There is nothing wrong with the XS barrels, they have one or two threads missing to identify the different calibers. Although this is an asinine way of IDing barrels, someone at Marlin (before Remington moved the factory) designed it that way. There is no strength lost as the missing threads are no screwed into the action, the barrel nut is screwed onto them. I'd say go with either the XL7 or the XS7, you'll get a really good gun either way.Trigger1018 said:@h20pumper yeah I use those little bags to keep moisture out I just can't think of the name.
@greenmachine What is wrong with the XS barrel.