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I'm looking at a .270 X7 that has a laminate stock - nutmeg with a monte carlo style stock. If anyone has used this combo, comments would be appreciated? It looks like it might be a Boyd's prairie hunter stock.

The dealer's book shows the total weight as 6.5 lbs - which is the same as the weight shown for the synthetic combo. I thought the laminates, generally, are a bit heavier?
 

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Laminates are a bit heavier, so that's an obvious error in your dealer's book. Another might be the Monte Carlo stock, as no Marlins came from the factory that way. BUT, if it's a good price, get it. X7s look really nice with laminate stocks.
 

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Are you sure it's not the Marlin factory laminated stock? If you mean by your description of a Monte Carlo stock, that it has a cheek piece, chances are it is the the Marlin factory stock, which is the nicest I have seen of all the other options available from other manufactures.

I have a laminated XL 30-06, and the combo is really nice.
 

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My 30-06 Marlin with Walnut stock and bases weighs 7 1/8 Lbs.I am thinking Laminated would be heavier.
 

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The one I semi-checked out was at a dealer and totally boxed/wrapped like it came from the factory - we didn't put it all together as this was a first look at the stock only. Yes, it did have a cheek piece and looked very nice so perhaps it is a Marlin factory stock.

I read a comment someplace that the X7 barrels marked with JM were not a great fit for the Boyd's Prairie Hunter while those stamped REM were. Has anyone put a JM barrel into one? I didn't check the barrel stamp on this particular 270 but will next time. Still trying to sort out the bits and pieces of information.

I'm also interested in a 7mm-08 but the only X7s with the "factory" laminate seem to be in 270 or 30-06. Perhaps the other calibers will come out later with the laminate option.
 

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whitetail91 said:
I read a comment someplace that the X7 barrels marked with JM were not a great fit for the Boyd's Prairie Hunter while those stamped REM were. Has anyone put a JM barrel into one? I didn't check the barrel stamp on this particular 270 but will next time. Still trying to sort out the bits and pieces of information.
Oh boy, I have to know where you heard that at? The JM barrels and Rem barrels are the exact same. I put my JM in a Boyds thumbhole and it fit like a glove, the problem with a Boyds stock is the peice of crud recoil pad they use. Given the option I wouldn't buy a REM barreled Marlin.
 

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Oh boy, I have to know where you heard that at? The JM barrels and Rem barrels are the exact same. I put my JM in a Boyds thumbhole and it fit like a glove, the problem with a Boyds stock is the peice of crud recoil pad they use. Given the option I wouldn't buy a REM barreled Marlin.
Hey grout-scout----If the JM barrels are the same as the REM barrels, why wouldn't you buy a REM barreled Marlin? I hope you don't come up with the old "missing threads" excuse for your reason too.
 

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Hey grout-scout----If the JM barrels are the same as the REM barrels, why wouldn't you buy a REM barreled Marlin? I hope you don't come up with the old "missing threads" excuse for your reason too.
I just guess it's because I hear so much negative about the new Remlins, if you want to see complaints check out the lever action thread. I have one Remington but it is an old CDL that shoots great but I just don't have the love for Remington, I am still hearing about triggers that go off by themselves. I wonder about the self firing trigger (if it's true or not) but then I think real hard about it and the only brand I hear this happening to is Remingtons. I really hate the pos 770's they are making and the fact they no longer sell Marlins in "box stores". They could sell a decent rifle (Marlin) but instead they push that piece of junk (770). I could care less about the missing threads, if they were a safety issue that would be a different matter. No love for Remlin!
 
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