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Marlin x7 vs Rem 770 vs Savage axis vs Savage 111 FXP3

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by OR_VARMINT_HUNTER, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Which of these if any are worth a d*m? Marlin x7 vs Rem 770 vs Savage axis vs Savage 111 FXP3

    I've hear the 770 is garbage but do not know about rest I have a nikon scope I will be putting which one I'm to get ao bot worried about the scope they come with unless I shoot it and think it will do the job I want the set up for deer/elk but wondering of any of those combos r worth wasting my money on. So any one who has had experience with any of these please tell me ur thought thanks

    EDIT: I have a nikon scope I will be putting on which ever one I'm to get I'm not worried about the scope they come with

    Sorry about the spelling doing this from my phone
     
  2. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Savage 111. It is a standard 110 receiver. The Axis has issues with a flimsy stock. Most people who write about them state that they have to open the stock and stiffen it with foam and add wheel weights.

    The 111 is probably a DBM type rifle (detachable box magazine) and you should be able to find a lot of after market stocks that will fit it if you want. I'm not sure about the Marlin after market supply or if Rem 700 aftermarket stuff will fit the 770...
     
  3. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    My 111 in 7mm is DBM.

    Good thing about Savage (out of your list) is that its a well-established company, and there are millions of aftermarket parts for them.
     
  4. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Roger that, I stand corrected. Too many frickin' letter/number combinations
     
  5. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    for what it's worth, I own a 770 that I picked up for under 300.00 with a cheap Bushell scope and mount on it.

    I can still shoot MOA at 100 yards with it. the whole thing about sticky bolt is true but it does smooth out quite a bit after putting some rounds through it.

    I know there are similarly priced rifles that people rave about but 770 isn't as bad as people make it out to be.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Savage if you like the Accutrigger is most likely the most accurate right out of the box, The package scopes tend to be throw away quality and the plastic stock is not the best.

    BUT the barreled action is outstanding.

    Buy the cheap package sight it in and your hunting for little money. Put a good scope (250.00) on it and you will see instant results. Put a Boyds laminated stock (around $100-125.00)on it and in three reasonable steps you will have a great rifle. And won't have to squeeze out a grand to do it.

    IMHO
     
  7. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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  8. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    you no id put the marlin xl7 up against the savage marlin has been around a long time as well and they got this one right its has the accutrigger as well and locking barrel they kinda copied the savage if you know what i mean:D that why i said id put my 3006 against the savage 3006 and its only 6.5 lbs
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Savage hands down. Accurate out of box, cdi dbm using aics mags available, works with 110 stocks if decide on it. User swappable barrels, and on and on.
     
  10. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    O_V_H- Long PM sent to ya man. Good luck!!
     
  11. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    the savage also runs about 450.00 to 550.00 where the marlin is around 300.00 and sometimes you can get them for 275.00 you guys should read the reviews on these just a heads up
     
  12. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    This is all good info I just have one more question be4 I decied any one know about the 111 fcxp3 I c bimart has them cheap I know scope is trash but how about gun I know no acur trigger but still any good for 350?
     
  13. 86k5krawler

    86k5krawler newberg,or New Member

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    currently own two xl7 marlins 25-06 and 270 win, great shooters and the accutrigger is a plus.
    either choice you choose between savage or marlin you wont be dissapointed, shoulder both makes and see what fits you.

    happy trails
     
  14. OR_VARMINT_HUNTER

    OR_VARMINT_HUNTER Banks,OREGON Member

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    Any one know of there's a difference between the marlin X7 and XL7 I'm leaning to the marlin cuz seems best bang for the $ but I have see x7 and xl7 so which ones better?
    Thanks
     
  15. nitestocker

    nitestocker woodland washington Well-Known Member

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    i think the x7 is the short action and i no the xl7 is the long action get the xl7 in 3006
     
  16. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    Look at the mossburg ATR I had one in 30-06 and loved it
     
  17. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Just to throw in once more- out of your choices which gun has really ANY aftermarket ...savage. your choice to pay less now and maybe be happy or get a proven platform.

    Plus with pricing on CDI I'm getting even Better!! :)
     
  18. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    If You like accutrigger hunt pawn shops. If not pick up the bimart combo.
     
  19. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    you can get the savage for under 400 from dicks sporting goods, I saw one at keiths for 380
     
  20. chowser2

    chowser2 seaside Member

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    Also on a savage it only takes 10 minutes to change to a better barrel of same caliber or if you want to change to a different caliber takes about an 30-60 minutes(you also have to change the bolt head"