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  1. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

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    I went to the gun show at the Shriners Auditorium March 7,this past week.I bought a used marlin model 60 for 80 bucks. It was the old model that holds 17 rounds in the Magazine tube, the stock was birch and needed to be refinished. Before i did that, took the stock off and brushed the action out with high octane, dried it of and lightly re-oiled,The 60 shot like new. Refinished the stock and now it looks like new. I am impressed. Got rid of a 60 over 20 years ago, and glad I replaced it. For an inexpensively made firearm,sure is accurate. I have a 10/22 Ruger Sporter and a Ruger 77/22, I know which gun I will be using!BTW it is more accurate than my 10/22, will check it out against the 77 soon. Will report when I do.:D
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    Looking forward to your range report.
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    MRT, that is a great old gun. It just so happens that my friend had his with him yesterday at the range. He has had it since childhood. We have a golf ball hanging at 50yds. The gods were with me and after a couple shots on paper to see where I was hitting I took a chance on that golf ball. I HIT THAT SUCKER FIRST SHOT, needless to say I didn't try another and just laid the rifle on the table and smiled. At 50yds. the front sight bead is the same size as the golf ball so a lot of luck was in that shot but I am not complaining and it will be along time before I shoot at it again with iron sights. I think you are going to have a ball with that old Marlin and you are right they are very accurate, enjoy.
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    I just bought the same (exact it sounds like)gun 2 weeks ago.I did exactly the same thing to it also.Mine will not throw the bolt back far enough to chamber a cartridge though.I've ordered some hotter ammo,hopefully that will fix it.Congrats on the new purchase.You'll enjoy it. Joe
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    The Marlin Model 60 and the Ruger 10/22 are the USA's two best-selling .22 rifles, and have been for years.

    An out-of-the-box Model 60 will usually outshoot a 10/22 with the standard skinny barrel. Dressed up, the 10/22 will win.

    accident, the hotter ammo will probably do the trick.
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    Why would standard ammo not throw the bolt back far enough on an older Mod 60? Seems like the spring would be weaker on an older gun.
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    Oneida Steve, you are right, but how much will one have to spend on the Ruger to accomplish that goal!:D
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    mrt, if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it !
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    Oneida Steve, then we are not comparing apples to apples. What would one have to spend on the Ruger to outshoot my 80 dollar gun, I wouyld love to hear your answer!nuff said! BTW Good Day!:D
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    This morning i bought a brick of Winchester Wildcat HV ammo.It fixed the feeding problem i was having with the mdl60 i bought..I shot 2 full boxes through it & it never failed even once. Accurate too.
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    mrt, you are 100% correct. The original Ruger 10/22 is a great gun, but it won't give you fine accuracy without a bull barrel and other fancy stuff. The Model 60 is good to go right out of the box.

    You can now get 10/22s all dressed out for target shooting, but they cost big $$$, often 2x or 3x the price of the standard gun.
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    Oneida Steve, it is no big deal, I like good discussions. Have a good day, take care & shoot safe. Cliff Tomassain:D
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