GUN Why is the Marlin .22 variant $100 cheaper than a Ruger 10/22?

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  1. 3x

    3x New Member

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    Big 5 has 'em for 130- the Ruger for 230.
     
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    I've shot one. Accuracy isn't bad but that one wouldn't feed reliably. Magazines are tough to load too. Ruger's rotary mag > Marlin's single stack.
     
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    I got a Marlin Model 60 for my 12th birthday, and I've shot hundreds of thousands of rounds through it, and have only cleaned it once the whole time. Doesnt jam, and I can hit anything dead on within 50 yards with open sites. They are great rifles
     
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    Detachable hi-cap mags. That is the only big compelling reason to get a 10/22 over a model 60 that I see.

    There are a lot more accessories out there for the 10/22 but the marlin isn't any slouch by any means.
     
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    only problem I've had was that it doesn't do well with cycling cheap bulk .22 ammo so i usually stick to winchester hollow points and it works like a charm
     
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    The Marlin Big 5 has for that price is the 795, not model 60.
     
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    Yeah, same here. It'll catch every 100-150 rounds
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    :bowdown: marlins

    i inherited the marlin 75 that my father taught me on, when he died.
     
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    to me it seems like ruger is charging more for less, I got to shoot a brand new 10/22 and it didn't shoot worth a dam, 6 inches at 25 yards, the guy said he had sent it to ruger 2 times to try and improve those groups. That convinced me to try marlin, I got a 795 and the only thing it wouldn't shoot was the winchester bulk HP's, but I think this is because of the size of the HP and everyone every other 22 I've tried to run it through and it didn't work in any of them. With my 795 I can shoot 5 shot groups inside a quarter at 100 yards.
     
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    I love my model 60. Such a fun rifle.
     
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    amy's is much better now that i actually oiled it :o
     
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    put 200 rounds down it the other day at angeles (the federal from dunn's) no problems at all
     
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    The ruger's main advantage seems to be the aftermarket. If I wanted a stock shooter though I'd buy a marlin. To be honest, I also like the tube fed mags on the marlins also. Nothing to lose, plenty of capacity, feeds shorts if you want. There's also a speed loader that holds 120 rounds that I use that makes filling the rifle back up easy.
     
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    from everything i read while looking for a rifle for the wifey, it came down to this:

    if you want something that's more accurate out of the box, but doesn't really have much of an aftermarket, a 795 is the best, plus it's cheaper

    but if you want to be able to customize it, the 10/22 has the most available parts and upgrades for it
     
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    That sounds about right
     
  16. 3x

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    thanks for the input guys :h5:
     
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    same with my 87A
     
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    A friend and I both have Marlin Glenfield Model 60's, and they both shoot amazingly, especially with some cheap Wally-World scopes we put on them. And considering the rifles were $60 it's been one hell of a deal.
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    it's insane how the quality of cheaper 22's can vary

    i remember cabelas had a special for mossberg 22's for $100/rifle on black friday. i arrive to buy 2 (1 for me and my dad) and find out it is the biggest piece of shit ever. felt like crap. all sorts of shit ass plastic/polymer

    i miss my ruger 10/22 i used to have. wooden stock ftw
     
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    my marlin .22 is :bowdown:
     
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    Remington 597 is a good inbetween. Around $185 I think?
     
  22. I only have 1 experience with a 597, and it was terrible. It seems my experience was not uncommon. You can get a 10/22 for not much more anyways.
     
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    i only have 2 old ass .22lr 1 bolt action 1 semi auto and they are both the lame kind where (yeah i word this all wrong i'm sure) the magazine tube thingy unscrews at the end and you slide the rounds in and then put the tube pusher thing back in. it's a pain in the ass and i wish people would quit buying ruger 10/22's so i could get 1 cheaper :)
     
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    I really like my 795. Never had any problems.
     
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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    The mag was the big problem with the first and second gen 597's.

    The 3rd gen mag has fixed most of the problems.
     

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