View Full Version : Anyone shoot Marlin 60,s?
08-17-2002, 10:18 PM
I keep seeing 10/22's cz's and the like but does anyone besides me shoot the model 60 semi auto? I read somewhere that they where real popular yet no one seems to mention them. I know its probably a dumb question but I had to ask lol
08-18-2002, 07:10 AM
I've owned a Marlin Model 60 since I was about 12. ###It's a great plinking gun and I have taken a good many squirrel and rabbitts with it. ###Though I did just buy a 10/22 with hopes of fixing it up in the future. ###My model 60 is great a ###shooting little gun as long as I use Winchester Wildcats as the ammo. ###I've tried about every other kind of ammo and the gun will jam with everything except the wildcats. ###
08-19-2002, 06:25 PM
The model 60 was the first gun I bought when I turned 16 bought it at Best products in Westminster, when you could still do that (and went home with it that day) for something like $65.00.
It still gets shot.
08-21-2002, 04:25 PM
<font face="Tahoma">Boy, does this bring back memories. ###I have mine & still love to shoot it. ###I got mine at the Best Products in Anaheim at the same age. ###My dumbest 16 year old adventure went like this. ###I was 16 with no hunting license (probably didn't even know they were needed) and headed out with my 14 year old brother. ### We took the old '64 Cal Style and headed for the Salton Sea. ###We got to about Niland and pulled off the road. ###The old Cal Style wasn't much for dirt, so we just stopped and started shooting. ###We were shooting at doves, tweety's heck, anything that moved. ###I've since become a safe & legal hunter and my brother heads a corporate security firm. ###We sure were a couple of twits that day. ###Both of my children get to shoot it now (safely!)</font>
08-21-2002, 09:08 PM
Just bought on.. i haven't picked it up yet you know the whole 10 day thing.
Mine is my primary .22. One of these days I'll be a big kid and get a 10/22:smile-big-blue: but for now it does the trick.
Mine was very finicky about ammo for a long time, until I filed the back of the bolt so the firing pin had a little more contact (lots of misfires) and it wouldn't cycle ammo, but with the use of Remoil, it seems to have started shooting anything I put in it.
In all actuality, it is a very accurate little gun.
08-22-2002, 10:10 PM
I love my 60 only jams when it gets real dirty especially after my 6 year old shoots it, ###he can't seem to shoot it slow likes to empty the gun as fast as he can. It was the first 22 I got that was mine, dad has the 10/22.
08-30-2002, 05:24 PM
i just took my used model 60 out. well it seems that there is something wrong in the action. the bolt does not go all the way back cocking the hammer for the next shot. also when its emptied the bold does not stay open. it fells like there is something holding it back and it take some muscle to open the bolt all the way. i do not have a manual so i don't know how to take the gun completely apart
08-31-2002, 10:46 AM
I've had a Marlin 60 for about 18 years. It's a little picky with ammo and jams from time to time. Otherwise, it's a great gun. Last year I got tired of the bland looking stock so I sanded it down and found some beautiful wood underneath. I stained and varnished the wood, added a scope and sling, and ended up with a nice looking .22.
08-31-2002, 11:03 AM
Coveybustin, to take the 60 apart first check if its unloaded, take out the screw thru the forearm then the flathead srew in the back of the triggergaurd, the action & barrel will lift out. Take the mag tube out of the magazine then at the back of the action there is a pin I think its plastic that pushes out the pull the whole assy out of the action ( pick up on the back then slide rearwards to unhook). the bolt is a bit of a pain because of the spring, pull bolt back enough to get your finger in front of it then pull it out, ( the charging handle just lays over the bolt in the slot) watch the spring so it doesn't fly across the room. I've used brakeclean on the action assy tho clean it it looks a little to complicated to take apart so I don't. good luck with it.
09-01-2002, 08:24 PM
ive had several model 60's over the years and ive always shot them til they just wore out.the ones i have had were very picky about ammo but hey so is my 10/22 and as cheap as 22 ammo is why look for the cheapest stuff you can find.when i buy ammo for my centerfire rifles i dont scrimp on the cost so why do it with your fun gun.i have mentioned before that i dont believe in shooting a 22 in the air for squirrels so my .22 is just that a fun gun I dont want to be shooting for fun and have to worry about my gun jamming thats why I bought the 10/22 in the first place but i still have the same problem. i like my 10/22 but if i were to do it over again i would probablly save a few bucks and buy the marlin, without a doubt when i get my 22 mag it will be a marlin
09-02-2002, 09:47 AM
I've been shooting the blazer ammo through mine without many problems, I'll get a jam every once in a while but mainly if it is dirty, also the occasional missfire but all you do is eject the round & go again.
That's funny. I also got my first .22 at Best in Westminster. Shot a bazillion rounds through it in Scouts. 19 years later it finally broke. The plastic piece behind the bolt split in half (recoil buffer perhaps?). Once I get a replacement it will get another bazillion rounds. I have always prefered my 60 to my 10/22. It also jams a whole lot less. I am thinking of getting one of the new stainless ones they now have.
09-03-2002, 07:20 PM
I've had a 60 for about 15 years now. great gun for the money, I think. The only jamming problems I've encountered are the direct result of numerous (read: a whole bunch) rounds and it gettin' dirty
10-01-2002, 11:18 AM
I'm shooting a Model 60 too. Not sure how old it is. My dad had this one and a Glenfield (same rifle, I think) way back when, and I can't remember which he got first. One of them is the rifle I learned to shoot with.
The action has become so loose it'll practically machine-gun, but it does tend to jam, especially with the cheap Remington ammo. If I'm taking my time and just plinking, though, it'll handle pretty much anything I put in it.
I did put it in the gunsmith's shop a while back to have a serious cleaning done, and I think he replaced the spring. Considering that several thousand rounds have passed through it, I don't think that's too bad.
11-24-2002, 08:37 AM
The 60 was my first gun I owned. Went out that weekend to the Mojave Desert and just started killing rabbitts wholesale.
I bought it at K mart in the mid 80s and paid maybe $70.00.
When it got stolen from my brothers house in 91 I was rimfire less untill last year. I was looking for video games at a pawn shop for my sons.
There it was all alone in the rack full of Ruger 10/22 (so why are there so mayny 10/22s in pawn shops, I mean you can build a fence with them) a lone Marlin MOdel 70HC (clip fed version of the 60). It was in MINT condition for $65.00! that included a Bushnell sportview scope and a uncle mikes sling! I loved the short 18" barrel too. So I bought it and 10 LONG days later it was home. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-dancin-red.gif
I can't stress enough just how much I really like it. It has rekindled my love for the rim fire. Something my Ruger 10/22 never did (it ended up being another 10/22 on a pawn shop rack) for some reason.
Ine of the things I noticed is CCi blazers and Mini mags feed best and are tack drivers on my Marlin 60 and 70.
11-28-2002, 08:21 PM
I've had 2 10/22's and 2 marlin 60's. I know a lot of people will disagree, but those marlins were far more accurate than the rugers, and i mean FAR more. Plus, while it's personal preference, i'd take a tube feed over a clip any day. I now have a browning lever 22, and if i had to keep one gun for the rest of my life, that would be it. It just doesn't get any better ! (well, it may have to be my verona O/U just because my favorite shooting sport is wingshooting.....but that lever is just about as sweet as it gets)
The model 60 is a great gun, but they aren't real great quality, which is to be expected at the price. But while u may find other guns as accurate, few if any other than dedicated target guns will be better. (imo)
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