Re: Another Marlin model 60 problem
Another issue I recently heard of with the 60 (I haven't experienced this so far) is that the dirtier ammo will cause a lot of buildup around the little spring-loaded ramp under the action. The ramp, over time (supposedly) will wear itself out and you'll experience failures to feed. At that point, that little ramp must be replaced, as it's made of cheap pot metal... This is especially pronounced with dirtier ammo according to my source.
The 60 has no way of getting all that garbage out of the action except for a thorough cleaning, unlike the 10/22 where the crud falls out when the magazine is removed. For the record, I've seen no difference in feeding with any type of ammo in my 60, only that the bulk stuff often fails to fire and requires cleaning more often... I've never tried Truncated Cone hollow points, and don't intend to ever try them. Often times, people use Truncated Cone hollowpoint ammo as their first attempt with hollowpoints in a .22, and a LOT of .22 auto-loaders absolutely hate those. Hollowpoint ammo such as CCI MiniMags, etc, which have a more rounded point have fed no differently than simple round nose in all of the .22s I've ever fired or owned.
Last edited by ponycar17; 01-28-2009 at 10:26 PM..