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Old 09-06-2004, 08:35 PM
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I am looking at the Marlin model 60. What is your advice? I want to be able to kill a few beaver that have been eating my trees. Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:50 PM
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How big do they get? I think I'd go with a .22 Mag, at least.
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:59 PM
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Killin' Beaver

I've caught and shot my share of beaver in my day.I shoot them with a CCI Stinger or Minimag in the head.Go out there at nite and put a red or blue light under water and they will come.A touch of beaver caster lure will also turn on their teritoryal behavior and they will inveastigate.Be there waiting and scan the water with an amber lens and ain for the head.
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Old 09-12-2004, 03:09 PM
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I've got a Marlin model 60 scoped that my dad bought me at a police action many years ago for $20 great gun I've shot thousands of round through it and never had a problem that wasn't fixable with some hopps no 9 and a brush
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Old 09-12-2004, 05:24 PM
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I have a Remington 597 and love it.
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:56 PM
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Several good 22 autos around. I'd get a Ruger 10/22, myself.
Just my opinion, and worth every penny you paid for it.
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:22 PM
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10/22

Ruger 10/22 is my choice, only because it is so easy to modify (hammer, etc.) but for $120 (walmart) if you are just looking at price, that marlin 60 is hard to beat.
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I used to have an AMT Small Game Hunter and loved it. It would group most ammo into half an inch at 50 metres and on a good day would put 5 Rabbit Ammo's into an inch at 100. Unfortunately semi autos were banned in Australia in 1996 so I now have a 77/22.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:41 PM
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Marlin Model 60

I have one and while it is not very pretty, it is one of the most accurate .22 rifles I own. The Ruger 10/22 is nice and often a real bargain on the used gun racks. All the best...
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Old 09-13-2004, 04:05 PM
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As mentioned above the CCI Stinger or Minimag will do the job nicely and I have to give a vote to the Ruger 10/22. 10 round mag and reliable as they come.

Now this ain't no semi but the Henry lever action rifle is another option. Yep ya have to cycle the lever every time but for the money you might want to take a look. WalMart's sell both rifles cheap!
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:47 PM
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Another is the Marlin Model 7000. It's a semiauto like the M60, but uses a 10-shot removable clip, and a micro-groove bull barrel. I'm looking at one from Wally World for around $160 with a composite stock. Supposed to be pretty accurate; I'll let you know as soon as I pick mine up!
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:26 PM
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To reply again I have the marlin 60 rem 597 and ruger 10/22 here are my opinion from experince

Marlin 60 tough fun gun it's been beat and comesback for more

Rem 597 very accurate, shoots great, clips don't load easy and sometimes jam

Ruger 10/22 easy load clips, very modifiable and lots of after market stuff

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Although i do love my Remington 597 I have to agree with the magazine problem that Muzzel posted. They do sell metal clips that replace the plastic that come with the rifle and that helps. I have to admit there are alot of parts for the Ruger 10/22 out there
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I have to recant my previous post; I bought a 10/22 carbine instead of the Marlin. For the same initial cost and LOTS of modifications, it gives me more room to do what I want. Plus, you can tear it down with nothing more than a hex-head wrench and a plactic fork. I use the fork to remove the magazine pins and to leverage the bolt out. Works great!

The only downside is I'll have to start a new bank account to afford all the things I want to do with it...
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I have a marlin 60 and I like it. My friend has a 10/22 and on several occasions he took his gun but not any clips for it so we ended up shooting mine the whole time. I got mine used and it needed some repairs (ejector spring) but $12 including shipping I got it from Brownell's. It works superbly now.

The only downside I see so far is nobody makes a 50rnd tube for it .
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Thumbs up Another vote for the 10-22....

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I am looking at the Marlin model 60. What is your advice? I want to be able to kill a few beaver that have been eating my trees. Thanks.
Without hesitation I would recommend the Ruger 10-22. There is not much to dislike about the Ruger carbine except perhaps the crappy factory trigger. This of course is par for most new rifles in our litigation happy society. It is easily fixed by your local gunsmith or you can install an after market trigger or hammer (Power, etc) yourself. This will usually give you a very decent 2.5 to 3 pound pull. Used Rugers can usually be found for about the same bucks as a new Marlin and IMHO would be a better choice. Good luck with whatever you decide upon....
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Old 10-14-2004, 07:12 PM
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I think the remington 597 magnum would be a great gun for the beaver problem. It is very easy to clean however. The metal clips are the only way to go or you will have some problems if you don't keep your gun clean. The 597 has a great warranty. I also own a marlin which I have had for about 10 years. The Marlin is a great gun for the price and butI like the magnum power of the 597.
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