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    Enjoying my "new" 2009 Marlin Mod XS7S 308 Win

    Took my recently purchased 2009 Marlin XS7S 308 Win out to the range yesterday. Got her dialed in at 100 yards with my H4895/150 gr Hornady Interlock reloads. Got it on paper at 50 yards and then got a decent 3 shot group at 100 yards. I finished up the day by busting up clay bird fragments at 100 yards. This rifle will definitely do for a rainy day up in the stand. I will try out some other 150 gr reloads later--just to see how they will do.
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    Before shooting my XS7--I started out the range session by shootin' my 1967 Savage Mod 99E 300 Savage carbine. I busted up some 100 yard clay bird fragments for fun--didn't set up any paper targets for the rifle. I later was asked a bunch of questions about the Mod 99 by an Englishman during a range cease fire. My Savage 99s always bring out the curious when I take 'em to the range. Many shooters have never seen this rifle model before.
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    That should serve you well on rainy, messy days Jay when you don't want to get the others wet.
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    Jay, those Marlin bolt rifles were very good and accurate. I've often thought I wish I'd have snagged one back in the day but now I'd be concerned with parts availability. It's a shame Remington killed Marlin bolts as they're a lot bang for your buck.

    Good shooting Jay. It'll get a good workout when I get the next .308 bullet design done. Your SAV 99's are drool worthy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKTW View Post
    Jay, those Marlin bolt rifles were very good and accurate. I've often thought I wish I'd have snagged one back in the day but now I'd be concerned with parts availability. It's a shame Remington killed Marlin bolts as they're a lot bang for your buck.

    Good shooting Jay. It'll get a good workout when I get the next .308 bullet design done. Your SAV 99's are drool worthy!

    Jack
    Thanks Jack! That Savage 99E carbine is wearing walnut instead of birch. Somebody replaced the wood at some point. I hear ya on the spare parts--I will definitely have to take care of this rifle...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    That should serve you well on rainy, messy days Jay when you don't want to get the others wet.
    Yeah--this is the only SS bolt rifle that I own. It will definitely do very well for inclement weather conditions.
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    Nice shootin. My XL7 .270 does the same.
    Gotta love the 99. My brother was telling me at his LGS there is a 99E in 300 Savage for $1250. Ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Duke View Post
    Gotta love the 99. My brother was telling me at his LGS there is a 99E in 300 Savage for $1250. Ouch!
    If that is a post WWII Savage 99E--its only overpriced by 700 bucks or so! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ret_Eng View Post
    If that is a post WWII Savage 99E--its only overpriced by 700 bucks or so! LOL!
    Yeah I know. I told him to run away from it. It was a pristine example. I would think a Pre war 250-3000 or High power would bring that price in excellent condition. The 300 Savage millions were made.
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    It is hard to find any decent Savage 99 in my area for less than $700. Even the last of production which were pretty shoddy. When you get back as far as 1960s we are talking $1K to open. Hi-powers are off the charts and 20yrs ago you couldn't give them away. I bought a Marlin 7, 270 in the 80s and it was as good or better than any other American BA on the market. One of my cousins in PA has it and swears by it. The Marlin I had a Marlin 222 from the 50s on a Sako action that is the one I regret selling.
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    There is a fella here that sets up a canopy along side the road and sells "his private guns". He has two Rusty beat up 300 Savage 99E's and wants 700 for them. I don't pay 700 bucks for a project gun.
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