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 Yesterday I welcomed my newest addition to the family. A Marlin XS7, chambered in .308 Win., and I thought I'd share some pictures with anyone who's interested. This makes the second rifle in this model that I've purchased from Marlin. The first one purchased was an XL7, chambered in .30-06. It was purchased when these rifles first hit the showroom floor and I liked it so much I had to get one chambered in .308.




.308 on the left, .30-06 on the right. (Click image for full size):





These rifle's have a factory adjustable trigger, which is similar to Savage's Accutrigger. I checked out of the box trigger pull on the .308 with my RCBS Pull Scale, and it tripped at 4 lb. 2 oz. For reference, the trigger pull on my .30-06 was about the same weight out of the box, but I adjusted it down to a nice 2 lb. 2 oz Big Grin. See image below:





 I've decided on a 3-9x42 Sightron S11 Big Sky that's been sitting in my safe for a while now. I've ordered some Talley Lightweight Aluminum rings and Butler Creek flip-up caps from SWFA. When they arrive I'll show the Sightron to its new home Big Smile.



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Congrats on the new rifle!  The Marlin X series rifles really seem to be doing well.  Been thinking about getting my son one of the XS7's in 308 for his 12th birthday.  I have read a lot of reports about how accurate they seem to be. 
 
Is that Big Sky the only Sightron you have?  I have a Sightron SII 3-9x42 that I just mounted on a muzzleloader.  Pretty happy with the scope so far but was wondering how it compared to the Big Sky.
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Originally posted by 270XBolt 270XBolt wrote:

Congrats on the new rifle!  The Marlin X series rifles really seem to be doing well.  Been thinking about getting my son one of the XS7's in 308 for his 12th birthday.  I have read a lot of reports about how accurate they seem to be. 
 
Is that Big Sky the only Sightron you have?  I have a Sightron SII 3-9x42 that I just mounted on a muzzleloader.  Pretty happy with the scope so far but was wondering how it compared to the Big Sky.

 Thanks! And these are definitely sweet deals for the money. I paid $350.00 tax, tag and title for the .308 pictured above. Granted, I did have to go to two different gun shops to get that price, because the first one wouldn't budge at all, not even $1 off the asking price. The other guy knocked off $35 and they both had the exact same asking price Yippee.......Big Grin.

 When these first came out, the camo version sold for $329.00 + tax, while the synthetic, non-camo version sold for about $30.00 less. But now Marlin has succeeded in getting people to bite at a low price, and they're starting to raise the price. This is the main reason I went ahead and bought one in .308, because I knew I would end up purchasing one either way, and I wanted to get it while the getting was good Big Grin. The camo version retails for $359.00 + tax now.

 The Sightron scope's I have are the Big Sky models, so I can't really give you a first hand opinion vs the non Big Sky model.



Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

Nice! Thunbs Up 

 Thanks! Have you had a chance to take the .17 out yet?
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Nice rig! I'd try one if they made em in a left handed version...

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Cool rifle.  Looks like a hair trigger.

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Keep us posted on how it shoots it certainly looks nice with its camo stock.
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Originally posted by The Dude The Dude wrote:

Nice rig! I'd try one if they made em in a left handed version...

Josh

Thanks! Maybe you'll get your wish one day Big Grin.



Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Cool rifle.  Looks like a hair trigger.


Thanks, and it does have a hair trigger Wink. I'll also comment that it has a very nice trigger, and if you ever pick one up in a shop, you've got to try it out. Nice and crisp.




Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Keep us posted on how it shoots it certainly looks nice with its camo stock.

Will do, but it probably shoots better than I do Big Smile.
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 I just opened my safe and took some measurements. I've actually been wondering what the differences are between the long action and the short action. When I placed both guns side by side in my safe, I noticed that the .308 appeared only marginally shorter than the .30-06, which made me want to take measurements even more.

 I don't own a Remington 700, but I came within a gnat's butt of buying one last year. It was a camo, Buckmasters edition, chambered in .7mm-08. I remember the 700 fitting me very well. It felt like it was meant to be there when pulled into firing position. The X7 feels the same way (to me), and it really reminds me of the 700.

 I believe this rifle has a LimbSaver pad on it. It may not be a LimbSaver, but it sure feels like one Big Grin.

 Length of pull was measured from the rear, center of the butt pad to the front, center of the trigger, and the since the trigger appears to be roughly 1/4" closer to the butt pad when it's not in the cocked position, I cocked the gun to take this measurement. The gun was not loaded.

Total length was measured from the top, rear of the butt pad to the end of the barrel.

Barrel length was measured from the end of the barrel to the rear of the barrel nut.

Receiver length was measured from the end of the top of the receiver to the beginning of the barrel nut.


____________________XL7____________________XS7_______________
LOP_______________13 1/4"__________________13 1/4"_____________
Total Length________42 9/16"___________________42"______________
Barrel Length_______21 5/16"_________________21 5/16"____________
Receiver Length_____6 13/16"_________________6 1/4"____________

I also weighed the .308, but I couldn't weigh the .30-06 for comparison, because I already have a scope mounted on that rifle. If I ever remove the scope, I'll be sure to weight it and post my results here. Ah heck, I might go ahead and remove the scope anyway. Curiosity killed the cat right!? Big Grin

I measured the weight of this rifle with the bolt removed because my scale has a 5 lb capacity. The rifle didn't have a base, rings or even the base screws threaded into the receiver for this measurement. For reference, the scale used is a Pelouze PE5.

Rifle weight without bolt = 4 lb, 12.2 oz.
Bolt weight = 11.7 oz.

Total weight = 5 lb, 7.9 oz.

Maybe this info will be helpful to someone.

Casey


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