XS7 7mm08 barrel idea/question

Discussion in 'Other Marlin Rifles' started by DavidMC, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. DavidMC

    DavidMC New Member

    I have a heavy barrel for a remington 700 in .308, will this bolt right up to my xs7 without any problems?
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  2. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

    nope. barrel threads are different. Marlin uses a barrel attachment similar to Savage, using a barrel nut to keep the barrel tight to the reciever.Remington M700's use a torqued barrel directly into the reciever. two totally different barrel attachment procedures.

    the can use Savage barrels and barrel nuts i hve been told but require some minor modifications to the barrel to work properly.

    you need a way to measure headspace. this requires a set of headspace gauges to do it properly. a barrel nut wrench and a barrel vise.

    setting proper headspace is critical to safety. if you have no knowledge of how to do this safely and properly, it needs to be left to a compentent gunsmith.