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edittman1
11-19-2007, 7:53 PM
Pro's vs Con's of each gun?

What is a reasonable price to pay for the base model of either? Big5 has the Marlin for $149.99 in this weeks ad. But I don't know a thing about it.

I'd like to pick one up before Xmas.

Thanks!

wilit
11-19-2007, 8:07 PM
Which Marlin model and With Ruger model? Both make several .22 rifles.

hitman13
11-19-2007, 8:13 PM
its the marlin 60, SWEEt little rifle, its tubed fed which give you i think 16 rounds, and is SUPER accurate. i was shooting that and a 10/22 last weekend and perfer the marlin alot more. when i was buying it i had asked about it on here and was told that the marlin was more accurate out of the box but the ruger had more aftermarket parts. mine is the 60 SN with the black synthetic.

DO IT!!

btw, i think turners has one on sale for 120 on friday, there is a thread somewhere about it.

edittman1
11-19-2007, 8:28 PM
Hell, I just want something entry level that's fun to shoot.

I am gonna put that stupid Leapers 6x32 on it. It was a dumb purchase for my AR. I am gonna get a Trijicon ACOG for it after shooting Ben's with the Donut.

Anyway, where is Turners! I'll get one for $120. :)

Patriot
11-19-2007, 8:31 PM
Marlin M60 FTW!

Nice entry-level .22 rifle

Ruger 10-22 - more expensive, pretty much unlimited aftermarket upgrades

shinigami
11-19-2007, 8:37 PM
I have a Marlin 60 and bought this http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/GNS120-44767-1172.html a lot easier to load and will hold 120 rounds of .22LR.

By the way, the Marlin 60 will hold 15 rounds. It's really accurate and if you only want a .22LR rifle to plink and not worry about aftermarket stuff, this would be the rifle.

edittman1
11-19-2007, 8:45 PM
Wow, that thing is cool. Sounds good to me!

LECTRIKHED
11-19-2007, 9:34 PM
I want one of those. That is the coolest invention I have ever seen. 120 rounds of legal joy.

bigthaiboy
11-19-2007, 9:49 PM
Current production Marlin 60 hold 14rds, whereas pre-mid 80's, they held 18rds.

Also check out the Marlin 795, identical to the 60SN but with detachable 10rd magazines: http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/795.aspx

It's accurate out the box and reliable. Extra mags are about $15. The Marlin has a better trigger than the 10/22, but doesn't have the range of accessories like the Ruger. The only aftermarket stock available for the 60 / 795 Marlins is this one by ATI : http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=9&page=1&id=28

Salty
11-20-2007, 3:09 AM
You can actualy load up to 16 rounds in the current Marlin 60, 14 in the tube, 1 in the elevator, and 1 in the chamber. So it's like 14+1+1, or 14+2...

We have both a Marlin 60 and Ruger 10/22 in our household. I prefer the Marlin 60, by a small margin. The Marlin is a great range gun because of how easy it is to load, simply drop 14-16 rounds down the tube, no fancy trap door or mag springs to fight. I also like the fact that you can go 14-16 rounds before reloading. And as stated before, the Marlin is slightly more accurate.
The Ruger is still a great gun though. The action is built tougher than the Marlin (thicker metal, etc). And you can modify it to hell and back. And of course it uses removable magazines. After a range trip, the Ruger also tends to need much less cleaning than the Marlin does.

Bobula
11-20-2007, 11:22 AM
I had this debate with myself when I was 18, I found my marlin 60 for $119 with scope, right before K-mart quit selling guns. If you just want to leave it alone and shoot millions of .22lr rounds the 60 is great, but there are next to no mods for it.
The 10/22's allow you to do whatever you want to them.

maxicon
11-20-2007, 11:31 AM
I've got a 10/22 and 2 Marlin 60s, and they're all great guns. The Marlin's definitely the best bang for the buck and is a better shooter out of the box. My family likes it because it's easier to load than the Ruger's magazines, but it's really a toss-up.

Of course, for $120, you could buy 2k rounds of ammo with it before you met the Ruger price point.

