Am checking into getting a 7XY in .308 for my youngest grandson (11 yrs. old). He has shot a 770 in .243 the last two years and likes it ( 4 deer, including a 10 pointer). I shoot a Rem. 700 in .308 and my oldest grandson shoots the Savage Axis in .308. Both are sub MOA rifles as is the 770. I would just like for all of us to get to the same caliber. Of all the bargin rifles Marlin is the only one I could find that offers the Youth model in .308. That is unless you want to go to $700+ in Rem, Win ect. I also like it has a 22 in. barrell vice the standard 20 in in other youth models. From what I have read it is a decent rifle at a good price point. Can I expect like accuracy as the Remingtons and Axis. I also like the adjustable trigger as I had to do some work on the Axis to get it decent. As of now I own a couple of Marlin .22 and of course a 336 in 30-30. Any input would be appriciated.