Customer Reviews for MARLIN Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles

MARLIN Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles

Accuracy and dependability are the legacy of Marlin rimfire rifles, a legacy that has made them the choice of target shooters, plinkers and small-game hunters around the globe. Reliable, accurate, fun to shoot and affordable, they feature Marlin performance-enhancing technology that includes the Pro-Fire® adjustable trigger. The XT-22 series is chambered in .22 LR and .22 WMR, while the XT-17 series rifles are chambered in .17 HMR.  Available: XT17V – A varmint-hunting/small-game configuration with a blued 22" heavy barrel and a Monte Carlo walnut stock with sling swivel studs, full pistol grip and durable Mar-Shield® finish. Thumb safety and red cocking indicator. Includes rear and front scope bases only. Receiver grooved for scope mount, drilled and tapped for scope bases. Chambered in flat-shooting .17 HMR, it comes with a four-round and a seven-round removable box magazine. XT17VSL – Clean lines and an elegant laminated hardwood stock give this rifle eye-catching appeal, while its performance features give varmint and target shooters an edge. 22" stainless steel heavy barrel and 1:9 rifling for superior accuracy. Includes rear and front scope bases only. Receiver grooved for scope mount, drilled and tapped for scope bases. The Monte Carlo laminated grey/black hardwood stock sports nickel-plated sling swivel studs, a full pistol grip, a rubber rifle butt pad and tough Mar-Shield finish for weather resistance. Thumb safety with red cocking indicator. Two nickel-plated magazines included; one four-round and one seven-round. XT22Y1 – Designed exclusively for young shooters, this single-shot .22 rifle features a shorter stock, shorter trigger reach, smaller grip and a raised comb that makes it easier for a youth to acquire and hold the proper sight picture. The Monte Carlo walnut-finished hardwood stock sports a full pistol grip, tough Mar-Shield finish and a 12" length of pull. It has a 16" blued barrel with 16-groove Micro-Groove rifling and a 1:16 twist rate for improved accuracy. Adjustable open rear sight with a ramp front sight. Receiver is grooved for scope mount, and is drilled and tapped for scope bases. Shoots .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 LR ammunition. XT22TR – The increased capacity of this rifle’s tubular magazine lets you enjoy more shots between reloads. It holds 25 rounds of .22 Short, 19 rounds of .22 Long or 17 rounds of .22 LR. The 22" blued barrel with Micro-Groove rifling is outfitted with an adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight. The receiver is grooved for scope mounting and is drilled and tapped for scope bases. Its blued bolt action features a thumb safety and red cocking indicator. The black synthetic stock has a palm swell, full pistol grip, molded in swivels and stippled grip areas. XT22 – An ideal choice for small-game hunters in a traditional hunting rifle configuration with a 22" tapered sporter barrel and elegant Monte Carlo hardwood stock. The rifle is outfitted with an adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight. Blued bolt action with a thumb safety and a red cocking indicator. Receiver is grooved for scope mounting, and it’s drilled and tapped for scope bases. The stock has swivel studs, a full pistol grip and tough Mar-Shield finish. Seven-shot removable magazine. XT22VR – A great choice for varmint hunters, this gun has a heavy 22" barrel and weatherproof synthetic stock. The varmint barrel has Micro-Groove rifling with 16 grooves and a recessed muzzle for e
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Review 1 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

XT22TR, an excellent rifle (regardless of price)

Date:June 5, 2014
I recently purchased the XT22TR used because I was looking for a manual action tube fed rifle to shoot a variety of 22 ammunition including Aguila's excellent Super Calibri. This rifle perfectly cycles the Calibri ammo, and shoots as accurately as you would expect a Marlin rifle to shoot. Obviously the Calibri has limitations, and the bullet drop is significant when compared to standard or high velocity ammo.
I immediately mounted an NC Star 3-9x30 scope to the rifle, so I cannot vouch for the Iron sights on this particular gun, though I am sure they are sufficient. I also have a set of tech sights which are an excellent aftermarket sighting option for this gun (I use them on a Marlin 795).
As far as fit and finish are concerned, the rifle is very nicely put together, especially for the price. I have handled and shot a number of other bolt action 22 rifles and the finish here is on par with the new Ruger American Rimfire or the Savage. The action is smooth, and easy to work, while keeping your target in sight on the scope. The trigger as set by the factory needs no adjustments, and breaks cleanly. This is probably the best trigger on any of the guns that I have (a number of Rugers, Kel Tec's, Marlin's, a savage and Smith & Wesson, to name a few)
Most recently we were playing a number of shooting games (battleship) and everyone in the family was able to work the rifle and shoot very accurately (though little children are too small for this full sized rifle, and I would recommend something smaller for them specifically, such as the XT youth model or Savage Rascal).
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Review 2 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Florida
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

25 years old Marlin

Date:February 26, 2014
My 22 mag (22 WMR) still shoots excellent groups at 80-100 yards with a 9X Bushnell scope. The scope is new however. This rifle has seen three previous scopes. Simple, accurate and few misfires over the years. I wish I could justify buying a newer model but my current 22 magnum will outlast me. I have the .17 also. Good thing is the magazine fits both 22 mag and .17.
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Review 3 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Ohio
Age: 25 and under
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

AWESOME GUN

Date:March 19, 2013
i got this gun for my b day and i coulnt be happier. the gun is a very nice gun the bolt is very smooth like butter. very accurate when i got it. i took it cleaned it and then went out and shot it. it was sighted in right out of the box this gun would be a great gun for hunting a childs first gun and competion and looks very nice with the walnut looks like a 200-300 dollar gun but it realy isnt this is one of my best guns in my safe. thank you for reading you wont regret this gun!!!!!!!
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Review 4 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: California
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Outstanding rifle

Date:February 13, 2013
I have the XT17V with a BSA Sweet 17 scope and I dropped it into a Boyd's Tacticool stock. It is an absolute tack driver. Makes me look like a much better shooter than I probably am. By far one of my favorite guns. I can't believe the accuracy you get from it for the low cost.
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Review 5 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: Missouri
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

The Marlin xt 22 is accurate and fun to shoot!

Date:February 5, 2013
I bought this gun after reading many reviews and am truly happy with my purchase! I took it out to the range and wish I could post pictures of the groups I shot at 25 and 50 yds. Using a rest, I shot consistent, excellent groups the size of a dime using subsonic sk Wolf ammo and a scope. The Federal bulk 22 ammo shot very good as well. I bought the hardwood bolt version in 22 lr with the profire trigger. The trigger breaks like a crisp piece of bacon! Awesome! The bolt is the icing on the cake...smooth. I thought I would take time out and let you know what a great gun this is. Enjoy it!
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Review 6 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: West Virginia
Age: 25 and under
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

BEST RIFLE I'VE EVER OWNED

Date:January 16, 2013
it is very accurate and powerful great for deer and small game hunting
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Review 7 for Marlin® XT Rimfire Rifles
Overall Customer Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Country: United States
State: New York
Age: 25 and under
Gender: Male
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Best Cheap Plinker

Date:September 24, 2012
This may be my new favorite gun! I bought one as a gun for my friends to shoot while I use my 10/22. I haven't touched the Ruger since I bought the Marlin! Mine is spot on with open sights at 75yrds. Very happy.
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