Marlin Or Ruger ?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by NYPD13, May 23, 2008.

  1. MARLIN 60SB

    13 vote(s)
    37.1%
  2. RUGER 10/22

    22 vote(s)
    62.9%
  1. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

    135
    0
    0
    I Am Looking To Add A 22lr Self Loader To My Collection And Have Narrowed The List Down To The Marlin 60sb Or A Ruger 10/22. Now Excluding The After Market Buildup Factor, Which Would You Prefer? It Appears The Marlin Gives You More For Less With Its 14 Rd Capacity And Last Shot Bolt Hold Open. This Addition Is To Be Used For Plinking And Target Shooting.
     
  2. allmons

    allmons New Member

    363
    0
    0
    Marlin is probably OK,

    But in my limited experience, the 10/22 is much more reliable. And there are literally hundreds of parts and modifications you can get for the 10/22 if you are so inclined.

    Have to say, the 10/22 was the best money I ever spent on a .22 rifle.

    :D
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    1
    0
    I have an old Marlin M-60 and two 10-22's. The 10-22 is far superior for longevity and the ability to accessorize. The Marlin is a good gun for the money, just not as "cool".
     
  4. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk New Member

    114
    0
    0
    Ruger all the way. Years ago I worked at a gun shop as a second job.I'm going back 25 years ago. I saw allot of problems with the Marlin/ Glenfield Model 60's.We had a indoor range and we saw all kinds of handguns and 22 rifles.I would say it would be a fair statement to say the Marlin's had the most issues.Allot could have been from not being maintained. Now if they've improved since then I don't know.I don't think you can go wrong with a 10/22.
     
  5. fapprez

    fapprez New Member

    496
    0
    0
    I have had my Marlin mod 60 for over 20 years and the only problem I have with it now is finding time to shoot it:)
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    23,972
    1
    0
    I've owned 3 of the Ruger 10/22's in my day and sold two of them that I wish I hadn't. My current one is a treat to shoot and I never have had any problems with it. Makes a great training gun for the young ones and people who have never shot before.

    JD
     
  7. chorst294

    chorst294 New Member

    163
    0
    0
    I own both guns and they've both been very good. I spent only $139 for my Ruger new about 5 years ago and I must say, I couldn't imagine parting with it. IMO, the Ruger feels like a much better gun than it's bargain basement price would indicate. Plus, you get the reliable feeding of the rotary magazine.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    21,342
    211
    63
    AsS much as I love Marlins, I do not like the Model 60- aka the Gunsmith's Nightmare. For a lever, get a Marlin 39A. For an auto, get the Ruger. However, I would point out that there are others- I buy (and shoot the heck out of) older Mossberg 22 rifles. The 152 Series is a neat little carbine with a fold-down foregrip. The 51/ 151 series is a tube-mag-in-the-stock tackdriver of a rifle- and the price on Mossys seems to be less than the Winchesters- fewer Mossberg collectors. I also shoot a couple of older Remington 550s- they will cycle with shorts, longs, long rifles, or CCI CB Longs- and I can roll a soda can at 100 meters with them. Shop around- auctionarms.com, and gunbroker.com.
     
  9. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

    135
    0
    0
    HAS ANYONE HAD ANY LUCK INSTALLING THE CST AUTO BOLT STOP. IF IT WORKS THEN ANOTHER RUGER WILL BE COMING HOME WITH ME. SEE WWW.CSTMTECH.COM
     
  10. grampi

    grampi New Member

    4
    0
    0
    I have been in literally dozens of firearm forums and the comparison of these two guns seems to come up in all of them. The overwelming consensus is that the Marlin is the better gun out of the box, but there's much more aftermarket stuff available for the 10/22. You can make the Ruger the better gun, but it's gonna cost you. If you want a decent, reliable, and reasonably accurate autoloader right out of the box, go with the Marlin. If you like tinkering and modding, go with the 10/22.
     
  11. mossberg kid

    mossberg kid New Member

    49
    0
    0
    10/22

    I have both and the 10/22 is definately the better of the two. Another plus to the ruger is there are hundreds of accesories floating around.
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    13,934
    3
    0
    I like to go a different direction that everyone else so i picked the marlin. Never shot one but I am not a person that jumps on the 10/22 boat. I had one sold it and have never really missed it.
     
  13. painted_klown

    painted_klown New Member

    144
    0
    0
    I only own one gun at this time as I just recently became a gun enthusiast. That one gun I own is a Marlin Model 60. In my limited experience I feel it is a great gun. I have ran at least 475+ rounds through it in one day with no problems. It's definitely a trooper and mine is a used model that was manufactured in 1987. (I think it was '87)

    That being said I have a friend (who is experienced with guns) with a Ruger 10/22 and loves it. My cousin (also experienced) loves them and to be honest after checking them out, I am thinking they are pretty cool guns and wouldn't mind owning one myself.

    I don't think you would go wrong with either one of them.
    Good luck with your choice and let us know how it works out for you.:)
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  14. SimonTuffGuy

    SimonTuffGuy New Member

    130
    0
    0
    I love my little 10/22... :)
     
  15. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

    662
    0
    0
    Ruger 10/22 Vs marlin?

    Hello all

    RON L here = SERESURPLUS


    While I really Hate RUGER, You thier attitude on parts, thier "I'd Rather sell only to the "Military and Police Attitude" and thier Overall desire not to make a consealable handgun, I find myself in a strange postion? I'd have to Vote for the 10/22? I like it's breakdown, I like the add on's ya can find cheap, I like how it fuctions! Now, all that said, Ruger as a Company still sucks! LOL
     
  16. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

    573
    0
    0
  17. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

    135
    0
    0
    Decision Is Made. I Went Shopping Today And Had A Chance To Get My Hands On Both Rifles. First Impressions, The Ruger Won Hands Down. The 10/22 Had Better Quality, Feel, And Overall Appearance. Can't Wait To Break It In. I've Already Purchased A Set Of Williams Peep/fire Sights, And I'm Sure The Mods Won't Stop There. Thanks To All For Your Opinions And Suggestions.
     
  18. grampi

    grampi New Member

    4
    0
    0
    I did the same and felt just the opposite. I bought the Marlin.
     
  19. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

    135
    0
    0
    The Wider Stock And Heavier Barrel Of The Ruger Made It Feel Less Toy Like. Also The Ruger Action Appears To Be Less Complicated.