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Old 05-25-2012, 3:25 PM
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Default Marlin model 60 any good?

I've been thinking about buying a .22 semi auto for some cheap plinking and found this:

http://marlinfirearms.com/firearms/selfloading/60sn.asp

I shot a lot of tube magazine .22s as a kid, and I like the fact that it has a 14 round capacity versus a ten round box. The last-round-lockback also seems like a nice feature.

So I ask: Any Calgunners own one of these? Hows the quality of these rifles? Dependability? Low/high maintenance? I'd appreciate any advice you could offer.
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It's a great .22LR rifle.
It's as accurate and reliable as a Ruger 10/22.
If you don't want to spend extra money customizing or on magazines, get a Marlin Model 60.
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Perfectly said - lasts a lifetime. If you find an older one, can hold 17-18 rounds. And may have a little squirrel on the stock...

Yes, not many mods for it, but doesn't need any. Just get a lot of ammo. Maybe a 3/8" grip scope.

One thing I like it vs. the iconic 10/22 is that the 60 is lighter and a longer gun. Get a strong sling and use that to help support and you'll be shooting bullseyes.

It really is accurate...

Rimfirecentral has forums on 10/22 and Marlin 60 and both get rave reviews.

I would avoid the 795 - short gun with magazines and no wood stock. That's just me, some guys like them. (I paid almost double what a 795 sells for to get the older Glenfield 18 rounder with squirrel). It'll outlast me.

EDIT: I see there is a humongous pro-795 thread.. haha
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I'm kind of an evil-black-rifle guy, so I'm on the fence about whether to get the wood or synthetic stock. I also didn't know the older models hold even more rounds I may have to look into one of those.
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Its just like the Marlin 795, but tube fed, so it should be pretty decent.
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Every one should own a marlin 60
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I've got a Ruger 10/22 and like it quite a bit. Also got a buddy with a Marlin Model 60 that shoots cloverleafs at 100 yards with certain ammo that this particular gun likes. He loves that gun, and you can't argue with 100-yd cloverleafs.
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Mine's a good gun, reliable (for a .22lr), and is accurate enough for me. I too, like that it holds 14 rounds, and the BHO is a nice feature.

The only gripe I have about mine is the scope won't stay in place no matter how much I tighten the mounts or how much loctite I use. I'm going to drill and tap it eventually though so that won't be an issue after that.
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Just scoped out a little bit of the 795 thread. Does any of the aftermarket stuff (stock, trigger, bolt handle, etc.) for the 795 fit the 60?
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I had to get one of those airsoft mounts that have a solid 2"-3" grip on both sides of the vmount. I got the link for the source from RimFirecentral... I think the scopemount was off of ebay. (Boy are those guys hardcore about scopes...) (It's not in the picture above)

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Mine's a good gun, reliable (for a .22lr), and is accurate enough for me. I too, like that it holds 14 rounds, and the BHO is a nice feature.

The only gripe I have about mine is the scope won't stay in place no matter how much I tighten the mounts or how much loctite I use. I'm going to drill and tap it eventually though so that won't be an issue after that.

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I have a 70's Glenfield model 60. It still out shoots my 10-22's out of the box. I love 10-22's, but the model 60 is just WoW !
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I have a 70's Glenfield model 60. It still out shoots my 10-22's out of the box. I love 10-22's, but the model 60 is just WoW !
Complete with Squirrel? I love that thing..
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I love my 60 I got it for a great deal.. it holds 17 rounds and is fun to shoot..
I added my own little touch to it.


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Here's a pic of my 60. Great rifle.

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Great rifle. I like that it has a larger capacity than the 795 (esp. my older 17-rounder) and is easier on the fingers after many reloads than the 795 mags. The downside is that you have to fill the tube every time; you can't just switch out a mag.
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I've been thinking about buying a .22 semi auto for some cheap plinking and found this:

http://marlinfirearms.com/firearms/selfloading/60sn.asp

I shot a lot of tube magazine .22s as a kid, and I like the fact that it has a 14 round capacity versus a ten round box. The last-round-lockback also seems like a nice feature.

