I've got a Marlin 60 I've had since the early 80's and I've shot countless round through it. The finish is almost completely worn off the stock (kind of like the look). I keep the gun clean and it still shoots just as straight as the day I pulled it out of the box. Love the gun. Personally I don't like the mag on the ruger, but that's just my taste. Another 22 I really like is the Henry lever action. That is one sweet little rifle. My cousin owns one and I may have to add one to my collection at some point
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)