I have a Marlin MR7 in 25-06 that I had completely redone. Sanded and refinished the stock, glass bedded and free floated the barrel. The barrel is a Shillin sporter #3. If I had know then what I do now. I would have put a #2 light varmint barrel like i did on my 721. It just makes the gun heavy. It weighs about eleven pounds. I also have a Nikon Monarch 4-16. Love it to death. I can put about five shots in a quarter at a hundred yards. With custom ammo.