Mr 7

Discussion in 'Other Marlin Rifles' started by trmbatt, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. trmbatt

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    I'm new to the forum, everyone. I just traded an ATI 45 for an MR7. This will be my third Marlin, and I think I got the better part of the deal. From what I can tell, the MR7 was a pretty good rifle. I welcome everyone's thoughts.
     
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  2. greyhawk50

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    Welcome to the Marlin Forum. Glad to have you with us. Make yourself ta home.
    Don't own a MR7. From what I see on-line, it looks like a very fine rifle.
    Would be glad to see a range report or even a picture.

     
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  3. Gumpy

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    The range report and picture of your Marlin family would be nice. Welcome to the forum Mon!
     
  4. FOUR4D4

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    Welcome to Marlin Forum
     
  5. Nogoat

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    Welcome from WI


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  6. oldbrass

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    Welcome aboard from The Pacific Northwest, where you hang your hat pardner ?
     
  7. trmbatt

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    Sorry for the delay, gents. The rifle shoots great. 150gr ball ammo groups at about 2" @ 100m. I'm not able to shoot farther than that now, but I would expect 6-8" groups out to 300.
    Anyone ever put a brake on one of these, or similar? After 15-20 rounds, the recoil takes much of the fun out of it.
    Bottom line, it's a keeper. Looking forward to taking a bear in a month.
     

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  8. tahoe2

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    Good Looking gun, I have always been curious about the MR-7, they always get rave reviews and are reasonably priced.
    I'm sure those groups can come down with a little diligence and experimentation.
    Oh yeah, Welcome to the forum, lots of smart, helpful people here!!
     
  9. straightshooter

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    For the recoil get yourself a recoil slip over from Kick-EEZ in the large size. The large will fit most any stock and can just move it onto what ever gun you are shooting. Rifles or shotguns. It takes maybe 80% of the recoil away from your shoulder. I think I paid around $30 for mine and I don't shoot any long gun till I put the Kick-EEZ on it. I can shoot a Mossy 12ga defender pump with only a t-shirt on with no pain or bruising. Works great on my 336 30-30 and my semi auto 12 ga shotguns also.
    I say if for $30 I can enjoy shooting more with no pain or bruising then I will call myself a wussy and use the recoil slip on. This Kick-EEZ really works wonders.
    Welcome to a forum of gun sport addicts that all are helpful and sharing. Gotta have some pics though. Always more enjoyable with a picture to look at. lol That is one Purdy looking rifle you have there for sure.
     
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  10. trmbatt

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    Thanks for that. I'm shooting again tomorrow to verify/fine tune my zero. Pictures of shot groups and new scope to follow tomorrow.
    I've shot many military bolt rifles, but these were much heavier and didn't have the jump that this 6lbs gun has. A pad sounds like a good idea for practice. I only need one shot to hunt, just the practice is rough.
    -Tim
     
  11. tahoe2

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    Those Slip-on's are great for the bench, and then I take it off for hunting season.:D
     
  12. trmbatt

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    After a long winter, finally able to do some serious practice.

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    A paint job and some work on the cheek rest are taking me back to the good old days.

    Safe Memorial Day, gents.
     
  13. FOUR4D4

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  14. trmbatt

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    It's 30-06. That was just 150gr ball ammo.