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Title: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: SeaRun1 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.

SR1
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: goosehunter12 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.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: SemperFidelis97 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.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: highside74 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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Post by: Magnum_Willys on December 16, 2017, 11:03:45 PM
Good shooter, throw a good 4-24 with turrets on it and you should be rockin. 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Miles 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. 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: HookedOnQuack 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer 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 .

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k269/landonmoses/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsnuqbfduv.jpg) (http://s90.photobucket.com/user/landonmoses/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsnuqbfduv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on December 17, 2017, 11:11:37 AM
I would use 180 accubonds for everyday but try some 215 bergers for 1000 yard fun.   
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: beaslayer6 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..
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer 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.

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Bluemoon 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.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on December 20, 2017, 07:43:40 PM
The x-Bolt trigger is adjustable.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JBar 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.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on December 23, 2017, 08:37:12 PM
Thanks TBAR,

You're happy with it at 3.25 is good news
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Thehowler 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.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on January 03, 2018, 10:43:23 AM
Any one else shooting these?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys 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. 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: muleyhunter69 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
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Mtnwalker on January 03, 2018, 04:47:12 PM
I have been eyeballing the McMillan edition pretty hard lately. Can't decide if it's worth the extra money. It's fully bedded, not sure if the regular hells canyon long range is bedded or not
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on January 08, 2018, 06:01:39 PM
I have been eyeballing the McMillan edition pretty hard lately. Can't decide if it's worth the extra money. It's fully bedded, not sure if the regular hells canyon long range is bedded or not

Looks about as close to a custom as factory can get.  Pretty sweet.  Course price is getting up there too.... 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Hot Lunch on January 16, 2018, 08:37:28 PM
I just grabbed a Hells 300 WSM off gunbroker for $800 brand new. It was a good Monday! I will post up some details once I get some rounds down range.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on January 16, 2018, 11:24:26 PM
I just grabbed a Hells 300 WSM off gunbroker for $800 brand new. It was a good Monday! I will post up some details once I get some rounds down range.
Nice !
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on January 17, 2018, 05:51:16 AM
Killer deal Hot Lunch :tup: Would love to hear she shoots for you
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Miles on January 17, 2018, 06:30:19 AM
Good deal.  At that price Iím guessing itís not the McMillan..?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on January 17, 2018, 08:18:42 AM
I just grabbed a Hells 300 WSM off gunbroker for $800 brand new. It was a good Monday! I will post up some details once I get some rounds down range.

Watching a guy shoot one at the range chambered in .300 WSM. Is why I purchased a Browning, mild recoil with the brake and it was very accurate with factory ammo.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on January 17, 2018, 03:07:02 PM
680 yards one shot xbolt 300wsm
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: RightPlace-RightTime on January 17, 2018, 03:46:50 PM
I have been  looking at these.
Think I'm going with x bolt hells canyon speed
Chambered in .300
Speed is lighter than the long range. Everything else looks comparable
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on January 17, 2018, 11:03:45 PM
I have been  looking at these.
Think I'm going with x bolt hells canyon speed
Chambered in .300
Speed is lighter than the long range. Everything else looks comparable

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Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Hot Lunch on January 18, 2018, 10:17:04 PM
I looked at the McMillan, to heavy. I don't plan on shooting past 500 and 400 will be pushing it. If I was a long range guy and wanted to shoot 1000 I would have sprung for the McMillan.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Hot Lunch on January 18, 2018, 10:19:03 PM
680 yards one shot xbolt 300wsm

Great bull!! What are you running for a scope and load?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on January 19, 2018, 09:06:29 AM
680 yards one shot xbolt 300wsm

Great bull!! What are you running for a scope and load?
Buddy just shooting factory Nosler 180  Accubonds with 1/2 moa accuracy, leupold 4-24 turret scope.  The wsm seems to take well to factory loads - havent chrono-ed it but suspect the short fat case has more consistant sd with factory loads than others.  Big fan of high shoulder shots at extended range.  The 215ís with 300 wm would stretch out further tho.