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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:33 AM   #1
 
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Marlin Model 60

Who has the skinny on Marlin Model 60 .22 rifles ? thinking about adding on for a backup to a backup so to speak....



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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:57 AM   #2
 
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I had one. It was a Glendale Marlin model 60... or was it a Marlin Glendale model 60? It was an older blued one- wood stock with a squirrel. I looked great, but needed some action work. I got it working nice and smooth. I really liked it. I gave it to a dad and his two pre-teens (teens now) to enjoy on their land. They report back to me that it keeps shooting and has taken numerous varmints. Secretly,I wish I had it back. I liked it- but I really like my 10/22, so I am content. Get one! It is a good .22.
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Marlin Model 60 is a fine weapon. Very accurate, reliable , and fun to shoot. Additionally, I like a tube magazine. Mine shoots anything and everything I feed it without hassle or complaint!
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They are excellent .22's. A little less expensive than a 10/22- usually you can find them for around $170 for one with a laminate or synthetic stock.

The stock trigger is usually quite a bit nicer than a stock 10/22 trigger.

They are harder to put back together after cleaning than the 10/22. Putting the bolt back in the 10/22? Good time to practice your "golfing words." Putting it back in the 60? Time to get gray hair! Oh, and have some replacement recoil springs laying around for the 60.

Most people don't modify their model 60's much, and even if you want to, there isn't even a fraction of parts for it as you will find for the 10/22.

10/22's tend to be a little more reliable and less picky about ammo. Model 60's tend to jam a bit more easily when they get dirty.

Model 60's are reputed to be "more accurate out of the box," but I am skeptical about that. Practical accuracy with the Model 60 probably is a little better, due to the trigger being better.

Bottom line? There's a reason so many Model 60's and 10/22's have been sold over the years. They're both good.

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Sometimes you can find ones like I did at a gun show.Hey Boys looky what I found at a gun show today!!!
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I have a Marlin 795 which is basically the same as the model 60 except it uses a detachable magazine and it costs a little less. I got mine for $110 because it was on sale and they offered a $25 mail in rebate. I've shot a few thousand rounds through it and it's been great. I can consistently hit a dime sized target at 50 yards with the $20 Leapers UTG 6x32 scope and $20 Leapers UTG bipod. The buttstock is hollow so I keep a bore snake, small bottle of CLP, steel wool, cotton patches, spare recoil spring, guide rod and firing pin inside there.
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I owned one for years, taught a few of my kids how to shoot with one ...only sold because I wanted something different. They are very reliable and accurate only negative thing I can say is that, there are only a few aftermarket options so no tactical 60 ...if you want a nice plinker though they are tuff to beat
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There's a few aftermarket modifications offered for the marlin model 60 and 795 now.








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WOW...Thanks....I was passing through WM and noticed Marlin Model 60 and tag said $137.00 and never paid much attention to rifle.....just looked at Marlin website and realized WM has one tagged as a Model 60 and it is actually a Model 795, it is magazine fed not tubular.....magazine fed was what I was looking for anyway.....hopefully the 795 is also a good rifle for price ?
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You might want to go over to Marlinowners.com and check out the Rimfire section for more research...
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I had one. It was a Glendale Marlin model 60... .
That would be a Glenfield....
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Some people don't like the tube fed rifles because they are slow to reload, but there are products like this that make reloading quick and easy.

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Ive had one for about 17 to 18 years now and I'm sure it has had 4k-5k rounds through it. I think I have fully stripped it down for cleaning twice. The only time I have had issues with it was it was ether running dry or very dirty. It's kept me content till I recently started getting the suppressor and tactical .22 bug.
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I used to have a mod. 60SB (stainless barrel) It was a great shooting and very accurate rifle. I gave it to my Grandson. I think he loves it more than I did.
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I have a Coast to Coast Marlin Model 60 from way back when. It has the patent twist and shoots great. I really enjoy shooting it. Yet I think if I were buying one today, I'd get a Ruger 10-22 simply because there are more options and places you can go to jazz it up.
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