Re: Question on Ruger 10/22 v/s Marlin 60
With so many modifications available to the Ruger, and even guides and books on modding them, you begin to question it's factory design. From it's 8 pound trigger, short stock/ length of pull (designed and fitted for younger shooters), barrel band (diminishes accuracy), lack of bolt buffer (rough action). No wonder serious shooters spend the $$$ on new barrel, new stock, new trigger group, new hammer, firing pin, springs, etc, to improve the gun from how it came out of the factory. With all the modifications, how can it still be a "Ruger" when only a few Ruger parts are left on the gun? Perhaps it's not very good to begin with, thus requiring improvement by upgrading essential components to the firearm.
Just food for thought. I don't mean to bash the Ruger, my brothers' 10/22 are great, but they do need some modifications out of the box. Both had thick black paint inside the receiver which was revealed after the first time at the range, as the bolt scratched off streaks of bare metal . Paint thinner and steel wool on the entire receiver made both guns' actions much smoother. Eventually both got the recoil bolt buffers which made the action even smoother. They shoot awesome now.
Last edited by Albtraum; 12-30-2011 at 02:24 AM..