+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8


  1. #1
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    117
    Member #
    9966

    XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    OK:
    I keep reading that Marlin has QC issues since Remington took them over.
    However I have not read any particulars of these issues
    or heard from anyone that actually bought one and had issues, so it is sounding more like rumors.
    So whats the real Skinny ?
    I'm looking at the new XT17V rifle
    Failure is not an Option

  2. #2
    Wrangler
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Idaho (Wolf Country)
    Posts
    388
    Member #
    20259
    Thanked
    108 times

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    Remington is suppose to send me a Marlin XT17VSFL as a trade in for a recalled Remington 597 I have been waiting 4 months and it looks like I am still waiting at least till March next year.

    I wish there was a way I could get my Remington 597 back, it was a jamming gun but it was a heck of a lot better than not having a gun.

    Remington is only making a few versions of there XT17s right now. They are saying that they will keep adding new models every few months.
    Team 45/70 member #512
    Team 1894 member #180

  3. #3
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    117
    Member #
    9966

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    March ?
    Thats a Bummer, to say the least
    But atleast they are replacing your other rifle
    Failure is not an Option

  4. #4
    Wrangler
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    341
    Member #
    10192
    Thanked
    131 times

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    I wish it was only rumors. You're at the right forum to find out. Check the Marlin Rant subforum for a sampling of the post factory closing problems.

  5. #5
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Posts
    1,583
    Member #
    12769
    Thanked
    377 times

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    A .22 magnum might be a good choice, as well. The .17 shoots a very lightweight bullet, at quite high speed. But that speed drops off very quickly, as you can imagine. It shoots 17 grain bullets, instead of the .22mag's 30-45 grain bullets. In other words, the .22 mag reaches out a bit farther and I believe the ammo is cheaper.
    Costco should sell bullets in those bins, like walnuts. Or you could buy two five gallon buckets of bullets, shrink-wrapped together.
    Coffee is hard to make when you haven't had your coffee yet. This is called the "pre-caffeinated paradox".

    "The problem with internet quotes is it is very hard to determine their authenticity." --Abraham Lincoln
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  6. #6
    Tenderfoot
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2
    Member #
    24997

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    I have A Marlin XT-17v and I love the gun, can consistently put 10 rounds of cci tnt 17grain .17hmr ammo within a quarter sized group at 100 yards. The Hornady 17 grain v-max ammo is really inaccurate though, put a Burris Fullfield II 3x-9x-40mm on it and with the CCI ammo it is a squirrel killing machine.

  7. #7
    Gun Wizard
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Posts
    2,472
    Member #
    2633
    Thanked
    959 times

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    The Hornady 17 grain v-max ammo is really inaccurate though
    Each gun is different in what ammo it really likes. My Savage 17 loves the Hornady ammo and shoots it much more accurately than the CCI stuff. In preference, my guns likes Hornady, then Federal and then CCI and Winchester tied for third place. None of them are that far apart though and any crow withing 150 yards is in a lot of trouble around my place, regardless of what is loaded.
    SI VIS PACEM--PARA BELLUM

  8. #8
    Wrangler
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Idaho (Wolf Country)
    Posts
    388
    Member #
    20259
    Thanked
    108 times

    Re: XT17 Issues or Rumor ?

    to be honest I cant tell any difference in the different 17 grain ammo out there, all so all the 20 grain ammo shoots about the same... Now if I could just get my gun back or a replacement gun from Marlin.
    Team 45/70 member #512
    Team 1894 member #180


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search tags for this page

marlin 17v magazine
,

marlin xt 17 magazine

,
marlin xt 17 magazine problems
,
marlin xt 17 problems
,

marlin xt 17 review

,
marlin xt-17 magazine
,

marlin xt-17 problems

,

marlin xt-17 review

,

marlin xt-17v magazine

,
marlin xt-17v problems
,

marlin xt-17v review

,

marlin xt-17vsfl

,
marlin xt17 magazine
Click on a term to search for related topics.