Originally Posted by Slabsides
Both are proven designs with rabid followers. Really comes down to personal preference. A weakness of one is balanced by an advantage it has in another area over the other.
Me, I've shot and liked several examples of both but own a Marlin 60. Why? I just liked it better on the "test drive".
My feelings exactly. I would only add that with the Marlin you get your choice of tube or box-mag feed and at roughly 30 percent less it's the better bargain for my needs but still it's personal preference. The 10-22 is more upgradeable if that's important. I like them both but then I rarely meet a gun I can't get along with.