Marlin 60 Questions
Hello, I just picked up a Nice 80's Marlin 60, 18 shot.
I am wondering what peoples experiences with these guns are?
how do you like em?
what is the most accurate and reliable round for rapid fire?
What is the most powerful round that this gun likes? Stingers? Super Maxi?
What kind of mods / accessories are there for this gun?
I found the fiber force stock, and that is kind of neat.
are there any nice scopes / red dot sights/ laser sights that you would recommend?
I use it mostly for target shooting / plinking / small game
I had a Glenfield version, a good rifle. Not too much you can do for one except maybe put a scope on it. With a tubular magazine, re-stocking it won't add much performance. They're accurate enough, not in the custom built rifle, but good off-the-shelf accurate. Plenty accurate enough for anything you're likely to use a .22 for.
I like tube magazines because they hold more ammo to shoot up. Marlin has always made a fine rifle.
I shot regular .22 LR brick stuff. Different brands, it shot well with all of them. I don't remember if it had a preference.
Yes I have a glenfield also, I just like the look of the fiber stock and it has the pistol grip, may help with aiming.
I also have an old 30's iver johnson model X .22 , thats the one with the safety bolt. Really nice old gun, very accurate.
I added sling swivel studs, a bipod and a 3-9x40 scope to mine. Also painted it satin black. I also just shoot the brick/cheap stuff. Works great!
Ill get a pic of mine when its back from the shop, broken hammer.
Ill also send a pic of my iver johnson model x, which is nice
and we just picked up a remington 514 routledge (smooth bore)
hard to find!
I have a marlin model 60 which is my favorite 22 semi automatic. After about
3k rounds on it I had to send it back to marlin and they had to repair it because the bolt wouldn't release no matter what I did.Marlin did better than
replacing just broken part they replaced the whole rifle inners.I got my rifle back in three weeks ! Now that service ! I though the rifle was history so
I wanted to try to by another marlin 60 because all I had left in my collection was mossberg 36b which is a bolt action made in late 30's into the 50's great
bolt action.So I bought a ruger 10/22 for me it's fancy target model with
fancy stock,with bull barrel.It's o.k. just doesn't measure up to my marlin 60.
I have 2 Marlin 60s. I have the original wooden stock on one of them and a synthetic stock on the other. I love both. I don't have any trouble out either. As far stocks, my brother put a Dragunov on his. I don't care much for it. It looks good but the pistol grip is too small for my hand. I feel cramped when I put it in my shoulder.
I've had to work on too many model 60s to even remotely like them. Basically you're stuck with whatever you get, and hope it's accurate & reliable. The 2 best recommendations I could give you are trade it in on an Ruger 10/22, and barring that, keep it as clean as you can & stay away from the bulk pack ammo.
Also the tube magazine holding more than 10/22 Butler Creek 25 round or the teardrop drum holding 50 rounds is incorrect and tube magazines usually take longer to load.
loading a ruger 10/22 is quick fast and easy and did i mention QUICK. It will take them as fast as you can stuff them in.
I've had a few 60's all of them quite trustworthy. Keep them clean especially around and under the extractors, and clean the chamber occasionally. I've found CCI stingers to work the best with mine.
In addition to the Fiberforce stock, Muzzlelite makes one called the Bullpup, look here:
a bit pricey but they look nice.
Have fun with it, IM me if you have any questions.
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