I've owned and set up for others probably 100 abolt 1 and 2 and x-bolts in the last 30 years. Haven't handled any that you can't find a factory load to shoot 3/4 moa, at least 50% 1/2 in moa. That's usually Hornady, Barnes, Winchester, or Nosler, but mostly Hornady. At least 5 of those rifles were 7 mag. I'd be floored if you can't buy a good 500 yard shooter out of the box. If you don't like the trigger, replacement springs are available dirt cheap. I leave all mine with factory triggers so they have the same feel when I swap out.Hello all,
Looking at purchasing a Browning X-Bolt Composite Stalker in 7mm rem mag. Any experiences? Likes/dislikes? How accurate? Without rebarraling are 500-600 yard shots doable?
If you go to the browning arms website they do list a couple of their "limited Production" models for the 7mm Rem Mag in 8 twist. Some of those that did I think were shot show specials. However their current production Xbolt stalker still has the 9.5 twist. However the Hells canyon LR current production models have the 8 twist barrels.Funny thing on the limited shot show 2018 lr stalker in 7rm it was originally advertised as fast twist 1:8, I tried to buy one and could only find it in 9.5 twist--- I saw this post earlier today and looked online to see if anyone had the 2018 lr stalker available and --- low and behold!!!! The browning website now says that the discontinued 2018 lr stalker had a 1:9.5 twist, not the fast 1:8 that it was originally advertised as--- I'm not sure they ever actually produced a 2018 lr stalker with the 1:8 twist, I think the hell's canyon lr was selling so well they used all the 8twist 7mag barrels on the hell's canyon rifles as their sell price was higher (just my opinion I have nothing to back this up other than my actual experiance in trying to buy a lr stalker with the 8 twist 7rm barrel and not being able to locate one anywhere ) ended up with the lr stalker 7rm with the 9.5twist for 550 due to wrong advertising on twist rate
One thing I ran across: Browning's website is occasionally incorrect. At one point, and it may still show this, they had the Xbolt Max LR Hunter in 7RM listed as 1:9.5. Another member here called and verified it had the tighter 1:8 common to their other LR offerings.If you go to the browning arms website they do list a couple of their "limited Production" models for the 7mm Rem Mag in 8 twist. Some of those that did I think were shot show specials. However their current production Xbolt stalker still has the 9.5 twist. However the Hells canyon LR current production models have the 8 twist barrels.
I saw too listed with their limited production at least one model came with a straight 9 twist. Seemed odd to me too that the current production X-bolt stalker long Range in 300 Win Mag come with an 8 twist. In my mind anyway I think better use would be made with a 7 mm mag in 8 twist than in 300 WM. The 9.5 twist is really kinda outdated for sure. Seems if gun makers were at all in tune with buyers they would at least offer the 7 mag in a 9 Twist.
Glad to hear. Wonder if medium rings will work with a 20 moa rail or if lower is an option?I have a xbolt stalker long range in 7mm mag. I used a 50mm scope (vortex viper 6.5-20) with the DNZ Game Reaper medium 30mm mount and the cheek weld was great. Mine is a 9.5 twist and shoots 160, 162 & 168 grain bullets with excellent accuracy just like 140s and 150s. I really haven't found anything it won't shoot very well. Good luck.