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Marlin XT22TR 22 BA TUBE 17 SYN Reviews

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24 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.6 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
80% (19 of 24)
4 stars:
13% (3 of 24)
3 stars:
0% ( of 24)
2 stars:
4% (1 of 24)
1 star:
4% (1 of 24)
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by Mark D Wednesday 09 May, 2018
Sweet little tack driver! Light, amazingly accurate, devours any ammo I feed it. I added a scope and a USGI web sling. I can slip into a hasty sling and shoot 1\" groups offhand at 25 yards. Rest my elbows on the shelf and the bullets start recycling holes from previous shots. My Garand is my favorite rifle, but .30-06 ain\'t cheap to shoot. This little Marlin is a close second favorite, and I can shoot .22LR \'til my finger goes numb for the cost of lunch. It\'s even fun to dry-fire, squirrels make great targets. I didn\'t know about Tech Sights when I added the scope, but I put them on my Marlin 795. Huge improvement from the stock blade sight and old-eyes-friendly, so I recommend them for this rifle too. There\'s a lot of criticism about \"cheap-feeling parts\". I compare this to the reflexive \"plastic junk!\" shouts when Glocks became popular. It\'s a .22 rimfire, and doesn\'t need to be built like a tank. The parts that matter are all solid and reliable. I\'m happy that they can bring the price this low and it\'s STILL a tack driver. When I want to shoot a heavy rifle, my Garand is calling. Love this rifle! When I wanted an iron-sight, box-mag, semi-auto .22 for Appleseeding and such, I went straight to the Marlin 795 (and added Tech Sights).

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Dalton D Tuesday 09 January, 2018
As always, Buds was fast with shipping/packing, and got mine after their little holiday break...hey, it was Christmas, so understand a slightly longer wait than normal..... When I went to pick up from my FFL, and opened the mint boxing, I did notice a tiny,tiny small brown spot in the gun\'s plastic wrap at the barrel end. I found a tiny bit of rust starting on the end of the barrel, as well as on a flat spot on the end of the bolt. Barely noticeable, but still...first time I have ever encountered this, with a new firearm. FLL had some gun cleaning supplies around, and this wiped right off/cleaned right up... so was not worth the trouble for a return, which am sure Bud\'s would have done in a hurry, if I asked. Doing the paperwork, the FFL stated that the gun didn\'t directly come from Buds, but was from some outfit out of Minnesota and what he had to put on the paperwork. Outside packing box, however...said Buds. He stated due to air freight, it is possible the gun sweated some during it\'s trip to a different climate...I am in the South. As always, I always get the Bud\'s life time warranty on any purchases of firearms, from them. This is going to be my beater gun, throw in the truck and not going to be babied and worrying about dinging, or scratching a nice stock, etc. The gun is very light with the \"plastic\" stock.... which I like and to me handles well. Trigger is nice and crisp. Bolt was a little rough until I gave the gun a good cleaning, which helped...but I think more rounds and use it should clear that up. Over happy. Iron sights were straight, but shot a quite high, so had to adjust them and the white bead on the front was a nice addition. I did notice some \"coloring\" on the brass feed tube, which I supposed it got on there from whatever \"bluing\" that they are doing on these...never seen that before and believe that Remington still needs some work to do on QC. Mounted a scope...but haven\'t had the chance to see what sort of accuracy it has...most of the old Glenfields and Marlin 22\'s I have had in the past, were real tack drivers and were 100% reliable. I am interested in getting the Marlin .22 magnum in tube feed..if Buds can every get them in stock and are at a good price...sorry...I have a .22 sickness...LOL! 4 stars for the little issues I mentioned.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by robert g Wednesday 27 December, 2017
We put about 200 rounds through the gun before the issue. The bolt would action but the cocking knob on the bolt would only go about 1/2 the distance to full cock. It started about every third round but then every round. It would eject the rounds with no issues. We took the gun apart and found that the one of the trigger bolt had came loose (found it laying inside the stock). The other trigger bolt was also completely loose. Also to note the two bolts that hold the stock on was loose too. BEFORE you go shooting TIGHTEN ALL THE BOLTS. The accuracy is great and the action works awesome. Other than having to repair the gun myself, its a fun gun to shoot.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by kerry p Friday 10 November, 2017
very inaccurate,, dont buy it,,,,,

Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!
by Eugene S Thursday 20 April, 2017
I didn\'t care for this rifle. Sights right out of the box were crooked. Build quality was sub par. Maybe Marlin now has things sorted out but I didn\'t like it and sold it.

Rating:     2 of 5 Stars!
by Orlando R Wednesday 10 August, 2016
This is a good quality .22LR, .22S and .22L rifle that comes with a lot of features for the money. The rifle is tapped from the factory and grooved for 3/8 Dovetail scope ring mounts. The trigger really amazed me, it is a very nice and crisp trigger which can adjusted but comes perfect from factory. Micro rifling makes this a very accurate rifle even without a scope. Compared to other rifles I have used in the past, this just felt like it hit exactly what I wanted 100% of the time. The bolt action is stiff at first but loosens up after about 200 rounds. The tubular magazine can be used to great effect with a Spee-D-Loader # 17, which holds 138 .22LR rounds for a fast reload of the tubular magazine. It may not be as fast as a magazine fed 10/22, but it's faster than hand loading and you don't need to buy any extra magazines. Overall very satisfied with my purchase and recommend this plinker to any one looking for a .22 rifle. Best bang for you buck!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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