Ruger 10/22 vs Marlin 60

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Smokin Guns, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Tinmancr1

    Tinmancr1 New Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Ruger all the way you can do anything with them yeah they cost more but they are worth it.
    Personally mine is tacced out and set for fast 100yd sub moa shooting, or home defense.
    I must say mine was my first rifle and has killed so much small game I lost count, it has taken 50,000+rds and still is moa original barrel.
    I have yet to shoot marlin but don't like the way it looks or the design.
    however the marlin sells like no other but costs about half as much.
    both are great manufacturers I use only Marlin levers, I have owned 6 Rugers of all types and still have most of them.
    look em over feel them and weigh the odds personal preference is a funny thing.
  2. group17

    group17 Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    The Ruger is all about the options.
    If you don't want the options get the Marlin and save some money.

  3. lawsonej

    lawsonej New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    First weapon: Marlin model 60....22" barrel, 18 round tube, auto-open when last round is fired. Mom and dad bought it around 85 for 60-somthin bucks. Well i adopted it, added some tech sights, and has been the very best rifle i have ever many rifles and shotguns, but this is the only gun i would NEVER sell. Rugers are awesome. But i'd be glad to shoot head to head with any ruger straight out of the box. Marlin made a great firearm. Varmits and pop cans fear me....:D
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Welcome to TFF and great intro! You'll find plenty of mod 60 fans around here, 10/22 fans too.
  5. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    Ya want Marlin "Big Shrek 60/795 accessories", you'll find 7 pages of Marlin accessories at my second home forum :)
    Stocks, trigger kits, etc...plenty of toys.

    Not to mention that any Ruger 1022 stock can be modded to accept the Marlin 60 or 795... :)
    Does help if you are handy with wood/plastic modifications...;)

    Heck, if you can slip a Marlin 795 into an M1 can stick one into dang near anything!!

    Out of the box...with nothing but a cleaning, the 60 will eat the 1022-T's lunch 99 times outta 100.
    There's a reason over 13 million Marlin 60's have sold since 1960...
    and only 7.3 Million 1022's since 1963...
    Precision for lower cost rules.
    Its also nice that the Marlin need NOTHING to shoot one-hole groups at 50 yards...
    except maybe a little trigger/sear polishing...and good quality ammo.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  6. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    My feelings exactly. I would only add that with the Marlin you get your choice of tube or box-mag feed and at roughly 30 percent less it's the better bargain for my needs but still it's personal preference. The 10-22 is more upgradeable if that's important. I like them both but then I rarely meet a gun I can't get along with.
  7. popgun

    popgun New Member

    Sep 21, 2009
    +1` i agree 100%
  8. Chinook

    Chinook New Member

    Yeah. I own at couple 10/22's in dead stock form all the way up to near match grade ragged hole shooter @ 100 yds. My single Marlin model 60 is dead stock. I love all of 'em way to much to decide, but I 'spose I am already leaning on the Ruger end of the spectrum...
  9. aardvarkrh

    aardvarkrh New Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Have continued shoot both for over 40 yrs. without a favorite! Luv em both! Both serve indentical masters..., too bad! The Ruger, is much like a Glock & the Marlin more S&W like to me (best way I can describe it). Yet both are like Timex ("keep a lickin & keep on tickin")! the Marlin to me, sems a bit more refined (more smaller parts), while the Ruger (the idiots 22lr), bumps and grinds it's continued serviceability with unlimited options!!! Both are great! you decide!
  10. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Not this again....
    tell me it ain't so.
    Probably ANY gun forum has had THIS question....
    hashed out a million times....... and read first.....then ask.
    Sorry to be so brutal.....but so boring, again and again.
  11. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Throw this one in the mix....
    Hi, what is the best caliber for SD ?
    Or this.....
    Hi, what is the best carry gun ?
    READ what is already on the discussion boards.....
    there is a wealth of information.....already there for your pleasure.
    Put out a little ON YOUR OWN for the info.....
    and read some of the knowledge that many ALREADY have taken
    the time to grace us all with....on ANY gun forum of your liking......
    bet you, the answer you seek is most likely already there.
    Then, maybe, all you will have to say 'thanks'.....
  12. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    {I know it's an OLD thread......
    but as you see, they do pop back up}
    Just sayin'.......
    for any later passer-by's.....
  13. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Oh....forgot my suggestion.....
    by a slingshot :)
  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    OZO, you Marlin hater you!!! :eek:hmygosh::tapfoot::lmao2::lmao2:
  15. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
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