I traded off my Marlin 60 for my .22 revolver, and am looking to replace it with something different. I didn't like the Marlin, the length of pull was too short and it would jam if you didn't put the bullets it liked in it, and the sights were junky. I looked at the Mossberg Plinkster, a Savage, a Marlin with a drop out magazine and a Remington 597. The plinkster seemed like junk, the Savage had a horrible scope on it (think Daisy), and the I had to really pull to get the magazine out of the marlin, and all the rifles seemed off balance and really front heavy. I really liked the action and the scope on the Remington but the grey stock was big time ugly. I would have bought it if it wasn't so ugly. I have looked at the ruger 10/22 and I like it too. The carbine is kind of ugly but the sporter is sweet looking. However it is a lot more expensive than the remington, so maybe I could put up with the grey. What do you guys suggest?