My new rifle with pics

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by lucky_lefty, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. lucky_lefty

    lucky_lefty Member

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    I went to cabelas to pick up the marlin. here it is from start to finish.
    just getting it home
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    everthing here totaled 233.95
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    optics, its a nikkon prostaff 3x9x40 with the bdc
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    here it is with all the crap I bought
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  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Now go shoot it and report later. :D

    Happy safe shooting/hunting.
     

  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Give us the rundown on it. A buddy of mine called and asked what I thought of them and I have no experience (or know anybody who does). I'll refer him to this post.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    lucky_lefty,
    Nothing like getting a new toy! Congratulations, now the fun begins. Let us know how it shoots, how's the trigger pull? does the barrel foul? Got all kinds of question. Is that a barrel nut, like what's on a Savage? JohnnyK.
     
  5. lucky_lefty

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    ok heres the rundown it is a Marlin XS7 in 308 it has the 22" barrel. I put the nikkon scope on it using loupold rings. I bought it because of the price and I dont own a bolt action. The bipod is nothing special, and if I am off on sturday I will go to the range since it is sposed to rain I hope I will be the only one there. BTW the trigger is adjustable but the preset is for hunting, I will play arond with it to set it where I like.
     
  6. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    L_L,
    Saw one today in a gunshop here in Va. Looks almost like the Savage AccuTrigger and barrel nut, but has a bolt release like a Winchester. Hope it shoots as good as it looks. JohnnyK.
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    With that bi-pod you have you want to make crucial fix. We have been shooting a couple of them. They work very well, but you need to remove the nut that holds the legs on to the base. The nuts will come loose so you should remove, clean the threads free of oil, and Loc Tite the nuts so they don't come loose again. We made that fix and they have not come loose since.

    Tank
     
  8. heitmann13

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    +1 on loc tighting the nuts. Had a rock mount and the exact thing happened to me, I lost the nut while hunting. Hope it's a shooter.
     
  9. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle Lefty... only one problem, the bolt is on the wrong side for a lefty. :D
    Sorry, I could not resist.
     
  10. lucky_lefty

    lucky_lefty Member

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    your not the first one to say that.
     
  11. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

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    So, do yo shoot lefthanded?

    I myself am a lefthanded shooter and I spotted the RH bolt immediately.
     
  12. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    Just one question: You go by Lucky_Lefty but it's a right-handed rifle. What's the deal?