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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 .

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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

👍👍👍
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.

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on January 28, 2018, 03:51:54 PM
I have bouncing all over with calibers. Taking advice here and buddies. Been back and forth on 7MM mag, 300 win mag, 300wsm and 338 win mag

Decided to order a 300 win mag in a Browning x bolt Hells Canyon Speed. I haven't hunted Elk or Bear with a rifle in over 35 years but this will be my new Elk and Bear gun. I have a tack driving 270 win for Deer, Sheep and Goats

Thanks all for the input
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JWBINX on January 28, 2018, 04:17:19 PM
Check out the new X-bolt Pro. There awesome.
Go 300 win mag!!
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on January 28, 2018, 04:54:51 PM
The Pros are very nice for sure
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on January 28, 2018, 06:03:48 PM
Check out the new X-bolt Pro. There awsome.
Go 300 win mag!!

👍👍👍
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on January 30, 2018, 04:53:55 PM
Just ordered the 300 win mag today. Planning on starting off with these 5 bullets and see what she likes. All factory  :guns:

180gr Accubonds
190gr LR Accubonds
!80gr Sciroccos
180gr Interlocks
180gr Interbonds

Thanks again to every one who commented
Title: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on January 30, 2018, 05:37:11 PM
Let me know how you like the rifle and what rounds seem to shoot the best.  I am in the market of purchasing one


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Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 02, 2018, 05:36:41 AM
Looks like Interbonds are out as they look to be discontinued
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Matth on February 05, 2018, 04:53:11 PM
I have had the 26 nosler in hells canyon speed for about a year now. I'm running 140 grain accubonds 86 grains of us869 nosler brass and federal primers, and it's less that 1/2 moa. also fun to shoot with the brake.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 05, 2018, 06:54:37 PM
Nice B.C. on that bullet
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Post by: Matth on February 06, 2018, 10:37:59 AM
Yes sir.
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Post by: jdb on February 09, 2018, 07:25:54 PM
Posted for hdr, I'm sure he'll tell us all about it
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Post by: HDR on February 09, 2018, 09:55:50 PM
Had a hard time adding the pic. Browning  Hells Canyon Speed 7mm. Leupold  VX-5HD. Oregunsmith made the stock and worked the trigger. It's set at just under 3 lbs. Atlas  bipod
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Post by: Magnum_Willys on February 09, 2018, 09:59:45 PM
Had a hard time adding the pic. Browning  Hells Canyon Speed 7mm. Leupold  VX-5HD. Oregunsmith made the stock and worked the trigger. It's set at just under 3 lbs. Atlas  bipod

Pretty much a do-all rifle there !  Nice.  Bet its a nice shooter with the break and 7mm too.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 10, 2018, 07:12:32 AM
HDR

Great looking rifle. Bet she shoots lights out. Great scope too, that's probably what I'm topping my 300 with
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: HDR on February 10, 2018, 11:27:20 AM
100 yards. ELD-X
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Post by: zwickeyman on February 10, 2018, 12:31:59 PM
Dam nice 5 shot group there :tup:
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on February 10, 2018, 02:41:48 PM
The Browning X-Bolts flat shoot.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 07:26:02 AM
Finally got it put together and headed to the range today to break in the barrel and see what she likes

X Bolt Speed in 300 win mag topped with Talley rings and a Leupold VX5 3-15x42
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on February 24, 2018, 07:33:45 AM
Looking forward to hearing your results.  Nice setup.  :tup:
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Post by: Miles on February 24, 2018, 07:37:18 AM
Finally got it put together and headed to the range today to break in the barrel and see what she likes

X Bolt Speed in 300 win mag topped with Talley rings and a Leupold VX5 3-15x42

What barrel break in procedure are you going to use?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Timberstalker on February 24, 2018, 07:39:57 AM
Nice set up Zwickeyman.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 07:54:56 AM
Miles,
A version of a typical break in

Clean
1 shot - clean
1 shot - clean
1 shot - clean
1 shot - clean
3 shots - clean
3 shots - clean
3 shots - clean

