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Marlin X7S--info wanted

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by The Literalist, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Won this stainless-barrel, scoped 30-06 rifle last night at a NWTF dinner. My son is wanting a new deer rifle, so I'll give it to him if it's a keeper. Anyone know anything about them?
     
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    Since the price is $0, it is probably a keeper. As it is a quality made rifle in 30-06, it should do very nicely in the field.

    As memory serves, Marlin attempted to enter the high power bolt gun market about 10-15 or so years ago. The American Rifleman ran a feature article on the new Marlin "7" and gave it favorable ratings. It was available in several long action calibers including the .270 and 30-06.

    It combined many features of the current popular bolt guns and was well made. I was tempted to buy one when they first came out. It had a smooth action and decent wood.

    I think that it was drilled and tapped for common scope mounts. Leupold offered one and two piece bases for the Marlin 7 series rifles.


    Note:

    I just visited the Marlin web site and updated my comments. It looks like Marlin has reintroduced the Model 7. My comments above were based on a circa 2000 rifle.

    You can visit the web site and get more information. I have not handled a recently manufactured Model 7.


    Ed Ward
     
  3. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    TTT Anyone else else know something about these?
     
  4. bluedevil

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    I have the .308, most accurate out of the box rifle I have ever owned and I have owned a bunch. It is light so recoil is stout but after awhile no problem. I put the Redfield 2 x 7 on it, and shoot 165 Speer with BLC-2 and it shoots lights out. Light barrel so 3 shot strings then cool it down as mine throws the 4 and 5th shot about 2" high and right. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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    I have the marlin X7 in 30-06 and laminate wood. I mounted a Bushnell Elite 4200 3x9-40 on it and from the first box of walmart remington 165 grains I hit a 1.5 inch group at 100 yards. I love it, people at region couldn't beleive the finishing and the accuracy at this price. It out performed the $1500 guns out there from the box.
    It is a keeper, and you will not regret it. BTW if you don't want it I'll take it. I'll put the stainless barrel on the laminate stock.
     
  6. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, fellas. I picked the gun up from the dealer this morning. Sounds like it will make my son a good deer gun.

    Much appreciated. :)
     
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