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Old 02-09-2012, 07:33 AM   #11
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The X-7 series comes pillar-bedded from the factory, along with a factory-installed recoil pad...and an adjustable target trigger.
Bloody amazing they only cost $299 for the basic model...

I truly LOVE Boyd's Stocks...if I had more cash, every Marlin rifle I own except two would wear 'em!
Always, Always, Always bed a new stock to your action, pillar in the least, full bed at most.
Reason being, it just helps 'em perform better with your action screws are at the same torque every time.
no up/down variation...
The boyds can be ordered bedded and beaded. Just depends on which one you want as to if the sell em that way.

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I personally don't like the looks of a the Savage/Marlin barrel nut, but it sure makes swapping out barrels and headspacing them easy. New Ruger American rifle seems to have its version of a barrel nut that looks better to me. Gent I shoot with on a regular basis has had two Remington 700 actions rebarreled using so called Rem-nuts. In other words, a Savage/Marlin type barrel/barrel nut, but using a Remington action. He is happy with them. If he wants to try another barrel/cartridge with the Remington actions, now much easier for him to rebarrel the rifles himself without needing a gunsmith.
By the way, one of these rifles is the proverbial tack driver, other is certainly above average when it comes to accuracy, but owner sure the barrel nut is not the problem with it. As for me, had bought a new Stevens 200 for a very low price, $179. But, wasn't in a cartridge I particularly cared for. I'd eventually rebarrel it to a cartridge/barrel contour I wanted without needing a gunsmith to do work, simply because of the barrel nut. Able to order a Savage threaded type barrel in a cartridge and barrel contour I wanted and could install it myself. Only needed to only borrow a Savage Barrel Nut Wrench from a friend at range I shoot.
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I've got an XL7 in 30-06 and for what it is, it's a fantistic rifle. Shoots a sub 1" group at 100 yards with cheap factory loads, POI doesn't change even with the barrel so hot you can't touch it and for the price you can't beat that performance. Stock finish is OK, blue is OK but nothing special. I bought mine strickly for deer hunting so I knew it would get taken thru the woods and finish wasn't that important. I also like the recoil pad. For a light rifle it really soaks up the recoil and is comfortable to shoot all day.
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theropinfool,
I personally don't like the looks of a the Savage/Marlin barrel nut, but it sure makes swapping out barrels and headspacing them easy. New Ruger American rifle seems to have its version of a barrel nut that looks better to me. Gent I shoot with on a regular basis has had two Remington 700 actions rebarreled using so called Rem-nuts. In other words, a Savage/Marlin type barrel/barrel nut, but using a Remington action. He is happy with them. If he wants to try another barrel/cartridge with the Remington actions, now much easier for him to rebarrel the rifles himself without needing a gunsmith.
By the way, one of these rifles is the proverbial tack driver, other is certainly above average when it comes to accuracy, but owner sure the barrel nut is not the problem with it. As for me, had bought a new Stevens 200 for a very low price, $179. But, wasn't in a cartridge I particularly cared for. I'd eventually rebarrel it to a cartridge/barrel contour I wanted without needing a gunsmith to do work, simply because of the barrel nut. Able to order a Savage threaded type barrel in a cartridge and barrel contour I wanted and could install it myself. Only needed to only borrow a Savage Barrel Nut Wrench from a friend at range I shoot.
That's interesting. When I want a different caliber I get to buy a new gun. :-)
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