Letting the barrel cool between shots and clean it hard with a bore snake

Then I'll start doing 3 shot groups with different bullets and clean in between to see what she likes. I have 6 different bullets to try today. LUCKILY I ONLY HAD TO BUY 4 BOXES

180 grain Remington ultra coreloks
180 grain Hornady Interlocks
180 grain Federal TBT
180 grain Winchester XP3
190 grain Nosler Accubond LR
200 grain Federal Edge TLR

and then I have a buddy putting together some handloads for me with
180 Accubonds
180 Partitions
190 Accubond LR


Nothing too special but its what Ive always done

A lot of guys will go to 3  at 5 shot after the 3 shot series before grouping :dunno:

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on February 24, 2018, 10:03:58 AM
I do same breakin but like to use nylon brush and patches with Boretech copper remover on custom rifle.  Like shoving all the gunk out and never putting dirty snake back in - but I do use the snake for my factory hunting guns.
Good selection to test - probably all shoot great then what ?  heh 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 04:14:29 PM
Got back from the range, love the gun :tup:

Forgot some bullets so only ran 4 types all groups at 100 yards

200 gr TLR  2"
190 gr Accubond LR 1 1/2"
180 gr Interlock 1 1/4"
180 gr Federal Trophy Bonded Tip 3/4" :IBCOOL:

It loved the TBT's. Group after group sub MOA. Looks like this is it unless my buddies reloads can shoot better
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Mtnwalker on February 24, 2018, 04:31:11 PM
The TBT's are the most accurate factory load I've shot in my 7mm, one barely ragged hole. They used to be hard to find but I'm seeing them more lately. Good enough to make me wonder why I reload for it!
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on February 24, 2018, 04:48:25 PM
I just picked one up my self on Wednesday in 300 WIN MAG.   Hoping to make it out the range tomorrow


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Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 06:06:45 PM
Please let me know what shoots well for you. Have fun
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on February 24, 2018, 06:57:57 PM
Will do.  I am going to start out with shooting superformance and then adjust from there.


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Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JL on February 24, 2018, 08:51:16 PM
I also just picked one up in .300 WM and followed a similar break in as Zwickeyman. Iím running Warne mounts and rings w/ a Leupold 3i 4.5X14X40. I didnít bore sight or use a level. This was my first 7 shot group @ 50 yds w/ a cleaned barrel and Federal blue box SPís, dry patching. The two touching lower lefts were a cleaning deviation after wet patching.

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Following this, I setup @ 100 yds. Groups were then, all similar in the 2-2 ĹĒ range and low. It was cold, I was a little under dressed, and should have secured the butt stock better (reticle movement).

On my next session, I ran even more cheapo Hornady American WT 180 gr InterLocks. First group was 2 ĹĒ. Wet patched it. Second group was about the same. Didnít touch it. Third group was well under MOA. Didnít touch it. 4th group was well under MOA. Didnít touch it. 5th group was a hair over MOA. By the last group, the snow was coming in sideways and I was admittedly cold, and shivering a little. Squeezed 2 last shots offÖ

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I have a box of Berger VLD 185ís and Nosler Trophy LR 190 Accubonds Iím anxious to try. It seems like many are getting great results w/ the ELD-Xís, so am planning to try those as well. With the amount I shoot, probably going to make the jump and start reloading any day now.

This browning is replacing a stainless Ruger M77 MKII 7mm RM that I would call a 2Ē shooter (factory). Of all the ammo out there, itís most likely to shoot MOA with the Federal blue box SP in 175. I think the Rugerís prettier, more durable, and definitely prefer its bolt, action, and safety to the Browning HC Speed. However, the Browning is noticeably lighter, kicks like a school girl comparatively (muzzle break & pad), has a better trigger (adjustable), is bedded and free floated, and Iím certain it will produce custom-level groups w/ some more range time. In my opinion, itís an out of the box beast.

