Re: Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .223 ?
My Xbolt in 243 was very accurate out of the box. .2 - .5 MOA @100 yrds with Fed ammo. (80 & 100 gr) Did not know about break in proceedures when I bought it, but 1000 rounds later doesn't seemed to have mattered. Initally I shot 20 - 40 rounds, 3- 4 shot groups, let it get hot, let it cool, but didn't clean every 5 like they say, etc., until I had 120 rounds of brass. Still, it shoots 3 shot groups under 1" @ 300 yrds with handloads when I do my part. I LOVE this gun!
.223 will have almost no recoil, so perfect for your intentions.