Getting an HMR in the next few days. My first choice was a cz 455 american synthetic, however edgar bro's are waiting for a delivery and as such pretty much no where has them. I was going to be able to pick it up locally for £325 for the 16" barrel. However delivery to the uk isnt expected until late july, and i just cant neglect my rabbiting permissions for that amount of time (I sold my cz455 varmint .22lr to fund the HMR on the basis of delivery late june)
To that end I can pick up a marlin xt 17 synthetic for £350 with a hogan decimeater moderator. The general concencus seems to be that they are tack driving rifles but just not great build quality and doesnt feel as solid as the cz's etc.
Anyone with first hand experience of this? my logic is im buying it as a tool/work rifle so i dont mind the feel of it as long as its accuracy is sufficient.
Cheers in advance