Marlin XL7

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Marlin has introduced a new line of bolt action rifles this year, the XL7. It comes in two models, the XL7 and XL7C (Relatree Camo).


It is available in 25-06, 270 and 30-06.


Capacity: 4+1
Barrel: 22″
Weight : 6 1/2 lbs.

The XL7 has been built for those who demand premium features at a fair price. Noteworthy features include our NEW adjustable Pro-Fireâ„¢ trigger system, Soft-Techâ„¢ recoil pad, fluted bolt for speed and smoothness, a pillar bedded stock for accuracy and recessed “target style” muzzle crown Price right, the XL7 is a rifle that you can be proud of at a price you can afford.

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GunBlast has written a review:

I like accurate rifles. I especially like accurate rifles that are a real bargain in today’s market. I usually do not list prices in a review, as our articles stay up on Gunblast in the Archive section forever, and we are constantly getting new readers who find our site. In this case, however, I will make an exception, as this new XL7 carries a list price, as of this writing, of only $326 US. This price, combined with the accuracy, comfort, and handling of the rifle, along with that excellent trigger, makes this new Marlin XL7 one of the best bargains available in a quality rifle. In addition to that, it is made in the United States by American skilled workers. Considering reliability, accuracy, and price, the Marlin XL7 is hard to beat, and I highly recommend it.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Leslie W. Johnston III Leslie W. Johnston III on Dec 15, 2011

    My first firearm was given to me 41 years ago by my father at the age of twelve. It was a Marlin Glenfield bolt action model 25 in 22 caliber. I used it everyday and fired thousands of rounds through it. I have purchased many firearms since but I Still love using the old 22.
    -- Last year I decided to purchase the XL7 in 308 caliber. LOVE IT!
    I put a Redfield accu range scope 3x9x50 on it and it's dead on out to 400 yards. I found the Winchester power max (in the red box with the deer skull on it) in 150 grain PHP to work the best in this rifle. Easily groups at 1.5 inches at 400 yards.
    For the money, WOW! can't beat it.

  • Katia Domenech Katia Domenech on Nov 12, 2012

    There are some fascinating deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There is some validity however I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish more! Added to FeedBurner as nicely