For a value-priced family plinker, the Marlin's as good as it gets.

fal_762x51
11-20-2007, 12:50 PM
My Marlin bolt and auto tube rifles are great; the only .22 rifles I will ever own. My friend has a 10/22 and the only thing I like about it is the ability to use magazines. Other than that, I LOVE MY MARLINS!

elroy
11-20-2007, 1:31 PM
i have owned a 60 for over 20 yrs , bought it used , still love it , might have to go to turners if they're gonna sell a new one for 120

ViPER395
11-20-2007, 2:26 PM
I bought the big-5 Marlin 60 deal the other week. Great rifle. Need to sight in the scope I bought for it. Irons shot about 6" right. Fixed that, but the scope will be the test to see if it shoots better than the Ruger (which shoots inside an inch at 50y).

I used to have an old Glenfield 60, that thing could easily headshoot squirrels as far as I could see them. Most accurate .22 autoloader I ever shot.

One thing about the big-5 deal, I didn't like the synthetic stock. You can see it on the Marlin website. It's the Model 60-SN. I knew I was going to change the factory synthetic anyways, so I already had ordered a grey laminate for it from midwayusa. Looks awesome, eh:

http://marcieeric.thedigitalhive.com/pics/IMG_2063a.jpg

Bobula
11-20-2007, 2:36 PM
I bought the big-5 Marlin 60 deal the other week. Great rifle. Need to sight in the scope I bought for it. Irons shot about 6" right. Fixed that, but the scope will be the test to see if it shoots better than the Ruger (which shoots inside an inch at 50y).

I used to have an old Glenfield 60, that thing could easily headshoot squirrels as far as I could see them. Most accurate .22 autoloader I ever shot.

One thing about the big-5 deal, I didn't like the synthetic stock. You can see it on the Marlin website. It's the Model 60-SN. I knew I was going to change the factory synthetic anyways, so I already had ordered a grey laminate for it from midwayusa. Looks awesome, eh:

http://marcieeric.thedigitalhive.com/pics/IMG_2063a.jpg

Looks nice, I've got the two tone monte carlo wood stock on mine

sloguy
11-20-2007, 2:39 PM
um, not to be a negative nancy, but that 120 round reloader is bulkier and more awkward than just having 12 ruger 10'22 magazines. the 10/22 you can reload blindfolded its so easy, can the same be said for the big tube thingie?

having said my part about that, i have no serious faults with either rifle. i like ruger 10/22's. thats just me.

ViPER395
11-20-2007, 2:43 PM
um, not to be a negative nancy, but that 120 round reloader is bulkier and more awkward than just having 12 ruger 10'22 magazines. the 10/22 you can reload blindfolded its so easy, can the same be said for the big tube thingie?

having said my part about that, i have no serious faults with either rifle. i like ruger 10/22's. thats just me.

Reloading a 60 won't make your thumbs sore like a Ruger will :p

I got very used to loading a 60 when I was a kid, but don't try to do it in a truck. not enough floor-roof space to get that tube out :eek:

lazuris
11-20-2007, 3:02 PM
10/22 hands down. It has unlimited aftermarket parts for it.

Bobula
11-20-2007, 3:07 PM
Reloading a 60 won't make your thumbs sore like a Ruger will :p

I find it really easy, just drop those little guys in~

Dr. Peter Venkman
11-20-2007, 3:11 PM
The Marlin won't sell you out for having "high capacity".

MonsterMan
11-20-2007, 3:19 PM
I grew up shooting a Green Remington Nylon 66 and it is my favorite .22 still. It was butt stock tube fed.

But out of the 60 and the 10/22, I would choose the 10/22. It is a solid rifle that shoots great and is easy to clean. I like that it has a detachable mag (I have pre-ban hi-caps for it). The tube feeding gets old to me real fast. When I want to unload, I have to dump the rifle to get the ammo out. The 10/22, I just take the mag out.

My marlin just seems a bit cheaply made. Not as solid. But that is just my impression of my rifle. I am sure there are better out there.

maxicon
11-20-2007, 6:14 PM
um, not to be a negative nancy, but that 120 round reloader is bulkier and more awkward than just having 12 ruger 10'22 magazines. the 10/22 you can reload blindfolded its so easy, can the same be said for the big tube thingie?

