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Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

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Unread 07-19-2013, 11:56 PM
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Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

what would be your preferences and why?

I have never had much to do with marlin bolt actions or savages for that matter, used plenty of winchesters, remingtons, a few howas and others in my time. Just wondering how the marlin and the axis stack up as entry level rifles.
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    Unread 07-21-2013, 07:03 AM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    Hi, I just bought a Savage Axis in a 25-06, though it has a shorter 22 in barrel, I've read some great reviews of it shooting 1/2 inch groups or slightly less right out of the box @100yrds.

    I've not had a chance to zero mine in, I just got it in yesterday (Order,left hand)
    So I need to mount the scope yet.
    I'm very happy with it so far, the money for this rifle was a great buy, I wasn't sure about the stock, but after getting it, I'm pleased with it as well, solid tough and not flimsy like I had thought.

    I'm mounting a Mueller 4x16x50 Tactical Scope on mine, and will let you know how it shoots in a few weeks, sorry I can't be of more help at the moment.


    CTW
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 10:11 PM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    I really like my Marlin XL7C in .25-06, but this buck didn't.

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    Unread 07-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    I like the trigger and the stock design better on the Marlin.
    Both are pretty good value rifles, you will find many happy with both.
    Look them over and pick the one you like the best and go with it.
    PS, if it is the Marlin, try to find one with a JM stamp on the barrel near the reciever. (Pre- Remington)
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    Unread 07-23-2013, 10:10 AM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    I just recently got an X7 in 7mm-08, sans JM stamp. I too think the trigger and stock are much better. I'm still working loads for it, but it looks to be a shooter. Don't get either if you're expecting a fine polished gun. If you want an accurate, inexpensive, reliable option, go with an X7 (I have no hands on w/ an Axis, but did look at them).
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    Unread 07-23-2013, 10:56 AM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    Trigger and stock are much better on the Marlin. Plus it looks more like a "normal" rifle to me.
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    Unread 07-24-2013, 11:13 AM
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    Re: Savage AXIS or marlin XL7

    Between the two I would go with the marlin. The bolt is smoother trigger crisper and lighter. If your not deaf set and have some flexibility in price I would look at the weatherbys, tikkas, and the different models savage makes. What are you going to be using the gun for and what caliber will it be in?
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