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Marlin XT-22MTR vs. Savage 93F???

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by mountainman53, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mountainman53

    mountainman53 Ridgefield Wa Member

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    I may be in the market for an inexpensive .22mag rifle and wondered if anyone here has any experience with these rifles, like accuracy, reliability etc.

    1) Marlin XT-MTR .22 mag
    22" barrel
    1:16 rate of twist
    ProFire adjustable trigger
    tube-fed(holds 12+1)
    weighs 6 lbs.

    2) Savage 93F
    .22 mag
    21" barrel
    could not find R.O.T.
    Accu Trigger
    5+1 detachable magazine
    weighs 5.5 lbs

    I have zero experience with these rifles and am hoping for some help. I do like the 12 round capacity of the Marlin, and all things being equal, the capacity would be the clincher. So, help me out, please!
     
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  2. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I own the Savage and would not trade it for the Marlin. I like the Accu-Trigger and spare mags can be found at Bi-Mart, Walmart or any gun store or show. The capacity is a big one and I am a Marlin fan, but my 93F is the best $189.95 rifle I could hope to own. I think either way you have a winner, but if I could only have one it's the Savage. Kip.
     
  3. rynpol

    rynpol Oregon Member

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    I agree with unklekippy. I have several of the Savages and would not part with any of them. Huge fan of the Accu-Trigger.
     
  4. auditrevor

    auditrevor salem Active Member

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    I have a marlin xt-22 and its a awesome rifle. I picked it up because it was cheap and looked nice but was very surprised with how light the trigger pull is after I adjusted it. great little gun, my only gripe is that the iron sights on it were kinda cheesy but I planned on putting a scope on it either way.
     
  5. OwenT21

    OwenT21 Bend area Member

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    I have a Savage 93FV and my Bro-in-law shot it and LOVED it... he went out looking and found a Marlin XT. He liked the micro-groove barrel and thought if the trigger was adjustable it wouldn't be to bad. I wouldn't give up my Savage, but that microgroove barrel plus adjustable trigger may get me to buy one in 22lr just for anyhow.
     
  6. auditrevor

    auditrevor salem Active Member

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    I have one in the classifieds if your interested.
     
  7. Gaius

    Gaius Oregon Member

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    I have a Savage (.17) and I really like it. But I have never owned the Marlin. I would say hold them both and buy the one that feels better. I doubt there's any difference in accuracy or reliability. Can't go wrong with either.
     
  8. mountainman53

    mountainman53 Ridgefield Wa Member

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    Thanks Guys and Gals for the info. It sounds like everyone likes what they got, which makes sense, or ya wouldn't a bought it in the first place. I guess you wouldn't post on here" yeah, I bought a so-n-so rifle and I hate it. worst gun I ever had. Can't hit a barn with it from the inside. Don't know why I keep it around".
    Anyway thanks again for the input, and I think Gaius is right. I need to handle them.