View Full Version : Marlin XL7 Starts Shipping Dec 1

November 12, 2007, 05:15 PM
They will be in 30-06, 270, 25-06, synthetic or APG camo, just blue for now. MSRP $325 black, $356 in the camo.

Brochure to be posted shortly. Street price in the low 3s

WildmondayinsanityAlaska TM

November 12, 2007, 07:37 PM
synthetic or APG camo

I assume that means "synthetic black or synthetic APG camo"???

Give me wood or give me death...or at least gimme a Mossy 4x4, if'n I'm gonna get a good "budget rifle"

But thanks for the info.

November 12, 2007, 08:25 PM
Can't wait! Just in my price range, too :)

Smitty in CT
November 14, 2007, 09:47 AM
Does anybody know if these are being made in Connecticut at the Marlin plant or are they from H&R / NEF, now that Marlin owns them....

If its a H&R / NEF it might be from China like their "Pardner" shoutguns.


November 14, 2007, 10:56 AM
hopefully it will be either a conn or a mass gun! fingers crossed. bobn

November 14, 2007, 01:48 PM
According to the rep made in USA.

These rifles, like the Mossberg, are designed to beat Savage at the low end.

Savage is gonna take a licking up here in Alaska since they have no service center here. Marlin does.

WildusAlaska ™

November 14, 2007, 08:28 PM
According to the rep made in USA.


November 15, 2007, 09:28 AM
How soon on the brochure? My son wants a new deer rifle for Christmas.

November 26, 2007, 02:01 PM
BTT. Anyone heard anything else about this new Marlin? I'm wanting one pretty bad.

November 27, 2007, 04:21 PM
More info Wildalaska

Smitty in CT
November 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
I saw a picture that showed it has an "Accu-Trigger" style trigger, I don't know if it's an exact copy of the Accu-trigger or if they changed it just enough not to get in trouble with the Savage lawyers...

November 27, 2007, 04:43 PM
that sounds pretty fun. i need a deer caliber i just picked my kel-tec up though. havnt fired it yet.

November 27, 2007, 06:17 PM
I cant seem to find an article or picture of the rifle anywhere. I see websites suposedly selling them (pre orders, i assume? ) yet they dont have a picture or a detailed description either.

I cant speak for all of you, but personally, I'd have a hard time buying a rifle I'd never seen or even heard about. Why's marlin being so hush-hush about this?

I've been a fan of marlin rifles since i started shooting. I've got all intentions of buying one of the XL7s in the very near future. But I wont buy until marlin at least shows me what it looks like.

November 27, 2007, 08:10 PM
I have the PDF brochure, but its too big for upload
Send me an email and I will passit around...maybe someone else can host it

WildjustgimmeafewminutesandicanhookyaupAlaska ™

November 27, 2007, 10:59 PM
Here are a couple snapshots. Thanks Ken, If you ever come down to Texas look me up. [email protected]

November 28, 2007, 04:08 PM
Thanks for posting the pics dejr2000. I think I will take one in syn and 30-06:)

November 28, 2007, 04:55 PM
Anyone have any links for pics, etc.?

November 28, 2007, 04:56 PM
Lol sorry that wasnt there a minute ago. :D cool looking rifle!
I am also really surprised to see a marlin version of the savage accu trigger!

November 28, 2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the into, dejr.

If nothing else, this offering is a testament to the continued popularity of the .25-'06 rem cartridge, and to the apparently strong sales (market) in the American-made, discounted price turnbolt area (poor man's deer rifles), what with Mossberg's 2 lines, Rem 710/770, Rem SPS, and Stephens, plus now this one. Looks like turnbolts' demand curve is highly elastic to price at this lower end.

The action looks a wee bit like a Browning A-bolt.

That trigger definitely looks like it's flirting with the extreme edge of an intellectual property lawsuit from Savage.

"Barrel Nut Construction": Are we to understand that this makes barrel-swapping a breeze?

"Accuracy Assured" is not nearly as good as "Accuracy Guaranteed" like the Tikka or Sub-MOA Vanguard. Assurance is not a "guarantee", so it's nothing as far as I'm concerned. If they shoot well, they shoot well, but they're not going cause me to run out and buy one from an "assurance".

Also too bad they didn't offer the .25-'06 with a 1 in 9 twist instead of 1 in 10".

Myself, I'm still yawning until a nice walnut stock is slapped on a submodel.

November 28, 2007, 07:24 PM
Its a good looking rifle! I cant wait till some reviews start coming out. I hope eventually one is offered with a hardwood or laminate stock. If its an accurate rifle, that price is very hard to beat.

November 28, 2007, 07:57 PM
I agree first...synthetic guns have their place among the hunting community but nothing turns me on to a rifle better then sweet grained Walnut and a nice satin finish. It looks sharp, the fit and finish a little rough, but functionality is definitely key. I wish they offered more calibers though :(...

IMO the thing looks like a cross between a Browning A-Bolt, Savage and a touch of Mauser perhaps...interesting little cross-breed I guess.

Well, nothing proves more then actual proof tests not the funded magazine reviews. We shall see if Marlin has a jewel or not!?!?


December 23, 2007, 11:48 PM
Does anyone know if it is a 3 postion safety (locks bolt) and what type of bolt face it has (push feed or mauser)?

December 24, 2007, 01:24 AM
Wow another bolt action http://www.musikfachschaft.de/images/smiles/yawning.gif

Now if Marlin ever grew the stones to make an AK or AR clone, then that would be interesting ;).

December 24, 2007, 02:05 AM
Interesting, but yeah, I wish Marlin would come up with a competitor to the Mini-14.

I'll keep an eye out for XL7 reviews in the coming months. As they say, "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

- Sr.

December 24, 2007, 11:10 AM
I think it looks ok. I love the 25-06. However, and I don't care if anyone gets angry, but it sounds like Marlin is trying to build a Savage rifle and put their name on it. They have a right to their own trigger. They have a right to a barrel nut system. They have a right to pillar bedding, button rifling and everyone has recessed crowns. Savage has kicked rear with these features for years and has the best value plus some snazzy models. I hope Marlin does well with this, we need a lot of variety. This rifle is nothing"new". It is a copy of "MY" opinion of the best factory rigs out there. This should make it very successful, but it will not come close to killing a brand like Savage. Hopefully they can co-exist. More variety. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

December 24, 2007, 11:16 AM
it sounds like Marlin is trying to build a Savage rifle and put their name on it. They have a right to their own trigger. They have a right to a barrel nut system.

I _assume_ Savage put up some type of patent for the Acu-Trigger. For all we know, Marlin may well be paying them to use it. If they could use the design for a $5 license fee per rifle, it seems like it would be well worth it.