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Marlin model 60 stock

Discussion in 'Rimfire Rifles' started by Waterlogged, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Waterlogged

    Waterlogged Registered Member

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    I have a 1986 model 60 I got in a trade several years ago.
    Just been sitting in my cabinet since.
    I would like to take my girls (12yr olds) shooting with it.
    The stock is much too long which make is pretty unwieldy for them.
    I am looking at buying the ATI fiber force stock as it looks like the stock is adjustable and I would think is much lighter than the wood stock.
    Have any of you made this change?
    If I could afford one of the AR style .22s I would, but this is what we have for now.
    Any info, advice or point in the right direction would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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    Waterlogged Registered Member

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    Hmmm....guess it's not adjustable.
    Looks like an adjustable one is 150.
    Guess I should just save up for a AR style one.
     
  3. Sank

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    A Model 60 isn't all that huge, or heavy. You might want to take them out with it, on a bench so they don't have to support the whole thing, and just get them shooting. There are and will be plenty of times they will line up with a borrowed, or "just to try" rifle that will not fit them perfectly, but they may want to see how trigger and "feel" is so they have an idea of what they might want to get - to then make perfect for themselves.

    First shotgun I got my daughter when in her teens was a Benelli 20 ga Nova for trap - not expensive an investment in case she didn't want to continue. It was longer than it needed to be for her, but light-ish and accurate, she persevered through the year and got good and comfortable with it. Still looks too long for her, but she wields it like an extension of herself.

    Just saying - don't not take youngsters shooting because the firearm isn't close to "perfect". If they are gonna love it, it won't matter, the'll love it!
     
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    They will have to bench shoot it for sure.
    No way they can stand and shoot on their own.
    I ended up buying them a Crickett .22 for christmas.
    It's something they can handle right away and that they can shoot in the backyard comfortably.
    Plus I like the idea of them learning with a single shot, iron site rifle.
    I am glad they are showing interest which will hopefully continue as they grow.
     
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    There ya go! And after them, put it away for later generations or young relatives to learn on.

    Good plan!!
     

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