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I'm suprized nobody caught this! There is NO SUCH THING AS A 10/22 WITH TUBULAR MAGAZINE. You have the Ruger 10/22 mistakenly mixed up with another .22 rifle. There never has been an Ruger 10/22 with tubular magazine. They ALL have (factory) rotary 10 shot magazines.

There's NO WAY I would choose an Marlin model 60 over a Ruger 10/22. I've had to fix too many model 60s over the years to like them. The actual interior design of the Marlin is inferior IMO to the Ruger 10/22. Granted Marlin HAS came a LONG way over the years, but still pretty much you are stuck with the luck of the draw-whether it's accurate/heavy trigger/etc. Also tubular magazines are slightly less safe IF that person loading forgets to keep bolt open while loading. I'd be willing to bet that once you got into it, you'll want to mod your .22 rifle for more accuracy or improved ergonomics.

By the way, it's not NEAR as simple to improve the trigger on an Marlin/ Glenfield model 60 as it is on an Ruger 10/22, and should be attempted by a qualified gunsmith ONLY ( Marlin model 60).
Stalkingbear is all over this one. He's right.
 

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Careful what you ask for?

Yeah, Bear you beat me to it only because I saw the title of the thread and do not really care for the Marlin 60. For the money, it is a decent gun. I have one that always fed reliably and shot reasonably accurately.

But, the barrel appears to be simply press fit to the receiver. Mine is so loose in the receiver I will not shoot it anymore.

10-22. Much better gun
What he said!

And if you keep a Marlin model 60 clean correctly it will last you a long time. But unfortunately most people don't, won't or do NOT know how to perform this task and it makes the guns become a "Jam-o-matic" very quickly. They are a pain to clean correctly as well as mention in another above post. Where as the Ruger 10/22 is an awesome gun in the cleaning and accuracy of semi-auto 22's(non better in my book)
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Can I have it?? :D I'd have fun working on it :)

If the OP is talking a NEW Marlin 60, he'll won't face the old problems of the previous ones. The new model's T-900 trigger doesn't need as much tweaking as the old ones...to say the least.

As opposed to the New Ruger 10/22's trigger, which pretty much needs to Immediately be taken out and thrown away fast as you get it home and replaced with something more reliable from Rifle Basix/Voldquartzen/etc. ;)


If Marlin 60's were as bad as the Ruger lovers complain...it wouldn't be the #1 Best Selling .22lr rifle of all time. They are both solid performers in their class as basic .22's.

But a Calico M-100 outdoes 'em BOTH! Just at 3 times the price ;)
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Hi folks, new guy chiming in. I've previously shot a 10/22 and while it was ok, I didn't like how much this particular one jammed a lot. Might have been the cheap 25 round clip.

When it came time for me to get my own .22 I opted for the Marlin 60 as it felt real nice in my hands and I really like the way it looked. My first few times shooting I noticed it would jam if the bolt was to dry. Since then I've made sure to apply generous amounts of oil after cleaning and it hasn't failed since. :D
I've even read somewhere that grease on the bolt wasn't a bad idea.
First off Welcome Furad!

I have never seen any after market (cheap) magazine clip that would cycle consistantly in a 10/22. They will jam and not feed, period. To much slop, play and wear out pastic parts in them.
The Marlin 60 does need some lubricate to operate smoothly, however some (most) people over lube with creates a gumming mess and instead of cleaning the action they will add more lube and more lube(more is always better right?) Wrong. All the powder residue, brass shaving, bolt wear, etc. becomes one of the best rubbing compounds. Which in this case is not a good thing, creating abnormal wear on all of the action and feed throat parts. One of Ruger's best points is the clip is removed letting "some" of the residue to be discarded out the bottom of the action. Is this good enough, no but then you have access to the action and the clip area seperate to use a air hose or canned air in between cleanings when needed. The cleaner your action stays the less wear and tear is going to happen to your firearm.

Again, (JMO) Marlin rifles are just fine as long as you care for them regularly. I own several Marlin Lever actions and they too are very nice rifles but they take some extra care to keep them in good operating order as well.
 
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