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Old 09-13-2009, 1:32 PM
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Default Marlin Model 60 Upgrades?

Ok I recently bought my first .22 LR and I am already wanting to upgrade to a tactical rifle look. Does anyone know of any such mods?
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Old 09-13-2009, 1:35 PM
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"Upgrade" it to a 10/22.....It is a better place to start
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ATI makes a stock for it like a dragunov style, but its not all that great. Seriously keep it stock and shoot the crap out of it or change rifles. They're great plinkers and small kritter gitters as they are. If you want a tacticool setup go with a 10/22 and get the archangel kit for it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 3:35 PM
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I've got the ATI stock on my 60 and really like it. Out of the box I think the Marlin is more accurate and less picky about ammo than the 10/22 is. The Ruger has it beat when it comes to aftermarket.

Shoot a few hundred rounds through it before you make any changes, then decide what you want to do at that point.
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Shoot a few hundred rounds through it before you make any changes, then decide what you want to do at that point.
Exactly!
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Thanks for all the reply's. I think ill look into the dragnov stock. But it is a really good gun I really enjoy shooting and cleaning it. Just wish I had more places to go shooting.
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"Upgrade" it to a 10/22.....It is a better place to start
Wow, what great advice.
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Marlin is solid out of the box. The Model 60 is a great platform to start on, if you're planning on just shooting a TON of rounds through it.

It is more accurate out of the box than the Ruger, and it's less picky on ammo.

I have the ATI Fiberforce on my Marlin 795 and it's nice. It's well made, and if you feel like the stock on your Marlin is a bit short, then it's especially nice. People hate on ATI products because they're not Knoxx or Tapco, but hey, it's the internet--everybody's an expert.

If you're really looking to go full bore tacti-cool, then I'd say jump onto the 10\22 train. If you just want a pistol grip and a slightly longer stock, get the ATI.

Other than that, you can really only find odds and ends for the Marlin. Over at RimfireCentral there was some guy that was selling aluminum trigger guards and charging handles\cocking levers. There are no hi-cap mags for them (not that they're legal here anyways) other than some really old ones that were made by Marlin way back in the day (people always ask when they live in a hi-cap legal state).
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Found a pic of this one on RFC. As "tacticool" a Model 60 as I've ever seen.





Personally, though, the Model 60 has classic lines and looks better w/ more traditional stocks. As said, the Ruger 10/22 can be made more "tacticool."
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Mine was given to me about 30 years ago so I am not going to modify the existing stock, but may buy one of the ATI stocks for fun.
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Wow now that looks nice. Just had a question though, Can I use my old pellet gun scope on my Rimfire rifle? BTW the scope is a Gamo 4x32.

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Found a pic of this one on RFC. As "tacticool" a Model 60 as I've ever seen.





Personally, though, the Model 60 has classic lines and looks better w/ more traditional stocks. As said, the Ruger 10/22 can be made more "tacticool."
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Pellet rifles are often much harsher on scopes than .22lr, believe it or not. If it can survive a Gamo, it should hold up to a .22lr. There are lots of pretty good 4x scopes specifically made for .22lr that cost $40-60, and some of them even come w/ rings. I just bought a Simmons 22MAG 4x scope for my Marlin 60, and it's a really great scope for the money. Available at your friendly neighborhood Wallyworld.
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I have a 60c its a very nice looking rifle, and is accurate....I have a bi pod and a nice scope on it.....I haven't taken a pic yet but this is the basic look

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I love my marlin 60... lost the round count a few years ago lol.. Snapped a few pics the other night..




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Nice looking set up Joe, what scope is that? I just ordered a ATI stock for my 30yo 60. I bought a sling too, and may buy a bipod too. That will have to do until I purchase a 17 HMR.
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I've got 2 Model 60's:



