New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Browning X-Bolt
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Browning X-Bolt

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options Page  < 12
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/03/2009 at 18:22
Tip69 View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
Tip Stick

Joined: September/27/2005
Location: Nebraska
Status: Offline
Points: 3384
pretty sure NO Brownings are made in the US.... usually in Belgium (assembled in Portugal) or Japan.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/03/2009 at 18:23
Horsemany View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: February/28/2008
Location: Nebraska
Status: Offline
Points: 640
x-bolts are manufactured by Miroku in Japan where most Brownings are.  It's the same facility that used to produce the Weatherby Mk V's.  One of the few places that still knows what hand checkering is.  I had a Browning Citori with checkering so sharp even after 5 years it would leave dimple marks in your palms.  They produce excellent quality firearms IMO. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/03/2009 at 18:27
rifle looney View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: November/21/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 2553
+1 japan is the place.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/03/2009 at 19:17
SamC View Drop Down
Optics Professional
Optics Professional
Avatar

Joined: October/01/2007
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 883
Japan is doing something right according to "Gun Tests" magazineExcellent
 Sam
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/03/2009 at 19:24
rifle looney View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: November/21/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 2553
Like it or not a hole lot of guns and accessories are made in japan I personally have no problem with it. they make good stuff and they make a lot of it!... hell I even buy Japanese cars and trucks. yes I am an American and believe we should buy more American but whose kidding who?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/16/2009 at 12:29
magshooter1 View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: August/27/2008
Location: El Dorado, AR
Status: Offline
Points: 667

There's another caliber no one seemed to think of or mention in the X-Bolt.  If you like the WSM's I'd look real hard the .325 WSM.  I myself am thinking about getting on of these.  I remember reading an article when they first came out about a bunch of gunwriters going to Alaska and whacking a bunch of Caribou way out past 300 yds with it.  Just puttin' in my 2C's worth.

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/16/2009 at 12:40
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: Minnesota
Status: Offline
Points: 21842
Originally posted by magshooter1 magshooter1 wrote:

There's another caliber no one seemed to think of or mention in the X-Bolt.  If you like the WSM's I'd look real hard the .325 WSM.  I myself am thinking about getting on of these.  I remember reading an article when they first came out about a bunch of gunwriters going to Alaska and whacking a bunch of Caribou way out past 300 yds with it.  Just puttin' in my 2C's worth.


the .325 wsm is one  of if not the most efficient of the wsms, the only thing that sucks is that the .323 diameter bullet selection isnt the biggest, and as far as i know they dont offer a lot of extra choices for factory ammo.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/16/2009 at 21:17
SamC View Drop Down
Optics Professional
Optics Professional
Avatar

Joined: October/01/2007
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 883
Has the 325 WSM caught on, I am under the impression that of all the WSM's only the 270 and 300 will make it long term, am I wrong?
Sam
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/16/2009 at 21:43
swtucker View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: September/03/2008
Location: Low Moor
Status: Offline
Points: 1430
Originally posted by SamC SamC wrote:

Has the 325 WSM caught on, I am under the impression that of all the WSM's only the 270 and 300 will make it long term, am I wrong?
Sam
 
I'm with you on this....I think the .270 and .300 will make it, I aint sure about the rest.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/17/2009 at 08:14
magshooter1 View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: August/27/2008
Location: El Dorado, AR
Status: Offline
Points: 667

I'll have to agree that the .270 and .300 WSM's appear to be here for the duration.  I don't know why I want a .325 WSM when I already have a BIG 8, go figure.  Must be the rifle nut in me, you'd think 21 in 17 different cals. would be enou....  Whoa! don't go there!

