Which one should I Buy... Marlin 60 or Remington 552?

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  1. Kippy

    Kippy Well-Known Member

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    Buy once and cry once; don't buy cry (over the fact that you did not really get the one that you wanted) and then buy again.
     
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    Aligator, what ever one you get let us see some pics of it, and let us know what you think of it.;)
     
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  3. DP1stLtArtillery

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    Can't go wrong with either.. However the Remington being able to handle shorts, longs and long rifle ammo is a real plus.. The use of shorts comes in really handy when the game gets a little gun shy toward the end of the season or if you are taking care of a pesky possum in your back yard.. My Bro has one that is super accurate and doesn't care what you feed it.. mix the shorts, long rifle ammo..It doesn't matter so long as the ammo is clean. Dave from Deep South Georgia.. Howdy Y'all...
     
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    Welcome, dave from deep south Georgia.
     
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    I just left a pawn shop that has a stainless Model 60 with a nice wood stock that hasn't been beaten up for $179.00. It looked sharp to me. Also fits me much better than do 10/22's.
     
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    I have had numerous mdl 60's and given them to family members etc.I like them. But I LOVE my Rem 552 and would never give it away. Just my .02 worth but it's your money of course. You can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Okay, I just took the time to look up a Remington 552 Speedmaster to see what the deal really is and after, I'd say go with the Remington. That's a cool looking rifle. While you're enjoying the 552 you can keep your eyes peeled for a good deal on the Model 60.
     
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  8. ral357

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    Me.......I'd get the Marlin 60. It'll do everything as well as the 552 except look Purdy. Nothing wrong with a nice looking gun mind you but I'd get a lot more use out of the plain gun that shoots just as well. I would take a SS model 60 anywhere, the 552......likely not. You could put a pretty nice scope, if so desired, on the 60 and still wouldn't spend 1/2 what the Remington will set you back.........your priorities, your call.:cool:
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    I used to hit target's out to 100 yards with my old model 60 quite well... Gosh I miss that rifle.
     
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    I'd take a 10/22 over either, but given the choice of those two I would take the Marlin. Didn't they refer to the Remington 552 as the "Jam-O-Matic or did they fix that?
     
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  12. Twicepop

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    Or something completely different, a Ruger 77-22. These are being eliminated from the product line up. They are destined to be a future collectible.
     
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