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I'll tell you right up front:

I like my Marlin XL7 .............. ALOT !

But what I don't like is that confounded hard stiff magazine spring.

Has anybody figured out a way around that one?


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I think some of the guys said it will loosen up a little if you leave it fully loaded for a few days. I think I remember reading that somewhere on here.
 

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Thanks BruceS,

I have also read that.

But as I thought about that, it comes to mind that springs are made to hold their character for years ........... so I am dubious.

In any case, my Marlin is my tractor gun and it sits with a full magazine 24/7.


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Correct! I've got 2 and it took about 2 weeks. Don't forget they are loaded and keep away from children.
 

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I have 3 of them and they all loosened up after normal use. I guess leaving shells in the mag while hunting during deer season might have helped. I love these guns!
 

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Well if a little time is all it takes then I'll be a happy camper sooner than I thought!

My XL7 is a .25-06 and I debated on buying it as that cartridge really needs a 24" tube to shine and Marlin only put a 22" on.

But the pro fire trigger and the "nutted" barrel system spoke very loudly to me.

I have the trigger down to 2.25# and my current load is printing 4 rounds @ .610" @ 100 yds.

Besides adjusting the trigger I floated the barrel.


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I had a problem with muzzle flip. Did the sock full of BB's in the butt stock trick.
 

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hemi1011 said:
I had a problem with muzzle flip. Did the sock full of BB's in the butt stock trick.
How does weight in the stock keep the barrel from flipping? ??? I think you need to hang the sock over the barrel. ;D
 

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dmsbandit said:
How does weight in the stock keep the barrel from flipping? ??? I think you need to hang the sock over the barrel. ;D
The synthetic stocks are very light in the back. Upon recoil the gun was not coming straight back, causing the muzzle to flip up. Granted, it wouldn't do it every shot but it was annoying. I've read about others having the same problem and that's how I found out about this trick.
 
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