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Thread: Bedding a Marlin model 60

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    Bedding a Marlin model 60

    Anyone done this before?have recently bought one and stripped the stock and oiled it up,looks really nice,thinking about free floating the barrel and bedding the rear of the action,first inch of the barrel and the front action screw .,she shoots pretty well now with subsonics at an inch for 3 shots ,not tried faster Bullets yet as want to use mostly quiet ammo due to horses near where I hunt and sight in,she cycles the CCI like a champ and will shoot Winchester well but the flat profile bullet causes the od hang up.is it worth the hassle,make her shoot even better?any advice appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    Anyone done this before?have recently bought one and stripped the stock and oiled it up,looks really nice,thinking about free floating the barrel and bedding the rear of the action,first inch of the barrel and the front action screw .,she shoots pretty well now with subsonics at an inch for 3 shots ,not tried faster Bullets yet as want to use mostly quiet ammo due to horses near where I hunt and sight in,she cycles the CCI like a champ and will shoot Winchester well but the flat profile bullet causes the od hang up.is it worth the hassle,make her shoot even better?any advice appreciated.
    Have you done the trigger mod?
    Might make more of a difference than any bedding could do in that style of rifle.

    My mod60 isint bedded and the inletting isint that flash but it shoots bloody well.



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    Trigger isn’t to bad,also have a 795 that I put a mccarbo trigger spring set into but I think it’s a bit light.

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    Neither of my Marlins would feed the winchester hp reliably. Let us know how you go if you do decide to bed it

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    Having experimented with bedding and floating a variety of 22 makes I would not bother trying this on your model 60. Results were random with bedding for myself and gunsmith mate - sometimes improved, sometimes not. And with floating barrels we found some 22s actually shoot better with barrel pressure. Best thing to do is experiment with ammo types off the bench to see make what it cycles well and shoots most accurately. For the 60 microgroove barrel this is likely to be all things CCI - standard solids, subs and minimag HV. Occasionally Winchester powerpoint HV.

    To sharpen your performance you can certainly try grub screw mod on trigger, or install a Mcarbo trigger kit, and experiment with different torque pressures on front bedding screw.

    Marlin model 60s extremely accurate for basic semiauto. Of about a dozen marlin semis of different types I've had - models 60, 75, 795, 990, 7000 etc I found all very sharp off bench. All well under 1" groups (5 shots) at 50m, and almost all capable of sub 0.5". Best standard barrel sporter 22 I've tested off bench was a 1998 Marlin 60 which averaged 0.29" at 50m for four consecutive 5 shot groups, and second to that was another 60 averaging 0.39" That's exceptional - and well ahead of better 'name' rifles.

    I wouldn't bother with the floating - save the Devcon for a centrefire.
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    Thanks for that just saved me a lot of time and effort,gonna google the grub screw mod and see how I go.

 

 

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