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Posted: 1/25/2009 6:02:49 PM EST
I bought one back in December as a inexpensive plinker. Thus far its a great little rifle, only down side is that the pin that holds the tube magazine in place gets loose and that the tube comes off the rifle every once in a while. Aside from this,I absolutley love the thing, which is ironic in that I also own a Colt SP1 and a Garand.  So what does Arfcom think of the little Marlin?

here's a pic
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:05:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:06:02 PM EST
First gun I ever owned.

Got it for Christmas when I was 12 years old.

God, the memories.

(Still have it BTW).
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:07:23 PM EST
Model 60 is an awesome rifle. Keep it clean and it'll run forever. I've had mine for 30+ years.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:07:31 PM EST
My dad bought me one used from a pawn shop 30 years ago. I still have it my kids shoot it all the time.
A great gun for the money.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:07:39 PM EST
The action in the Marlin 60 is too cheesy, and difficult to clean...


... I say it is a FAIL.

And yes, I own one.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:08:13 PM EST
very accurate little .22 for the price,,
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:08:34 PM EST
It is my favorite .22 autoloader, I am shopping for another one now.  I am dumping my 10/22 I have had 13 years.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:08:49 PM EST
I love mine.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:09:09 PM EST
Awesome little plinkers. My friends and I used to set up discarded shotgun hulls and knock 'em over from a ways back with my buddy's Marlin when we were kids.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:09:12 PM EST
Get 4 or more.  Everyone needs multiple 22s and the marlins are perfect!!



Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:09:50 PM EST
love them, have one.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:09:51 PM EST
I have a Ruger 10/22 and a Marlin Model 60...I will grab the Marlin every time...the 10/22 spends all it's time in the safe.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:10:02 PM EST
Mine is the first gun I was given.  I'll never get rid of it.

I've done some mods to reduce the trigger pull and take out the precreep and over-travel.  Now it shoots rather well.

Not as well as my Mossy M44US, but still pretty damn good.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:10:09 PM EST
My #3 favorite .22 rifle.

#1 Marlin 39
#2 Winchester 61
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:11:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:11:21 PM EST
yes. 10-22 has full after market support. Back in the day the Marlin gave it a run for it's money.

 I had a little Marlin 717 17HM2 autoloader a few years back that really blew up the starlings and blackbirds at the wifes feeders for awhile. She kinda got upset and I gave it to a friends son.

 I think Marlin dropped the model, really ashame as it would blow starlings up at 30 yards
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:11:48 PM EST
A pain to clean, but most .22's are. Otherwise the gun is good to go. Ilike the 10-22 just a little bit better because of the rotary mag. It is akward to reload the Model 60 when you are prone shooting at gophers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:12:11 PM EST
First gun I ever bought.  Great rifle.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:17:37 PM EST
I don't like marlin 60's are junk sorry the truth hurts. and yes I use to have one still junk. I meet a old gunsmith he told me they should have only made one and hung it on the wall and put sign under the modle 60 that said never make these again never.

I don't like 22 that are not 100% metal

I have a 1950's mossy 152 k for cheap pinking $150
and a 1971 Browning BAR 22 that was $250 bucks


Ruger 10/22 is a far better choice
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:18:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:19:30 PM EST
Quoted:
 I think Marlin dropped the model, ...


Nope, Still listed on the marlin website

I've always kinda wanted a 60 in stainless, just to use as a beater... I feel bad doing anything slightly abusive to my other .22 (grandfathers)
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:21:20 PM EST
I bought one 3 months ago...too many great reviews to not buy one.

Feels great, shoulders great and I'm glad I did.

HH
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:22:23 PM EST
JAM-O-MATIC

I have had plenty.  There are plenty of others that are better and easier to clean.  My favorite is a Winchester Model 190.  Never had a jam with it, and I am notorious for poor cleaning habits.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:23:17 PM EST
I have had one for years. It is VERY accurate. I love the thing and will pass it to my son.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:25:35 PM EST

Don't have one, but have shot and taken apart ones belonging to friends and family members.

I like them well enough, but doubt I will ever get one since I'm happy with my 10/22.

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:27:57 PM EST
thats what i learned to shoot on
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:28:14 PM EST
Quoted:
Quoted:
 I think Marlin dropped the model, ...


Nope, Still listed on the marlin website

I've always kinda wanted a 60 in stainless, just to use as a beater... I feel bad doing anything slightly abusive to my other .22 (grandfathers)



No it's gone sadly. the 717 looked like the 795. only birch stocked and in 17HM2. it honestly blew starlings into parts and pieces at 30 yards. I may have to covert one of my 10-22's to HM2 in the future.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:30:31 PM EST
My brothers first rifle. It sit in my safe now and I also take it out to give it some time at the range. It's a nice little rifle.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:33:41 PM EST
Quoted:
I don't like marlin 60's are junk sorry the truth hurts. and yes I use to have one still junk. I meet a old gunsmith he told me they should have only made one and hung it on the wall and put sign under the modle 60 that said never make these again never.

I don't like 22 that are not 100% metal

I have a 1950's mossy 152 k for cheap pinking $150
and a 1971 Browning BAR 22 that was $250 bucks


Ruger 10/22 is a far better choice


meh, none of the 10/22s I've ever owned have been all that reliable.

The model 60 isn't as well made, is a pain in the ass to clean but for some reason they shoot great.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:34:31 PM EST
First gun I ever bought. The day I turned 18 I went to Kmart got it. I couldn't pick it up until the next day due to the crappy waiting period here. I still have it 28 years later and even though I have over 30 other 22s, I still love bringing it out and shooting it.

