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Old 04-26-2016, 11:28 AM   #1
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Has anyone bought one of these rifles? Looking at purchasing one in 7mm08.

Good/Bad reviews?
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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Did you ever get one?

I'm looking into this rifle as well. Thinking about a 6.5 Creedmore. I'm a big Browning rifle fan as my primary hunting rifle has been an A-bolt in 300 Win Mag for 19 years. That gun has always shot 1/2" with my reloads.

The new speed rifle has some great features with ceracoating, fluted barrel, lightweight, and removable muzzle break.


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Old 06-13-2016, 07:51 AM   #3
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Not yet, have placed an order just waiting for it to come in. Been shooting a Browning BAR in .300 for 30 years but do not get near the grouping you are getting.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:24 AM   #4
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I really like mine. It's a 270. Very accurate rifle.
The trigger pull takes some getting use to.
The only bad that I've found is the trigger pull can't "really" be worked on if you want less than a 3lbs pull. it has to be replaced.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:42 PM   #5
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Good to know. Thanks httex!


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Old 06-14-2016, 10:57 AM   #6
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I have a new trigger spring in my a-bolt 300 win mag that helped lower the pull. Not sure if something like that will be available for this model.

That is one drawback of Browning vs. a more common platform like the Rem 700. To me, the out of the box factory reliability makes up for it.


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Old 06-14-2016, 05:18 PM   #7
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Those are kinda expensive. I think if I was gonna spend $1400 on a rifle I'd have Alamo Precision build me one.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:52 PM   #8
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I'm looking at one for $950 from my local gun dealer. I agree that if it was over 1200-1300 I would look at a Cooper or other custom build.


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Old 08-22-2016, 02:41 PM   #9
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Anyone own one??? Like it ? Hate it?
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:54 AM   #10
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interested as well. Anyone owned one?
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:52 PM   #11
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I saw one on here not long ago, I think. Maybe they'll chime in. It's not my cup of tea but, then, I don't have a need for an ultralight rifle. I prefer a little heavier/stiffer barrel. I've never liked Browning's triggers and there's no really great replacements. Plus, there's minimal aftermarket support. For less money I can buy Tikka and solve all those issues with equal or greater accuracy and an action that's commonly used for custom builds without the need for truing. They may not be as 'pretty' out of the box but they flat-out shoot - outshooting most factory rifles; and are the best value on the market when you compare quality/accuracy/price.

I'm more in the custom game these days but for a factory rifle, Tikka is where it's at for me


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Old 11-11-2017, 11:56 PM   #12
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I saw one on here not long ago, I think. Maybe they'll chime in. It's not my cup of tea but, then, I don't have a need for an ultralight rifle. I prefer a little heavier/stiffer barrel. I've never liked Browning's triggers and there's no really great replacements. Plus, there's minimal aftermarket support. For less money I can buy Tikka and solve all those issues with equal or greater accuracy and an action that's commonly used for custom builds without the need for truing. They may not be as 'pretty' out of the box but they flat-out shoot - outshooting most factory rifles; and are the best value on the market when you compare quality/accuracy/price.

I'm more in the custom game these days but for a factory rifle, Tikka is where it's at for me


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See thatís what Iím trying to decide between. Really like the Tikkas as well.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:21 AM   #13
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I have an xbolt in 6.5, not the hells canyon version. I have put around 30 rounds down range. I like the gun, shoots fine...will put it to the test in a few weeks on some whitetail.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:51 AM   #14
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I just picked up my Tikka action custom today. Hopefully will shoot it in the morning!
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:31 PM   #15
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I have a Xbolt carbon stainless, it shoots great. I had to do a trigger job myself no one will work on them. Its great now. you really have to dig on internet to find info on how to do it. Seems browning has scared everyone to death to work on them.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:58 PM   #16
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I have a Xbolt carbon stainless, it shoots great. I had to do a trigger job myself no one will work on them. Its great now. you really have to dig on internet to find info on how to do it. Seems browning has scared everyone to death to work on them.
I bought an x bolt stainless fluted carbon fiber 270 wsm from a TBH'ER and had a gunsmith change out the trigger spring. Breaks around 2 lbs now and a huge improvement. Supposedly Timney will release a replacement trigger at Shot show. Really like mine and shoots factory ammo really well....like 1/2" @ 100 yards
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