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Marlin XL7 Bolt Action Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Schleprok62, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. Schleprok62

    Schleprok62 Member

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    I was at my local gun shop today and saw something I thought I'd never see. A BOLT ACTION Marlin!! Looks suspiciously like a Savage, with the outer locknut design and the Accu-trigger style trigger safety. HMMmm :scrutiny:

    For under $300!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Has anyone had the chance to shoot one of these yet?? Any "real-world" reviews??

    I did a search and came up with every Marlin BUT this one...
     
  2. rust collector

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    Just read about them in Shooting Times. It was said to be a nice rifle that never caught on a couple years ago. They are now producing the MR-7, a rifle specifically built for a relatively low price point.

    You may want to google it for more information, but Marlin has made a lot of well-regarded guns over the years.
     
  3. lite-box

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    The MR-7 is the older Marlin from a few years ago, nice rifles and all... being a cross of the best features of the Rem 700 and Win 70 . You don't see many for sale...
     
  4. Schleprok62

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    This is a current production rifle and new for this year...
     
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    I saw one at a show and talked to the Marlin Rep. They have a barrel nut like a savage, a trigger that resembles an accu-trigger, a 3 position safety (I think, it was awhile ago), and a push feed action. Other details are fuzzy, but I remember thinking it ought to do well since it's so inexpensive. I really liked the barrel nut, I wish more guns would have 'em.
     
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    It only looks like savage's Accu-Trigger

    Internally it is quite different from what I recall. I like the price and was impressed at the lines of the rifle. Good looking for having a synthetic stock.
    If only they'd offer one in 6.5..............
     
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    Yeah, but if they have the Savage barrel nut, it shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish that.
     
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    ^^^ Right it claims to be a unique design but the trigger is not an accutrigger although is could be similar and do similar things.

    Here the link to Marlin centerfire Bolt Actions Rifles
     
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    Yep, I got my 7s mixed up. The MR 7 went out of production after 3 years, the XL7 is the new kid on the block. Sounds like a winner, but they all do if they're an advertiser. Screamin' deal if they are accurate or can be made so.

    I don't know why 7 is a recurring theme in bolt action rifles, but this continues the trend.

    If it turns out well, we will have to mount a write-in campaign to do a run of 6.5x55s.
     
  10. Schleprok62

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    Well, they have one in a .270 over at the Gun Store, I'm considering putting on layaway till payday... If I do, will have full range report shortly thereafter...
     
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