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Marlin XT-17VSL 22" Heavy Stainless Laminate .17HMR
Marlin XT-17 HVY Stainless Barrel PROFIRE Trigger Laminate .17HMR 70723
Marlin XT-17 22" Heavy Stainless Laminate .17HMR

Marlin XT-17 22" Heavy Stainless Laminate .17HMR (70723)
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The Rimfire Renaissance. Marlin is one of the oldest and best known firearms manufacturers in the United States, with a company history dating all the way back to the early 1880's. The XT-17VSL is an American made bolt action hunting rifle.

It is built on a tried-and-true action that's not flashy or particularly innovative, but with each flick of the bolt, you can be certain it will reliably kick out empty brass and load the next round into the chamber. With its old-school action, the accuracy this rifle exhibits is nothing short of amazing.

At the heart of the design is a trigger system Marlin calls "Pro-Fire". A good trigger mechanism is the single most important part of any accurate hunting rifle. Poor triggers encourage flinching, flyers and results in wounded animals.

Good triggers break like glass and with moderate pressure, minimum overtravel-- are a complete joy to use. There's little doubt the inherent accuracy exhibited by the XT-17VSL is directly attributable to this superb trigger which breaks crisply and consistently every time.

The Pro-Fire trigger is a simple, user adjustable two lever mechanism (sear + trigger). Somewhat similar in appearance to the Savage AccuTrigger or Glock Safe Action trigger, Marlin's safety blade design can actually be lightened to a 2.5lb. pull.

However, the Pro-Fire system should not be confused as a copy of the Savage--it is actually quite different from the AccuTrigger and was developed entirely in- house by Marlin engineers and technicians. Trigger pull weight adjustments can be made by removing the action from the stock, loosening a lock nut and then turning a set screw in front of the trigger housing.

In addition to its top- notch trigger, the heavy profile 22" barrel has Marlin's signature Micro-Groove rifling which greatly contributes to this rifle's inherent accuracy. For those unfamiliar with the process, Micro-Groove barrels contains more lands and grooves than conventional rifling, resulting in a bullet that is not as deeply distorted and therefore more accurate.

It also provides uniform bore dimensions and a very smooth internal finish. On the tip of the barrel is a precision crown that improves barrel harmonics, reducing vibration that may otherwise throw the bullet's trajectory off target.

While iron sights are absent on the Marlin XT-17VSL, an integral 3/8" dovetail receiver rail allows the easy mounting of optics, while the receiver is also drilled and tapped for the option of installing standard Weaver style bases. The newly designed XT synthetic stock is based on years of consumer research and features a user friendly ergonomic contour.

For easy handling and even balance, the stippled pistol grip includes a palm swell, while the forend is a comfortable wide pattern beavertail. Molded in stock swivel studs allow the quick attachment of your favorite rifle sling.

The Marlin XT-17VSL is chambered for the .17HMR rimfire cartridge. If you've never heard of this magnum rimfire before, it's a proprietary cartridge that features a .22 Magnum casing necked down to a .172" diameter bullet and is capable of launching 17-grain bullets at speeds of 2,550 feet-per-second.

While lighter grained than its centerfire counterparts, it nevertheless maintains similar terminal velocities. Designed to replace the old 5mm Remington Magnum as the ultimate, ultra lightweight rimfire varmint cartridge, the .17HMR was developed as part of a joint venture between Hornady, Marlin and Ruger.

A deep blued finish can be found on all steel parts, including the barrel. The thumb activated manual safety is conveniently positioned directly behind the bolt handle and the rifle weighs in at only 6lbs.

Two magazines are included with the package-- both a 4- shot and 7- shot single column design that provides ultra reliable, consistent feeding. For service or repairs, the rifle is backed by the company's standard 5- year manufacturer's warranty.

Overall, the Marlin XT-17VR is a very capable, accurate, reliable and affordably priced .17HMR rimfire rifle.
Precision Crowned Micro Groove Barrel: Ensures + Enhances Accuracy
Trigger: Pro-Fire Adjustable
Manual Thumb Safety
Caliber: .17HMR
Finish: Polished Stainless
Steel: Carbon
Stock: Hardwood Laminate
Heavy Barrel: 22" Micro Groove
Action Type: Bolt
Sights: None- Includes Weaver Scope Bases
Capacity: (1) 4Rd + (1) 7RD Magazine
Warranty: 5- Year

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