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#5494989 - 12/23/14 09:41 AM Building on a Marlin xs7
TJ_Hughes21 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 352
So I just bought one of these .308's from a friend of mine for fairly inexpensive so I figured I would go ahead and make it a long range setup. I am really just looking for any advice as to what I need and where to buy it. As of now I have looked at Boyd's gun shop for thumb hole stocks and now I am just wondering where I could find a bull barrel for it at? Any info will be greatly appreciated!

#5494995 - 12/23/14 09:46 AM Re: Building on a Marlin xs7 [Re: TJ_Hughes21]
poisonivie Offline

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 7825
Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
That might be kinda like building a rat rod out of a 1961 Rambler sedan
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#5495842 - 12/23/14 03:42 PM Re: Building on a Marlin xs7 [Re: TJ_Hughes21]
PhilR Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 495
Loc: Wellington, Kansas
Look at the Shaw barrels.

I have an XS7 in Stainless, 7mm-08. A shooting son-of-a-gun.

My son has one in .308. Also an awesome shooter.

#5495936 - 12/23/14 04:29 PM Re: Building on a Marlin xs7 [Re: TJ_Hughes21]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: Snyder
I had one in 30-06 that would shoot under an inch from the factory. Shoulda never sold that one...
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#5496010 - 12/23/14 05:05 PM Re: Building on a Marlin xs7 [Re: TJ_Hughes21]
jdh78 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/11
Posts: 482
Check out forum, there is a section for the xs/xl rifles. I have a .270 that I am very happy with. I may put ametal trigger guard and walnut stock on it but otherwise it doesnt anything-shoots winchester powerpoints under an inch group consistently.

#5496558 - 12/23/14 09:55 PM Re: Building on a Marlin xs7 [Re: TJ_Hughes21]
ckat Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1207
Loc: Lubbock Area
McGowen Barrels used to offer pre-fit barrels for the Marlin X7 series. I don't think they are listed on their website anymore, but I bet a call to them could get what you want. It is also an option to do some slight machine work on a Savage pre-fit and make it work.


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