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Jack Ruby
Memphis Fan
Member since Apr 2014
14070 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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Because they’re expensive


Bingo.


When you can go buy a Weatherby/Howa for $600 now, it kind of makes paying $1,500 for a Browning a stupid move on the old pocketbook.

Besides the newer Remington 700, which is a complete piece of shite now, most any modern bolt action from a reputable gun maker is going to shoot awesome. Browning is just kind of paying for a name now. None of their firearms are really unique anymore like they used to be.


Cossatotjoe
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2020
938 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Because they are a budget rifle made for ease of production but sold at a premium price. Of course, nowadays so are most others. So the Browning rifles aren’t any worse than anything else. And often those cheap or cheaply made rifles will really shoot.


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offshoretrash
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Farmerville, La
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have a X bolt Micro .308 that is my favorite rifle to hunt with.


308
Member since Sep 2020
245 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Both of my X Bolts were purchased new in the box for less than $700 off Gunbroker, when a $50 company rebate was figured in. Shipping included.


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thegreatboudini
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2008
4827 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Long range. The 26” barrel with that muzzle break is a work of art.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
US Space Force Fan
Here
Member since Jan 2011
58485 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I dont like them because they are ugly. They look like space blasters to me. If youre gonna buy an ugly gun there are cheaper ugly guns available.

The push button bolt lock is a pretty cool feature.


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Mandeville
Member since Sep 2013
3149 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have a .300winmag Hells Canyon Long range with Thunder Chicken suppressor. Thing is so damn fun to shoot.


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TarnishedWisdom90
Auburn Fan
Daphne, AL
Member since Sep 2018
1164 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I have a 7mm 08 A-bolt I got as a kid in 98 and do not plan on ever buying another bolt action rifle for myself as I still like it more than anything else I pick up on the shelf.


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DownSouthJukin
Ole Miss Fan
The Cheap Seats
Member since Jan 2014
20231 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
A-Bolt .280 Stainless Stalker and A-Bolt II 30-06 Medallion-both sub-MOA with no mods and factory ammo.

Considering an X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed.
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Larry Gooseman
USA Fan
Houston
Member since Mar 2014
2437 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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Don’t misunderstand me, they are more expensive for a reason, just not a reason the average doe killer worries about.





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bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
21356 posts

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


Same here it was given to me as a gift in the late 90’s and is still my go to deer rifle.


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TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
25157 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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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.


Exactly this. I love brownings but I decided to save money with tikka and reserve the balance towards a better scope
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nismosao
UNO Fan
Slidell
Member since Mar 2008
769 posts

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


I own this one in the Hells Canyon Speed. Very nice, smooth, and accurate gun.


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TopWaterTiger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
8164 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
have one in your name and love it.


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Capital Cajun
USA Fan
Over Yonder
Member since Aug 2007
5361 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I picked one in .308 new in box for $500 I have a Leupold vx3 scope on it.

Shoots great and has a really nice trigger on it.

I’m a fan.


308
Member since Sep 2020
245 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
Is that an X Bolt you got NIB for $500?

If so, that was an excellent deal.
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bushwacker
LSU Fan
Youngsville
Member since Feb 2010
2624 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
I always shot abolts and loved them. extremely accurate.
I got an xbolt white gold medallion a few years back in 30/06. beautiful weapon. Shoots like garbage. Could never get a better than a 5" group at 100yds. Tried multiple bullet weights and manufacturers. Scope is swarovski and was double checked by the local gunshop. the rifle is currently at browning service trying to address the issue.

would not recommend. maybe i just got a lemon who knows.


DownSouthJukin
Ole Miss Fan
The Cheap Seats
Member since Jan 2014
20231 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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I dont like them because they are ugly. They look like space blasters to me. If youre gonna buy an ugly gun there are cheaper ugly guns available.


The "modern" looking X-Bolts have taken a while to grow on me. I think the lines of the A-Bolt were pretty great. The Browning Safaris have some of the purtiest lines of any rifle ever built.
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Carson123987
Texas Fan
Middle Court at the Rec
Member since Jul 2011
64680 posts

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
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I got an xbolt white gold medallion a few years back in 30/06. beautiful weapon. Shoots like garbage. Could never get a better than a 5" group at 100yds. Tried multiple bullet weights and manufacturers. Scope is swarovski and was double checked by the local gunshop. the rifle is currently at browning service trying to address the issue.

would not recommend. maybe i just got a lemon who knows.


cant tell you how common this is


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

re: Why is the Browning X Bolt not a more popular rifle?
thats been my experience as well. very sad


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