I have 3 Marlins - two are based on the Mod.60 semi-auto action which has been a staple of theirs for decades. The 3rd is a bolt action .22 Mag which is also a tack driver with the right ammo. Don't expect stellar accuracy from a stock 10/22 without changing to an aftermarket barrel. They are very easily customized, but in their stock configuration they have nothing on any other semi .22, and in fact I believe the stock Marlin Mod. 60 is more accurate, probably due to the longer barrel. The Marlin is cheaper too, and they used to come with their patented Micro-Groove rifling.The Ruger 10/22 sounds like somthing I might like. I will do more research before I choose anything... Thanks for the help. Also, semi-auto was my choice over bolt. I once shot a Marlin .22 and it seemed alright. anything on this?