Re: Ruger 10/22 vs Marlin 60
The Marlin's Do have an advantage with their Micro-Grooved barrel, but their feed ramp does cause bullet deformity when forced up the ramp and into the chamber and prone to feed jams with hollow points.. At close range it probably wouldn't make that much of a difference, but if your set on pin point accuracy, it may cause you headaches.
The Ruger has the advantage of the magazine bring the bullet up higher and closer to the chamber, and I have not noticed any striping of the bullets, so less jams with different types of bullets styles. I have the Ruger and have had a Marlin Model 60. To me both are very well made rifles. I didn't have to modify the Ruger to get accuracy out of it. I hear allot of other people who say they had to modify it to correct that. Maybe I got luck, or maybe it was operator error.