Madison, NC - Marlin Firearms Company is proud to announce the 2012 Marlin Boy Scout Range Loan Program in support of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA®). The program gives summer campers at participating Boy Scout ranges the opportunity to shoot the Marlin XT series of bolt-action, rimfire rifles - the first Marlin rifles designed specifically for younger shooters.
The 2012 Marlin Boy Scout Range Loan Program provides Marlin XT-22TR and XT-22YR rifles for the BSA range and merit badge programs. With its shorter length of pull, shorter trigger reach, smaller pistol grip and a raised comb, the Marlin XT series is an ideal rifle for first-time shooters and weekend plinkers.
"The XT rimfire rifles are specifically designed for young shooters, and they're a great introduction to our American way of life," said George Kollitides, Chief Executive Officer of Marlin. "These rifles ensure that young shooters get off to the right start, learning safety, proper form, technique and mechanics. For us at Marlin, having this opportunity to work with the Boy Scouts and pass along our love of shooting to the next generation is something very meaningful."
For more information on the 2012 Marlin Boy Scout Range Loan Program, please contact the Program Coordinator at 1-800-243-9700.
About Marlin XT Youth Series of Bolt-Action Rimfire Rifles
Marlin is excited to announce the new XT Youth series - 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 form. Marlin knows that consistent 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 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.
About Marlin Firearms Company
Established in 1870, the Marlin Firearms Company brands include Marlin, Harrington &
Richardson, New England Firearms and L.C. Smith. Marlin Firearms produces an array of lever action, bolt action, and semi-automatic rifles. It is truly The Great American Rifle. More information about Marlin Firearms Company can be found at www.marlinfirearms.com