Re: Question on Ruger 10/22 v/s Marlin 60
Interesting question. I own both, and like both. I believe you are about to get many different opinions.
The 10-22. Excellent gun. They now sell 25 round mags from Ruger, opposed to the ones available in the past from other companies, these magazines are reliable. They sell customizing kits for 10-22's to make them look like ARs with folding stock etc. They also sell target barrels to make them more accurate. The gun is shorter than the Marlin.
The marlin is also an excellent gun. It is tube fed, accurate, and fun to shoot. Been around for ages.
There are some who will say they are equally accurate.
The main difference is the way the guns are loaded, and unloaded. I enjoy being able to use a magazine for loading and unloading. The 10-22 is faster. Remove the mag, eject one bullet, move on, see a varmint, load the mag in one simple movement, pull the bolt back and let go, it's loaded with 25 rounds. The model 60, Pull the ramrod, empty the loose bullets into a bag(?), eject the chambered round, replace the ramrod, check to make sure there wasn't a round left in the tube, see a varmint, pull the magazine tube and place one bullet at a time in until you have 14 rounds in and then chamber a round.
A 10-22 with two 25 round mags loaded can fire 50 rounds a lot faster than you ever will with a model 60, if you ever need to fire 50 rounds fast. ???
Both great guns.
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