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    Why not a x7vh in .243?

    Any of you know whether Marlin has any plans to make the x7vh in .243? Me thinks a .243 with thick barrel on bipod will be a lovely longrange varmint machine.

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    That would make to much sense and be awesome if they did that. I love my XS7 in .243 but I have over heating issues with the superformance 58gr ammo by the 5th shot when shooting paper it get to hot to touch on that little sporter barrel.
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    Remington just started making them in the varmint synthetic bdl. They go around here for $530. Maybe they will start making them in Marlins too.

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    Just thinking about the prospect of it happening makes me feel like I did at Christmas time when I was a little boy.
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    why not just get the 22-250
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    Everyone has their "pets", but if you look at what a Classic varminter is, you can see the issues.
    High-volume shooting from a bench.
    Anyone who has spent much time on the prarie knows that a 22-250 will last you ONE trip and you have torched the barrel.
    The 243 shooting LIGHT(55-58gr ) bullets has within a grain or three, the same powder charge as the 22-250, Ergo not long lived.
    The 243 is also WIDELY known to be a fickle animal, that has serious, Random pressure excursions.

    I love destroying critters with my 243, but there is NO way I would EVER take it to a dogtown.
    I'm a firm believer in the theory that "If it bleeds, I can kill it"

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    Any of you know whether Marlin has any plans to make the x7vh in .243? Me thinks a .243 with thick barrel on bipod will be a lovely longrange varmint machine.
    I had just such a rifle; one I 'built' (quasi-quotes because I didn't mill the receiver or anything) myself. I sold it. Hate the 243 Win cartridge. HATE it. So long as I only shot three or four shots an hour, that gun was great. For setting up over a dog town or even a large-ish rock chuck mound, a 243 is a horrible idea. Accordingly, I think Marlin would sell a ton of them if they made such a gun...

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    I do agree shooting a regular barrel profile using hot ammo, no rifle would not make a good dogtown
    Last edited by Bob Shultz; 10-07-2012 at 08:38 PM.

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    The Hornady 87gr BTHP is an outstanding bullet to use with IMR4895. Powder burns very cool and bullet has good bal. coefficient. It's not a ray gun, but it certainly is kind to a barrel.
    Byron VanArsdale

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