Of course, 12 10/22 mags are going to cost as much as a Marlin 60...

Either one's easy to load once you're used to it, but the sore fingers thing definitely builds up after 300-400 rounds in a 10/22. That's why the kids like the Marlin - much easier on the fingers. Sure, the tube's clumsier - it's all a tradeoff.

Personally, I recommend one (or more) of each.

sloguy
11-20-2007, 8:12 PM
Of course, 12 10/22 mags are going to cost as much as a Marlin 60...

Either one's easy to load once you're used to it, but the sore fingers thing definitely builds up after 300-400 rounds in a 10/22. That's why the kids like the Marlin - much easier on the fingers. Sure, the tube's clumsier - it's all a tradeoff.

Personally, I recommend one (or more) of each.

yeah, i can agree with the "one or more of each" stance.

CalNRA
11-20-2007, 8:16 PM
Marlin anyday

if you want a mag-fed version the 795 is another great alternative to the Ruger.

railroader
11-20-2007, 9:27 PM
I have a bull barrel ruger which shoots great but I also have a bull barrel marlin 7000. This rifle came with the bull barrel and a butler creek stock and they sold for under $200 which made them a real bargain. For some dumb reason marlin discontinued this rifle. The trigger was heavy when I got it but with a little work it's quite good now. Here's the marlin:
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/images/zoom_7000.jpg

Mark

JWNathan
11-20-2007, 10:10 PM
795 is an awsome lil' gun, my best friend has one and it's a great truck gun, he bought 4 extra mags for it and keeps them in a elastic shotshell holder on the but. I do love my model 60 tho, great shooter, I've only cleaned it a few times, just run a bore snake through it and squirt some oil in the action and behind the seat it goes.
-Jesse

mike100
11-20-2007, 10:20 PM
I have a stainless 10/22 and I must say, I don't like it. I don't dislike it, but I grew up with tube fed 22's. Kmart used to advertise marlins for $49 all the time back in the early 80's.

The ruger has the detachable mag, which can be good, but not until I spent $40 on a trick-azz little lever action qwik-release handle from the aftermarket. I also despise arms that don't have a bolt hold back on the last shot feature- why does it not do this??? I probably spent an additional $60 on 10 rd rotary mags. releasing the bolt to strip off the first round to go into battery is also unintuitive.

bombadillo
11-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Current production Marlin 60 hold 14rds, whereas pre-mid 80's, they held 18rds.

Also check out the Marlin 795, identical to the 60SN but with detachable 10rd magazines: http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/SelfLoading/795.aspx

It's accurate out the box and reliable. Extra mags are about $15. The Marlin has a better trigger than the 10/22, but doesn't have the range of accessories like the Ruger. The only aftermarket stock available for the 60 / 795 Marlins is this one by ATI : http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=9&page=1&id=28


That stock will not fit on a model 795. If it does, I'll buy you a beer.

bigthaiboy
11-23-2007, 1:48 AM
That stock will not fit on a model 795. If it does, I'll buy you a beer.

OK. Here's a pic of my Marlin 795 in the ATI stock. :cheers2:

6046

The stock is designed for both the Marlin 795 and the 60, as the both have the same receiver and barrel. For the 795, the mag well needs to be opened up slightly with a dremel. The plastic area in front of the trigger plate is sealed on the outside (for the 60) but the stock is molded inside for the mag well, so some plastic has to be removed to fit the whole trigger plate / mag well. No more than 10 minutes work.

wonder9
11-25-2007, 11:48 PM
I own both, and in general I prefer the M60 due to it's lower price and better out of box accuracy over the 10/22. On the other hand, I had to send the Marlin back to the factory for adjustment to fix a stovepiping problem, which Marlin did for free and the customer service was quite good. It does seem to like certain .22 ammo as compared to the 10/22. So far the 10/22 as been bulletproof and the resale value may be higher than a Marlin, but either choice would be a good one.