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sharpshooter27 11-22-2009 08:45 PM

browning x bolt
i have been trying to find a new rifle. i want a gun that i can hunt almost any animal in the midwest with. i have checked out the browning x bolts and they seem to be pretty good althouhg i havnt shot any yet. i shoulderd som on tuesday and they fit me really well. i think i am going to get it in 308. do you guys have any oppinions about it and how it shoots?

cpttango30 11-22-2009 09:58 PM

The x bolt replaced the A-bolt which was one of the youngest factory actions on the market. The A-bolt in my mind had and has some big plus's to it. One of which is 3 locking lugs. It adds more interface with the action and spreads the pressure better in my eyes than a 2 lug (Remington, Savage, Winchester) system.

Browning's are fine rifles and demand a lot of money. The X-bolt is a new version of the A-bolt. It should be a good shooting rifle.

There are also other rifles out there that will produce the same accuracy and even better accuracy for a lot less money. Savage would be the one I would pick right now for a new hunting rifle. I would get a 280 or 260 rem over the 308 as well. Flatter shooting and better down range performance. The 280 is a 7mm-06 (30-06 necked down to 7mm) the 260 (6.5-08 308 win necked down to 6.5mm) The 7mm and 6.5mm offer almost as good a range of bullets and weights as the 30 cal. But both offer much better trajectory than the 308.

This too is coming from a avaid 308 lover. Any one of the three with take just about anything on North America.

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