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HunterJ
April 2, 2009, 10:38 PM
These guns are being talked up in guns/hunting magazines. Anyone got hands on experience with one?

HunterJ
April 3, 2009, 06:42 PM
Guess not :confused:

gedenke
April 3, 2009, 08:47 PM
I have one in .270 and I'm really happy with it. It shoots sub-moa (.6" @ 100yds) with 150gr. Hornady Interlocks and is a breeze to shoot. Nice adjustable trigger and well made, and at just under $300, it's easy on the wallet. Hope that helps.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e257/gedenke/XL7_b.jpg

HunterJ
April 4, 2009, 06:56 PM
Thanks for the info gedenke......are we the only ones who knows this rifle is in existence?

OLNfan
April 4, 2009, 07:13 PM
bigger fan of the XLR lever series. Im a huge fan of marlin and just from how well made my marlin is I would certinaly purchase another.

Apache6
April 4, 2009, 07:27 PM
Ask that question at MarlinOwners forum. Lots of guys there shoot 'em.

ndking1126
April 4, 2009, 09:17 PM
I asked about that exact rifle probably 4 months ago but didn't get even 1 response! So you did better than me.

HunterJ
April 4, 2009, 09:58 PM
ndking1126.....i didnt do better than you, time proved more knowledge. That is all. Thanks to all responders.

Te Anau
April 5, 2009, 01:15 PM
I'm waiting for the XS7 in .308! Read this.

http://www.gunblast.com/Marlin-XL7.htm

Flumph
April 5, 2009, 02:23 PM
/agree on the XS7. It's the same price but with some neat features like a fluted bolt and an adjustable trigger. Hoping to get one next saturday!

Can't wait. Comes in .25-06, .270 Win, and .30-06 iirc.

gedenke
April 5, 2009, 04:36 PM
A small correction if I may....The XS7 is the new short action version of the XL7. Both share like features, such as fluted bolt, adjustable trigger (easy), and pillar bedding. The XS7 is available in .243, 7mm-08, and .308 (there's a typo on Marlin's page), while the XL7 comes in 25-06, .270, and 30-06. The XL7 is also now available with a wood stock...nice.

Oh, and Flumph, I know you're looking for a rifle, you should look into these, you won't be disappointed. And American made too!;)

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/News/press.asp
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/XS7.asp
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/XL7.asp
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/CenterfireBoltAction/XL7w.asp

Flumph
April 5, 2009, 04:38 PM
You, sir, are my hero. :D

gedenke
April 5, 2009, 04:57 PM
I read your other thread, Flumph, and if I can give my opinion, I think the .243 would suit your needs to a "T". Good for anything from vermin to Texas Whitetail, flat shooting, and all with a very mild recoil. Just my $.02.

Flumph
April 5, 2009, 05:10 PM
Lol, random, but that was your 243rd post talking about the .243 caliber. I chuckled.

Apologies if i'm stealing this thread, but yeah i agree that .243 would be a great round. I'm between that and .30-06 if i want to shoot down any helicopters ;).

My main worry is ammo cost...

Pertaining to the thread, is 7mm-08 a good caliber to get the XL in? I hear it's a real kicker. I like kickers.

HunterJ
April 5, 2009, 08:49 PM
Flumph...you seem like a very respectful young man....I am only worried that your joking around about shooting down helicopters may draw unwanted attention. With that out of the way, the .243 is a great choice. I would lean towards the 25-06 if I were making the purchase. The only reason for leaning towards the 25-06 is b/c I already have a .243. :)

toolmaan
April 10, 2009, 09:24 PM
I have the Marlin XL7 30-06, great accuracy out of the box. I really like the rifle.