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Old 06-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #51
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To me, a bolt tubie seems like it would be the most versatile, more options as far as ammo choice, shot, short, long, long rifle, subsonic, hyper velocity, super quiet, etc.

I do like these 60's, to me it seems like a more reliable magazine, also better capacity. And youre less likely imho, to missplace the mag.

Weeknesses though of the 60, the fragile recoil buffer, lol, ejector wire, has to be cleaned of crud often, and can be ammo sensitive, plus less ammo choices.

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To me, a bolt tubie seems like it would be the most versatile, more options as far as ammo choice, shot, short, long, long rifle, subsonic, hyper velocity, super quiet, etc.

I do like these 60's, to me it seems like a more reliable magazine, also better capacity. And youre less likely imho, to missplace the mag.
personally, i like the tube type magazine on the model 60. mine is one of the older Model 60's made in the very early 80's and has an 18 round tube on it, and a 21" barrel. i have no idea as to how many rounds have gone through it before i got it, but i have personally, put quite a few through it!
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personally, i like the tube type magazine on the model 60. mine is one of the older Model 60's made in the very early 80's and has an 18 round tube on it, and a 21" barrel. i have no idea as to how many rounds have gone through it before i got it, but i have personally, put quite a few through it!
Me too, mine is 1980 ( couple years older than me), a glenfield squirrel stock, still has the glenfield (tasco?) Scope. my grandfather gave it to me when i passed hunters ed, he had bought it at a garage sale. It aint pretty, had alot of abuse, but still going strong and pretty accurate
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To me, a bolt tubie seems like it would be the most versatile, more options as far as ammo choice, shot, short, long, long rifle, subsonic, hyper velocity, super quiet, etc.

I do like these 60's, to me it seems like a more reliable magazine, also better capacity. And youre less likely imho, to missplace the mag.

Weeknesses though of the 60, the fragile recoil buffer, lol, ejector wire, has to be cleaned of crud often, and can be ammo sensitive, plus less ammo choices.
Fragile recoil buffer...hrm...well, after 20 or so years, the white plastic buffer does tend to degrade...
or if you use the wrong cleaner they'll really degrade/melt...
but the new black buffers seem to be a lot more hardy
Time will tell...they've only been out for 5-6 years or so...
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Fragile recoil buffer...hrm...well, after 20 or so years, the white plastic buffer does tend to degrade...
or if you use the wrong cleaner they'll really degrade/melt...
but the new black buffers seem to be a lot more hardy
Time will tell...they've only been out for 5-6 years or so...
Or wrong ammo, but i reinforced mine, though i probably should go ahead and buy a spare. The camp carbines had the same issue.
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Me too, mine is 1980 ( couple years older than me), a glenfield squirrel stock, still has the glenfield (tasco?) Scope. my grandfather gave it to me when i passed hunters ed, he had bought it at a garage sale. It aint pretty, had alot of abuse, but still going strong and pretty accurate
mine is about a 1980-1982 model. has the 21" barrel, an 18 round tube magazine, no LSHO feature and is marked Glenfield Marlin.

when i bought mine used a couple of years ago, it was cosmetically challenged, but functioned great, but i couldn't check for accuracy because the front sight was broken. i paid $75 for it and spent less than $25 cleaning and refinishing it. the only thing i had to buy was some sandpaper and scope rings and sling swivels. i already had a spare 3-9x40 scope and when i finished, it turned out pretty nice. the wife likes shotting it too, but she says she would rather have one with open sights, rather than a scope.
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Or wrong ammo, but i reinforced mine, though i probably should go ahead and buy a spare. The camp carbines had the same issue.

Buffers always have a limited lifetime...even a Tuffer Buffer...

Good news for Camp Carbine owners are these...guaranteed 5000 rounds...
http://www.blackjackbuffers.com/index.php?main_page=product_combo_info&products_id =875


Note, same buffer goes in a Marlin 922M as well...needs a different recoil spring tho
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Lots of love around for the ole 60
my nephew has a marlin 60...it is a great gun and a great shooter right out of the box. i really like them.

but i think it has 2 downsides that may have affected its overall popularity.

1) the tube mag. one time it was advantage in capacity over the 10/22. not anymore with the 25 round mags out. and imo, the tube mag is slow and a bit tedious to load.

2) poor aftermarket. my nephew wanted a different stock, and wanted to customize his gun. almost nothing out there.

my nephew wants to sell it. i told him keep it OR sell it to me....his only choices!

what some say about ammo may have its merits as well. many new shooters may be frustrated by not being able to find ammo and dumping 22's.

i feel the same frustration as i bought a 10/22 a few weeks before the madness and have not been able to feed her very well at all.
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my nephew has a marlin 60...it is a great gun and a great shooter right out of the box. i really like them.

but i think it has 2 downsides that may have affected its overall popularity.

1) the tube mag. one time it was advantage in capacity over the 10/22. not anymore with the 25 round mags out. and imo, the tube mag is slow and a bit tedious to load.

2) poor aftermarket. my nephew wanted a different stock, and wanted to customize his gun. almost nothing out there.

my nephew wants to sell it. i told him keep it OR sell it to me....his only choices!

what some say about ammo may have its merits as well. many new shooters may be frustrated by not being able to find ammo and dumping 22's.

i feel the same frustration as i bought a 10/22 a few weeks before the madness and have not been able to feed her very well at all.
Boyd's Gun Stocks has a multitude of laminate and walnut stocks for a variety of firearms. even the Marlin M60. here's a link to their site. and i have used two of their stocks and been very please with them. high quality, decently priced and they have fast shipping.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=7183&cat=1216
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Boyd's Gun Stocks has a multitude of laminate and walnut stocks for a variety of firearms. even the Marlin M60. here's a link to their site. and i have used two of their stocks and been very please with them. high quality, decently priced and they have fast shipping.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=7183&cat=1216
thanks axxe!
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