It may be the extra THUMP (on both ends) it brings to a small light rifle.  It's really the only short mag that interest me.   But hey that's why they keep coming with new stuff, right?
 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/01/2009 at 20:35
JntMan81 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: April/01/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 2
My Dad has 2 A-bolts, one in a .270 WSM and the other is a .300 Win Mag. I shot his .270 WSM for a couple seasons. I killed 3 bucks in 3 shots, closest shot was 208 yrds on the range finder. He was bedded down in a hay field chewing straw, I put the cross hairs on his noes, squeezed the trigger and he lay dead. The smaller buck bedded next to him didnt get up and leave until I walked into the field. Never could tell where the bullet entered, must have went right in his mouth and down his throught  because the only hole I could find was the exit hole on the back of his head, his skull was shattered, both antlers were attached but only by the hide(flopping around) Both his eyes were popped out as well. At that time I was using 130 grain Ballistic tips. The second buck I shot was about 385 yrds out, broadside, when I got on top of the ridge were I shot him I found a peice of his heart hanging on the sage brush, then I saw him not 10yrds away. I used 150 grain nosler partition on that hunt. The farthest kill I made so far with that gun was a coyote at 440 yrds. dropped him like a sack of potato's! I used the 130 grain accu tip boat tails on him and made a clean lung shot. My Dad uses his .300Win Mag for elk when he is not bow hunting. The last three elk he took with it were more than 500yrds away. He uses a reloaded round, I just know he loads them with a 165 grain. 
 I knew I wanted a X bolt medallion but I was stuck on what caliber to get. After looking around and studying at all the ballistic charts I could find, I widdled it down to either a .300 WSM or the .270 WSM. Their isnt a whole lot of difference in there ballistics, though in the .300 you can use a heavier grain. I chose the .270 WSM because they had one in stock and I figured me and my Dad could share/trade loads. I am also a huge .270 win fan. I love my old pre 64 model 70 .270. With it, I can out shoot any of my friends and their 30-06.(Better Ballistics)
 I just won a Savage .243 youth model at a RMEF. I traded it in for $510.00 store credit and I really like the .270 WSM so I actually just went out and got the Browning X Bolt Medallion for $799.00 at the Sportsmans Wharehouse earlier today. I cant wait to break her in!! Yippee
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/01/2009 at 20:40
JntMan81 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: April/01/2009
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Oops hahaha my user name should be JnyMan81. Damn Fat fingers! Don't get the wrong idea!Light It Up
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/09/2009 at 08:12
Dshusker View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 103
I have owned 4 Sakos and 6 Tikkas over the past 35 years and always viewed them as some of the best factory built hunting rifles in the world. Never had much luck with American rifles so I continued to accumulate guns produced by the Finns. I have hunted with each gun in probably a dozen countries and always found them to be reliable, durable, and very accurate. Recently, I purchased an X-Bolt Hunter chambered in .308 Win. All I can say is WOW!! Browning really got this one right! The fit and finish is excellent, and the out-of-the-box accuracy, even for an old man with poor vision, was amazing. I mounted a 3X9X40mm Elite 4200 and zeroed it at 200 yds. The shot grps were .75" at 100 yds with  low end Federal Power Shok ammo. I'm impressed!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/09/2009 at 08:19
300S&W View Drop Down
Optics God
Optics God
Avatar

Joined: January/27/2008
Location: Burlington,WV
Status: Offline
Points: 10592
  To me,Browning has always made good equipment whether it's firearms,bows,whatever. Doesn't surprise me about the X-Bolt. 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/09/2009 at 11:11
bugsNbows View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: March/10/2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 6441
I just picked up an X-Bolt in 300 WSM. It's not scoped yet, but I'm working on that very issue. The (user adjustable) trigger is pretty nice and, in typical Browning fashion, the action is slick. It does have a polymer mag though (if that bothers anyone). It should be the bugs nuts when I'm all set-up.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/09/2009 at 12:06
mastsif man View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar
D. Overton

Joined: March/25/2009
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 62
Originally posted by loaded4bear loaded4bear wrote:

I recently had the pleasure to test the new Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker chambered in 30-06 and all I can say is WOW!  Accuracy is definitely on par with Sako and the trigger is very crisp.  As a result, I decided to buy one for myself, but at the moment I'm undecided on caliber. 
 
I originally posted that I was interested in a custom or a Sako, but after shooting the x-bolt, I decided to put off the "custom" idea until I learn more about what I really want out of it.  More recently, I found a place selling Sako 85 Finnlights for $1250, but then they called back to tell me that Sako is redesigning the 85 and they can't get them anymore.  Don't know how true this is, but I wouldn't be surprised if Sako brings back the 75 design which most people seem to prefer anyway.
 
So getting back to caliber, my current hunting arsenal includes a 30-06, 308(thinking about selling) and 444.  My future hunting ventures in addition to whitetail include black bear, elk, possibly moose,  so I'm thinking about adding a 7mmRM, 300WSM or 300WM in order to comfortably reach 350-400yrd+  range.  Which would you choose?
 
Thanks
 
 
 
 
i think the x-bolt was a wise choice.  every review of the Sako has shown poor accuracy followed by a statement that goes something like with the right load i am sure it will shoot to its guarantee.  forget the calibers, but it makes me wonder whether they were passing around the same gun.  www.gun-tests.com loved the x-bolt.  let us know how it shoots.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/09/2009 at 13:18
Dshusker View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/09/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 103
Would be interested in seeing all those articles that claim Sakos aren't accurate? That's a new one on me. I personally have never owned, or used, a Sako that wouldn't shoot 5 shot sub-MOA groups at 100 yds. Overpriced? Maybe? Having said that, the X-Bolts are excellent rifles. So are the A-Bolts, the BLRs, and the BARs.
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  < 12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Browning X-Bolt"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Rings for Browning X Bolt Bamadad Rings and bases 14
browning t-bolt .17hmr scope sledhead1 Varmint Scopes 1
SAKO A7 VERSUS BROWNING X-BOLT SpencerK Firearms 19
Browning X Bolt in 25-06 ccoker Firearms 8
Browning X-Bolt Midwest_Hunter Firearms 12
Browning X-bolt or Tikka T3 dezmick Firearms 6
Browning X-bolt dezmick Firearms 9
Sako A7 or Browning X-bolt dezmick Firearms 26
Browning A-Bolt .270 Win + Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9 DCAMM94 Firearms For Sale 8
Browning X-Bolt Review Trickster Member's Tests and Reviews 14


This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.