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Old 06-07-2020, 01:59 AM
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My Marlin XT-22 YR



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I visit my LGS/friends about twice a week. This keeps me up to date on what comes in, especially in 22lr.

I have been looking at this one cheap 22lr bolt action for several weeks. It just was never purchased and had been setting there for several weeks. What kept drawing me to it was that it has a 12" LOP. I usually have to cut the LOP down on all my rifles. I liked that it was very compact.

It actually had a 16" barrel and that short stock. It just fit my short frame very well. I had extra scopes and bipods at home and for $150 out the door I could not pass it up since they had it listed for $179.

I finally bought it today and Took her home, put a Millett 3-9x40 scope on her, a Harris style Bipod also. I ordered the M*Carbo reduced power trigger spring. I also adjust the trigger as low as it would go, but it is still a little stiff for a target rifle. I also ordered a 10 round magazine for it. Took her out for the first time with a 3-9x40 Millett scope and sighted it in. I had no problems and with HV ammo it shot pretty good groups at 25 yards. I was very happy with the way it shot and with the rifle, happy that I purchased it.

I did decide that I wanted more scope on it so I could see my tiny targets with the scope better. That's when I added the Mueller 8-32x44. Great little cheap rifle, and a heck of a lot of fun to shoot. I have other very nice target rifles, they are very heavy and completely set up for target shooting one hole groups, this one although set up for target shooting is fun and different due to it's very small compact size.

Pictures to come real soon.

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Old 06-07-2020, 11:20 AM
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I haven't been drawn to the Marlin XT line, but I could purchase the 22-YR. You made a good purchase for $150.
https://www.marlinfirearms.com/rimfi.../model-xt-22yr
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Old 06-07-2020, 11:22 AM
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I haven't been drawn to the Marlin XT line, but I could purchase the 22-YR. You made a good purchase for $150.
https://www.marlinfirearms.com/rimfi.../model-xt-22yr
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Old 06-17-2020, 02:18 PM
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I bought one of these seven years ago as my Grandsons first rifle. The little thing provides surprising accuracy with a 4X Simmons scope. At 5'7" it fits me and inspired me to buy a full size XT-22 for squirrel hunting.
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Old 06-17-2020, 02:29 PM
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I have a couple target rifles. One being a Clarks Custom 10/22 and the other a CZ 457 Varmint MTR. They both shoot lights out. The one thing that drew me to the XT-22 YR is it is just so small and compact. I have a 8x32-40 scope on it, and trying things out to make it shoot a little bit tighter groups. I really like that compact target style rifle I making it be.

I will get pictures out really soon
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:26 PM
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Finally got some decent pictures today. What a beautiful day on the range. I Love the rifle and it is starting to show some promise. I am just getting some real inconsistent groupings with her. I think she just needs broken in a little more. Seems that the more I shoot the better the grouping are starting to get. The best group of the day was a 3/16" 5 shot group at 25 yards, with CCI SV. Also shot Aguila extra SV and it did ok but got the most inconsistent groupings.

I will get this rifle all worked out, mainly seem to get one flier that just sores away from the grouping.

Anyway great, fun afternoon on a beautiful day here in good old Kentucky.



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Thats a pretty cool looking rifle


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Thank you sir,
Now just to tighten up my grouping.
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Guy's/Gal's,

Finally put a proper cheek rest on my rifle. The kind where you have to drill the stock and add the two bolts through the cheek rest. I filled up the but stock with some Cat Litter, to give it some more weight. I do believe that the rifle was so light that it was moving around on me while I was trying to shoot my groups.

So with the chek rest and the extra weight of the rifle, and I used Federal Target Match 40 grain cartridges. I shot really good groups today. Really the first good range day I have had with this small rifle.

I came away really pleased. Now I am waiting on my new Bipod for it, I should get it in the mail tomorrow I hope. If not by Saturday for sure. Then the rifle will be complete. The BiPod in the picture went to my CZ 457 MTR. So just ordered a new one for this rifle.
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@ jstanfield103 So great to read a post from someone who found just the right gun at a good price. You made a couple of slight mods, all for the better, tried different scopes, bipods and ammo, and it looks like you put together a real shooter. Good for you!
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:31 AM
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Thanks Rimfire,

I like this rifle because it is just a fun little compact rifle to take to the range when I do not feel like packing the full size heavier rifles. I can bring a box of ammo the rifle and a bag. put it on my Kawasaki Mule and off to the range for some plinking fun and still get pretty good groups. Best thing I have a total of $450 into this rifle including scope, BiPod, and rifle. Including the cheek rest that I now have on it. I need to get another picture of it.

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Old 07-19-2020, 10:25 AM
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So here is what she looks like and the way she is going to stay now.

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I recently bought what I think is the same gun, but itís marked Remington Model 514. Itís a 16 inch barrel youth model single shot. Itís definitely a Marlin design. Iíve ordered a little Kongís 4x compact scope for it. Hopefully it will make a good little trainer for my 5í wife and my grandson whoíll be ready for it in 2 or 3 years.
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The little rifle looks great and the pups are cute too.

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Old 08-21-2020, 11:11 AM
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Thanks guy's,
It is not near as accurate as my full size target rifles but it is a fun nice compact target rifle for me. It is easily taken to the range with it's compact size and just a fun shooter.
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