Rifles of .22 LR under the cartridge ring of ignition are not considered to be a serious weapon. However, it is very popular for ease of handling and low cost of ammunition. It is usually used for entertainment (plinking) or sport shooting in the dash.
North American company Marlin (manufacturer X7) issued a series of such rifles under the model index CT-22. They are among the cheapest in the class of small-caliber weapons.
Description of the rifle XT-22
Carbine bolt-on shutter under the cartridge ring of ignition. A feature of the design is the trunk with sixteen shallow grooves, which do not deform the lead bullet shell-less and provide good internal ballistics.
The store may be not only box-shaped, but tubular, under-barrel. Equipped with a set of external sighting devices – entirely and fly, there is also the possibility of installing rails for mounting optical sights of different designs.
Advantages and disadvantages
Good workmanship, reliable and easy to use design.
- Good internal ballistics of the barrel and shooting a high quality and provide a 16 mikroneesia in the channel and funnel (crown) muzzle chamfer. The wall of the barrel is relatively thick, so intense shooting without the risk of overheating.
- The shutter has no combat tabs on the larvae, the density of the locking is ensured only by the precision machining of surfaces and the stop arm in the protrusion receiver. It is possible that for the cartridge ring of ignition, in which the momentum of the shot is small enough. However, some scorn designers to “not serious” caliber alarming. For example, “melkashek” brand CZ the old release has three locking lug on the cylinder bolt (which is clearly excessive), and later two.
- The shutter is divided into two parts – the stem and the larva. These details are highly customized to each other and may not be exchanged not only among themselves but also will not fit to another receiver, which reduces the maintainability of the rifle at home.
- The design of the receiver is such that it is twice the length of the munition. In proportions it is twice as long as similar parts in the “adult” bolt rifles. It is not allowed the designers to increase the length of the barrel, which could increase the range of weapons.
- The trigger mechanism of the rifle has two degrees of interlock. The trigger is a lever, without pressing on which it is impossible to shoot. This makes the weapon safer to use and allows inexperienced shooters to better prepare for the shot due to the prolonged tactile contact. However, when shooting at fast moving targets such design may cause a fatal failure.
- Platoon of the drummer visually underlined by the appearance on the back plate of the mechanism of the red ring mark. So there is no ambiguity in determining the readiness of the weapon to fire.
- The outer sighting devices simple. The rear sight is in the form of a spring-loaded flap on the plate. The front sight is metal, no lighting adjustment. The receivers all models, there are holes with metric thread for mounting optics. Although cartridges of caliber 22 LR this equipment may be outdated, since the bullet has a low initial velocity and is affected by wind. Effective range of this ammunition does not exceed fifty meters.
- Butt the piece of wood has a high ridge that prevents the aiming without optics – the fly is difficult to put under the edge of the pillar. Overall the ergonomics of the lodges can be considered satisfactory, although the massive forearm of the type “beaver tail” is more suitable for shooting with bipod and other types of supports.
Light and compact weapon, it is easy to carry and convenient for transportation.
Marlin Xt 22 Mag
Rifles XT-22 are used for entertainment (plinking) and sport shooting at a shooting range and for hunting small rodents, including rabbits and hares, fur-bearing animals and predators.
Rifles come in caliber .22 LR and .22 WMR. With wooden and plastic stock, detachable box-shaped and tubular under-barrel mechanisms.
- XT-22. The base model caliber .22 LR. Bed polupoltina, hazelnut wood. Butt with a pillow “Monte Carlo”. Store the box, removable
- XT-22M. The design is similar to the previous one, but the .22 WMR.
- Model XT-22R and XT-22MR. Bed plastic, polupoltina. Gauges, respectively, .22 LR and .22 WMR. Store the box, removable.
- XT-22VR. Thick-walled (varmint rifle) barrel caliber .22 LR. The bed the plastic, store the box, removable. The outer sighting devices are not available.
- Model XT-22MTR and 22TR. .22 WMR and .22 LR. Shop tubular underbarrel. Bed polupoltina, plastic. Letter S means stainless steel.