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Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 09:03:13 PM
JL,

It was pretty cold today, especially early. Seams like a pretty good shooter. The lowest I could get my trigger was 3.5#, a little heavier than I'm used too but I might put a lighter spring in it and try to get around 3#. Thanks for the range report

I really appreciate everyone's input the last few weeks and I'll up date next weekend when I get back to the range with some additional ammo
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JL on February 24, 2018, 09:51:05 PM
Yeah, with your 3/4" groups, my input was a little inadequate or redundant  :IBCOOL:.

Hoping to run the 185 and 190's through it tomorrow.

For your 3.5 lbs of pull, how far is that bolt now extruding from being flush?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 24, 2018, 11:17:59 PM
3 threads left, don't dare back it out any more. Lighter spring is an option though. I might give it a try
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JeffRaines on February 24, 2018, 11:50:02 PM
I took mine out completely. Doesn't make it unsafe at all - actually its still higher than I'd prefer. I just tossed mine into a bag for when I replace the spring or trigger.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 25, 2018, 04:30:10 AM
Jeff, you are right. I remember watching a video on how to replace the spring and the screw is an adjust not what keeps it there. thanks
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on February 25, 2018, 06:01:46 AM
rechecked the trigger pull with a buddies gauge (better quality than mine) and it reads 3#10oz. I removed the spring screw and it didn't change. It even feels heavier than that but for where its at its still a nice trigger with a very clean break
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on March 06, 2018, 06:10:30 AM
Installed a MCARBO trigger spring and have it set at 2 3/4# Perfect for me

For what its worth to anyone shooting factory ammo. The 180gr Federal TBT still shooting better groups than anything else
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JeffRaines on March 06, 2018, 09:41:02 AM
Installed a MCARBO trigger spring and have it set at 2 3/4# Perfect for me

For what its worth to anyone shooting factory ammo. The 180gr Federal TBT still shooting better groups than anything else

I'm thinking about picking one of these up. Hows the creep/over-travel?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on March 06, 2018, 10:42:23 AM
Nice clean break. I noticed it added a little more pre travel after adding the new spring but its miniumal and worth it
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Jonathan_S on March 06, 2018, 10:57:04 AM
Did load development on one chambered in 300 wsm last weekend. Six shots to find pressure and then backed off a grain.

Pretty full case of 4831 pushing a 190 vld shot at 167 yards. Always work up your loads

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: opdinkslayer on March 06, 2018, 10:59:00 AM
Put one in the nephews xbolt with the same result. 2 1/2-2 3/4 pull with a bit of pre & over travel. Much better than stock and way cheaper than a replacement. If triggertech made one for it I would go that route. Nicest trigger I've used.
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Post by: HookedOnQuack on March 11, 2018, 05:35:47 PM
My Hells canyon LR is sitting waiting to be picked up since mid last week and wont make it there til next Sunday, the wait is killing me! Trying to decide between the Leupy VX3i in 4.5x14x50 with the CDS or going with the NF SHV in 4x14x56. Any of you have any experience or recommendations on either scope?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: jrebel on March 11, 2018, 06:33:28 PM
My Hells canyon LR is sitting waiting to be picked up since mid last week and wont make it there til next Sunday, the wait is killing me! Trying to decide between the Leupy VX3i in 4.5x14x50 with the CDS or going with the NF SHV in 4x14x56. Any of you have any experience or recommendations on either scope?

I own, shoot and love both leupold and NF.  My only thought with the NF....if you are going 4-14, you might as well do the 5-20......You won't regret it.  I love my 5-20 shv.   :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: highside74 on March 11, 2018, 06:47:52 PM
I went with the Leupold VX-5HD with the wind plex reticle and CDS2. I looked hard at the SHV that you are looking at but they aren't considered waterproof as soon as that top cap comes off.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Miles on March 25, 2018, 07:11:09 AM
Took the rifle out for the first time yesterday.  Went through the break in process, then started shooting 5 shot groups of different loads to see what it liked.  I cleaned between each 5 shot group and usually had one slightly out of the group.   Now itís time fine tune a load and start getting some trigger time.

