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seanwhite75154 02-01-2013 07:00 AM

I am looking to buy a new bolt action rifle in 7mm-08. I currently own a savage 110 chambered in 270. I was thinking about a rifle with a 20 or 22 inch barrel. I am wondering if anyone has anything like this and has any feedback they could send my way. If so what are some pros and cons to this set up, and is a 20 or22 inch barrel a silly idea for this caliber?

Marlinman 02-01-2013 07:58 AM

Marlin x7s is in 7-08 and has a 22" bbl. They shoot scary accurate if you can do your part. Its a very good platform. For little over $300 its very hard to beat for overallgood value.

seanwhite75154 02-01-2013 03:26 PM

Thanks marlin man I will look into that

huffmanite 02-01-2013 06:39 PM

Agree with Marlinman on the x bolt rifles and have a couple of them too. Also own a Stevens 200 in 7mm08. Do a trigger job on the Stevens and maybe replace the plastic stock, you have a decent rifle. Shoots fairly accurate without this, but certainly is a better rifle with the changes. But, Marlin trigger alone is a good reason to buy it instead of a Stevens 200.

Axxe55 02-01-2013 06:48 PM

the Marlin X7 series have adjustable triggers, capable of being adjusted to under 3 lbs., have pillar bedded stocks, free floated barrels, and an excellent recoil pad. accuracy is very good and the 7mm-08 in this rifle is very enjoyable to shoot.

the only downside is the factory Marlin stock. it's a bit flimsy in the fore end area. not a huge problem, and most will never even notice it, but it's an easy fix. a peice of steel rod or 3/8" all thread adn some epoxy is all that's needed to fix it and stiffen it up.

the Marlin X7 series are IMO , one of the best values for an inexpensive bolt action rifle that is very well made and very accurate. they are decently priced and also IMO, worth every dollar spent.

Marlinman 02-01-2013 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 1119386)
the Marlin X7 series have adjustable triggers, capable of being adjusted to under 3 lbs., have pillar bedded stocks, free floated barrels, and an excellent recoil pad. accuracy is very good and the 7mm-08 in this rifle is very enjoyable to shoot.

the only downside is the factory Marlin stock. it's a bit flimsy in the fore end area. not a huge problem, and most will never even notice it, but it's an easy fix. a peice of steel rod or 3/8" all thread adn some epoxy is all that's needed to fix it and stiffen it up.

the Marlin X7 series are IMO , one of the best values for an inexpensive bolt action rifle that is very well made and very accurate. they are decently priced and also IMO, worth every dollar spent.

The expanding foam insulation in a can sprayed into the forearm then sanded down to where it doesn't touch the barrel also will work well to stiffen it up.

Axxe55 02-01-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman (Post 1119390)
The expanding foam insulation in a can sprayed into the forearm then sanded down to where it doesn't touch the barrel also will work well to stiffen it up.

i have already tried that and it doesn't stiffen it up enough to be effective. the steel rod or all thread using an epoxy works much better. i have already tried this and know it works quite well.

seanwhite75154 02-01-2013 07:01 PM

Thanks for he insight on the marlin. I have been so pleased withy savage that I really haven't considered anything else. I will definitely look at the marlin series. After doing my research on the 7mm-08 ballistics it seems to be a decent round for shots out to 500 yards, it seems comparable to the 260 rem. I will probably use the rifle for hunting and a little bit of steel target shooting.

Marlinman 02-01-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 1119393)

i have already tried that and it doesn't stiffen it up enough to be effective. the steel rod or all thread using an epoxy works much better. i have laready tried this and know it works quite well.

No I ment added on TOP of the bar stock. It absorbs some of the vibrations allowing for a little more weight and a little less stock vibration/felt recoil.

huffmanite 02-01-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by seanwhite75154 (Post 1119401)
Thanks for he insight on the marlin. I have been so pleased withy savage that I really haven't considered anything else. I will definitely look at the marlin series. After doing my research on the 7mm-08 ballistics it seems to be a decent round for shots out to 500 yards, it seems comparable to the 260 rem. I will probably use the rifle for hunting and a little bit of steel target shooting.

A minor point, but the Marlin X bolt rifles will definitely remind you of a Savage, barrel nut and etc. Not sure how the higher end Savages do their safety and what you need to do to remove the bolt, but if like my Stevens and Savage Axis, chuckle you'll probably prefer the Marlin safety and bolt removal system.


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