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Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« on: December 16, 2017, 05:29:51 PM »
I'm going to buy a 300 Win Mag and looking at the xbolt. Anyone have experience with this rifle you would share

Basically Pro's and Con's

Thanks

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 06:18:29 PM »
I just bought one last Saturday in 300 Win Mag.  I obviously cannot help you with my experience but can exchange pmís with load development.  I have the Long Range version.

Just ordered DNZ rings and some ELD-X bullets for it.  PM if you want to work together on this if you buy one.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 07:38:54 PM »
Awesome rifle, picked mine up about a year ago, it's the western hunter one in the 300 Win Mag, shoots as good as I can, if its off a bit its me not the rifle, 3 shoots at 100yards off a backpack most the time 2 are touching and the other one is about 1/4"-1/2" off.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 07:42:57 PM »
SEARUN1,
I wont be reloading, at least not for a while so I'll be shooting factory. Would love to hear what you develope and the results though. Sure looks and feels good to me

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 09:47:26 PM »
I run 180 grain accubonds through mine, and it was shooting 3" groups at 400 yards this summer.  Browning makes a solid rifle.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 10:19:57 PM »
My brother has an X bolt composit stalker in 300 win and I have a Hells Canyon Speed in 6.5 creedmoor. They are both tac drivers and worth every penny. You won't be disappointed.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 11:03:45 PM »
Good shooter, throw a good 4-24 with turrets on it and you should be rockin. 

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 03:11:24 AM »
I just picked mine up a few weeks ago.  It wasnít easy finding one in 7mm mag...  I mounted the scope last weekend and plan to get out shooting sometime soon.  I didnít care much for the regular stock, but I really liked the feel/fit of the McMillan. 

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 08:44:13 AM »
My brother has an X bolt composit stalker in 300 win and I have a Hells Canyon Speed in 6.5 creedmoor. They are both tac drivers and worth every penny. You won't be disappointed.
Planning on geeting the Speed in 6.5 myself shortly, thanks for the info

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 09:04:44 AM »
I picked up a X-Bolt Western Hunter awhile back in 28 Nosler. The only difference between the two is the Western Hunter is finished in black instead of burnt bronze Cerakote and the Western Hunter is non fluted.

Seeing it is a fairly light for a super magnum. All I care about in a hunting rifle is my first three shots. The rifle shot super well with the factory Nosler 160gr Accubond's .

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 10:45:07 AM »
Thanks for all the reply's gents. I haven't heard of many negitives

Miles. The McMillian sure is nice

I'm gussing I'll start out with 180gr Accubonds or 180gr Scirrocos

Thanks again

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 11:11:37 AM »
I would use 180 accubonds for everyday but try some 215 bergers for 1000 yard fun.   

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 10:01:37 PM »
I had a hells canyon in 300wsm and it shot 3/4" at 100yards all day.. my go to gun is a 26 nosler western hunter.. that  shoots  about the same maybe a bit better if I do my part.. my farivote guns..

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2017, 05:35:50 AM »
Bighammer,

Love the 28 Nosler, probably what I should get and use it for everything. Not too big for Deer and big enough for Elk, great caliber

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
Bighammer,

Love the 28 Nosler, probably what I should get and use it for everything. Not too big for Deer and big enough for Elk, great caliber

With the muzzle brake recoil is between a sporter weight .308 Win and a 30-06. Hard to beat the ballistics of the heavier 7mm bullets at 28 Nosler speeds.

Once you have the brass, it can be handloaded for about .86 cents a round with premium bullets.

That being said. The 300 Win Mag is my all time favorite cartridge.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2017, 08:52:19 AM »
Browning made 17 Left handed All Weather X Bolts in 6.5 Creedmore for the 2017 Shot Show. I was very fortunate to get number 16.   I absolutely love it.  I took 3 deer and a antelope with it this year with my longest shot at 476 yards on a respectable Mulie.  My son who shoots right handed decided he wanted to shoot it as well and took his deer and antelope with it.  You won't go wrong with one in any caliber.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 07:29:42 PM »
I handled one again today along with a Remington, Bergara, Kimber, Christiansen, and a couple of others

The only small issue I have with it is I don't really care for the trigger. For you guys that own one, I know its a 3#-5# trigger but does it come from the factory closer to 3# or 5#?. I have my Tikka set up between 2 1/2#and 3# and it feels way better than the X bolt

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2017, 07:43:40 PM »
The x-Bolt trigger is adjustable.
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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2017, 07:18:18 AM »
Thanks for all the reply's. Still leaning towards one of the xbolts but not 100% sure yet

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2017, 08:25:20 AM »
I have mine adjusted down to 3.25 and it feels great IMO for use as my hunting rig. If i remember correctly it was at 3.75 out of the box which is still way better than other factory triggers.
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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 08:37:12 PM »
Thanks TBAR,

You're happy with it at 3.25 is good news

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2017, 06:31:24 AM »
Was looking at a few at Sportsmans warehouse yesterday, nice rifles. Was told from the salesman the 30/6 and the 270 have not been available company wide for some time.

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2018, 10:43:23 AM »
Any one else shooting these?

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2018, 12:11:44 PM »
Have the regular x-bolt in 325 wsm.  Sweet rifle.  Light though, 325 wsm kicks hard in this rifle. 

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Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 03:55:50 PM »
I have 2 of them and may be purchasing a third. They come with an awesome recoil pad and are tack drivers. Buy it you wont regret it

 

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