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I searched and could not find the information. The forum is running very slow for me, so forgive me if this question has been beaten to death.

I am looking for an XS7 for my friend's son as his first deer rifle. My questions are...I want to replace the flimsy stock with another synthetic stock. Does the Marlin XS/XL series use Winchester patterned stocks? I know that Boyd's offers wood stocks for the Marlin, but I am not a fan of wook stocks. I want to make sure I can purchase a B&C stock as a replacement.

Next question is....are the scope bases also Winchester pattern? I've read where you need a pre 2008 Winchester base for it to work on the Marlin rifles.

Thanks for the help.
 

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You stated that you wanted to replace the stock on the XL. You owe it to yourself to shoot this rifle before you change anything. My XS7 has a como synthetic stock and I would not change it for any other kind. Mine shoots clover leafs at a 100 yds out of the box. I'm an old man and it shoots a lot better than I am capable of doing. With that said, just go shoot it before you do anything.
I think you are correct about the mount base. I truly can't say what my base plate is, because they, (my candy store) put the base and rings on it when I bought it. By the way it is in the 308 cal. I hand load for it and it is a great shooter. Your friends son will be very pleased with this rifle.

Good shooting to you.
Jim <")))><
 

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jim36 brought up a good point. I would shoot it. I do not think IMO that the stock is flimsy. I just shot an Remington XCRII which you twist the stock really disappointing with a high dollar gun. I think that the Marlin stock will do just fine. My wife wanted the Boyds for a different look. Either way you will have a good gun.
 

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I am a Savage fan and I have the tools to rebarrel which is what we plan on doing to this rifle down the road. I have heard the Marlins shoot well out of the box, but I want a varmint contour, therefore, the stock will need to be replaced as well.
 

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They come with a Weaver type base from the factory.Winchester bases fit also.I have used Leupold bases for Winchester on them.I don`t think the action profile is Winchester.Winchester has its Lug as part of the receiver and these have a lug that spaces in the barrel.Why don`t you call Bell & Carlson and ask them if they will offer a stock ,or if one could be altered to fit the Marlin???
 
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