Originally Posted by topcat990
sorry you don't like um but they are one of the most produced .22 autos in current production. the ruger 10/22 i beleive is still in first place
Roughly 6 million Ruger 10/22's sold compared to 12 million Marlin 60's, I'm pretty sure 12 million is more than 6 million. Which would put the Ruger behind the Marlin, where it's been since the mid 1960's. The 60 started production about four years before the 10/22 but Ruger has only sold half as many of their rifles. I don't see any logical way the Ruger could have ever been in first place at any point.
One of the reasons the 10/22 has been slower to sell is because the Marlin 60 has been the more accurate rifle off the shelf, it's also been priced under the Ruger for as long as I can remember. Bud's Gun Shop has their lowest Marlin 60 ($159) about 32% less than their lowest Ruger 10/22. ($236) If memory serves me I believe the 32% price difference was the same at Wal-Mart and a few other places the day I bought the 60.
With the exception of the Model 60 Anniversary Edition the Ruger has been the better looking, if not the best looking semi-auto 22 you can buy at a reasonable price. It also leads the way when it comes to customizing these rifles. I haven't witnessed its rumored reliability first hand, but I have read about it. Of course these rumors could be coming from the same people who claim the Ruger has out sold the Marlin
Don't mistake a rational decision for dislike of a particulate rifle, like/dislike has nothing to do with it. I wasn't looking for pretty, I wasn't looking for something to build and I wanted something accurate and reliable from the start. The 10/22 did not fit the bill and with the 60 priced about $50 lower at the time it wasn't hard to make the decision. The $50 bought a cheap Tasco scope and a brick of rimfire ammo 5-6 years ago.