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Old 08-29-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Default Savage mark 2 vs marlin xt-22?

So I have finally decided that I want a bolt action gun, now which one! What would you guys/girls recommend between the 2 above? thanks

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Old 08-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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So I have finally decided that I want a bolt action gun, now which one! What would you guys/girls recommend between the 2 above? thanks
either one would be a good rifle. i don't think you will go wrong with which one you choose. i have a Savage M93, very accurate. looking to buy the XT22M later on. so either one should work out fine for you. both have a good reputation for accuracy.
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I never shot a Marlin. I really like the Accutrigger on my MkII. It's like a two stage trigger.

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The XT-22 took the adjustable target trigger from their X-7 centerfire line and slapped it on a 980,
and added a new synthetic stock...that's how the XT22 was created

The synthetic stock has a wee bit of flex in the forearm where you would normally expect a synth to flex...
it is less flex that the 900-series stock or the ATI Dragunov stock, but its still there...
if you add a metal rod yourself, it stops flexing...but adds weight...so its the Owner's Choice

Personally, I prefer adding a Boyd's Laminate stock to 'em...my next rifle planned will be an XT22-MVSR (Heavy barrel .22WMR)
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm?searching=Y&sort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1& brand=MARLIN%20800%20900
Yes, I know it says 800/900, they're the same thing, its a drop-in with minor fitting (as usual with a stock change) needed.
Nifty video on the Boyd's site shows one what they've gotta do

If price is the issue, the Marlin wins hands down...sub-MOA rifle right from the box
If you can do your part in proper aiming skills, that is!!

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The XT-22 took the adjustable target trigger from their X-7 centerfire line and slapped it on a 980,
and added a new synthetic stock...that's how the XT22 was created

The synthetic stock has a wee bit of flex in the forearm where you would normally expect a synth to flex...
it is less flex that the 900-series stock or the ATI Dragunov stock, but its still there...
if you add a metal rod yourself, it stops flexing...but adds weight...so its the Owner's Choice

Personally, I prefer adding a Boyd's Laminate stock to 'em...my next rifle planned will be an XT22-MVSR (Heavy barrel .22WMR)
http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm?searching=Y&sort=9&cat=124&show=12&page=1& brand=MARLIN%20800%20900
Yes, I know it says 800/900, they're the same thing, its a drop-in with minor fitting (as usual with a stock change) needed.
Nifty video on the Boyd's site shows one what they've gotta do

If price is the issue, the Marlin wins hands down...sub-MOA rifle right from the box
If you can do your part in proper aiming skills, that is!!
Big Shreck, i tried out the Boyd's laminated stocks based on your suggestion and am very pleased with them. i restocked my Savage M93r17 with a nutmeg colored one and my XS7 7mm-08 in a grey one. those stocks are fantastic, and very decently priced. i am fixing to order one in nutmeg for one of my Remington M700's pretty soon. thank you for suggesting them and after my two, i also highly recommend them to anyone wanting to restock their rifle.
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Boyd's has really gone over & beyond the call for Marlin over the last two years...previously all they carried were the 39A/336 stocks...

It all started with a special run of model 60 stocks at the request of a bunch of RFC users...which sold out within 24 hours...and so did the second run...
which made 'em realize that there was a serious Market for Marlin gear...

They've expanded the Marlin lines to include the X7 (XL-7/XS-7), 25N/800/900/XT-22, 81C/D (781, can be modded for 20/25/80/780), 336/39A, 795,
and now they've done a Camp 9 stock (also fits the 45 & 922M)!!!

Reportedly there may be a 56/57/57M stock in the works...Lord knows we need some of those!!

They are currently the best friend of anyone who owns a Marlin rifle and wants/needs a new wood stock

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Boyd's has really gone over & beyond the call for Marlin over the last two years...previously all they carried were the 39A/336 stocks...

It all started with a special run of model 60 stocks at the request of a bunch of RFC users...which sold out within 24 hours...and so did the second run...
which made 'em realize that there was a serious Market for Marlin gear...

They've expanded the Marlin lines to include the X7 (XL-7/XS-7), 25N/800/900/XT-22, 81C/D (781, can be modded for 20/25/80/780), 336/39A, 795,
and now they've done a Camp 9 stock (also fits the 45 & 922M)!!!

Reportedly there may be a 56/57/57M stock in the works...Lord knows we need some of those!!

They are currently the best friend of anyone who owns a Marlin rifle and wants/needs a new wood stock
i agree. Boyd's is making a very good stock at a very decent price. i am very impressed with both mine so far. have thought about restocking my M60 with a nutmeg laminated one, but haven't fully decided if i want to yet. i really kind of like it as it is. but if i do, it will be a Boyd's laminate for sure.
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i agree. Boyd's is making a very good stock at a very decent price. i am very impressed with both mine so far. have thought about restocking my M60 with a nutmeg laminated one, but haven't fully decided if i want to yet. i really kind of like it as it is. but if i do, it will be a Boyd's laminate for sure.
I'm contemplating taking my Marlin/Glenfield 99G (Model 60 off-brand) and bedding it into an Evolution in Sky Blue...or Forest Camo...
can't make up my mind
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i have both and i like them both. start off with whatever is cheaper and eventually buy both. i threw out both stocks once when i got them and put on a Blaser Tactical 2 on the MK II and M200 Cheytac Intervention on the XT-22

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My savage mkII drove tacks right out of the box. At 100 yards it is sub moa all day. Best groups so far have been 5 , 5 shot strings @ 100 yards, all 5 groups under 1/2 inch. Great rifle and the accu trigger is a nice addition.

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