Marlin xs7 308

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Visper, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Does anyone have one of these or tried one out?
    I found, what seems like a good price to me, a NIB one for mid 200's.

    http://www.cdnnsports.com/marlin-xs7-308-synthetic.html#.VlE4QnarTIU

    I have been reading a ton of reviews and spent some time over in the marlin forums and the general opinion is, they are a very good rifle for a very good price, and that was in the mid $300 range. Ok its not a Remmy 700 but with Christmas coming I don't want to go too crazy on my first hunting rifle.

    Now as most I am usually weary of what I read on the internet, but I know you guys and value your opinion. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    I now have my new home, Hunting tower (pictured below) and 11+ acres, I figure I'll need an actual hunting rifle, since me dad wont give up his Remington 700...

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    Yes I wanted a 270 but for this price I can chose between:

    308
    7mm-08
    243

    To me 308 is the winner here, 7mm-08 is kinda pricey ammo wise...

    Anyway any input is appreciated!! Thanks again guys!!
     
  2. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    One of the old members here, Silicon Wolverine, was a total fan, he loved his.

    Adjustable triggers, push feed, I think the XL is long action, the XS is short action, but I also think they chambered both in .308.

    The ONLY negative I've ever heard was in regards to Marlin quality after Freedom Group/Remington took over, but that was always "my friends brothers cousin said...":rolleyes:

    I just got an XT-22 Marlin, made around 2013, it seems fine to me.
     

  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    I have an XL7 in 30.06
    Like it very much but it's gotta hellofa kick as it's got a very light composite stock.
    I'm thinking about filling it with silicone.
     
  4. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    That is some of what I read also. Yes I like the adjustable trigger, that is a nice feature for a low cost hunting rifle.

    You are correct on the XL vs XS.

    Yes Swaga, I did hear the rifle was light, I can see a .30-06 kicking like that with such a light rifle. I'm hoping if I do get this it will be fine in that regard. It can't be any worse that my Mosin with the good ole steel buttplate.
     
  5. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    I don't have one, but have read they are a solid rifle. Besides, I don't think you will need anymore than the .308 Winchester, for anything in North America. Got any pictures yet?
     
  6. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Marlin XS7 308.JPG

    Unless you talking about the house!! Anyway i think I'm going to sleep on it overnight, but it is looking like I will get it.
     
  7. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Go with the 308 ;-)
     
  8. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

  9. fatal-bert33

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    I bought a Marlin XLVH 223 last year and it is the most accurate rifle I own or have ever owned. It has the 26" bull barrel and I mounted a 6-24/50 scope on it. Too heavy to lug around for hunting but the adjustable trigger and the bolt are both smooth as buttah !!!! I haven't had any issues at all and would highly recommend it. Its almost as much fun as my 4595DD !!!!
     
  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    What is a 4595DD , Fatal-Bert???
     
  11. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Sweet-A$$ Thumb Hole Stock!!! :cool:
     
  12. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Dats big boobs mole
     
  13. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    MOLES Love BOOBS!
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: :D
     
  14. fatal-bert33

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    geeeezzzz!!!!!!! 4595TS DD
     

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  15. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Now I just need to find some decent ammo. Price, as always is important. Brass for when I start reloading.

    Ughh, Buying all that 300 AAC and 223/556 ammo over the last 3 weeks will come back and haunt me lol. (aka my wife may not be as understanding...)

    I can see the conversation now:

    Me: "hey remember that rifle I just bought"
    Her: "yeah, and?"
    Me: "Well its a new caliber to me so I need ammo for it"
    Her: "You can't just use your other bullets?"
    Me: "No..."
    Her: "Why the hell did you do that!!!"
    Me: "Because... I wanted one..."
    Her: "Well, its going to have to wait till after Christmas"

    I might just wait for a good black Friday online sale. All women understand sales right?

    Anyone know of any? Anything leaked yet?

    P.S.
    Just noticed the "pics" in the thread. Very nice, they have some beautiful eyes!!:rolleyes:
     
  16. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Yeah, I really liked it. It comes in a couple different color options also. I'll have to add that to my "want" list also...
     
  17. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I have a Boyd's stock on my Savage 110, it's just the normal replacement, as my dad had cut his off short to fit him. Fits well.
     
  18. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I have a couple of decent long guns, bolt 270 and a
    Ruger American 22M which would both benefit from
    a nice "woody" :D Thumb-hole stocks are very nice,
    and Franken-Feinstein hates them as well :dance: :llama:
    Makes a standard hunting rifle an "assault rifle" ;) ;) ;)
     
  19. after christmas! are you insane? the first day of buck is this Monday! You better get moving soldier. those fancy semi's aren't allowed for hunting.
     
  20. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    That was "her" saying that in my mind!! I picked up two overpriced boxes from my lgs...

    one is:
    Hornady American Whitetail Ammunition 308 Winchester 150 Grain

    23.99 for 20


    2nd is (for sighting in my scope):

    Federal Ammunition 7.62x51mm NATO 149 Grain FMJ

    17.99 for 20


    So I have something for this weekend. The rifle should be here Friday so I have the weekend to sight it in.

    P.S.
    Wish they would pass that semi auto bill already, my sks would love to go out hunting!!
     
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