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ok guys, i have found a new xs7 in 308 at local shop. i,ve read about the"missing threads"and about breaking the trigger guard, now whats wrong with the extractor? Remington barrel vs Marlin barrel, how can i tell the differance,and is one more accurant than the other?
 

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The missing threads are supposedly to identify each different caliber of barrel on the short actions, but Dangerous Dan, who has taken off many barrels on the XS rifles says that they're all the same. What he believes it is is remington cutting ahead of the relief cut on their barrel shanks for the model 700 barrels to save money putting them on the XS7's. It does not compromise safety. If you see a Marlin XS7 with an REP proof stamp on the RIGHT side of the barrel, chances are it will be missing threads in the exact same spot. As far as trigger guards breaking, I have 4 savages including my XL7 with a plastic trigger guard and I've never broken one, and put one of the savages through some hard hunting. With the extractor, I've never heard of anything wrong with it, but I have heard of them flying out of the bolt. Just be careful with it.
 

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extractors flying out...that can,t be good lol! I guess the bolt coming to a sudden halt is more than some can take. I assume both barrels shoot about the same then. they,re are some good and not so good in everything,if you have one that drives nails consider yourself lucky...regardless what the barrel stamp is. Well i know what too look for now,Thanks
 

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extractors flying out...that can,t be good lol! I guess the bolt coming to a sudden halt is more than some can take. I assume both barrels shoot about the same then. they,re are some good and not so good in everything,if you have one that drives nails consider yourself lucky...regardless what the barrel stamp is. Well i know what too look for now,Thanks
I should edit that. I don't mean literally flying out of the gun, but flying out of the bolt when guys have them out of the gun. They touch them and mess with them and poof, out they go.
 

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I have 2 XL7's. One of them broke the extractor on the first round being chambered. Since replacing it, and firing hundreds of rounds thru both rifles, no problems what so ever.
 

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Brand new gun,chamber a round..and it breaks...thats crazy. Well, thanks for the info, theres still alot too like in the XS7..compared to say the Stevens 200 or the Mossberg. Hey....i,am just like everbody else, I want a rifle that will shoot MOA,at 600 yards,at 40deg.below..in a 30mph wind......for around $300..LMAO!!!!!!!! ;)
 

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Brand new gun,chamber a round..and it breaks...thats crazy. Well, thanks for the info, theres still alot too like in the XS7..compared to say the Stevens 200 or the Mossberg. Hey....i,am just like everbody else, I want a rifle that will shoot MOA,at 600 yards,at 40deg.below..in a 30mph wind......for around $300..LMAO!!!!!!!! ;)
LOL!

Well the Marlin can most certainly do that; although I don't know of a man whose trigger motor will allow him to do that in those conditions.
 

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Well Thanks guys for all the feedback. i,ve just about talked myself into buying one. Went to a gunshow today, no XS7s but alot of others....all priced twice what new would cost. I read the Shooting Times article,but read it again....that article is what made me think i needed one too begin with!
 

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