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Old 04-18-2009, 11:29 PM   #11
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Glad you've had good luck with them. I've had to fix dozens of them over the years so my opinion MAY be different than if I hadn't seen so many "bad" 1s.

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I've had a couple of problems with other marlin 60's, but nothing that couldn't be fixed. I guess they are like cars, it's what you are comfortable with and they will all last a long time if properly cared for.

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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.
Were you cleaning it and then it did this?

Mine did the same thing, it was a spring that got one of its "legs" on the wrong side of the right side.

It pissed me off trying to figure it out, so I took my other Model 60 out and started comparing part by part to find the problem.


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Basically you're stuck with whatever you get, and hope it's accurate & reliable.
WOW, I couldnt disagree more. I have owned 5 model 60's, two Glenfields, two from the 90's, and one new one. I shot my first one till it would only function as a singleshot. I sold the Glenfields, gave my brother one of the 90's, and still have the newer one. Its topped with a 4-12x40 Bushnell, and holds 2 moa at 150 yards, So I cant complain about accuracy at all.

Me and my buddy used to shoot telephone poles at a halfmile away with my old one. Im impressed it could do it. Aimed about 5 feet high from point of impact.
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I stand by my post-most are accurate. But some are NOT accurate (rare) or reliable (more common) and whatever you get out of box is basically what you have. They don't lend themselves to accurizing like the 10/22. I'm glad you've had good luck but truth be told, I've had to fix literally dozens of them. They HAVE vastly improved over the years but I still remember the older 1s too clearly.

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I have two of them and am very happy with them both, no problems yet. Each of them has had at least a few thousand rounds put through them my me and I got them both used so don't know really how many rounds they have had through them. More then accurate enough for me. I do wish there were more aftermarket accesories for it like the 10/22 has though. If you just want a good gun to go out and have fun with I think the marlin is perfect but if you want a gun to customize the 10/22 seems to have a LOT more aftermarket accesories available.

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My dad has a model 60 it has been a tack driver since day one. Never had a lick of trouble with it either.

I guess you get some lemons and you get some cherries.

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I've had a Papoose (Mod60 action) since 1986 and I love it. Never jams, super accurate, which is rare considering it's a take-down, and it shoots any ammo. My brother has a 1970's vintage Marlin that looks something like an M-1 Carbine and it too is a Mod.60 action. It's a tack driver as well and has been reliable for almost 40 years. The Mod.60 action has been the staple of Marlin .22's for many decades, so they must be doing SOMETHING right!

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