Marlin XL7 .25-06

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Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby 69Viking » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:08 am

Has anyone tried this gun?  I'm particularly interested in the .25-06 for my son but input on the other calibers is welcome too.  The reviews of this rifle have been very positive.  I'm just wondering if anyone has personally shot it and can confirm just how good a gun it is?

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby 69Viking » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:23 am

Bump
 
Nobody has a Marlin XL7 or has shot one?  Hmm, maybe when I get my son's gun I'll have to answer my own quesiton LOL!

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby chase22us » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:55 am

My wife shoots a .25-06 killed her first buck with it in Nov. one shot one nice, buck dropped him in his tracks .Heard nothing but good things about this caliber .[X(]
Have fun hunt hard.

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby fr0sty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:47 am

69viking, did you ever buy the marlin?  If you did, how does it shoot?

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby 69Viking » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:35 am

I actually ended up getting him the H&R Single Shot .25-06, Marlin owns H&R now. Nice gun but a little barrel heavy with the long barrel. It also kicks a little more than I expected, actually more than my Marlin 30-30. The good thing is Anthony is a big 12 year old and handles and shoots the gun without a problem. If I were to do it again and especially for a younger kid I would go with the new XS7 from Marlin that now comes in .243, I think that is a better round with less kick and ammunition is easier to find in the stores. The XS7 is also about 1/2 pound lighter than the H&R which doesn't seem like much until your kid walks around with it on their shoulder for a while. I honestly think Anthony's next gun is going to be a Marlin 336W 30-30 just like mine, he really likes how the gun is shorter and better balanced when holding it free hand.

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby MSHunter » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:42 am

I not sure how I missed this thread. I have the Marlin xl7 in .270 win. I purchased back in October '09. It's a nice rifle. I got it with the intention of allowing my 10 yro to use it when he hunts with me. I like the H&R as well. I have the handi rifle in 45-70 and the sidekick muzzleloader.

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RE: Marlin XL7 .25-06

Postby fr0sty » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:05 am

Thanks for the post mshunter.  I am looking to get the xl7 in .270  Everything I read online says it's an accurate rifle.


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