agreed!7 mag is always long action
The xbolt rotary mag allows 3.6" no problem
Buy an mcarbo trigger spring to reduce the pull weight
Your bullet weight will depend on your altitude, bullet speed, bullet length, and twist rate--- punch your numbers into bergers twist rate calculator to get your answer.
My lr stalker with same twist as yours shoots 2 bullets lights out-- trigger time I use the 162 eld-m bullet -- under 3/4 moa everytime.---- hunting I use the 143 hammer hunter, it is stupid accurate, my best group was 1/4 moa, my worst was 3/4moa.
50mm scopes usually require high rings, check with ring/base manufacture fir best info
For 20moa based you can buy egwguns -
Talley, and browning sells one right on their website (Google is your friend)
I love my xbolt.
Like BallisticsGuy mentioned, for Elk you need tougher bullets, like Partition or Accubond, if you want to go longer maybe the Accubond Long Range.So how do you go about determining a suitable bullet Construction? Thank you for your help.
"Need" may not be the right word, but I would like to have the extra adjustment available to me. I'd like to be out around the 1k yard mark on steel.Are you sure you need a 20 MOA mount? You don't for 500 yards, but it depends on how far out you want to shoot targets.
I am not aware of any manufacturers of 20 MOA rings that will mount directly to the X-Bolt action. If you want it, you would need to mount a 20 MOA rail instead. EGW makes two for the X-Bolt (steel and aluminum). Talley makes one (aluminum).
Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1
Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen
The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz