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    Marlin Xs7 now in .223

    Got to see one at the local shop today caught me by surprise actually when perusing the rifles and saw the X7 in .223 asked the guy when were they released on the market and got told they were released here in NZ 10 days ago. Just found online the 2012 marlin catalogue the specs for the .223REM is 22" barrel with 1:9 twist (hmm ream to 22-250 and load up some heavy bullets)

    Marlin 2012 Consumer Catalog
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    About time! Go Marlin!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamehunter View Post
    Got to see one at the local shop today caught me by surprise actually when perusing the rifles and saw the X7 in .223 asked the guy when were they released on the market and got told they were released here in NZ 10 days ago. Just found online the 2012 marlin catalogue the specs for the .223REM is 22" barrel with 1:9 twist (hmm ream to 22-250 and load up some heavy bullets)

    Marlin 2012 Consumer Catalog
    Sounds like a plan!!!Have to change the bolt face also.

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    Still waiting to touch one here.
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    I'm in the market for a new X gun and am considering either .223 or .25-06 in camo. I'd be interested to hear how the .223 performs at the range.
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    Here Is My XS7 in 223 But Marlin Did Not Build this One I have had My for a year and a Half ... It is My truck Gun with a 16.5 barrel It wackes Coyotes and Foxes fast and sweet . DD

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy79 View Post
    I'm in the market for a new X gun and am considering either .223 or .25-06 in camo. I'd be interested to hear how the .223 performs at the range.
    Few things for you. 98% of ALL guns will shoot slower than book velocities, regardless of barrel length, powder, etc.
    That said my 22" 25-06, runs fast. I am also VERY happy with the accuracy of it.

    Remember that the forthcoming 223's are 9-twist barrels. So you need to stay away from plinker bullets(dogtowns, varmint nightmares, tnt's, SPSX bullets) unless you shoot low velocities. If you are going to really shoot distance, use heavier match, or name brand varmint bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy79 View Post
    I'm in the market for a new X gun and am considering either .223 or .25-06 in camo. I'd be interested to hear how the .223 performs at the range.
    Good luck with the camo stock... I wanted my .243 in camo but no one could seem to get one. I heard a rumor that they discontinued the camo stock option. I did find some companies though that can camo dip just about anything... looks good (although pricey) They have some odd patterns, but they can also get the King's camo patterns (which I love the desert shadow out here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkker View Post
    Remember that the forthcoming 223's are 9-twist barrels. So you need to stay away from plinker bullets(dogtowns, varmint nightmares, tnt's, SPSX bullets) unless you shoot low velocities. If you are going to really shoot distance, use heavier match, or name brand varmint bullets.
    I have a 1-9" twist in my LAR-15 and it shoots 40gr bullets just fine. It will even shoot the 45gr Hornady SP meant for the 22 hornet. I would think the 1-7" twist would be a problem with the lighter, thinner bullets.
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    Yes DMS,
    It is about jacket thickness and RPM design.
    Over on shooters I have many of the popular 22-cal's limits, and formula(easy to do, don't worry) posted.
    Here:
    F.Y.I. Varmint Bullet RPM Limits - Shooters Forum
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