Overall I really like the rifle and the factory trigger is great.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on March 25, 2018, 07:20:32 AM
Did you find it hates a clean barrel?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on March 25, 2018, 08:38:01 AM
Was your top target string horizontal as shown?  Wind ?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Miles on March 25, 2018, 03:27:53 PM
Did you find it hates a clean barrel?

Yes.  I would have the flyer on the start of each 5 shot group after the cleaning.  Groups tightened up as the day went on and I cleaned less frequently.   It really groups multiple loads well.  I finished the day with a total round count of 65.

Was your top target string horizontal as shown?  Wind ?

All of the pictures are rotated due to the way they uploaded from my phone, so that is actually a vertical string.  We did have a decent amount of crosswind at times, but I was still able to get some decent groups.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Wingin it on March 25, 2018, 06:41:18 PM
Looks like a shooter to me.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on March 25, 2018, 08:21:24 PM
Great rifles!!!
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: HookedOnQuack on March 25, 2018, 09:03:55 PM
My Hells canyon LR is sitting waiting to be picked up since mid last week and wont make it there til next Sunday, the wait is killing me! Trying to decide between the Leupy VX3i in 4.5x14x50 with the CDS or going with the NF SHV in 4x14x56. Any of you have any experience or recommendations on either scope?

I own, shoot and love both leupold and NF.  My only thought with the NF....if you are going 4-14, you might as well do the 5-20......You won't regret it.  I love my 5-20 shv.   :tup: :tup:

i ended up going with the NF 4-14-56 and man is that thing clear! only problem is i ordered my rings before the scope and got mediums and with going to the larger objective they arent tall enough :bash:. so i have Highs on the way, killing me to look at this thing and not be able to go shoot! I went with the Talleys as they make them in the cerakote to match the barrel.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on May 25, 2018, 10:21:16 PM
Just an update of what I ended up running out of my 300 win. Shoots lights out. Great rifle


200 gr. Nosler partitions with 79gr. of H1000

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Brushbuster on May 26, 2018, 06:20:40 AM
Just an update of what I ended up running out of my 300 win. Shoots lights out. Great rifle


200 gr. Nosler partitions with 79gr. of H1000

Great to hear your gun is shooting so well!!  :tup: :tup: I need to get to the range & start the break-in of my 6.5 cm also.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on May 26, 2018, 08:51:15 AM
Forgot to mention they are .020 off the lands
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Piscatory_5 on June 03, 2018, 07:18:39 PM
Shot this today with 7rm 2 shot each 61-65 g rl22. 3150 fps Max. Top Target and bottom Target different bullets, 160 sierra on top, 162 eldx on bottom.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180604/b350cb601b3383a4f4d8f01f4ef28862.jpg)
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on June 03, 2018, 08:45:58 PM
I would take the 162gr ELD-X over any Sierra even if the ELD-Xís grouped half again as big as the Sierraís, especially when it comes to hunting bullet terminal performance. Sierra needs to get out of the Stone Age and keep up. Hornady is dominating the marked in accuracy and technology.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: 92xj on July 05, 2018, 08:59:56 PM
For those that haven't done the trigger spring yet, I feel the upgrade made a very positive difference for my speed. Would recommend doing it.
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I have zero affiliation with them, just bought their spring and think for the cost it's worth it and wanted to pass on the discount code.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: ffbowhunter on July 05, 2018, 09:16:42 PM
I have had a hell of a time finding factory amp my 300 win mag likes. What does the hells canyon lr like?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: rackattack on July 05, 2018, 09:36:41 PM
What's the difference between the hells canyon speed and the western hunter other than the barrel coatings?
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: shallowforks on July 05, 2018, 09:41:41 PM
I think thats the only difference. I have the western hunter. Felt like the stainless was better in the long run than the cerakote.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Biggerhammer on July 05, 2018, 09:49:16 PM
The only difference is the Western has a black coating, the Hellís has a burnt bronze. The Hellís is fluted the Western isnít. My cost out the door for the Western 28 Nosler $730.00 and it shoots 1/2 moa with Nosler factory 160 Accubondís.  It a hard choice to make.

