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Another Marlin 60

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by mr.t7024, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

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    Mine are not finicky eaters either, won't take the .45's though.
    They used the gold trigger on certain additions as well as other odds and ends. I have an addition that was sold only through Big 5 Sporting Goods for a couple years. It has the gold trigger and stainless bolt and it's marked as a model 600 rather than 60. It also came with a scope but I had to put a different one on it, the scope was junk.
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  2. CharlesV

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    Im yet another happy 60 owner who had a 10/22 collecting dust and here is why it got dusty. I cant fault Ruger, i have had them all along. But the 10/22 seemed to twitch or twist everytime it was fired and i hated that. The 60 is solid and a complete pleasure, even the stock trigger which is often the first thing modified.

    Though I like the stock it came with, id like to extend it an inch or two. How can i do that, buy a large 12G recoil pad and cut it to size? Or else what can be added to the butt?
  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Good deal on the Marlin!
    My Marlin model 60 is a fineeeeeeeeeee shooter!
  4. fuzebox40

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    An inch or two? That would be pretty dramatic from the stock 13 3/4 already there. Or has it been changed? Generaly 5/8 of an inch is a very noticable difference in the pull and that can be achieved easiest with a slip-on recoil pad.
    The most I've ever added was 1 1/2" and that was because some stubby character had previously cut it down to 12". I had to make an extention out of wood (about 3/4+) then found a good slip-on pad to cover it, which also added another 5/8 to the pull.
    You'll notice how short the stock was in the first pic compared to my refinish result. From 12" to a 13 1/2" pull. This is a Decelerater pad by Pachmayr.

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  5. CharlesV

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    Its difficult to measure the need. Im comparing to another rifle i have that fits very well and then estimating. If I try an inch it might be enough. Using my 870 butt as a guide i cant see how a standard shotgun recoil pad would work on the 60 but maybe im wrong? If so, that might be perfect.

    The way i see it, .22s in general assume a young first time user who needs a shorter stock and thats what you get with a 60. Its a small matter but everytime im out i instinctively believe the stock is going to be long enough and then its always, oh, this is a little short....
  6. mr.t7024

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    Thanks big shrek I will have my son take the pic:) Cliff
  7. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    Slip-on recoil pad from Walmart.
    Had to do that with my Wifey's rifles...her shoulders won't take a beating after several surgeries...

    I'm 6'3, due to that I make myself fit rifles...rarely have to mod 'em for myself...
    lean forwards & pull it in snug to the shoulder :)
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