Discussion in 'On Topic' started by P07r0457, Dec 2, 2007.
What do you guys think about the Marlin 60C or Marlin 60SS. What else should I be looking at?
also seems the Savage Mark II GL is nice.
Ruger 10/22 is probably the best option out of the box and for building up later.
For an auto out of the box I'm inclined to say the marlin is the better rifle. if you plan to spend retarded amount of money on the rifle then the 10/22 is the one to get.
well, I want something that is extremely accurate.... Being a range-only gun and not really having any appreciable "kick" I think I'd want to throw a decent scope on it and do some reasonably long-range targeting.... So accuracy is a big deal for this, methinks.
However, outside of that, the whole purpose is to be more *economical*. I'm spending a few hundred dollars in ammo every time I go to the range, and I want to lower that. I figure I can still get 100 shotshells, 100 .40 S&W, and 100x .223rem for less than $90... So add $10 for a brick of 500 .22LR I can have a very very long and full day at the range for under $100.
That sure beats paying $200 just for the shotty, glock, and ar. And I can save the wear-and-tear on those while still getting good practice.
That being said, I have not yet set a hard budget. I'm hoping to get a good one for under $200 (not including optics) but if that's not going to get me supurb accuracy, then let me know.
.22LR can only go out so far.
If you budget is ~$200, get the 10/22 But dont let the mod bug bite you. I was going to suggest a Spike's Tactical .22 AR
get a dedicated .22lr AR15 upper.
I looked into it, but things don't look good because I have a S&W MP15. I mean I LOVE my MP15 -- I don't regret that at all... But the kit I was looking at apparantly doesn't work with it?????
with that set of requirements I'm sticking with the marlin, i think you'll see better out of the box accuracy with it
that sounds like a drop in kit. look at Spike Tactical's dedicated uppers:
The idea is to save money. I can get a marlin or a replacement-bolt .22LR for $150-200.... That's reasonable in my eyes. I'll make that back in only a few trips to the range. $500 on a new AR upper, however, isn't nearly as economical.
Thank you for the suggestion, tho -- it would be a cool thing to have, but I guess I see more value in buying a seperate, dedicated rifle for it. That would also allow me to use my AR for varmint hunting and have a spare for a friend to use.
similar reasoning why i decided not to do it.
im still tossing around the idea of a 9mm AR, or even an AR10
Savage. My buddy shoots his bone stock and gets ~1 1/4" groupss
the marlin I'm looking at is ~0.5" groups.
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Most likely not without magnification.
I already plan on getting optics for it.
From what I read, the Marlin 60 will be more accurate than a Ruger 10/22 both factory stock. Cheaper, too!