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18 reviews | 4.7 out of 5
I have wanted this gun after getting my wife a similar 795 Marlin several years ago. The price is 50 less than a ruger it will shoot just as good as the shooter will let it. The gun is super easy to clean and no magazine to loose. You get the added benefit of the microgroove rifling and a nicely finished wood stock.
Great fun! I've owned my model 60 for about 4 years now. Have put over a thousand rounds through it with no problems what-so-ever. My son loves shooting it too. For pure plinking enjoyment, you can't beat it. Reliable and accurate for little expense.
I got mine when I was 14, and I put a bulk 550 box of ammo through it within a week. Over the years it has probably had 3k rounds though it. mostly cheap bulk ammo. Its been totally stripped down for cleaning twice, and the only parts that have been replaced are a couple of screws I lost. When clean and properly lubed it is very reliable. I have only had jamming issues when the gun needs a little oil or a good cleaning but that is to be expected. There are only 2 things this rifle can't do that a Ruger 10/20 can. 1: fast reloads with removable magazines 2: turn into an assault rifle with aftermarket parts. You will pay a little extra for that. Will I deduct stars for that? No.
I bought one of these guns at Walmart just to keep my shooting accuracy up while in the military. Out of the box I was able to consistently shoot 5 inch groupings from 100 yards and dropped it down to just under 3 inch groupings with a 4 power scope from a standing position. For fun I would sometimes shoot holes through quarters shooting from a bench rest. It was an inexpensive but well built gun and had a good solid feel when shooting. 5,000 rounds later the accuracy was just as good as the day I bought it and there was no visible wear except for a minor rub on the bolt. I shot a total of around 7,000 rounds through it before selling it and now wish I had kept it since it was a real work horse. Hopefully I'll get another one or two in the new year.
I have owned this rifle for 30 years and have never had any problems. In the past 5000 rounds I can count on one hand how many misfeeds I've had. I'm not the best at keeping it clean either and it functions dirty as well. I have more feed issues with my Ruger 10/22s which I also really like. My Marlin can hold over 14 rounds and is very accurate with a cheap scope mounted (keep it oiled). Unless you want an assault looking 22, buy this rifle and you'll never regret it.
I matched this rifle to a 22 Plinkster Barska scope and it is one great match.They were made for each other.The rifle and scope are built tough to with stand many years of use.And Walmart didn't charge an FFL transfer fee.That's "Bang for the Buck"!Or "Buck for the Bang?
For the money the Marlin Model 60 is one of the best deals on the market for those looking for a semi-auto rifle with a wood stock. Based on the multitude of reviews I've read comparing the Marlin Model 60 against the Ruger 10/22 (factory-stock not customized), I believe the Marlin Model 60 is the best choice for those who want a hunting and plinking rimfire. The Ruger 10/22 is best suited to those wanting to customize or compete in competitions due to the availability of after-market accessories and components. Also the Marlin Model 60 tends to be more accurate out of the box than the Ruger 10/22, has a last-shot bolt hold-open feature, and is approximately $40-$80 dollars cheaper. Of course this depends upon the models chosen and/or compared. Also, as the saying goes "simplicity is best", and in this case I'm referring to the magazines of each rifle. I like detachable magazines... don't get me wrong, but Marlin's tube feed magazine is more reliable as there is less moving parts than Ruger's excellent rotary magazine. The Ruger has the advantage concerning speed-loading, but the detachable magazines can also be lost or misplaced much easier than the tube-feed magazines follower-rod. Ultimately the final choice between the two should depend on the buyer's intended use. If you have the money just buy one or more of each... :)
I got this because I did not own a .22lr and was looking to save a lot of money plinking with this instead of my other rifle. Even though its semi automatic it is still very accurate. Its not as accurate long range as a bolt action, but very close. Can Not go wrong with this gun. I have had no problems with ammo or jamming. Ive had it for two years now. The only problem with this gun is it is kinda a pain in the butt to take apart clean. I am super happy with it.
the model 60 rifle has been around for 52 years. it is rugged and well made.a fine rifle for anyone.
this is the best .22 rifle i have ever owned. shoots consistently every time. most accurate semi auto in my opinion own 2 will never sell either of them
my wife bought me one of these bout 8 years ago and i took it to a pond befor even taking it out of its box took my first shot right out of the box and hit it dead on i loved that gun worst thing i ever did was getting rid of it cant wait to get another one
I've had 2 of these guns. The 1 I had when I was a kid was accurate as any body could hope. I would shoot all day and never a problem. Light weight makes it easy to carry all day. I bought my 2nd marlin recently to replace the one I had as I sold it years ago and still regret it.
I have had mine since 1972, first gun I got as a Kid and it never failed to fire. I didn't clean it and it still shot, no telling how many rounds have gone through that gun and I still take it out to shoot for the fun of it. My sons think it's fun to shoot something that old and hit everything you aim at. I can't say enough about this fun inexspensive gun!!!
I bought mine when I was 17. $28.95. Spent many years in my garage and my nephews.
Probably had a couple thousand rounds in it before it was cleaned. Wasn't a very responsible owner.
Took it out a week ago and it still shoots great. I found some old S&W ammo from my dad that was at least 50 years old. Fired 100 rounds through without a misfire. A great rifle I will hand down to my grandsons.
I have the model 60SB which is the Stainless version of this gun and I have owned it for several years and have NEVER had any issues with it. Never a jammed or ejection problem with several different types of 22lr ammo. Very fun for plinking or small game hunting......
This is an OK .22 but the Ruger is a much better gun. I have 2 of each and I much prefer my Ruger 10/22. The Marlin will jam while the 10/22 will just keep firing no matter what type of amo you give it.
Of the two most popular .22's (Ruger 10/22 and this one) Marlin's had a reputation of being more accurate right out of the box. So I fired it right out of the box. I got a lot of FTF's and stovepipes at first, and the action was loose in the stock. (I've had an awful time finding Allen wrenches that will fit the stock screws.) It was a lot of fun after I lubed it up and fired it really wet. The bolt still needs polishing, and my scope keeps sliding in that dovetail mount. I got some cleaning fluid in the plastic trigger assembly. It ate up my plastic and froze the safety in place. Everyplace I saw online had the trigger assembly on back order. I finally hunted Marlin down and gave them a call. They said they'd have to back order it, that it would take up to six weeks. A month later, I called them again, and they said it hadn't been ordered yet. The CSR would send an E-mail asking someone to order the part. No guess how long it would take. I got online and saw that it had taken other people 8 or 9 months to get that part. I was drooling over a scout rifle in the Marlin catalog, but now I'LL NEVER OWN ANOTHER MARLIN!
I got my Marlin 60 by doing some work for a friend about 10 years ago. It was used, but in excellent condition. I use it for squirrel and rabbit hunting. I never put a scope on it, only using the factory sites on the gun. I can knock a flea off a squirrel's backside at 75 yards...lol. I would not ever let go of this gun. I will pass it on to my grandson when I die!