Low prices on the Marlin XS7 Scope Package .243WIN start at Champion Firearms: Marlin is one of the oldest and best known firearms manufacturers in the United States -- dating all the way back to the 1870s, with their reputation built on their legendary lever action rifles. There is nothing new or radical about the Marlin X- Series bolt action rifle. It borrows some of the best features found on today’s modern bolt guns and combines them into a very shootable, reliable, accurate, and affordable package.
The black synthetic stock is lightweight, pillar-bedded to the receiver and has a soft, comfortable recoil pad attached. The barrel is threaded into the receiver, and locked in place with a Savage-style barrel nut. The Marlin bolt action rifle has an internal box magazine. The push feed design of the bolt head allows an extra cartridge to be fed directly into the chamber, eliminating the requirement that it be fed from the magazine. The bolt head is pinned to the bolt body, much like the system used on the Savage 110 series rifles. It allows to bolt to self-center, doing away with the need to have the lugs lapped and improves accuracy. The thumb safety is to the right rear of the bolt handle, as seen on the Remington Model 700 rifles. It blocks the trigger from moving, but allows the bolt to be worked.
Perhaps the best features of the Marlin bolt action rifle is the trigger system. Called the Pro-Fire Trigger, it is user adjustable for pull weight, and releases crisply with no hint of creep or overtravel. The new Marlin X- Series rifle is 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.