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Well, I went ahead and ordered the xL7 in a 30-06 today. I'm also thinking of ordering a boyd's thumbhole stock for it. Has anybody used one of these with the XL7? Was tehre any accuracy change to the good or bad? I'll probably get it bedded into the new stock but wanted to see if there was any information out there on the thumbhole version.

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Yep, I put a thumbhole stock on mine and love it. As far as accuracy goes it holds consistent 1/2 in groups and I've got as small as 1/3 in when I hold my mouth just right. And on top of everything else it looks good.

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jlteague said:
Yep, I put a thumbhole stock on mine and love it. As far as accuracy goes it holds consistent 1/2 in groups and I've got as small as 1/3 in when I hold my mouth just right. And on top of everything else it looks good.

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Thanks!! did you do any bedding or other thing else or just drop it in and shoot?

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I just dropped it the stock and went shooting. I got the stock just a little before hunting season started so I didn't have time to bed it then. I am planning to get it bedded this year, but it shoots so good I doubt it will do anything for accuracy.

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Could you post some pics of it. I'm thinking of getting one of those also.
 

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jlteague said:
I just dropped it the stock and went shooting. I got the stock just a little before hunting season started so I didn't have time to bed it then. I am planning to get it bedded this year, but it shoots so good I doubt it will do anything for accuracy.

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I'd be inclined to leave it as it is, you'll not get much better than than that and could make things worse!

Nice shooting !

Well there goes another hundred bucks.. lol.. Placed an order for the pepper thumbhole,, it's on backorder though.

Thanks a ton for your help.!
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Did they give you any idea how long it would take to get it being that it is on backorder?
 

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Did they give you any idea how long it would take to get it being that it is on backorder?

The website states they will ship within two weeks of the order if the item is backordered.

Do it! lol..

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Thanks for the pic, it reinforces my decision.. I like the background on the wall too:)
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CarlosFig said:
heres a pic of my xl7 with a pepper thumbhole stock:
You guys are not making this any easier. I think I'm gonna order one today! :)
 

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Wow that's pretty nice looking !,, Hows it shoot in the Boyd? Did you notice any difference in accuracy, good or bad?

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Ya, I've only run about 10 rounds through it since I swapped the stock but it was a drop fit and didn't even require re-zeroing. Unfortunately, its still has the same limiting factor which is a crappy shooter (me). HAHA.
 

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Thanks for the feedback, Just need to wait,,, patiently,,, for the gun to arrive and the stock to come off backorder!

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They are well worth the wait. I did notice the gun balance changed. It is the same overall weight but the front end is much heavier now. I did not expect this. Doesn't matter off the bench but does when in the field.
 

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You guys are killing me. I love the thumbhole stock. It looks awesome. You're making it really difficult to hold back on ordering one. :'(
 

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teacherboy, you thinking what I think you're thinking? .243 in a thumbhole!! ;D
I'll tell you this, Boyds did their homework, fit and finish is very good. Here's a link to the walnut stock I put on the XL7 30-06 standard stock, the pics should give you a heck of a visual on how close they are. Mr fixit
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,68144.0.html
 

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You nailed it. I like the nutmeg and the pepper. I've got a thumbhole on another gun and I really like how they feel in hand. My only concern is weight. As it sits now with a scope and the synthetic stock it weighs 8lbs 2oz. Of course it should be a sweet shooter with little recoil given its weight.
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teacherboy, you thinking what I think you're thinking? .243 in a thumbhole!! ;D
I'll tell you this, Boyds did their homework, fit and finish is very good. Here's a link to the walnut stock I put on the XL7 30-06 standard stock, the pics should give you a heck of a visual on how close they are. Mr fixit
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,68144.0.html
 

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cody77 said:
Did they give you any idea how long it would take to get it being that it is on backorder?

Just thought I'd let you know, even though website states they are on back order, it shipped today which is consistent with their website stating a 2 day turnaround to ship.
Due in this Friday!!!!!!! Same day as the gun.. Oh boy!!!!!!


I ordered the Ross Pepper thumbhole

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