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Old November 15, 2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Marlin xl7 magazine issue?

The only thing I don't like about my xl7 is that the magazine doesn't load easily. I have to really pay attention to how I lay the cartridge in to seat right. It also likes 3 rather than 4 rounds in it. I can get them in, but that last one likes to seat with the bullet facing downhill a little bit so it is unable to chamber or eject. I can get it right, but it is not easy. It has to be slid forward or back to load sometimes. Anyone else have this problem or heard of it as an issue?
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Old November 15, 2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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I don't have those problems with mine.

What is it chambered for?

Have you checked to make sure the magazine box is mated to the action properly, and the follower and spring are seated in the stock properly?
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Old November 15, 2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have 3 X7 variations (XL7-30/06, XS7/7-08, and X7VH/223). I've experienced what you're saying in the XL7 if I'm not careful in loading by feel (early morning, minimum light). After many loading, I'm used to its nuances by loading it slightly forward and sliding the ammo backward till it stops.

I don't have the problem with the short action calibers though. Which caliber are you having problem with?
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Old November 15, 2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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.270, maybe it is just about the feel. My first bolt action that feeds a mag like this so maybe it is normal?
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