Marlin's latest innovation is the XT-22 Youth Series, the first series of rifles designed exclusively for young shooters. These rifles feature a shorter stock, a shorter trigger reach, a smaller grip, and a raised comb, making it easier for a youth to acquire and hold the proper sight picture. These guns also feature a reduced bolt release force for smoother loading and to prevent jams. Marlin's Pro-Fire Adjustable Trigger allows shooters to fine-tune the trigger pull too. The receiver comes grooved for scope mount and drilled and tapped for scope bases.