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belveflowslykh20
September 14, 2012, 11:05 AM
just wanted to get some opinions on which is better for the price i am looking to get a used marlin or used ruger in 22 semi auto for hunting squirrel the marlin i found is 100 cash and the ruger around 160 just wondering if the ruger is worth the extra 60 thanks in advance for the advice

Scorch
September 14, 2012, 11:13 AM
Get the Ruger. It is worth the difference. The Marlin is an OK gun, and they generally shoot well, but they are designed to be cheap to make, and have numerous design flaws that will sooner or later cause a problem. The Ruger is a better design, and while it is more expensive it is also engineered to be durable and trouble-free.

RedBowTies88
September 14, 2012, 11:14 AM
If you live ina free state where you can use the big magazines that is a plus for the ruger..however the tube mag is a lot easier on the fingers.

the marlin may be a little more accurate out of the box but both mill shoot minute of squirell noproblem and both will be extremely reliable.

I would choose on the magazine option becuase that is the only real functional difference...unless of course you're wantng to trick it out

rickyjames
September 14, 2012, 11:14 AM
i have both, but they are more than 20 years old and still chugging along. the marlin model 60 is slightly more accurate. the ruger is easier to reload. i prefer the ruger myself.

a word of caution, marlin was taken over by a group that owns remington and others. these new marlins and remingtons seem to have gone down in quality and up in complaints. do your own research and purchase what you like.

jimbob86
September 14, 2012, 11:28 AM
I have a Marlin 60 that I've had for 17 years ..... with about a jillion rounds through it by now.

Still works. Still accurate.

militant
September 14, 2012, 11:39 AM
Buy both.

mr.t7024
September 14, 2012, 12:27 PM
I have 2 of each,They are both nice rifles . My go to rifle is always the Marlin 60. Because it is tube fed it has a much slimmer profile,not boxy like the 10-22.I also feel the 60 is more accurate. That being said, there are more after market parts for the Ruger which you will need to buy to make it more accurate than the 60..Enjoy, this subject has been chewed over many times on different forums. Let us know what you finally buy. The best advice I can give you is shoulder each,then you will know... to buy the 60.:)Cliff

mooner
September 14, 2012, 01:56 PM
I have a 10/22 and my father has a Model 60 I have shot quite a bit. They are both good little guns, but as others are saying, I like the Ruger a bit better. I think it is made a little beefier as well.

If the extra 60 bucks isn't too much of a stretch - I say go for the 10/22.

On the other hand, if it will break the bank for you, you will most likely not be disappointed by a Model 60

ronto
September 14, 2012, 02:32 PM
I had the same choice a few weeks ago and went with a NIB Marlin 60. After about 300 rounds no failures with CCI Mini-Mags. It's also surprisingly accurate with the factory open sights. I was considering installing a Tech-Sight peep sight but based on the accuracy of the factory open sights I don't think that will be necessary.

Metal god
September 14, 2012, 03:01 PM
I have both and they're both good and accurate-ish . I say ish cus I also have a Savage mk2 FV and there is really no contest . My model 60 is an older model . It has a 22" barrel and holds 17 rounds . It also have feeding problems when I use bulk ammo with it but it works great with mini mags . My 10/22 is -?-?-?-? well it's a 10/22 so it's great and has no problems . OK the Ruger has 1 big problem . The iron sights suck IMO . I have not compared them side by side for accuracy cus I almost never take them out together so Im not sure how they compare . I hit what I'm aiming at with both of them so no problems there with either one . The only issue is the feed jams the Marlin gets with some ammo . I most certainly get more jams with the Marlin then the Ruger .

So in short if you want a gun that you will almost never have a problem with for the life of the gun get the 10/22

TheSILENTtype
September 14, 2012, 03:38 PM
i find the .10/22 way too short for me. ( big guy )

however, i have still been knocking rabbit, squirrells, coons and anything else i can find at a few hundred yards for years.

I opted for the 50 round banana mag and bring a few loaded. put some stingers in this baby and go to town.

KevK.
September 14, 2012, 03:39 PM
Get the Ruger. There are tons more after-market parts/options you can pick up for it.

Remington74
September 14, 2012, 03:55 PM
Buy both.

Thats what I wound up doing. Both guns work just fine, Marlin mayby a bit more accurate, Ruger a little bit easier to load and a bunch easier to unload.

It's nice to have an extra mag for the Ruger versus pocketfull of ammo for the Marlin and drop them in the tube one by one.

