I currently own a old .22lr bolt action and built a dedicated ar-15 based .22lr for my fun gun. I am wanting to pick up a rifle this weekend to keep around for nephews to target shoot and for ground hogs. I am torn between a stainless marlin 60 or a ruger take down .22lr. I have zero experience with the marlin or ruger 10/22. The Marlin is about 65.00 cheaper than the ruger since the ruger is the TD model which isn't a huge deal. But if I go ruger I would prefer the take down since its available. Doing my net "research" it seams to be the chevy/ford debate. If i wanted to own both in the rifles like I currently do the cars, I would get both rifles but only need one. What would be the way the go? Both seem reliable but really want something that can have thousands and thousands of rounds through it and hold up like my old Winchester 52B.