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Thread: Convert Marlin 60 to .17 HM2?

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    Default Convert Marlin 60 to .17 HM2?

    I have searched but havn't been able to find anything on converting a Marlin 60 to .17 HM2.

    Anybody know anything about doing this?

    Thanks

    Kevin

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    2 obstacles that you have to overcome.

    1. Finding a Mach II barrel for the marlin. I dont know of any being made right now. you could have it resleeved to 17 but that would run ya about 180.00 in parts and labor.
    2. Your action needs to be tuned. This is the biggest one. From what I understand the Mach II is on a different pressure curve than the 22lr and may not cycle with the 22lr bolt. You have to adjust the weight of the bolt some how. Either by replacing springs or adding weight like a new bolt handle.
    They have premade kits for the 10/22's but I think you are on your own with the marlin.

    You'd probably save your self alot of frustration and money by just getting a new gun. Im not sure what the autoloader options are but bolt actions are plentiful and can be had for a good price.

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    Ya I'm looking for a plug and play kit. I'll keep waiting. I havn't been able to find a barrel or anything for them.

    You can get ANYTHING for a 10/22 though!

    Thanks

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