Re: Question on Ruger 10/22 v/s Marlin 60
I've owned both, but only own a 10/22 now. My vote is for the 10/22 and I would disagree that the first mod most do is the stock, I would say its reworking the trigger. I just installed a Voltsquarten hammer on mine for $32 and got the trigger pull from about 8 pounds down to 2.5 pounds.
To get the stock version accurate, you need to find what ammunition it likes. Mine likes Winchester Wildcat and Remington Cyclone. I haven't tried any of the expensive match grade ammo other than the Wolf match.