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#6550078 - 11/18/16 09:23 PM Browning rifles?
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I don't know much about these rifles. The new "Hell's Canyon" series looks friggin awesome grin and Outdoor Life's review of it makes it even more glorious. However, I could never find a "MOA-guarantee" on the website. I've never shot a Browning rifle, only held an old A-Bolt wood stock 243. Beautifully made guns indeed, but the lack of information on them has me confused. For reference, I'm more familiar with Vanguard, R700, T3, and I think the 510 Trophy-something-something by Savage.

OH WAIT....I've used a BAR a few times so I LIED...lol. But seriously, I'd love to get more information about the bolt guns Browning makes. Thanks smile

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#6550093 - 11/18/16 09:41 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I have an X-Bolt White Gold Medallion in .270 Win. Beautiful rifle, nicely figured walnut stock, Super Feather trigger, smooth as silk bolt cycling and outstanding accuracy with Federal and Remington over-the-counter 130 grain ammo. Enough so that it's one of a very few of my rifles that I don't handload for.

It's one of my favorites.
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#6550096 - 11/18/16 09:43 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
ltsheets Offline
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My xbolt Carbon stainless stalker in 270wsm might be my most accurate stock rifle I own. Love it.

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#6550119 - 11/18/16 10:05 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: ltsheets]
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Originally Posted By: ltsheets
My xbolt Carbon stainless stalker in 270wsm might be my most accurate stock rifle I own. Love it.


How would you rate the trigger on that rifle?

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#6550270 - 11/19/16 06:40 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Originally Posted By: ltsheets
My xbolt Carbon stainless stalker in 270wsm might be my most accurate stock rifle I own. Love it.


How would you rate the trigger on that rifle?


Far superior to any factory Remington 700 trigger. The xbolt has a good, not great, factory trigger. IMO it's one of the better ones versus other rifles near the same price point.

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#6550279 - 11/19/16 06:56 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I love browning rifles. One of my favorites is the a-bolt

For my money it's one of the best buys, because I don't like synthetic stocks or real cheap wood
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#6550299 - 11/19/16 07:26 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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I have an A-Bolt Composite Stalker and it's a great rifle. The action is very smooth and doesn't have any slop. As others have said, the trigger is really good for a factory trigger. I would say it's really close, if not equal to, the factory trigger in my Tikka. I really like the 60° bolt throw too.
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#6550897 - 11/19/16 06:34 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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They look pretty and shoot well, but in my experience savage will out shoot at half the price.
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#6550907 - 11/19/16 06:38 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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That hell canyon looks nice. I am curious how good the stock is. 6lbs, coated for weather, threaded, good combo

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#6551309 - 11/20/16 08:35 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: jorge]
txtrophy85 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: jorge
They look pretty and shoot well, but in my experience savage will out shoot at half the price.


And twice as ugly
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6551372 - 11/20/16 09:41 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: scalebuster]
ltsheets Offline
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Originally Posted By: ltsheets
My xbolt Carbon stainless stalker in 270wsm might be my most accurate stock rifle I own. Love it.


How would you rate the trigger on that rifle?


It's a good factory trigger. Easy to adjust down to about 3.5lbs. Clean and crisp. Probably the best factory trigger I have that hasn't been tuned at all.

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#6551412 - 11/20/16 10:18 AM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
Just Nate Offline
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I have a Browning XBolt with a 20inch Threaded Barrel in 308.

Trigger is 3 1/2 lbs from factory and crisp.
Accuracy is excellent 1/2 MOA with Winchester 150 Ballistic Silver TIPs, with the Beck 308 Amax sup-sonic ammo is opens up to just over an inch.
I really like the magazine.
Action is very smooth.


Edited by Just Nate (11/20/16 10:18 AM)

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#6551641 - 11/20/16 02:09 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I love browning rifles. One of my favorites is the a-bolt

For my money it's one of the best buys, because I don't like synthetic stocks or real cheap wood


This. I got an A-Bolt Medallion in .243 for my son and I love shooting it. Beautiful wood and very accurate.
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#6551643 - 11/20/16 02:14 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: chital_shikari]
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Browning rifles shoot great, have a smooth action, and have strong build quality. I personally don't like the bolt handle, that's really my only gripe and that's easily changed out.

Friend of my has an A bolt in .223 WSM and it's a heck of a shooter.
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#6553214 - 11/21/16 03:20 PM Re: Browning rifles? [Re: txtrophy85]
chital_shikari Offline
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: jorge
They look pretty and shoot well, but in my experience savage will out shoot at half the price.


And twice as ugly
Too ugly for me to think about. If I wanna shoot one, my friend has one and so does his dad.

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