Originally Posted by Kurt
it would change poi from a rest like the lead sled and hitting a 15" rock at 700 yards it would do but at over a 2 moa target i would expect most decent guns should. Maybe he got a bad triger but compared to the savage which i am not a big fan off it was heavy and next to my timney was like pulling a sledge hammer. Never been a big browning fan so i might be a little biased as the name seems to add to the price more than any thing. Dont need to spend 3000 on a custom get a rem 700 and start from there it is like building off the 350 small block with all the options there are
I personally would never judge a gun for changing POI off a lead sled vs a more conventional shooting position/platform. I've handled a few X Bolts and all had excellent triggers, your friend might need to adjust his down a bit.
A 2 MOA target would be easily doable with most rifles from a prone position or off a bench, but to hit a target that size from an unsupported sitting position requires a rifle that handles extremely well.
The only time I shot my X Bolt at long range from prone, I put 3 shots in 6 inches at 960 yards. When you consider the gun with the scope weighs less than 8 lbs it's an impressive shooter.