MARLIN XS7VH VARMINT HEAVY in .308
I know nothing about this category but find my interest perked. I have been offered a Marlin in .308 for $300.00. Round count is low as in less than 100. (I guess that is low) No glass or mount/rings. It is the 26" heavy varmint w/accue trigger synthetic stock.
I do not have $ to purchase what most will suggest to get. (Remington and such) What do I want it for? I don't know. Ever just had an itch? But if I do purchase a bolt, I have decided on the .308.
Would this be good for a starter to see if I want to go with it (bolt gun)? Range will be 300 yards or less.
Thanks for your time and input.
I shot one in 243 that was fairly accurate. The trigger wasn't horrible and the bolt was pretty smooth. The stock sucked just like most factory tupperware stocks. The bad thing about all this is if you do want to upgrade later you will have a hard time finding anything for it. If you just want something to plink around with they seem like a pretty good value compared to other cheap rifles.
i bought one, and its a lotta rifle for the $. as mentioned above, and a con, is that theres not much aftermarket for it. the pros are that its a heavy barrel, pretty accurate, decent trigger, and comes with a scope base....all for ~ $330 shipped. i thnk its a great starter rifle.....add glass, and shoot!
Thanks. When it comes to glass, suggest a decent beginner that will not break the bank but will build interest in this new endeavor. I really can't see myself engaging past 500 yards max. Realistically, around 300 but you never know...
i had one for a while last year while waiting on my new savage to get in, i shot it regulary at 1k and it did surprisingly well.
not the greatest but not bad.
The guy is in no hurry to sell. He will hold for a while which gives me time to plan.
Thanks for everyone's thoughts.