Re: Marlin XT22M Magnum questions
I agree with JLA, operator error may be a factor here. Have a friend shoot a group with this rifle to see if he experiences the same pattern. Randon (shotgun) patterns are generally due to the shooter/wind/poor support, not the gun. Even a poorly bedded barrel or action will generally drift only in one direction, and not produce random groups. Increase your time between shots may help.