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Marlin 60 for First Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Dancing Heretik, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Texasjack

    Texasjack TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Look, for that kind of money, buy the Marlin. Even if you buy a fancier rifle in the future, you never know when that Model 60 might come in handy.

    I have a Model 60 and the Ruger 10/22. Honestly, they both shoot great. The 10/22 has more cool options with the stock and such, but trust me, the 60 is a wonderful .22.

    Everyone should have a .22 - not just as a starter, but it's a wonderful target rifle that is super cheap to shoot. It's tough to do a lot of practice with a .300 Weatherby Magnum, at $3 a round and a painful shoulder to look forward to. But you can shoot all day with a .22 and not even burn up all your lunch money. In order to get good at shooting, you have to do a lot of shooting and a .22 makes that easy and fun.
     


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  2. baboon

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    Fiidqel.jpg Save your money & buy an AR-15 lower with a CMMG dedicated upper. Not a AR style .22, but a true AR15. This gives you more option down the road when you ready for a centerfire rifle. I have not even pull a .22 pistol or rifle out of the safe since assembling my dedicated .22 upper. Originally it was built for my M16, but I have since put together an AR pistol lower. Suppressed, 50 round drum & MRDS its fun as hell fuul auto or semi.
     
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  3. Byrd666

    Byrd666 Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere

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    Buy the Marlin
    Buy the Ruger
    You now have both
    Problem solved
     
  4. Sam7sf

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    Dfw metromess.
    For the price, buy it. It you have to replace a few things no big deal. Good guns.
     
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  5. Dancing Heretik

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    Finicky? I've watched a bunch of reviews. I didn't see anything about it being finicky. What do you mean?
    I like the idea of the tube magazine. Not good for quick tactical reloads. But, great for not having to carry a bunch of extra magazines. Just clean and simple.

    And, I don't care for customizing any more than necessary. I like authentic and original whenever possible. Maybe once I have a simple old-fashioned rifle, I might get the urge for something more fancy (and expensive).
    I think I will.
    I'll make sure to try it out first. Thanks.
     
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  6. Dancing Heretik

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    I'll find out the year in just a few more hours.
    When I looked at reviews, I was surprised. It seems this is the all American 22 rifle. Or it was, unitl the 10/22 came out.
     
  7. Dancing Heretik

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    Wait a minute! Not made for adults?
     
  8. Dancing Heretik

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    Yup. It does seem to be a good way to 'dip my toe' into owning rifles.

    Now, I need to see if I can find GOOD 22 LR ammo that's even cheaper than mini mags.
     
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  9. Dancing Heretik

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    Done. It's mine. It was manufactured in 1988.
     
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  10. zackmars

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    The comb is too high.
     


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