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Old 02-24-2017, 10:13 AM
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Taking my new model 60 to the range today



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It’s not everyday you get to re-live a great part of your youth. My first .22 was a Marlin 60 my Dad bought me in the mid 60’s. May have been a Glenfield…don’t really remember and didn’t care. It was a real rifle. Anyway my new model 60 came in yesterday and it was like meeting an old friend. Same crappy sights but the trigger was a bit better than I remembered. Synthetic stock instead of wood. Broke the rifle down for a good cleaning and is now range ready.

Today will be an ammo test to see what it likes and doesn’t like. Picked up a good selection of CCI Mini Mags (both 40 and 36 grain), some CCI standard velocity lead and some AR Tactical. Also picked up a box of Armscor just because it was cheap and is the best seller at Ventura Munitions here in Vegas…my LGS. At this point I’m more concerned with function rather than accuracy. Since these 63 year old eyes aren’t what they used to be future plans include a basic scope.

Thanks Dad…this one’s for you…
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:22 AM
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Have fun shooting today Steve.


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Old 02-25-2017, 09:37 AM
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Great day at the range yesterday. Only had one failure to feed/eject where the spent case and the new round tried to occupy the same space. That happened with the CCI Tactical. Did notice on several of the brands the "last shot" spent case would dribble out rather than eject. I'm chalking both up to it being a new rifle. All in all about 175-200 rounds fired.

Will be adding a Simmons 22Mag 4x scope over the weekend and do some accuracy testing next week. Going to try the UTG 2 piece rings instead of the one piece.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:20 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

Polishing the internal parts -- bolt, etc. -- either by lots of firing or by hand will probably help the cycling.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:31 AM
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Polishing the internal parts -- bolt, etc. -- either by lots of firing or by hand will probably help the cycling.
Thanks...polishing the bolt is definitely on the short list of things to do.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:51 AM
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I also have a new 60 I bought a few months back, (and also 63). I got a lot of flack when I bought a cheap Barska 4 x 32 for 30 bucks, but honestly I like the cheap scope and it works well for me. I did buy a one-piece mount though, the original rings kept on loosening up.

My new 60 doesn't work well with the Golden Bullet ammo at all. I've been cleaning it after almost every outing - about 250 rounds. I've been using the 3 in 1 spray dry lube from Walmart after cleaning.

Have fun and enjoy your 60.
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:02 PM
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That's about what the Simmons is at Wally World. If the two piece rings don't work Ill go to the one piece. The best thing about .22's is you don't have to spend tons of cash to have tons of fun. Enjoy yours also.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:24 PM
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I got the Simmons 22 Mag 32mm scope just for my Marlin 60 as well. It cost $40 (or $30 at Wallyworld but I would much rather support a LGS). It is absolutely perfect for me. General plinking and an Appleseed are all I will use it for so no need to have a 12x scope. I can't recommend it enough. Good choice on both rifle and optic.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:52 PM
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My dad brought home a 60 in the mid-60's also. It was the first rifle I ever got to shoot. I know it was a Marlin because I kept wondering why they named a rifle after a fish. We watched a lot of fishing shows in those days and blue marlins were a common fish that was the target of the people on those shows. I only knew about those marlin. But I was only about 10 at the time. I'm 60 now so details on shooting that rifle are sketchy but I remember that name and how beautiful it looked to me. Evenutally I got my own of course.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:04 PM
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Congrats on your new rifle! Just the memories alone make your 60 a treasure!
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Old 02-27-2017, 01:05 PM
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Added a Simmons 22Mag 4x scope and a DIP drop-in target trigger. It's set up to have a small amount of pre-travel before it goes bang. Range session coming up this Thursday or Friday...




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Old 02-28-2017, 06:32 PM
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Looking forward to your range report. Post Target photos! How's that for putting pressure on a new guy
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:00 PM
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I think that's the first 60 I've seen with the black plastic stock. It looks pretty cool. I like the look.
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:45 AM
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Looking forward to your range report. Post Target photos! How's that for putting pressure on a new guy
The heat's on...lol. Will do...
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:29 PM
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As promised here's some target pics from today's outing. All from 25 yards using the range supplied Hornady Delta rest. Never felt 100% comfortable with the rest. Next week increasing to 50 yards.









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