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Old 08-19-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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I am heading out to buy a .22 rifle today and I have settled on one of two models. I am either buying a Marlin Model 60 or a Ruger 10/22 and I am hoping to get a last minute opinion or two off the board here. I am leaning toward the Marlin right now. I plan on using the gun for small game hunting only and not for plinking and I have no interest in add ons of any kind besides a scope. What gun out of the two is just the best shooter? Thanks.

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Both guns are good shooters,but I do prefer the Ruger.I prefer the magazine over the tube on the Marlin 60.

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I also have a couple of each of those firearms and I probably buy another 10/22 first. Lots of after market option with the 10/22.

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I own a 10/22 and a Marlin 795 (same action as the 60, but uses 10 round detachable mags). I bought the 10/22 because of all of the aftermarket parts available. It was a pretty good shooter out of the box, but my plan all along was a fluted BBL and aftermarket stock (along with some other goodies). My 795 is simply set up with tech-sights (also available for the 60 if you don't go with a scope) and is more accurate out of the box than the Ruger was. If you want to customize your gun, get the Ruger, if you want a good shooter out of the box, the Marlin might be just a slightly better value.

I love my Ruger because it is a literal tack-driver at 25yds, but I have a lot more money in it than my Marlin, which I like because of it's value (paid $108 after rebate, added $75 sights) and out of box accuracy.

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I ended up getting the Marlin 795. Just got back from Dick's Sporting Goods. The paperwork and checking took over 40 mins. before I got to walk out with the gun. I decided I liked the idea of having extra clips pre loaded over the tube feed of the model 60. Seems like a great gun. Can't wait to fire it. Thanks for the help.

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Oh yeah, the price was $129.95. Also grabbed a box of 38 special ($19.99)since I was at a store that actually had them in stock.

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Oh yeah, the price was $129.95. Also grabbed a box of 38 special ($19.99)since I was at a store that actually had them in stock.
Wasnt there a rebate with the purchase of the 795? I got a $25 rebate when I bought mine a few months ago.
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No, they told me the rebate ended. I may call them just to double check. Thanks.

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Bummer! I got mine for $99.99 after rebate. I am still to get rebate back though

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I also have both the Marlin 60 and the Ruger 1022. My Ruger is the "WallyMart Special 1022 Rifle", with longer rifle stock and 22" barrel, so I can compare 'rifle to rifle', vs. 'rifle to carbine'.
The Ruger has a better 'feel' to me, as I have longarms and a large frame - the Marlin is more slender.
But the Marlin was definitely the better shooter. It is also more forgiving of getting dirty - those Ruger magazines gunk up with lower grade ammo!
I did give the Ruger a trigger-group polish and spring change - mainly due to the trigger group falling out one day while cleaning, so I says, "Heck, lets do her right!" Makes a big difference in trigger feel! No more lawyer trigger!
Both have had stocks refinished - I just don't like the current Ruger and Marlin finishes on their birch stocks. Otherwise, bith rifles remain in stock form.

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