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Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 PM
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Hello,

I've been wanting a deer rifle for a while now, but my budget just stays small. I found this:
Marlin XL-7 Bolt Action Rifle XL7270, 270 Winchester, 22", Black Synthetic Stock, Blue Finish, 4 Rds

......for under $400.00

With the spread between high and low prices for rifles that use the same load, can I expect this cheap rifle to shoot accurately like the ones that cost $1,000 more? Is this rifle any good? I will scope it.

Roger
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:46 PM
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I bought a brand new 30-06 in 2003 and still have the same scope and nothing has changed. It shoots magnificently and has very good accuracy. The price was 390 dollars or something like that. I can't afford the top dollar guns and make due with what I have. Just take care of it and practice shooting to gain accuracy and any rifle shall be good. Welcome to the club buddy.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:56 PM
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My primary go to deer rifle is a mossburg 270 that I bought like 8 years ago n give $270.oo for it brand new, put a $100.oo bushnell scope on it and has been a great bolt action rifle that I'd put against any rifle.
Don't get cought up in quality is only in cost, it's not always true. But I look at it as if I got 400 to spend, I'd want a 150 on a rifle and 250 in the scope I put on it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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I shoot a marlin XL7 270 and its well worth the money!!! I got the synthetic camo stock I think for under $400 brand new about 3 years ago. You might check around on that price...... But its the best rifle for the money in my opinion!!! I shoot remington cor-loc ammo, very accurate in my gun
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:16 PM
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I have heard nothing but good things about them. and 270win is a good round
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:06 AM
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I don't think Accuracy stems from high prices alone, I've been known to use some very inexpensive rifles and shoot as good if not better than some of the highest end models.
I think accuracy is in the shooter's patience, determination & commitment to spend time practicing with different ammunitions to learn what shoots best in the rifle he's using.
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