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Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have two of them and they are well made and accurate.

But I don't see much mention of them by many hunters.


MadtownTiger
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Texas
Member since Sep 2010
3876 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Well I'm glad somebody mentioned them on here. I was just thinking about getting one in 6.5 PRC.


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
9921 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I love mine. It's the only 300wsm that i've shot, but its silly accurate.


thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
11151 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Probably because browning is notorious for building shite firearms.

My dad's citori hes leaving me is trash. That and his sweet 16 my brother gets. John Browning was over rated.










Haha I kid. I bet that got someone's attention.


jgthunt
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Walker
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2045 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have 2 x-bolts and a early 90s a-bolt. Love them all


pdubya76
Mississippi St. Fan
Sw Ms
Member since Mar 2012
4412 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have an A bolt is 300 WSM that my wife gave me for our 1st anniversary. It’s a tack driver and kicks like a mule. I’ll never sell it.


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sig2608
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since May 2010
442 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have an A-bolt 270 with the BOSS system . It’s a tack driver .


Purple Spoon
Duke Fan
Hoth
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14554 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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a early 90s a-bolt



Growing up I though the pinnacle of firearms was my uncles A bolt. He let me hunt with it once and I felt like Rambo walking through the woods. Shot a doe with it


jgthunt
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Walker
Member since Feb 2010
2045 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
My mom and step dad bought mine from my step brother's orthodontist in 1997. He was left handed and couldn't get used to the right handed bolt. A-bolt SS 30-06 with Leupold 3.5-10x40 scope and Leupold rings/bases. Got it for $800.


Stexas
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SWLA
Member since May 2013
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re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Because they’re expensive. I’m a huge Browning fan but you can buy nearly three Savages for the price of a similar caliber Browning or two Tikal’s and they will be very similar in accuracy.

Don’t misunderstand me, they are more expensive for a reason, just not a reason the average doe killer worries about.


LW
LSU Fan
Lakeland, LA
Member since May 2004
519 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have the Long range version with the McMillan stock in a 300 wsm. It is a tack driver! Just talked a buddy into one.


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lv2bowhntAU
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God's Country,a.k.a N. Alabama
Member since Jan 2011
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re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Because there's too many options at their price point that are as good and likely better. They aren't bad rifles necessarily. I've had 4. I still have 1 of them. One of the other 3 was so so and would hang around moa with the right ammo. The other two wouldn't hold moa with anything I ever found. I don't even consider them when I go to buy a rifle nowadays. I'll take a Bergara or Tikka over them every day


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SportTiger1
LSU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
24220 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I personally I don't like the appearance of them. A little too futuristic I guess? I like the A bolt better.

But that's just me and means nothing.

quote:

I'll take a Bergara or Tikka over them every day


This.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 8:59 pm


jgthunt
LSU Fan
Walker
Member since Feb 2010
2045 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I like the A-bolt better than my 2 x-bolts, but I like my x-bolts better than the Tikka I had. Granted the Tikka was nice for the price. Haven't handled a Bergera. I'd like to buy a couple older a-bolts in different calibers, but there's a reason nobody is letting them go.


Junkyard Hog
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas
Member since Aug 2019
74 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I love my XBolt .270wsm.

Particularly love the detachable magazine


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thegreatboudini
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2008
4828 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I’ve got the X Bolt Hell’s Canyon in 6.5 creedmoor. Absolutely love the gun.

Also have the discontinued browning A Bolt in 270 WSM. Love it too, but it’ll knock your shoulder off if you’re not ready.


SportTiger1
LSU Fan
Stonewall, LA
Member since Feb 2007
24220 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I'm sure xbolt is a fine gun although the people I know who had one couldn't get them under MOA. I just don't like the looks of the magazine plate or housing or whatever that is. A bolt is a lot more classic.
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Sparetime
Mississippi St. Fan
Lookin down at La
Member since Sep 2014
572 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Abolt action is the smoothest action I've ever worked, like butter and when it locks it is locked. Only action that comes close is Mark V old Weatherby. Xbolt feels production line, but better than others mentioned on here.


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LEASTBAY
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
9546 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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X Bolt Hell’s Canyon in 6.5 creedmoor


Getting this next. Longe range or speed?


Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
64681 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Because Tikka and Bergara are making far better guns

Original A-bolt was amazing. X-bolt a decent gun. AB3 is trash


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