- XT-22YR. Shortened “teen model” .22 LR. Store the box, removable bed polupoltina, plastic.
Now find out what is, and what is shop for Marlin XT-22.
|22, 22R, 22 VR||22M, 22MR||22MTR||22YR|
|Type||The rifle with a longitudinally sliding gate|
|Caliber||.22 LR||.22 WMR||.22 WMR||.22 LR|
|The rifling||16 keystone microkeratom (Micro-Groove® rifling)|
|Barrel length (mm)||559||559||559||413|
|Shop||Box, removable||Tubular, under-barrel||Box|
|Total length (mm)||1041||1041||1041||851|
|Weight (kg)||Of 2.72||Of 2.72||Of 2.72||2,04|
- Carbine bolt-on paddle and detachable box-type store. Optional shop tubular underbarrel.
- The barrel is of chrome-molybdenum steel, the outer coating – burnishing. Sixteen keystone microkeratom (Micro-Groove® rifling), on the muzzle chamfer in the form of a shallow funnel (crown). The connection to the receiver friction – the chamber is included in the receiver in the clutch, fixing one pin.
- Receiver is a cylindrical, open, milled from a solid steel billet. On the upper face two holes with metric thread for installation of the strap under the scopes.
- The shutter compound, from the stem with the handle, in which is located the firing pin, and striker with extractor and ejector. The larva of the stalk is fitted in the factory individually. The Assembly is suitable only to the receiver, the last three digits that match those marked on the shutter.
- The trigger mechanism has two degrees of interlock. The first – mechanical safety that blocks the sear of the trigger. His box is on the right side of the receiver and has two positions: Fire and Stop. The second lever on the trigger, blocking its movement.
- Store in the base case, box, removable, his latch is located between the hopper and the trigger guard. Available with a tubular underbarrel store which is charging through a window in the tube.
- The set of sighting devices consists of a spring-loaded plate with a shield-all metal stationary open fly.
- Polupoltina bed, made of solid walnut or plastic. The butt without the shock-absorbing recoil pad, forearm massive, rectangular, suitable for mounting bipod.
Picking and packing
Comes in a cardboard packaging. Supplied with one store and a security lock. Attached manual (instruction book), passport, test shooting Marlin XT 22.
Next will be the benefit for using Marlin XT 22.
The principle of operation
- The drummer of the rifle platoon when lowering the handle of the paddle into the groove of the receiver. That the weapon is ready to fire is signaled by a red ring marking on the back plate of the drummer.
- For loading a box magazine it is removed from the hopper, for which it is necessary to press the latch between him and the trigger guard. The cartridges are stacked in a row under the flanges of the store. To make room for the next, previous recessed down. Flange sleeve upper cartridge must not go beyond the bottom flange. Loading single cartridge only possible with an empty store.
- To equip the tubular store, turn the blank on its side counterclockwise. Slide the feeder forward and open the window on the tube. The cartridges are stacked sequentially, a capsule in the direction of the shutter. Release the feeder, turn the cover clockwise.
- Before firing, turn off the fuse, slide the box all the way forward. Then raise the bolt handle and pull the stalk back, causing the bullet from the magazine will be filed on the line loading. Bring the shutter into place, lower the handle. The trigger rasplachivaetsya only after clicking on additional leverage.
How to disassemble a Marlin xt 22, see below.
- Before disassembly remove the store, put the rifle, open the breech and make sure the chamber is clean.
- Turn off the fuse, pull the bolt back until it stops, and pull the trigger. The output gate of the receiver.
- To separate the barrel from the box remove the two screws: one at the front branch of the trigger guard, the other on the shank in front of the bunker store.
The carbine is from 23 to 34 thousand rubles. In the same money, for example, you can buy a Saiga-12, Mr-155, Snipe, HPE-202, HPE-208, Saiga-MK, boar-hunter, etc.
The carbine is light and handy to use. Reliable enough. The value of the MOA does not exceed two units. The impact is insignificant.