I have no range experience with them but I've handled them. The Marlin XL7's are nice rifles. Smooth bolt, easy to operate the safety. I didn't get to test the trigger but I assume that's good as well. I own the Stevens 200 and that's a great rifle also. Accuracy is awesome, fit and finish is good, the action is the tried and true Savage 110, and the trigger is alright. I've heard the Mossberg 4x4's have a weaker action so I personally would rather have the Marlin or the Stevens.