Marlin model 60

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  1. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    I got my new SS "Remlin" model 60 yesterday. Aside from the stubbier look with the short barrel it has an orange plastic front sight and the rear has a black plastic blade. The last shot hold open only holds it open halfway. You have to close it before you can chamber another round. Just pulling it back doesn't feed one. The trigger is really heavy but the thing shoots like a dream. Even with all that its a better gun than my Ruger 10/22. It came with a dismounted 3/4 tube no name scope. If I decide to scope it I'll go back to Wally World and get a cheap Bushnell for it.

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  2. spud9

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    I see they have gone to a laminate stock too. It is a good looking gun. I really like stainless. See how long the stainless holds up. If it starts to fade, pit or get surface smudge let us know. If it does it is chinese steel. If it holds its shine and doesn't start to get surface corrosion then it is American Made. You can always swap out the sight. Nice looking gun. Have fun and shoot str8.
  3. Hawg

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    They have models without the laminate stock, even one with a thumbhole if that's what floats your boat. There's varying degrees of stainless. Chinese steel can be very good and American steel can suck toads.
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    You can order a aluminum trigger guard that gives them a special touch that replaces the plastic one.Nice looking gun.Stainless is a favorite firearms finish for me.
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    I have a SS model 60 also, although a bit older. They're fantatic and I wouldn't trade it for a 10/22. Though I do like the 10/22's, the mod 60 is just a hair more to my liking. I've got a cheap scope on it, but it does just fine for my 14yo daughter; she loves it.

    I really like the laminate look !
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    I thought it was fiberglass, might be plastic. I'll have to look into that.
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    Like you and woolley, I've got the SS in the 60 and love it and the accuracy it puts out!
    I really like that laminate stock...really sets it off, Nice!
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    I bought a synthetic stocked Model 60 earlier this year. It also came with the small scope, I'll replace the scope some day.

    The more you shoot it. The better, smoother, the trigger will get.
  9. dayid

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    Not sure if you were just stating this or questioning how it works , but just to clarify: this is proper operation of a Model 60.

    If you analyze the workings of the action, the lifter/feeder stays up after the last shot on last-shot-hold-open models (anything modern). When you use the bolt-release to let the bolt close - it pushes down the lifter/feeder as the bolt rides forward, thus allowing the round in the tube to be put "on deck" so that when the action fully cycles it will pick up the next round.

    Nice looking piece of tree for a Remlin too!
  10. Hawg

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    I was just stating it.
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    YOU made an excellent choice. I have 4 of these rifles.and my son has stainless steel version. I bought them used after I bought my 10-22's. The 60's are awesome rifles for the price. I like the older rifles with the 22" barrels. In my opinion they fit better & are more accurate out of the box than the Rugers.I have every intention of selling the Rugers for a fair price. :) Cliff
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    I bought a brand new marlin 60 about 2 months ago with a woodgrain stock it looks like and blued barrel and it is VERY accurate.

    I have alot of fun shooting cactus at my farm with it but I been doing that for almost 20 years. Enjoy your new weapon.
  13. Hawg

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    I went by Wally World this evening and bought a cheap Bushnell .22 scope. Its a fixed 4x32. The rifle came with a polished aluminum 3/4 tube but I just cant get into small tubes unless they're a couple of feet long. I think a matching scope is a lil too much anyway. I like the contrast between stainless and painted. I'll have to get off my butt and shoot a piece of paper but just piddling around shooting at a bullet hole puts them all in the same hole at 25 yards. The best part is it was on sale for 29.00. I looked at a couple of others with variable power and adjustable objectives, but 4X is all you really need for a .22. Also they were all for high powered rifles and I've heard countless stories about high power scopes not holding up to the different recoil of a 22. I know I have an older Bushnell on a Marlin model 25 and I have to adjust it every time I take it out but it was an old scope when I put it on so I cant say. Besides if I had gotten one of those I'd have to buy rings too.

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    Looks nice Hawg ! I've got a black scope on mine too, I thought about getting a silver one and decided the same as you.:D
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    Thanks for the link, got it bookmarked. Need to start saving my pennies again.
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    Most of y'all know I despise punching paper but this is a 14 shot group from the SS Marlin from 25 yards. Not benched, just propped across the bed of my pickup with Federal bulk. Yeah, I'm a happy camper. :)

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  18. Ruger_Fan

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    I have a Model 60 that is over 35 years old. It shoots so well I never have considered putting a scope on it. I did put a laser on it for night time predator hunting. The laser turns it into a coyote killing machine. No light is needed! On a full moon I get one coyote before we turn on a light. Getting the one coyote standing still makes it much easier to make multiple kills
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    Nice Hawg! I do not own a semiauto Marlin but that paper plate sure makes me want one. And the gun looks nice, too.

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    But I don't understand why they do that with the "hold open" feature.

    Is it just to let you know that you're out of ammo?

    You have to chamber the next round manually---right?

    Seems like it should either stay wide open or just close so you can cycle it manually.

    PS: Nice license plate :)
  20. Hawg

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    Thanks.

    Letting you know its empty is the only thing its good for.
    After you reload you have to close the bolt and cycle it again to get the first round to feed. I understand the why of that, it just seems kinda odd it holds the bolt halfway open instead of fully open. I've had several model 60's but this is the first one with this feature. My FIL had one with it and it seems like his stayed fully open but I haven't fired it since he died three years ago so I might be wrong on that.

    Don't know if you can tell in the pic but the tag has a lighthouse in the middle of it. Ms. has one freakin lighthouse in the entire state and they chose that for a tag design. I haven't seen one of the new ones up close yet but they have B.B. King's guitar "Lucille" on some kind of seal in the middle to celebrate B.B. King and Mississippi's artistic culture. I wish they'd go back to the magnolia.
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