Marlin Bolt Action Heavy Barrel X7VH?

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  1. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Enthusiast

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    Anyone either see, get their hands on or buy one of these?

    In either 22/250 or .308???

    I'd some people's impression of the stock on it.

    Is the stock and forend designed for a heavy barrel or just a standard one with a hogged out barrel channel?
  2. dmsbandit

    dmsbandit G&G Newbie

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    Same stock as the standard "X" guns, just with a larger barrel channel. The local shop has one in 308 for $349.
  3. huffmanite

    huffmanite G&G Regular

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    I bought a .308 Win Marlin X7VH a month or so ago for around $330 plus tax. It was an advertised special in a local paper by a well known gun store in Houston. Stock is basically same one as on a XL or XS Marlin, just made to accept the bigger barrel. Have had a Marlin XL7 25-06 for over a year and half now.

    Wish I had a bore scope to inspect the bore in my .308. After 80 or so rounds fired, I'm disappointed in the amount of copper fouling I'm experienceing. I've been able to shoot around an inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. Often have two overlapping holes, then one about an inch away. Arrrrrrg! Didn't have the copper fouling problem with my 25-06 and it is more accurate too.

    P.S., I made a wooden stock for my X7HV. Didn't like the way foreend of the plastic stock sat in my benchrest. I don't hunt, just shoot paper and the rounded narrow forestock did not suit my style of shooting.
  4. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the replies fellows.

    I think I'll pass on this one for now.
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