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Old 01-10-2019, 07:43 AM   #1
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Anyone have a Browning X-Bolt? I am currently looking at getting one in 300WM.
I've read the reviews on it in various forums, compared against other Rifle makes, and am feeling confident about it. I'm just about ready to pull the trigger so I figured I'd post up on the GS and see what y'all have to say. Any info is much appreciated!
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Brownings are tack drivers out of the box. Don't hesitate.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:44 AM   #3
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I’m in the same boat- Lol!
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:50 AM   #4
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I have an X Bolt Medallion in .270. Great gun.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:01 AM   #5
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I have a 270 win its a great light gun.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:04 AM   #6
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That's what I like to hear! I'm looking at the Hell's Canyon.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 AM   #7
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Got my wife the micro hunter in 308 and shoots ragged holes with factory ammo.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:14 AM   #8
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I have 3 x bolt medallions . Great guns
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:22 AM   #9
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Don't have an X-Bolt, but I've had an A-Bolt in .300 WSM for many years. I bought it during the "lawyer trigger" years and had to replace the trigger spring, otherwise a great gun. If I were to buy a new bolt gun, it would be the X-Bolt.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:26 AM   #10
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Brownings are tack drivers out of the box. Don't hesitate.
∆∆∆∆∆ this for sure. Abolt or Xbolt.

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That's what I like to hear! I'm looking at the Hell's Canyon.
^^^^^^^^ Sweet gun for sure but the price point would steer me to a custom rig built.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:39 AM   #11
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Have a Browning x bolt hells canyon. Love it and it's a tack driver. Fit and finish is amazing and honestly made me love Browning more. Have a Maxis shotgun as well.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:43 AM   #12
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I had a White Gold Medallion 300 Win Mag. They are ok, not much choices in ring mounts available, for what it costs a picatinny rail would be a lot better. Accuracy was good after a bedding job and some trigger work. For what I had stuck in the gun to make it shoot, I could have had one built at APR.

I sold it and had a rifle built.

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:48 AM   #13
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∆∆∆∆∆ this for sure. Abolt or Xbolt.



^^^^^^^^ Sweet gun for sure but the price point would steer me to a custom rig built.
I previously got carried away with AR builds and wanted to get away from that. I think eventually I will build. My goal for the time being is to have a solid big game platform out of the box and if adjustments need to be made or I find I need to upgrade down the line I will.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:50 AM   #14
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Don't know about the newer x-bolt but we have a 90's A-bolt thats a tack driver.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:51 AM   #15
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Don't have an X-Bolt, but I've had an A-Bolt in .300 WSM for many years. I bought it during the "lawyer trigger" years and had to replace the trigger spring, otherwise a great gun. If I were to buy a new bolt gun, it would be the X-Bolt.
They have the FeatherTrigger in it now, should come stock set at 3.5lb, and adjustable down to 3lb and up to 5lb. Definitely looking forward to picking it up!
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:34 PM   #16
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I mess up and didn’t get a .22-250 that my neighbor had for sale a few years back.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:11 AM   #17
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Love my 300 win mag Xbolt medallion ..
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:31 AM   #18
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My son has an xbolt 7mm08. Very accurate.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:24 PM   #19
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All my hunting guns are Brownings. My last, that I just bought in November, is an X-Bolt in 308 cal. I have been reloading several different loads for it and it is performing quite well with all the loads. Mine is the White Gold Medallion. You absolutely cannot go wrong with a browning in any caliber. As for 300 WM for Aoudad, Roy Hurley of the Sproul Ranch as Killed hundreds with a 270 cal., but, I really like my 300 WM also.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:37 AM   #20
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Ive got 3 of them also. Fit and finish will def keep me a life time buyer.
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:11 AM   #21
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Have one in 22-250 one of the best guns I’ve owned
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:49 AM   #22
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Hard to beat browning. Both of mine with Sub MOA shooters out of the box with Nikon scopes.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:22 PM   #23
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Browning XBolt Composite 3D Birds Eye Maple 300WM is a great one
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #24
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I've heard nothing but great things man, I'd go for it
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:18 PM   #25
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That's what I like to hear! I'm looking at the Hell's Canyon.
I picked up the hells canyon in .308 about a month ago. Haven't stretched it out yet but at 100 it delivered close to 1/2 minute on a freezing cold day without the lead sled.
Go for it.

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Old 01-14-2019, 02:22 PM   #26
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I have the western hunter x-bolt in 6.5 creedmoor and it has been submoa out to 800 so far with factory ammo.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:49 PM   #27
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I've had several, currently have three and about to get a Hell's Canyon McMillan. All have been very accurate. However, some had smother actions than others but all locked-up tight. I don't thing you would be unhappy with one, I believe they are worth the investment.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:43 PM   #28
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I own one in 260 and 270. Love em.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:01 PM   #29
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I have an A-Bolt medallion with a very slender barrel in .270. That thing is a tack driver but it kills my shoulder. I leave it at deer camp for anyone that is bringing a friend or has a rifle issue. We make guests shoot at camp before they hunt and that rifle has filled many tags for guys that otherwise would have been sitting out due to poor grouping or not hitting the target.
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