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JBar on July 06, 2018, 04:20:22 AM
Where did you find the western at that price @biggerhammer
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: zwickeyman on July 06, 2018, 05:25:51 AM
FFBOWHUNTER,                                                                                                                                                           My 300 shot the best groups with Federal TBT 180 grain. I was really surprised how poorly most of the factory ammo shot
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: ffbowhunter on July 06, 2018, 08:35:41 AM
Browning is taking the rifle back for evaluation. I will try that after I get it back.
FFBOWHUNTER,                                                                                                                                                           My 300 shot the best groups with Federal TBT 180 grain. I was really surprised how poorly most of the factory ammo shot
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: johnnyaustin44 on October 06, 2018, 12:48:20 AM
I had a really hard time finding a load for my hells canyon lr. Hated 200grn eldxs and 185 bergers. Settled on 165 tbt from federal. Was hoping to get a heavier bullet going out of it but they just flat out wouldnít shoot. In a big way.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: shorthair15 on October 07, 2018, 05:58:54 PM
Thinking of getting a browning hells canyon western hunter in 270. Any one have one of these. Any thoughts let me know thanks.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: JBar on October 07, 2018, 06:31:52 PM
Thinking of getting a browning hells canyon western hunter in 270. Any one have one of these. Any thoughts let me know thanks.
I have a western hunter in 6.5 shoots great, very accurate sub MOA. My son has the Speed in 270 shoots incredible with factory ammo. Here's a pic of his 200 yard group, rough measured with a crappy tape measure so I actually think its smaller the .75 inches.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: spoonman on October 09, 2018, 01:47:15 PM
I shot a friends Browning X bolt and it was great. I'm looking into one now but can't decide on which one?  The xbolt pro long range with a hand lapped barrel and carbon fiber stock or the xbolt hells Canyon long range both in 300 win mag
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: 92xj on October 15, 2018, 06:22:30 AM
Tested some loads I worked up this weekend, nothing that great, so back to the drawing board.
I tried 190gr ABLR and 200gr ABs using H1000 and 4831

yesterday I picked up a box of 212eldx, RL22 and more H1000.

Anyone have any recommendation on amounts between those three rounds and powders?  I know most folks do not like the ABLRs but I am curious if I can get them to work.  Though, my first choice would be the 200ABs for my hunting round.  But if I can get the 212s to shoot, those will do me just fine.

Was going to start around 73gr rl22 with the 212s and work up
not really sure yet of H1000 and the 212s.

br2 primers but did pick up some cci250s to try

I am shooting a hells canyon speed 300wm with 82 rounds through it.
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: Magnum_Willys on October 15, 2018, 06:41:46 AM
Not a Berger fan?  If it was me I would work up to load of 77 gr H1000, Fed 215s, 215 Berger Hybrid/Hunter at .010-.040 off - seems proven tho start no higher than 72 as lots vary. 
Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: 92xj on October 15, 2018, 08:40:49 AM
Not a Berger fan?  If it was me I would work up to load of 77 gr H1000, Fed 215s, 215 Berger Hybrid/Hunter at .010-.040 off - seems proven tho start no higher than 72 as lots vary.

Nothing against them at all.  I have zero experience with them but would be willing to give them a shot if this weekend's shooting doesn't turn up a load I'm looking to achieve.

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: BULLBLASTER on October 15, 2018, 11:01:44 AM
You should be able to start around 72-73 h1000 with the 212 and work up. Probably get to 76-77. You should be able to get those bullets to 2900 or maybe a bit faster. Start at mag length or 30-40 off. Assuming you are talking 300 win mag ( I didnít read the whole thread again)

Title: Re: Input on Browning x-bolt hells canyon
Post by: 92xj on October 15, 2018, 07:22:27 PM
Thanks, yes 300 wm.
Will load some up to test Friday