If I had to pick a favorite I'd have to flip a coin.

osbornk
September 14, 2012, 06:07 PM
I've had a Marlin 60 for years and it has performed perfectly. If you don't plan on altering it and just shooting it, with proper maintenance, I think it will last you the rest of your life regardless of how old you are now or how long you live.

jmortimer
September 14, 2012, 06:45 PM
Check out the Marlin 795. I've had two for over ten years and not a single problem. I like the "traditional" mag on the 795. I had a 10-22 for five years and it was a good gun but I decided to stick with the 795s. Should be around $120.00

Metal god
September 14, 2012, 08:52 PM
A buddy of mine has a 795 . It,s a bolt action and very accurate . nice gun , it did take a little bit for the bolt to work it self in . Nice choice

TheSILENTtype
September 14, 2012, 08:54 PM
can i put videos up here? if so, how? I've got a video of myself at the range putting 500rds through the 10-22 upside down, sideways up and sideways down without a single jam, misfire or problem at 350yds inside a 6x6 via the 50clip option.

tahunua001
September 14, 2012, 09:01 PM
ah the age old rivalry.
I've had both, got rid of the marlin and regretted it. the marlin is more compact and more accurate.

the Ruger is less picky about ammo, more customizable, has faster reloads and is more reliable.

both are great for squirrels, if you just want a cheapo to rock around the floor boards of your truck or ride on the 4 wheeler then the marlin is a good choice. however with faster reloads and higher ammo cap(with ruger 25 round mags that is) the ruger is just a lot more fun for plinking. I use my 10/22, dressed up as an AR15 to trim the pine cones off trees since pine squirrels are protected in idaho and it does a good job. ground squirrels are fair game and fun too but I am a mean sadistic type of guy and like to hit them with larger calibers.

James K
September 14, 2012, 09:04 PM
Unless you keep a sonic bath in your back pocket, go for the Ruger. The Marlin is a good gun, but when they get dirty, they are pure heck to really clean and the very devil to reassemble if you ever have to take them down all the way.

Jim

kozak6
September 15, 2012, 01:13 AM
The real questions is, "What is better for you?"

It sounds like you just want to take it out of the box and hunt it with. To that extent, the Marlin is probably a better choice since they tend to be a little more accurate out of the box.

If you wanted to barbie it up with high-cap mags, fancy parts, and black foldy bits, the Ruger would be the way to go.

THORN74
September 15, 2012, 12:08 PM
A buddy of mine has a 795 . It,s a bolt action and very accurate . nice gun , it did take a little bit for the bolt to work it self in . Nice choice

I'll second the 795. I love mine and if u shop around u could pick up a brand new 795 for $100 or less


The 60 is also a great gun .... I have one of those too

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ms6852
September 15, 2012, 09:31 PM
I have both, and would recommend the ruger. My recommendation comes with a disclosure and warning. If you buy the 10/22 you could easily spend hundreds and hundreds of $$$$$$, as there are after market accessories that allows you customize it to your liking. It is only limited by your imagination.

Big Shrek
September 16, 2012, 09:31 AM
Who sez ya can't pimp a Marlin??

Here's my 795 in a Ramline folding stock...
http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/900975/fullsize/

dos0711
September 16, 2012, 09:57 AM
I like the aftermarket best for the Ruger. The ability to change magazines makes it more than worth it to me...especially since Ruger came out with their own 25 round magazine.

jmortimer
September 16, 2012, 10:02 AM
"A buddy of mine has a 795 . It's a bolt action and very accurate"
It's not a bolt action - Mine look like Big Shrek's but not as cool.

ROGER4314
September 16, 2012, 11:03 AM
I have lots of the 10-22's and a few of the Marlin 60's. There is no comparison in my view. It's 10-22 all the way!

Flash

tahunua001
September 16, 2012, 01:49 PM
A buddy of mine has a 795 . It's a bolt action and very accurate
um...no
the 795 is not a bolt action, it is the same action as the marlin model 60 only it is fed by a detachable box mag instead of tube magazine.

Metal god
September 16, 2012, 04:31 PM
Ok I must be mistaken . He does have a marlin bolt action 22 and it takes the same mags as the 795, He asked me to buy some mags for it when I went to the gun show . I asked what mags he wants and he told me the ones for the 795 . I guess those mags fit multiple guns . My bad :eek: :D

bram.baxter
September 16, 2012, 05:31 PM
I love my 10/22. Ive shot and owned plenty of other rifles, but never a .22 :confused: It stove piped once, but it hadn't been cleaned in far too long. No jams since! The stock sights are not the best, but mounting a scope is a breeze. Great gun!