So I ask: Any Calgunners own one of these? Hows the quality of these rifles? Dependability? Low/high maintenance? I'd appreciate any advice you could offer.
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The Marlin model 60 has been around for years and is one of the better valued priced rifles around. Mine doesn't have sling swivels but is a great rifle for field usage. Yeah there are others on the market but nothig beats it forthe value.

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One of the best .22 rifles ever made.
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It's a great .22LR rifle.
It's as accurate and reliable as a Ruger 10/22.
If you don't want to spend extra money customizing or on magazines, get a Marlin Model 60.
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One of the best .22 rifles ever made.

Yeah what they said.

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The Model 60 has sales of over 11 million compared to the 10/22's five million. I own both and appreciate them equally well.
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I would avoid the 795 - short gun with magazines and no wood stock. That's just me, some guys like them. (I paid almost double what a 795 sells for to get the older Glenfield 18 rounder with squirrel). It'll outlast me
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I had a 795, then sold it to buy a 60.
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Can't go wrong with a Model 60. The only knock on the Model 60 in my eyes is the trigger. It gets better with age but will never be anywhere near is good as one of the aftermarket offering available for the 10/22.

This is the only rear upgrade to the Marlin trigger which is supposed to offer a little benefit over the stock plastic one. I will try one of these soon.
http://www.diproductsinc.com/Detail....56306&CAT=3603

One major benefit of the Marlin is the fact that it is tube fed. 22's by their nature are something that get fed very high volumes of ammo each range session. I don't know about you guys, but loading .22's starts to really suck after about 5 or 6 mags. With the Marlin, one twist of a Spee'd Loader (see pic) and you have 14 rounds ready to roll.

One last suggestion, don't over-scope the rifle. One reason is to obvioulsy keep the weight down. Also, keeping the scope objective to 28mm or lower coupled with low scope rings leads to a much nicer check weld. I am partial to the Leupold 2x7 rimfire scope. I cannot see any reason going over x7 for shots inside 100yds.

Reliable, accurate, blah, blah, blah. All that stuff has already been mentioned so I won't.

Oh yea, last thing, Turners always has Marlins on-sale for around $150. Gotta like that.

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The good mounts are from BKL and Leapers.

I have 4, and the 2 newer ones have 12 &14x scopes. Each has about 12000 rounds down the pipes.
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Love mine....and a big plus 1 for the speed d loader.
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Marlin 60, I liked my first one so much I bought a second. The first one is a stainless and is scope mounted it has a longer barrel. The second has a carbine length barrel and is normal used with peep sights. Great accuracy with both, and I can shoot the target ammo in both.

Speed-e-loader is a big help.
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Marlin 60 stainless is absolutely one of my favorite guns on the planet. I own 3 marlins. A Model 60, a "Revelation by Western Auto Parts" which is a model 60 renamed, and a Marlin 795. I love all 3 guns for different reasons but I would pick one up in a heartbeat if you get a chance to. They're more accurate than any 10/22 out of the box (flame suit on) and aftermarket is pretty good. Not great, but good. If you want to take one out of the box, put on a cheap scope and have a fun day, marlin is the way to go. If you want to make a tack driving monster bench gun, get a 10/22.
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http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...Birch+Stock+22

And $165 shipped.
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There aren't nearly as many mods for the Model 60 as for the 10/22. My early 1980's vintage Model 60 shoots anything I feed it (CCI std velocity to Walmart bulk pack). The one that belonged to my late father-in-law is a bit more finicky, and I'm still trying things with it.

Two of the mods that I've done to mine are a Boyd's thumbhole stock and a DIP trigger. The only shots I have of it are a couple of lousy cell phone photos.



This is before I added the DIP trigger

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Thanks everyone for the great advice, and very nice rifles you all have. Hopefully after payday I'll have enough fun money to buy one of my own. Think I'll be getting the wooden stock since it looks like a 10/22 stock can be modded to fit later on.
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Love my Model 60 and my 10/22's. Maybe you should have both. 10/22's can have 25 round clips in other states. They can be purchased in Nevada, I think? There are Butler Creek 25 round clips that can be glued together easily and viola 50 rounds with one extraction and rotation of the clips. There is also a drum magazine for the 10/22. Why can't we have that much fun here in California? Like I said, I like them both equally, but if you cannot get er done in 10, then maybe you shouldn't shoot a rifle. Personally, I believe in one shot kills and bolt action is the best.
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