd have fun working on it

If the OP is talking a NEW Marlin 60, he'll won't face the old problems of the previous ones. The new model's T-900 trigger doesn't need as much tweaking as the old ones...to say the least.

As opposed to the New Ruger 10/22's trigger, which pretty much needs to Immediately be taken out and thrown away fast as you get it home and replaced with something more reliable from Rifle Basix/Voldquartzen/etc.


If Marlin 60's were as bad as the Ruger lovers complain...it wouldn't be the #1 Best Selling .22lr rifle of all time. They are both solid performers in their class as basic .22's.

But a Calico M-100 outdoes 'em BOTH! Just at 3 times the price
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i would go with the remington 597 over the 10/22, they come out of the box wicked accurate and you dont need to upgrade the parts like 10/22's. ill get a lot of negative feedback on this post but heh. ive read on another forum that the 10/22 people had to upgrde the barrel just to get the accuracy most talk about when it comes to the 10/22

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i would go with the remington 597 over the 10/22, they come out of the box wicked accurate and you dont need to upgrade the parts like 10/22's. ill get a lot of negative feedback on this post but heh. ive read on another forum that the 10/22 people had to upgrde the barrel just to get the accuracy most talk about when it comes to the 10/22
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Yeah, Bear you beat me to it only because I saw the title of the thread and do not really care for the Marlin 60. For the money, it is a decent gun. I have one that always fed reliably and shot reasonably accurately.

But, the barrel appears to be simply press fit to the receiver. Mine is so loose in the receiver I will not shoot it anymore.

10-22. Much better gun
What he said!

And if you keep a Marlin model 60 clean correctly it will last you a long time. But unfortunately most people don't, won't or do NOT know how to perform this task and it makes the guns become a "Jam-o-matic" very quickly. They are a pain to clean correctly as well as mention in another above post. Where as the Ruger 10/22 is an awesome gun in the cleaning and accuracy of semi-auto 22's(non better in my book)
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Can I have it?? I'd have fun working on it

If the OP is talking a NEW Marlin 60, he'll won't face the old problems of the previous ones. The new model's T-900 trigger doesn't need as much tweaking as the old ones...to say the least.

As opposed to the New Ruger 10/22's trigger, which pretty much needs to Immediately be taken out and thrown away fast as you get it home and replaced with something more reliable from Rifle Basix/Voldquartzen/etc.


If Marlin 60's were as bad as the Ruger lovers complain...it wouldn't be the #1 Best Selling .22lr rifle of all time. They are both solid performers in their class as basic .22's.

But a Calico M-100 outdoes 'em BOTH! Just at 3 times the price
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RugerMike,What makes the Marlin 60 hard to clean? I can take my 60 apart and clean it just as fast as I can my 10/22T.
The Ruger,Marlin,Remington,and Savage 22lr's are all good shooting guns,and all are accurate with the right ammo. Just buy which ever one you like the most and find the ammo that it likes to shoot and enjoy shooting it.
22's are the most fun you can have with a firearm. They are still the cheapest to shoot,accurate,and with practice can make anyone into a very fine shooter.

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Let's see...Calico's enjoy a 100 round standard helical magazine...which is 90 & 70 more shots than the 10 round standard or the 30 rounder aftermarket mags for the 10/22...

Calico eats any ammo...even those dang Remington Golden's...

And with a good 4-16x40 on it scope, makes some mighty nice 50 & 75 yd groups

And unlike the Ruger 10/22, you don't need a new trigger 15 minutes after you leave the store.

The only thing Ruger has done to the 10/22 since it was put into full production is to put more & more substandard parts in it. Hence the HUGE aftermarket. You need a new trigger, you need a more accurate barrel, you need a better stock...I'd be embarrassed to offer anyone a stock Ruger 10/22 with all the problems they have.

More than one magazine has flat out said that Ruger should be embarrased for what they're doing with the 10/22 line. I could EASILY spend a few paragraphs kvetching about just the original trigger in my 10/22T alone...too easily. What the heck were they thinking?

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We will have to agree to disagree on this one.

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Hi folks, new guy chiming in. I've previously shot a 10/22 and while it was ok, I didn't like how much this particular one jammed a lot. Might have been the cheap 25 round clip.

When it came time for me to get my own .22 I opted for the Marlin 60 as it felt real nice in my hands and I really like the way it looked. My first few times shooting I noticed it would jam if the bolt was to dry. Since then I've made sure to apply generous amounts of oil after cleaning and it hasn't failed since.
I've even read somewhere that grease on the bolt wasn't a bad idea.

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Hi folks, new guy chiming in. I've previously shot a 10/22 and while it was ok, I didn't like how much this particular one jammed a lot. Might have been the cheap 25 round clip.

When it came time for me to get my own .22 I opted for the Marlin 60 as it felt real nice in my hands and I really like the way it looked. My first few times shooting I noticed it would jam if the bolt was to dry. Since then I've made sure to apply generous amounts of oil after cleaning and it hasn't failed since.
I've even read somewhere that grease on the bolt wasn't a bad idea.
First off Welcome Furad!

I have never seen any after market (cheap) magazine clip that would cycle consistantly in a 10/22. They will jam and not feed, period. To much slop, play and wear out pastic parts in them.
The Marlin 60 does need some lubricate to operate smoothly, however some (most) people over lube with creates a gumming mess and instead of cleaning the action they will add more lube and more lube(more is always better right?) Wrong. All the powder residue, brass shaving, bolt wear, etc. becomes one of the best rubbing compounds. Which in this case is not a good thing, creating abnormal wear on all of the action and feed throat parts. One of Ruger's best points is the clip is removed letting "some" of the residue to be discarded out the bottom of the action. Is this good enough, no but then you have access to the action and the clip area seperate to use a air hose or canned air in between cleanings when needed. The cleaner your action stays the less wear and tear is going to happen to your firearm.

Again, (JMO) Marlin rifles are just fine as long as you care for them regularly. I own several Marlin Lever actions and they too are very nice rifles but they take some extra care to keep them in good operating order as well.
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