Joe Chicago
September 16, 2012, 08:40 PM
If you want a 'project gun' to tinker with, get the Ruger. There are untold aftermarket parts for it. You can buy the more expensive Ruger, then put another $300 in a barrel and misc parts to make it more accurate than the stock Marlin. If you want an out of the box accurate gun, go with the Marlin 60.

I have been down on Freedom Group/Remington QC in many posts, but my new Marlin 60 runs great and is very accurate.

jimbob86
September 19, 2012, 08:28 PM
The Marlin is a good gun, but when they get dirty, they are pure heck to really clean and the very devil to reassemble if you ever have to take them down all the way.


I never had any trouble tearing them down and putting them back together........ but then again, I can take my Ruger 22/45 Mark III apart down to the fining pin and reassemble it in under 2 minutes on a good day, 3 if I'm slow.....

droptrd
September 22, 2012, 03:13 PM
My 795 dissasembles almost the same as my 1022. I like my 795 better than my 1022. Both are stock with the same barska scopes on them. My marlin is more accurate. The 795 also is more reliable. It cycles every brand accept certian remington loads. It hasnt had a malfuntion since the 1st couple hundred riounds ive put thru it. Thousands fired now. My 1022 is fairly reliable but has a hicup about 1 in every 100 rounds.

Sparks1957
September 22, 2012, 03:31 PM
The Marlin 795 is most certainly NOT a bolt action. I like mine a lot, and it's one of the most accurate .22s I've ever shot with iron sights, right out of the box. $115 price tag didn't hurt a bit, either.

itchy1
September 22, 2012, 05:57 PM
Having owned both my choice is the 10/22. Better fit/finish, magazine>tube, reliability, etc. Not saying that the 60 isn't a decent gun, I just like the 10/22 better.

Metal god
September 22, 2012, 06:06 PM
oops :D

22-rimfire
September 22, 2012, 06:16 PM
I don't own a Model 60 but I do own a 10/22. For squirrel hunting I would choose the M60 as I believe they are on average more accurate. For fast shooting small game action, I like the more compact 10/22. If I could only have one, I'd take the M60 because I prefer the under barrel tubular magazine over the Ruger rotary magazine.

I seldom shoot my 10/22. It's there if I feel like a big plinking session. I have gravitated to either a Weatherby Mark XXII or TC R-55 for semi-auto shooting.

mySig229
September 22, 2012, 06:22 PM
The Ruger

Like most guys have been saying...lots of options.

Don't the stock? Blackhawk AXIOM for $75

Don't like the sights? Comes drilled and tapped, plus comes with a rail to put on the top of the receiver for red dot, scope, etc...

Trigger? Lots of options
Barrels? Lots
Trigger assemblies? Lots

I think I've made my point. Plus lots of parts and expertise out there for the 10/22

slicknickns
September 23, 2012, 02:25 AM
Get the Marlin if you're into guns. Get the Ruger if you're shooting. The Model 60 has a lot more history and a lot more of a retro cool. Both are great guns, however the Ruger appeals to a more mainstream crowd.

Or you could find an awesome middle ground and get the 795 :D

Mr Budha
September 24, 2012, 03:10 PM
Fired both, like both of them but ended up buying a Marlin 60. Just has a great feel to it and I actually wanted the tube.

jmstr
September 24, 2012, 03:30 PM
For anyone with a tube-fed .22lr that wants faster reloads, you should look for a Spee-D-Loader. I have one for my 2 Marlins. It holds around 15 .22lr rounds and you can do a 'dump' down the mag tube once you've removed the mag rod part.

It isn't as fast as a 10/22 magazine swap, but it is almost as fast.

These are .22lr rifles. The 10/22 can be reloaded in a prone position much better than a tube-fed magazine like the Model 60. But, this is a .22lr! If we are concerned about a shootout, shouldn't we be using a bigger caliber than .22lr?

I approve of the Model 60. Ruger 10/22s are good also, but they are not for me, based on my desires/tastes/needs/wants.

Oh, for the person who had problems with ammo other than CCI, I have a few question: How often do you remove the bolt and clean the action? When was the last time you replaced the springs in the action? How many rounds have you fired? Do you store it with the hammer back, or do you 'dry-fire' it to leave the springs untensioned in the gun?

I bought a used Glenfield Model 60 [Marlin, made for some department store]. It had problems. I swapped the springs in the action [all of them] and I have no problems any more. I don't know how many rounds had been fired before I bought it, but it was filthy inside. Now it shoots all the ammo brands I have tried.