There really isn't a whole lot out there in the way of aftermarket parts for them. I textured and painted the stock of the first one myself. The bottom is a painted dragunov ATI stock that I painted. They do make some aftermarket AR style sights. I believe Tech Sites is the company. Solid shooters though.
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Nice looking set up Joe, what scope is that? I just ordered a ATI stock for my 30yo 60. I bought a sling too, and may buy a bipod too. That will have to do until I purchase a 17 HMR.
Thanks... Its a BSA mil-dot 6-24x40... Is there a date stamp on the marlin 60's? I've never looked... Anyone know what year they switched to the 14rd tube instead of the 18?
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Thanks... Its a BSA mil-dot 6-24x40... Is there a date stamp on the marlin 60's? I've never looked... Anyone know what year they switched to the 14rd tube instead of the 18?
I know I have seen that info on the rimcentral web site. I believe it was in the 80's. Mine is the 18rd tube and the bolt does not stay open.
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Here is my Marlin "tacticool" next to my Winchester 1300.
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I know I have seen that info on the rimcentral web site. I believe it was in the 80's. Mine is the 18rd tube and the bolt does not stay open.
Same here


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Here is my Marlin "tacticool" next to my Winchester 1300.
Looks sick... Where you get that kit?
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That is a Muzzlelite bull-pup stock on my Marlin 60, they run about $110. and change (p/n MZ-60). They make them for 10/22s, Marlins, and Mini-14s. Makes a nice little compact package, 30" in overall length with my Marlin.

http://www.bullpupgunstocks.com/

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tech-sights makes a pretty useful ar-15 style peep sight for the marlin 60. im about to order one.


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=220064

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tech-sights makes a pretty useful ar-15 style peep sight for the marlin 60. im about to order one.


http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=220064

http://www.tech-sights.com/marlin.htm

Little little paint build... Never thought about texture like that.. Came out nice.. So can you see the clear coat is it shiny at all? I was scared to clear mine so still havn't..
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Thanks... Its a BSA mil-dot 6-24x40... Is there a date stamp on the marlin 60's? I've never looked... Anyone know what year they switched to the 14rd tube instead of the 18?

To find the year of manufacture on a Marlin 60: subtract the first two numbers of your rifle's serial number from the year 2000, and you get the year of manufacture. Eg. my serial # starts with 26, indicationg my rifle was built in 1974.

Marlin 60 changed from 18rds to 14rds around 1984.

Here is my '74 Marlin. You can't see it in the photo, but I've had the bolt jeweled. Stock is direct from Marlin :

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Nice looking 60. I love wood. Is the the stock trigger from Marlin in SS?
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Nice looking 60. I love wood. Is the the stock trigger from Marlin in SS?
The trigger guard comes standard with this stock. It is silver plastic just like on the new SS models.
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Sweet.. Thats cool.. So mine was made is 1983... Last year before going to 14rounds.. Got lucky
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I'd leave it alone....

Marlin 60's are best left factory.

Ruger 10/22's are much better platforms for going all tactical.

you'll be happier in the long run.
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Installed a ATI on my 60 tonight. Only problem I had was with my scope. The rings I have put the scope very close to the barrel. There was no room for the top piece of the stock. Otherwise, I like it. Can't wait until I can get it to the range.
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Just did the drill, tap, install set screw mod on my Marlin 60 trigger, as per RFC:



Cut hammer spring (1 1/2 coils), weakened trigger spring, polished hammer/sear engagement surfaces, and installed set screw as pictured above. About a 3# pull. Still not in the VQ drop-in 10/22 realm, but much improved over stock. And for about $1 total, I'm pretty happy.
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"Upgrade" it to a 10/22.....It is a better place to start
I don't necessarily agree. I have some pretty high end .22's and one of the most accurate in a Marlin /Glenfield 60 that keeps on kickin.

More accurate that any "stock" 10/22 I have seen.
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To find the year of manufacture on a Marlin 60: subtract the first two numbers of your rifle's serial number from the year 2000, and you get the year of manufacture. Eg. my serial # starts with 26, indicationg my rifle was built in 1974.

Marlin 60 changed from 18rds to 14rds around 1984.

Here is my '74 Marlin. You can't see it in the photo, but I've had the bolt jeweled. Stock is direct from Marlin :

I have 2 Marlin 60's that hold 18 rounds. First two serial#'s are 13 and 18.
So I have a 1982 and 1987 that hold 18 rounds?
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How about adding a cool ATI stock:


ATI Marlin Semi-Auto Fiberforce Gun Stock

And a nice Barska (and cheap) 4x scope:


BARSKA 4x32 Plinker-22 Riflescope

I use the scope and like it a lot on mine, it durable and holds zero nicely.

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