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I'm really liking the look and feel of the new Browning X-bolt.  Anyone had a chance to shoot one?  I want to get one but I've got to sell my A-bolt first.  I don't really need two .270's.
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The X-Bolt is okay. They feel cheap to the touch and the triggers are so-so. I would go with a Rem 700 if it were me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/12/2009 at 08:54
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sell your A-Bolt.... that's blasphemy!  How about getting the X-Bolt in a little different caliber.... like a nice shooting .260 or 7mm-08!
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I am also looking into buying a x-bolt in 270wsm though. I will be watching this closely.
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Yeah, I hear ya Tip 69.  I'm one of those guys who isn't so interested in having multiple guns that overlap closely in performance.  If I was gonna have 3 rifles (my other is a .204ruger) I'd get something in a much larger caliber.

No offense Big Daddy, Remingtons are fine (my .204 is a Rem) but I was hoping for input from someone who actually owns an X-bolt not just a "Ford is better than Chevy" opinion.

I've handled them in the store and they feel pretty nice in my hands.
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Yeah your right I don't owne one but I have worked on 50 or so of them. The triggers can be a trick to lighten up. In my hands the X-bolt feels like a economy modle.It dosn't seem to have the heavy I can take anything feel to it.As for how they shoot. I would have it glass beaded and go from there. first thur 4 shots hit PIA but after that it starts to walk up and left.I have seen 5 do this.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

The X-Bolt is okay. They feel cheap to the touch and the triggers are so-so. I would go with a Rem 700 if it were me.
 
Yeah, Remingtons feel like a $20,000 custom rifle  Roll on Floor Laughing
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I was at a large local gun shop recently and most brands I handled felt a bit cheaper than back in the day when I was younger.  I guess that's probably true about almost everything thoughSad

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I like browning rifle pretty well. the new X-bolt just has a toyish feel to me. kinda like the 770's have. I'm not saying the rifle is a bad choice but I feel there are better built rifle out there for the same green backs that will make you happy r in the long run.

 

 

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I like browning rifle pretty well. the new X-bolt just has a toyish feel to me. kinda like the 770's have. I'm not saying the rifle is a bad choice but I feel there are better built rifle out there for the same green backs that will make you happy r in the long run.

 

 

 
Kinda like when I first handled the Remington model 700 in 1962.  Shocked
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Might have been! I was -13 then so I couldn't have helped you in the right direction then.

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I'm a little ignorant on glass bedding.  How does that benefit a free-floated barrel?
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Hey Stein, I found a good article on the X-bolt.



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Thanks!  For some reason I was thinking bedding was at the barrel instead of the action.

The Browning website says they are glass bedded. Would there be any benefit in having it done again?
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I was wondering the sae thing. Well?
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I might be wrong but I doubt that your action was hand bedded to your stock by someone, rather I think they use a dummy receiver or something with dimensions that are supposed to match all actions for your model line perfectly in order to mass produce the bedded stocks. It may or may not be a perfect fit for your rifle. When you or your smith do it, it is a perfect fit. Anyone know for sure?
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That's a good point.  I bet you're right.  I really doubt they bed each stock to "it's" action.
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