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Marlin 7000 or Marlin 60?

Old 01-16-2005, 09:40 PM
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Default Marlin 7000 or Marlin 60?

Ive narrowed my semi auto .22 purchase down to either the Marlin 7000 which is fed by a 10 round clip, or the Marlin 60 which is fed with a tubular magazine. Which one feeds better, which one is more reliable, and which one is more accurate? How fast are you able to pull the trigger without any jamming occuring? I like the thought of the tubular mag on the 60, plus it holds 14 shells, but then again, i like the heavy target barrel and the detachable clip on the 7000 also. Which one would you choose, and please include the reasons why.(Feeding,accuracy,feel,etc.)

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 01-16-2005, 10:53 PM
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I have had a model 60 for years, it's perfect for my needs (Slaying furry tree rats). I have never had one bit of trouble out of it. If I needed another .22lr semi auto, I would buy the Marlin 60SS. I have seen them locally for $189.00. Don't pay attention to Marlin's suggested retail.
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Old 01-16-2005, 11:58 PM
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I had a 60 when I was a kid but when I moved out to Colorado at 16 I left it with my mother and it disappeared.[>:] I have no idea where it is today.

Any way, I never had a minutes trouble from it. It would feed just as fast as I could pull the trigger and far more accurate than I was. I must have put 25,000+ rounds through that thing and I can't recall a single jam.

I gotta get me another one of those one day and throw away this POS Remington 597.

I have never shot or owned a 7000 so I can't give any insight on that one.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:28 AM
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The new TC Benchmark is supposed to be a very accurate rifle and group at 1/2 inch at 100 yards.It is a little more expensive but the accuracy would be worth it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:12 AM
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I have the 7000 with the clip,I have had it for years,after about a gazillion rounds the firing pin broke.
It has seen abuse but it keeps on ticking and killing gophers,it shoots as fast as I can pull the triger and it is accurate.
I had the 60 and the tube feed is nice to have a few more rounds.It was accurate also,I could hit nails off a fence post at 25 yds.

I like the looks of the Thompson/Center Bench mark,but I hear you have to keep them clean.I don't clean my Marlin 22 till about,2-3000 rounds.
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:22 PM
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Well, my vote is on the Model 60. I'm not too fond of scoping rifles, like you most likely would with the 7000, or you could do it with the 60, I just like the quick handling and how well it shoots. I'm not a marksman by any means, but that 60 puts the bullets right where I aim. Never shot it past 40-50 yards tho, but its plenty plenty accurate around there. You just have to do your part. Havent had any probs with my 60 other than a few cycling probs with old .22 shells as far as I know. M60 all the way
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Old 01-22-2005, 03:23 PM
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I can't believe all these positive comments about the Marlin(Glenfield) Model 60.They must have really improved them over the years.When I had worked for a gunshop with a indoor range we saw dozens upon dozens of these jamming always malfunctioning.I swore I would never buy one. After reading these comments I might have been missing a decent 22 all this time.One thing about it the Model 60 has to be better then the Remington 597. I would still go with a Ruger 10/22 over the Marlin Glenfield Model 60. I remember when K Mart sold the Glenfield M60's with a cheap 22 scope for 39.00. Blued and Walnut colored stock with a Impressed tree-rat on the stock ..Then again I remember when the Winchester M94's were 69.00. at Kmarts.

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