I would get the Marlin M60. I have had mine for nearly 25-years and it still works great. Best of all, the M60 is quite easily dismantled for easy cleanup. As far as your lost Tube Mag Rod, heck, kids lose things. I lost the keys to my car one time, I still kept the car. Also, the Marlin holds 17+1. I also have a702 Plinkster with 2/10-round mags. It is a great shooter but limited on mag size and it sucks to clean.