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Old 11-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #41
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13 million Marlin 60's have been sold since they were created in 1960.
7.5 million Ruger 1022's have been sold since 1964.
Well, we can see which is the most popular, can't we?

Actually the reason the 60s have sold more than any other commercial rifle in history is because they were/are cheap and were mass marketed in every retailer in America. I think if you look now, the 10/22 outsells the 60 on a yearly basis.


There is a reason that Volquartzen, Tuffer Buffer, Green Mountain Barrels, and a thousand other companies
made tons of money on the Ruger 1022...its made like an AK47. Not real precise, but accurate to 1960's standards (3" pie plate at 50 yards).
Reliability & accuracy is enhanced by Tuffer Buffers, new trigger groups, billet actions, better barrels...but by that time,
you might as well have bought a CZ or Browning....because you'd spend less!!

I respectfully disagree. Plastic buffers don't enhance accuracy or reliability. In fact, I am not sure what they actually do even though I have one. Those other things are nice if you want to make you hunter/plinker 10/22 into a target rifle but not really necessary. I think the reason these companies make money off the 10/22 is because people keep saying on the internet that you have to modify the 10/22, and continue to exaggerate deficiencies when in fact you don't really need to do anything to it. It is the popularity of the 10/22 that drives the aftermarket, not because the 10/22 needs a bunch of aftermarket crap to make it work.


The 1022 is tin-can accurate at 25 to 50 yards right out of the box...

That simply is not true. A 10/22 is a 2 or 3 MOA rifle out of the box. That means less than an inch size (not tin can) at 25 meters and an inch or two at 50. The is more accurate than most people can shoot. (I am a range officer and rifle shooting instuctor) I agree that they are not generally as accurate as a Marlin but there is no need to exaggerate


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I own 4 10/22s, 2 model 60s and two model 795s as well as a couple dozen other types (mostly Remingtons) 22s. The 10/22 is not the most accurate but it is accurate enough for 99% of what people use them for without any modifications. It certainly is the most versatile and very reliable. It is not the best at any one thing but does everything well. I think the 795 is the best bang for the money right now and there are things about it that are better than the 10/22. On the other hand it is a cheap $100 gun and the 10/22 is better quality albeit at more cost.
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Ruger 10/22 is by far the best rim fire for $199 there is.

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Old 12-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #43
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Typicaly a marlin 60 or 795 will be more accurate . Just don't have the aftermarket for them.

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Ruger 10/22 is by far the best rim fire for $199 there is.
I keep hearing about these 2 hundred dollar 10/22's and I can't find them. Are you looking online? The cheapest I've found is 250 (in store) and that's on sale, and I only saw it once. Most of the ones I see in stores are 300 or higher.
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i will say this, the ruger 10/22 is a good little rifle with a lot of aftermarket support and can be customized into whatever someone wants. the marlin M60 is a very accurate inexpensive rifle that doesn't need it as it's just fine out of the box. put a good scope on it and call it done.

if you want a rifle to modify and customize and enjoy tinkering on guns, buy the ruger 10/22 and have fun. if you want a rifle that all it needs is at the most a scope and then go shooting, buy the marlin M60 or 795. it really comes down to personal preference as to which one is best. i own a marlin m60, but i wouldn't throw rocks at a 10/22 if it was at the right price or given to me. i would be happy to own either one. i just don't have a 10/22 at this time.

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Got the stainless, all weather, synthetic stock 10/22 ruger. weighing in at just of $217 bucks.

It's such a fun gun, shoots every .22 LR I've tried, there are tons of aftermarket add ons and Ruger makes factory extended 25 round magazines.

... So down the line u could modify your 10/22 into a tactical, silenced, red dot, AR style fun gun

.... Or you could add a sling and a scope and make it a perfect small game gun.

The options are endless and the price is hard to beat (for the gun and the ammo)

--- I'm sure there are other .22 platforms from other companies that are just as fun - but I had to comment on this thread because I really like my 10/22 and feel it should be a gun on everyone's wish list.

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I keep hearing about these 2 hundred dollar 10/22's and I can't find them. Are you looking online? The cheapest I've found is 250 (in store) and that's on sale, and I only saw it once. Most of the ones I see in stores are 300 or higher.
This is the wooden stock model 10/22. Gander Mountain had them at $199 before Christmas. Cabelas had them at $169 the Friday after Thanksgiving. There's a vender at the Bill Goodman gun show that has them for $199 every month. Seeing that you are in Mississippi doesn't help you a whole lot but they are out there.
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Seee what wally world has them for ,or can't get a ruger for. My local general store has two for 199.00 and dicks had them under 200 last time i was there. Better yet, buy a old ugly better for 125 .

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The out of the box 10-22 is actually pretty accurate if you use good ammo. Most people run the cheapest ammo they can find. At least everyone I have owned would shoot sub MOA at 50 yards with target ammo.

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