I only own one gun at this time as I just recently became a gun enthusiast. That one gun I own is a Marlin Model 60. In my limited experience I feel it is a great gun. I have ran at least 475+ rounds through it in one day with no problems. It's definitely a trooper and mine is a used model that was manufactured in 1987. (I think it was '87)
That being said I have a friend (who is experienced with guns) with a Ruger 10/22 and loves it. My cousin (also experienced) loves them and to be honest after checking them out, I am thinking they are pretty cool guns and wouldn't mind owning one myself.
I don't think you would go wrong with either one of them.
Good luck with your choice and let us know how it works out for you.