It has been flawless with the exception of the cartridge lifter spring which failed the first year I had it. I made a new one from a safety pin and it's still there and working.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:36:25 PM EST
Folks got me one for my 16th birthday. I don't have it anymore, but it was a fun little rifle, even if it did jab every third or fourth round.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:36:57 PM EST
I got one several years ago from a pawn shop, the Model 60 with the Stainless Barrel.  I LOVE IT!!

I've put tens of thousands of rounds through it, and had maybe a handful of jams. Those were because I was using some bad ammo, the bullet was loose in the case and would wiggle on the feed ramp, causing the jam.

I never had a jam because of anything else, once I got rid of that bad box of Federal I had no problems.

It's a tack driver too.  Benched, it'll make one ragged hole on paper at 30 yds.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:40:18 PM EST
the greatest .22 rifle ever designed.
my father and i were talking last week about the rifle that Santa brought me 30 years ago when i was 8 and how many rounds have been shot out it.

my fathers figured at least half a millon rounds, when i scoffed at it. he replied, you shot 1500 rounds the first day you ever shot it.

some people buy .22 rounds by the box. some by the brick. i bought them by the case.

it looks like hell now, but is still a good shooter with minimal cleaning even with nasty .22 fouling.

my only beef was the sights.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:40:54 PM EST
And it'll do this at 100 yards off a bipod.

(One of the first times I had shot in nearly five years so gimme a  break)

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:42:05 PM EST
I aquired one years ago that didn't work. I fixed it but never shot it since I didn't have much interest in .22s.
Then my at the time 8 yo niece  expressed interest in going shooting with her dad and I so I ended up shorting the stock a little for her, tossed a cheap scope on it and gave it to her. It works fine and is pretty accurate. Just need a squirt of clp once in a while on the bolt to keep it going since it rarely gets cleaned.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:42:23 PM EST
Quoted:
And it'll do this at 100 yards off a bipod.

(One of the first times I had shot in nearly five years so gimme a  break)

http://www.solfire.com/~flyingfennec/Photogeek/GoodStuff/2008/15-Oct-100yards/Golden-Eagle.jpg

scoped or irons? still good shooting

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:44:46 PM EST
Have one also.
Great little rifle.
Try put a o-ring on the tube at the top and it will tighten it up.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:47:52 PM EST
Quoted:
Have one also.
Great little rifle.
Try put a o-ring on the tube at the top and it will tighten it up.

thanks for the idea, I'm planning on getting a new pin from Numrich, but I'll try your idea first

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:50:57 PM EST
Quoted:
Quoted:
And it'll do this at 100 yards off a bipod.

(One of the first times I had shot in nearly five years so gimme a  break)

http://www.solfire.com/~flyingfennec/Photogeek/GoodStuff/2008/15-Oct-100yards/Golden-Eagle.jpg

scoped or irons? still good shooting



Scoped.  I took the front blade of during high school after I put a scope on it.  I'll put a decent scope on it this summer.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:54:44 PM EST
Got a couple of them. Both are very nice shooters.

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:57:34 PM EST
Nothing fancy and doesn't use tacticool clips but a DAMN good rifle.

I bought mine at age 18. It's my son's now and he loves it. STILL a tack driver at 100yards.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:57:49 PM EST
I got one a few years ago for $30 off the used rack,  It was pretty cruddy, but I tore it all down, cleaned it up, put one of thos cheap 4x blazer scopes on it, took it to the range, and it shoots pretty damn good.   I like it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:58:27 PM EST
Quoted:
First gun I ever owned.

Got it for Christmas when I was 12 years old.

God, the memories.

(Still have it BTW).




I lusted after one throughout my teen years.  They used to sell them in the Sears and Montgomery Ward's catalogs.  Anyone remember them?

When I was 23 or so, I was pretty poor.  But my neighbor had won a Model 60 in a raffle and offered it to me for $75.  I bought it and still have it.  It was the second gun I ever owned.  Great, reliable, accurate little rifle.  Still have it and probably always will.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 6:59:54 PM EST
My first rifle was a marlin model 60, my grandfather gave it to me when I was 9.  

He died last year, I miss him everyday and that rifle will be with me for as long as I live.


Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:00:50 PM EST
at 99 yards and federal bulk it took down this coyote...



Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:01:55 PM EST
Quoted:
at 99 yards and federal bulk it took down this coyote...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c375/Navajozorro/100_4002.jpg


sweet, very cool

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:03:55 PM EST
I love my Model 60, it really is an accurate .22 rifle.  I will probably buy another if I can find one for $150.00 or so.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:04:36 PM EST
Quoted:
I bought one back in December as a inexpensive plinker. Thus far its a great little rifle, only down side is that the pin that holds the tube magazine in place gets loose and that the tube comes off the rifle every once in a while. Aside from this,I absolutley love the thing, which is ironic in that I also own a Colt SP1 and a Garand.  So what does Arfcom think of the little Marlin?

here's a pic
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/beamy85/DSCN0139-1.jpg


That's a fairly common problem, and mine did the same thing. I've seen others where people just blobbed some epoxy on there to hold them in place. Looked terrible, but it worked. They also don't do well with the dirty powders. I could shoot all day with Wildcats, but run some Thunderbolts or Lightnings through there and it'll gunk up very quickly.
 I prefer lever action and bolt action rifles, but the Marlin/Glenfield Model 60 is good gun. Fun to shoot, and accurate if you can keep the front site/mag tube on there.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:06:01 PM EST
I just bought one at wal-mart this past weekend,....great rifle...
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:09:43 PM EST
I can add nothing to this thread that hasn't been said.

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