Hells Canyon rifles

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Royal Knight, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Royal Knight

    Royal Knight Active Member

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    What is all the stir about the Browning Hells Canyon Rifles. I know there are several versions. Alot a people seem to be wanting these rifles. Even the ones with out the McMillion stocks. Am I missing something?
     
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  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0242.JPG Light weight, Cerecoated, muzzle brake, fairy nice trigger and they are quite accurate. A friend killed a Az desert bighorn at 612 yds, one shot with a 6.5 CM Hells Canyon Speed.
     
  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I shot a couple last year and was unimpressed. The triggers were horrible.
     
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  4. Lhshooterrheverythingelse

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    Mine shoots 1/2 moa with factory ammo
     
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    Both my standard X-Bolts shoot 1/2" groups with the first handloads I tried. I put an M Carbo spring kit in them and have great triggers at about 2.2 and 2.5 lbs.
     
  6. Hatrick

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    If I heard right, these rifles are the first manufacturer to go to faster twist rates. I think 7mm is 8.
     
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    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, 1 in 8 twist.
     
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    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I shoot an x-bolt eclipse hunter in 7mm rem mag. Very accurate rifle for a hunting gun. If I was looking for a factory gun it would be the hells canyon long range with the faster twist rate. This is a group at 100 yards from my x-bolt 20180520_193722.jpg
     
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    I have a buddy that has one. We are working to get it zeroed. The barrel break in is still in progress and accuracy is just over 1 MOA at this time with factory ammo. I do not shoot the gun well as the trigger is way to heavy with some creep for my Jewel trained trigger finger, but my buddy shoots it pretty well. Load development and continued barrel break in should continue to improve the gun. I think it will become a good 500 yard hunting rig.
     
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  10. Royal Knight

    Royal Knight Active Member

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    Yes they did change the twist rate for 2018. 30 cal has 1in8 twist now.
     
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  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Not at first, but most all of the newer rifles in 7mm chamberings are rocking a 1:8" twist barrel. They are the first factory produced rifles with a modern twisted 7mm barrel. It almost makes me want to buy one, despite not being a big fan of the X-Bolt and their detachable magazine setup. For the record, I love Browning A-Bolt II rifles, just not the X-Bolt for various fundamental reasons (like the plastic detachable mag, etc...).
     
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  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Timney makes drop-in aftermarket triggers for the X-Bolt rifles, and they're really affordable.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019864053/timney-rifle-trigger-browning-x-bolt-15-to-4-lb-black
     
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  13. Royal Knight

    Royal Knight Active Member

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    I wouldn't mind having a 7mag or 300 win mag
     
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    257Tony Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple, they are both shooters. For the money you get a lot of custom touches that would cost a bunch on a full custom build. 60 degree bolt throw is awesome also. Just adding the $15 trigger spring makes a world of difference, both mine break at exactly 2 lbs, every time. I wish they had a more conventional mag box like the A bolt, but the mags are longer than the A bolts, can't have the best of both worlds I guess!

    I'd buy another in a heart beat.
     
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