Madison, NC – Since 1891 the Marlin brand has been synonymous with high-performance, market-leading rimfire rifles. Continuing that tradition, Marlin Firearms is proud to announce the next legacy in rimfire rifles – The Marlin XT™ series of bolt-action rimfire rifles. The new Marlin XT series is designed for pin-point accuracy and offers many exciting new features that include a brand new user adjustable trigger, a newly designed synthetic stock and an innovative series of youth rifles. The XT Series rifles are available in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 17 HMR calibers in a variety of wood, laminate and synthetic stocked versions.
The new XT Pro-Fire® trigger system is user adjustable from 3 pounds to 6 pounds providing the shooter a clean, crisp trigger pull with virtually zero creep. Matched with Marlin’s patented Micro-Groove® rifling, the XT rifle offers the shooter the ultimate in tack-driving accuracy. In addition, the XT Series rifles offer the newly designed trigger safety, preventing the trigger from being pulled until the trigger safety is fully depressed for an added level of safety and confidence. Our new XT trigger system was developed to provide the ultimate in adjustability, crispness, accuracy and safety.
The newly designed XT synthetic stock is based on years of consumer research and features a newly designed ergonomic stock and fore-end. The XT pistol grip has slight palm swell for a rich feel and solid grip. The improved butt stock shoulders quickly and comfortably helping to create textbook shooting form. The wood stocked versions include Monte Carlo walnut-finished hardwood, hardwood laminates, and American Black Walnut, Marlin’s Mar-Shield® clear-coat is added for that extra level of durability.
Marlin is also excited to announce two new XT-Youth models – the first Marlin rifles designed specifically for younger shooters. Marlin spent extensive time researching young shooters form and how compact stocks impacted their sight picture and overall shooting from. Marlin knows that consistant shooting accuracy comes from proper shooting form. The XT Youth rifles are designed with that in mind, featuring a shorter length of pull, shorter trigger reach, smaller pistol grip and a raised comb, making it easier for young shooters to acquire and hold the proper sight picture – ensuring that proper shooting form that will last a lifetime. In addition, the XT Youth has reduced bolt force making for easier ejection and faster chambering.
The new XT Series of bolt-action rimfire rifles are loaded with the latest and best technologies Marlin has to offer – continuing the legacy of “The Great American Rifle”. For more information and a complete listing of XT rifle models, please visit www.marlinfirearms.com/xt.
About Marlin Firearms Company
Established in 1870, the Marlin Firearms Company’s brands include Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms and L. C. Smith. Under its various brands, Marlin produces an array of lever action, bolt action, and semi-automatic rifles as well as break-open single shot shotguns and rifles. More information about the Company can be found at www.marlinfirearms.com.
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