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mongpreston
08-13-2010, 3:18 PM
Just got back from Big 5 and wondering which one would you buy? which models of the two? any recommendation or other inexpensive .22lr rifle you would buy at these twos price range? thanks.

toby
08-13-2010, 4:12 PM
Flip a coin dude get the one you like and fit's you best!

mongpreston
08-13-2010, 4:37 PM
thats kinda what im thinking.

!@#$
08-13-2010, 6:04 PM
savage with the accutrigger.

kermit315
08-13-2010, 6:19 PM
I love my Marlin 60. Very accurate, great little plinker.

However, I dont think you would go wrong with either, so it is going to come down to your personal preferences.

!@#$
08-13-2010, 6:40 PM
I love my Marlin 60. Very accurate, great little plinker.

However, I dont think you would go wrong with either, so it is going to come down to your personal preferences.

i was thinking bolt action for some reason. for a semi a marlin 60 or ruger 10-22 all the way.

andalusi
08-13-2010, 10:40 PM
Just got back from Big 5 and wondering which one would you buy? which models of the two? any recommendation or other inexpensive .22lr rifle you would buy at these twos price range? thanks.

I've shot both a Marlin 975 and a Savage Mark IIG... and loved shooting both. I give the edge to the Savage just because I love bolt actions and wood furniture, but honestly, the Marlin was a lot of fun too and a reliable shooter.

I will say you should invest in Tech Sights if you go for the Marlin. Made shooting it even better.
And I can't believe no one's suggested the obvious answer: buy both! :D

kermit315
08-14-2010, 6:28 PM
Even in bolt action, I would still tend to lean towards the Marlin, just because of the great experience with my 60. But like I said, you really cant go wrong with either.

2Bear
08-14-2010, 6:39 PM
I've been lusting after the bolt-action, tube-fed Marlin 981TS recently...

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/BoltAction22/981TS.asp

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/images/ba22/zoom-981TS.jpg

Looks pretty sweet for at or under $250.

BigDogatPlay
08-14-2010, 9:24 PM
I like all my Marlins, the Model 60 is a terrific plinker and small game getter. The Marlin bolt action .22s are solid, but Savage (to me) looks and feels very solid and the couple I've fired were tack drivers.

As above, go with what fits you and your requirements best and enjoy.

cmth
08-15-2010, 9:11 AM
I've been lusting after the bolt-action, tube-fed Marlin 981TS recently...

Looks pretty sweet for at or under $250.

I just bought one last month, $300 OTD from Gallery of Guns (http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=70822). Their actual price is $241.49. The high capacity and ability to use shorts and longs is what sold me on it. That, and I just wanted a boltie .22. I'm loving it so far, but I'll love it even more once the bolt fully wears in. Marlin's less expensive guns are infamous for their lack of fine finishing, and they can feel quite rough initially. But after a simulated 1000 rounds or so (just working the bolt dry), the action is smoothing out. I've put about 100 actual downrange and it's very accurate. I sold a stainless Model 60 to pay for this one and I don't regret it. I put a Rimfire Technologies scope base (http://www.diproductsinc.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=112011&CAT=3603) on and will probably be putting a Rifle Basix trigger (http://www.riflebasix.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68&selectOpts=1&products_id=188) on later.