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Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

 
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:25 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

Yes I could hardly find a single review on this gun. Excited to stretch its legs soon.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:45 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

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This is how mines currently setting.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:15 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

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I had no experience with Browning rifles until recently when a friend bought an X-bolt in 300 Win Mag. We had it at the range recently and I was pretty surprised that something with a toothpick for a barrel could shoot everything that well. (To me barrels start at varmit contour and get heavier.) This Browning is also nicely balanced, works smoothly and the stock has some nice ergonomic features. If I didn't already have too many guns I'd probably be buying one. Also, your nailed it on chambering choice. The 270 WSM is just right. Plenty of power, high BC bullets and it won't beat you up. If I had to get rid of all my rifles and keep only one, I'd have a hard time letting go of the 270 WSM. I have one braked and one not braked and no you don't need the brake but it does give you a chance to spot your own shots. The only negative appears to be that the trigger can't be set light enough and there don't appear to be any good aftermarket triggers for the X-bolt. There was a smith selling lighter springs which solved the problem but he quit selling them due to the pain in the butt when people called him to ask how to install the spring. Still, you made a very good choice.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:13 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

I am also a fan of the Browning X-bolt and have 2 of them, there is no way I would trade mine for a Remington 700 or a Savage.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:34 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

That's one nice rifle and factory ammo groups well too.I can only imagin what tinkering with some reloading could get from a rifle that already shoots so well. I also have a Browning, Its an A Bolt composite stalker 30-06. With my reloads it shoots 1/4 to 3/8 inch groups @ 100yards. Brownings are great rifles , good hunting with yours!

I like one shot kills where possible and prefer to do all my hunting before I shoot . Elmer Keith
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:56 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

I have seen some Browning's with walnut and some with reg black syn. , was not that impressed but yours looks nice. Do you know the twist?
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:40 PM
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Re: Browning X-Bolt Long Range Hunter Review

According to the site, looks like a 1-10.
Kippmbolt , you said it is bedded, does that mean glass bedded or an Alum. bloce.
I would think this would make a good carry rifle.
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