Marlin X7 VH

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by hombre243, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have experience with this rifle? I am close to having enough money to buy a 223 or 5.56 rifle and I haven't read much on this rifle.

    One thing...I can't find it on the Marlin website. Bud's has it for sale on his site. I am wondering if it just has not been added to the Marlin site yet because it is a newer rifle, or if Marlin has dropped it and Bud's is just selling off his remaining stock.

    Anyone have any info on this rifle?

    Thanks,
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  2. Nogoat

    Nogoat Well-Known Member

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    I've 2 X 243, and 06, 243 shoots great tight group, 06 still in box. Smooth action and trigger, much like a Rem 700.


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  3. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I see this rifle in those calibers but on the marlin website the 223 is not listed. Know why?
     
  4. PAHunter

    PAHunter Active Member

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    I have three new X7's in .223 in stock. I just got them in. Very nice rifles. The X7 is a sleeper. Great price and accuracy. To bad Remington discontinued the line.

    Regards PAH
     
  5. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I have the X7 VH in .223. Had it for about 3 years now. Shot it a lot the first year. Didnt shoot it at all last year. I shot a .126 group with my reloads, couldnt do it again. But most groups were in the .2s from 100 yards. A Great Rifle.
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I would have liked to get one but they are now out of production. I am leary about getting one.
     
  7. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    I would have to get rid of about half the guns in my safe if I were leery because of them being out of production.
     
  8. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    and you bought them after they went out of production???
     
  9. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Most older model (out of production) are highly sought after and go for as much as 10X the retail of when they were in production. Pre Remlin Marlins for example, the 336 a prime example. Granted the older marlins are not in the same class as 40 year old Model 110 Savages which go for over the cost of a NEW one. Prime example are Model 52 Winchester .22s, Remington model 37s and X40s. These things sold for well under 150 in their day and a good Model Win 52D fetches darn near 1K. Buy a new model Win .22 and see if its any good ...... :rolleyes:

    If the firearm was GOOD when they made it then one in excellent to NIB wont be any different.
     
  10. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I want to make sure the rifle is not obsolete and that parts will be available should I need some work done. Remington is a scab on Marlin's butt, and if this is such a great rifle why was it taken out of production? (by Remington or by Marlin?) To take it out of competition with the cheap 700s series, or because it is not a good or popular gun?
     
  11. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    I ended up ordering the Mossberg MVP and some magazines. I got the rifle today, finally...my gun guy has been sick so I had to wait to pick up my rifle.

    I got her home and cleaned her up, but I still need to mount the scope, attach the sling and also a bipod. Here is what I have so far:

    Pic 5 is with scope and sling. The bipod and sling combination didn't work so well. I need another QD stud for the bipod. Until then...I have a portable tripod that is light to carry and comfortable to shoot from.
     

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  12. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful rifle. No doubt, you're a happy camper. Be sure to share the range report.
     
  13. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Will do, as soon as it quits snowing and I can get to a range.:)
     
  14. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    That's a slick looking rifle. I love a bolt action!
     
  15. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I like bolt guns. This one is for coyotes and varmints. We have a lot of skunks around here. Maybe I can help trim down the population of those smellers.
     
  16. ginja

    ginja New Member

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    Hi everyone, I am new to the sport and I bought myself a a Marlin XT .22 and have been very happy in it's performance, am looking at buying a Marlin X7 VH but I am unable to find any reviews on this rifle so am unsure wether the rifle is any good thought I would turn to this forum site for some help. Am also looking at the American ruger .223 and am having trouble deciding between the two. Any information in regards of the two rifles would be much appreciated.