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    Walmart Marlin 917VRX.....Buyer Beware!!

    I posted this on rimfire central:

    http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...d.php?t=414872

    I guess it was my fault for assuming
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    Re: Walmart Marlin 917VRX.....Buyer Beware!!

    I was looking at this same rifle yesterday. How heavy is the trigger pull with the nonadjustable trigger? I'm not looking for a match rifle, just something to pick off squirrels with so at under $200 is it worth buying?

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    Re: Walmart Marlin 917VRX.....Buyer Beware!!

    It felt around 4-5 lbs but after putting a spring from a clicker pen, it's around two .

    Also, the trigger breaks cleanly with no creep or over travel. I definitely think its worth $200.
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    Re: Walmart Marlin 917VRX.....Buyer Beware!!

    I guess I'm goin to Walmart after work! Woohoo my second Marlin!

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    Any updates on your progress?

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    I just bought one of these rifles the other day from wal-mart, took it apart and mine does have the adjustment bolt and locking nut. I would contact marlin and have them send you the parts needed.
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    Just bought the 917 VRX at Walmart on 8/12/2012 got it home and took it apart and the one I bought has the adjustable trigger (screw and lock nut are there). I called Marlin and they told me the only reason the X is on the model (VRX) is because Marlin no longer makes/distributes the 917 except to big box stores by special contract so the model number identifies the rifle as the ones manufactured after Marlin stop their production line for the 917. Marlin also told me they do not/did not change any thing between a VR and a VRX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hesterken View Post
    Just bought the 917 VRX at Walmart on 8/12/2012 got it home and took it apart and the one I bought has the adjustable trigger (screw and lock nut are there). I called Marlin and they told me the only reason the X is on the model (VRX) is because Marlin no longer makes/distributes the 917 except to big box stores by special contract so the model number identifies the rifle as the ones manufactured after Marlin stop their production line for the 917. Marlin also told me they do not/did not change any thing between a VR and a VRX.
    How long did it take to receive after you ordered it.. I want to order the same gun but I couldn't find the 917 in the catalog; whats it under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plinker17 View Post
    I just bought one of these rifles the other day from wal-mart, took it apart and mine does have the adjustment bolt and locking nut. I would contact marlin and have them send you the parts needed.
    It's begining to sound alot like Remlin. Hit and miss all the way.
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    The Walmart vrx I have has the adjustable trigger.
    I talked to a few other owners and theirs came with the adjustable trigger also
    I have heard that Marlin took them out as a cost saving method for Walmart.
    Well all I know is mine is set now lighter then out of the box.
    Right now my favorite rifle.Hmmmmm?......
    Last edited by Arnbo; 10-24-2012 at 12:08 PM. Reason: Spelling


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