Marlin’s Model 60, also known as the Marlin Glenfield Model 60, is a .22LR semi-automatic rifle with a tubular magazine that was first introduced back in 1960. After having been in continuous production since, and more than 11 million made, Marlin claims the Model 60 is the most popular .22LR semi-automatic rifle in the world. I am not certain just how accurate this claim is, but I do believe it is a fine firearm.
When I first saw the .22LR Remington Model 597, I was very impressed by its simplicity and clean design. The Model 597 has proven to be a fierce competitor to two other very popular .22 autoloader firearms: the Ruger 10/22 and the Marlin Model 60, as well as numerous other competitors in this space. The Remington Model 597 is also available in both a .22 Magnum and a .17 HMR configuration. There are many stock variations and colors available, though we are only looking at the standard .22LR version here.