Marlin 60! My marlin 60 has literally shot hundreds of thousands of rounds over the past 35 years. It will give my 10/22 all it wants. Moreover the Marlin 60 is shooting with the stock iron sights. People complain about the 10/22 stock trigger. My stock 10/22 trigger does just fine. Maybe they should invest in a bottle of dawn and some hot water.
"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."
Neddless to I prefer the Marlin 60.But I would suggest pick as many different models of semi-auto's that you can, shoulder them and U will know which one to get. The Savage, Ruger, Marlin are all nice.Have fun! BTW Bass Pro shops have a good variety. Cliff