I figure that springs need to be replaced periodically, be it in rifles or handguns. If that hasn't been done in almost 2 decades of frequent use, I would expect performance to decline in any gun. If the gun sees 50 rounds a year, it shouldn't matter too much, unless it is stored cocked.

Just my thoughts.

Seriously though: check out Spee-D-Loader. I can't find the manufacturer's website. I had it once, but can't find it now. However, a search shows the device for sale at a few websites.

cecILL
September 26, 2012, 07:12 AM
Both are decent .22 rifles, but if I had a choice between one or the other, Marlin would be the choice.
Speed loaders can easily be made with used arrow shafts.

EAJ702
September 29, 2012, 04:36 PM
I purchased my Glenfield Model 60 new in 1969. It's accurate and I've never experienced any issues with it. All original parts. It will probably outlast me. :)

http://www.ptdoityourself.net/collection/images/marlin_05.jpg

jmstr
September 29, 2012, 04:56 PM
I purchased my Glenfield Model 60 new in 1969. It's accurate and I've never experienced any issues with it. All original parts. It will probably outlast me. :)

http://www.ptdoityourself.net/collection/images/marlin_05.jpg

What store did you buy it from? I have a used glebfield, but never knew who sold them new.

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EAJ702
October 2, 2012, 09:24 AM
What store did you buy it from? I have a used glebfield, but never knew who sold them new.

I purchased mine from Modell's department store on Long Island in 1969. They're now known as Modell's Sporting Goods. :)

JonM
October 2, 2012, 07:50 PM
I've got both. While the model 60 has served me well and killed it's share of critters, I still like the 10/22 better.

defcon
October 3, 2012, 10:43 AM
Oh, for the person who had problems with ammo other than CCI, I have a few question: How often do you remove the bolt and clean the action? When was the last time you replaced the springs in the action? How many rounds have you fired? Do you store it with the hammer back, or do you 'dry-fire' it to leave the springs untensioned in the gun?

I bought a used Glenfield Model 60 [Marlin, made for some department store]. It had problems. I swapped the springs in the action [all of them] and I have no problems any more. I don't know how many rounds had been fired before I bought it, but it was filthy inside. Now it shoots all the ammo brands I have tried.

I figure that springs need to be replaced periodically, be it in rifles or handguns. If that hasn't been done in almost 2 decades of frequent use, I would expect performance to decline in any gun. If the gun sees 50 rounds a year, it shouldn't matter too much, unless it is stored cocked.

interesting.
i just purchased 5 used Glenfield 60's and will be purchasing extra replacement springs just in case i get those FTF

Metal god
October 3, 2012, 11:19 AM
I'm the one that had problems with bulk ammo . I like to read all the reply's on threads that I posted something but some how I missed yours . Sorry it took so long to get back to you .

I have no idea how many rounds have been though it . I got the gun used as well . When I got the rifle it had been sitting in this guy closet for years and was in pretty bad shape . It had some rust on the barrel but the bore was good . The stock was all beat up and over all in bad shape

The first thing I did was took it apart and started cleaning it . I did take the trigger assembly off the receiver but did not take it apart ( it just seemed like way to many parts for me to be messing with ).I cleaned it as best I could with CLP a brush and Q-tips . Cleaned up the barrel and action . Put a new ATI stock on it and went shooting .
http://imageshack.us/a/img221/3148/guns017.jpg

I do not store it with the bolt back and Im sorry to say I never thought of replacing all the springs . That sound like a great idea . Where can I find a set of those

Panfisher
October 3, 2012, 11:28 AM
I've owned both for many years. For a fun gun to grab and shoot I like the 10/22 for a gun to hunt squirrels with the Marlin fits me a lot better, scope or iron sights. IMHO I would buy the Marlin, and spend the extra money on ammo or a scope and ammo.

jmstr
October 3, 2012, 02:25 PM
Metalgod,

The three places I frequent the most often for parts are: MidwayUSA dot com, Brownells dot com and gunpartscorp dot com [Numrich]. After that I go to the manufacturers.

I honestly don't remember exactly whom I got the parts from, but I am pretty sure it was Marlin.

You are right. Taking the entire mechanism apart was a real PAIN to fix everything. Before you go to that step you should frequent rimfirecentral and the marlinowners website to pick up tips on parts that could be giving you fits. That way you can order everything you need at once and only pull it apart once.

I asked about storing 'cocked' as I did that and couldn't figure out the reason I was getting light strikes on the rifle years later. DOH!

The key with these rifles is a good bore. Outside looks be darned, the mechanism/bore is what makes it accurate!