Go to Marlin’s New XL7 Bolt Action Rifle for a review on that exact gun/caliber. Jeff thought very highly of it. I would say the Best of the Econo Bolts Award goes to the Mossberg ATR 100 (any comments?), if you want to save another $80 or so. It seems like the Marlin may be a little better if you want to spend the extra.Can i get some feedback on a Marlin XL7 270. I here some good things on this rifle but like to see what this forum think on this rifle.