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ghostndawoodz 10-30-2009 02:46 PM

Marlin XL 7C 270 Win Bolt Action
Hey boys im looking for a new gun still with deer season next week im in a real rush. What do yall think about this marlin xl 7c 270 win? I dont know much about the 270 so help me out and fill me in.
Thanks, GHOST

CA357 10-30-2009 03:26 PM

I don't have any experience with that particular cartidge, but I know people who do. To the best of my knowledge, it's pretty fast and it shoots pretty flat.
Good luck on your search and your hunt.

jeepcreep927 10-30-2009 04:12 PM

In days past you were either a 30-06 guy or a .270 guy. The .270 is a great cartridge for medium and larger game save the bigger bears. I know you'd be well served by it for deer. If you need reassurance read some of the articles by the late Jack OConner, the .270's biggest fan.

As an aside the Marlin is a straight rip of the Savage/ Stevens design to the extent that barrels for those two may be usable on the Marlin, if swapping barrels is your thing. Good luck.

ghostndawoodz 10-30-2009 06:24 PM

This is helpfull guys, i am going to be hunting deer in Eastern Texas and probably some Elk and more info the better.

270 win 10-30-2009 07:32 PM

I recently bought a marlin xl7 in 270, with 150's it shoots under a half inch at 100 yards. This year so far i dropped a big 6x6 bull elk with it, one shot. You cant go wrong with the 270, light recoil, flat shooting, and very accurate.

ghostndawoodz 10-30-2009 08:27 PM

thanks alot 270 win that might have been my deciding factor in buying one.

CaseyChadwell 10-30-2009 11:35 PM

I guess that I will be the odd man out here. Personally I would rather have a 30-06 or a 25-06 as opposed to the 270 just because I think that the270 has way to much recoil for the size of the cartridge. It may be because of the firearm that I shot it out of, but it kicked me like a mule and that was it for me and the 270. However I have many friends that swear by the 270 and for good reason, it does it's job when you do yours. I think that a man can't go wrong with a 30-06 or a .308, that's just me though. Hope whatever you get, works great for you and your needs.

270 win 10-30-2009 11:36 PM

What rifle did you shoot that it kicked you so hard?

stalkingbear 10-31-2009 01:16 AM

I can HIGHLY recommend the Marlin XL-7. I bought 1 for a buddy as a gift and have gotten groups as small as 5/8" for 3 shots at 100 yards. The trigger is every bit as good as the Accu-Trigger which it resembles in operation. It shoots so well I'm going to get 1 in 7mm08 for use as a beater/loaner rifle.

CaseyChadwell 10-31-2009 03:44 AM

It was a model 70...I hated that rifle. I sold it real fast. It kicked harder than any .308 or 30-06 I have ever shot. And I shot the .308 in a model 7.

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