Browning X-Bolt

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300shortmag, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. 300shortmag

    300shortmag Member

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    I looked at a Browning X-Bolt tonight. I really liked the feel of it. Light, maneuverable, and in the caliber that I am looking for. My question is about the polymer rotary magazine. It looked and felt really cheesy. Does anyone have experience with these? Do they hold up?
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The mag is the best improvement over the A Bolt in my opinion. They are light and extremely durable, I've had mine for a few years and have had no problems with it.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I love my A-Bolt, and if the X-Bolts are 1/2 as good as the A-Bolts, then it is a shooter. The only reason I say that, is b/c I have not had the chance to shoot an X-Bolt yet. Handled plenty of them at the stores, just always liked the A-Bolt with the floorplate & detachable mag setup. Also, how is the mag an improvement? I've had A-Bolts since 2005 and never had 1 single issue with the magazines...And my guns get hunted hard.
     
  4. Browninglover1

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    I never had a problem with any of my A Bolt mags, I think they're great, but eliminating the floor plate and having the rounds now feed from the center are both improvements in my book. It makes clearing the gun that much faster and they feed quieter too.

    Also straight from the factory my x bolt trigger felt nicer. If you install a spring kit in the A Bolt you can make it nicer, but bone stock I liked the x bolt trigger more.
     
  5. 300shortmag

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    I too have A-Bolts, 3 of them to be precise, but no experience with the X-Bolt. That is the reason that I asked the question. Thank you for the useful replies so far.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have the Rifle Basix 1.25# spring, and did some tweaking on it, and got it crisp and light. Really impressed me for a $20 part how big of an improvement it was.